Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number one leading cause of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents is drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. No one would argue that reaction times are slowed and decision-making skills are impaired by those who endanger other people’s lives by driving under the influence.

The NHTSA also reports the sobering statistic that approximately one-third of Americans will be involved in a DUI-related wreck at some point in their lives. Not only do the victims of DUI cases deserve to be compensated for their injuries or loss, but a message must be sent loud and clear in order to hold drunk drivers accountable for their choices. Unfortunately, most drivers who are involved in DUI-related automobile accidents are repeat offenders with prior convictions for DUI.

Georgia law provides criminal liability for operating a motor vehicle when impaired by alcohol or drugs. Anyone who drives in Georgia when his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds .08 is presumed to have his or her driving ability impaired by alcohol. There is no minimum threshold for operating a vehicle when the substance causing impairment is a drug, whether illegal narcotic, over-the-counter medication, or prescription drug.

Call Scott Pryor Law today for a free consultation if you or someone you know has been injured in a DUI-related automobile accident as the result of another person’s negligence. Scott and his team will provide expert advice, handle the details, and fight for you so that you can focus on your healing and recovery at this time. The goal of Scott Pryor Law is to help the "whole" client heal, taking into account each client's unique set of circumstances. You will not pay anything up front as Scott handles cases on a contingency fee basis.

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