DUI VICTIMS NEED A LAWYER TOO
When a drunk driver hits you or your property the damage can be disastrous. You will see the drunk driver retain a lawyer to represent them on the criminal charges, but most victims of DUI crashes do not realize the importance of retaining a lawyer to look out for their interests. In Georgia, a DUI victim can recover damages for their injuries or property AND punitive damages to punish the drunk driver. Depending on the facts of each case, these punitive damages can be substantial. Hiring an experienced lawyer in these cases early allows your lawyer to begin investigating the crash to gather evidence not only about the crash, but the drunk driver and their past run ins with law enforcement. The more aggravating the factors of the case, the higher the punitive value of the case tends to go. There is no cap or limit to punitive damages in Georgia for impaired or drunk drivers.