How a DUI Accident Victim Can Be Awarded Compensation from a Social Host

How a DUI Accident Victim Can Be Awarded Compensation from a Social Host

Key Points: Driving, walking, or simply being a passenger exposes you to the terrifying risk of encountering a drunk driver, a scenario that can lead to severe injury or even death. In Georgia, the battle against such dangers extends beyond the drivers themselves. Under certain conditions, you can also hold accountable those who served or […]

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How Does the Alcohol Limit Affect Compensation in DUI Car Accident Cases?

Key Points: If an accident is caused by a drunk driver, victims may be eligible for increased compensation, which are often punitive damages, due to the accident being a form of gross negligence. However, what constitutes a drunk driving accident raises questions. Does the presence of any alcohol level qualify, or is there a specific […]

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How Legal Claims Work When an Intoxicated Driver Passes Away in the Accident 

While many car accidents cause serious injuries, accidents involving an intoxicated driver are more likely to be severe or even fatal. In fact, drunk driving accidents result in more than 10,000 deaths every year in the United States and account for one third of all traffic-related fatalities.   There are several reasons why driving under the […]

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How Punitive Damages for a DUI Accident Can be Over 250K in Georgia

Punitive damages serve a unique purpose in DUI accident claims. While compensatory damages (also known as economic damages) aim to cover the tangible losses and pain an injured person has suffered, such as medical bills, punitive damages are designed to penalize particularly egregious or reckless behavior. These are not just awarded for simple mistakes but […]

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How Marijuana (DWI) Affects Car Accident Claims in Georgia

Accidents Are Increasing Because of Marijuana Usage The legalization of marijuana in many states has led to an increase in the number of accidents involving drivers who are under the influence of the drug. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that crash rates spiked in states that legalized recreational marijuana use. […]

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Understanding DWI Car Accidents Involving Over-The-Counter Drugs

Driving under the influence (DUI) is typically associated with alcohol or illegal drugs, but what many people may not realize is that certain over-the-counter (OTC) medications can also impair a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. When taken in excess or in combination with other substances, OTC drugs may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, […]

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What to Do If You’ve Been Hit by a Drunk Driver

What to Do If You’ve Been Hit by a Drunk Driver

This Georgia legal resource is provided by The Millar Law Firm, Georgia lawyers who specialize in helping the victims of drunk driving accidents. Key Points: Immediate Steps to Take at the Scene of a DUI Accident: Actions to Take if You Suspect the Other Driver is Intoxicated (At the Accident Scene): Actions to Take Beyond […]

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Can Police Body-Cam Footage Be Used as Evidence After a DUI Accident?

Key Points: Police vehicles have long been equipped with dashboard cameras to capture erratic driving behavior, traffic stops, accident scenes, and other police encounters. While this surveillance can provide some details and visuals of what occurred when police were present, the footage is typically limited due to the camera’s fixed position inside the police car. […]

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How Can I Seek Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Reckless Driver?

How Can I Seek Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Reckless Driver?

Georgia car accidents caused by reckless drivers can be worth more than other injury claims. Find out more in this guide written by our accident and injury legal team. Key Points: In the State of Georgia an at-fault driver who hits and injures you while driving recklessly or dangerously may owe far more in damages […]

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Are Drunk Drivers Always at Fault in Georgia Car Accidents?

Key Points: Approximately 10,000 Americans are killed each year by drunk drivers and many more suffer personal injuries. Because of this, the State of Georgia has strict laws and penalties aimed at reducing DUI accidents and punishing intoxicated drivers who cause automobile crashes. This Georgia legal guide may help you better understand your rights and […]

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How Evidence Is Collected and Used in a DUI Car Accident Case in Georgia

How Evidence Is Collected and Used in a DUI Car Accident Case in Georgia

Key Points: Recovering Damages In Georgia DUI Car Accident Injury Cases Most car accidents are just that—an accident that was unavoidable. However, a DUI accident is an unnecessary occurrence that should not happen on our Georgia roads today, but too often does. When an individual drives drunk and gets into an accident, the victims of […]

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