Macon Drunk Driver Accident Injury Legal Help
We've Got You After a Crash Involving a Drunk Driver
Every day people make the careless decision to get behind the wheel after too many drinks, and others pay the price.
You experienced the ultimate injustice: a drunk driver struck and injured you. Now your days are a series of mounting medical bills and unanswered questions. You’re in physical and emotional pain, the drunk driver’s insurance company tries to get you to settle for an insultingly low amount, and you don’t know where to turn. Don’t leave your future to chance. Call Montlick today.
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We know dealing with all of the painful medical procedures that come after a wreck, while also dealing with the mountain of bills and the injustice of a drunk driver’s decision turning your life upside down is a lot to take in. The last thing you need right now is to add even more stress to your recovery by trying to handle an insurance claim or legal battle on your own. We have 39 years of experience fighting and winning for Macon victims of drunk drivers.
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When a drunk driver disrupts your health and happiness, Montlick fights for your future.
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Montlick has tirelessly represented people injured or killed by drunk drivers for more than 39 years. We know how to demand justice–and win.
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Your case’s outcome will impact the rest of your life. That’s why we fight to maximize the money in your pocket while you prioritize your recovery.
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- Communicate frequently
- Fight for what’s right, not what’s easy
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Macon Drunk Driving Accident Injury Attorneys
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After decades of representing innocent drivers and passengers injured by reckless drunk drivers, we know that the road to healing is fraught with mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical wounds, and emotional scars that linger long after the crash.
When someone else’s careless decision upends your life, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the burdens alone. While nothing can compensate for the devastation of being hurt by a drunk or drugged driver, in cases of negligence the law can provide financial recourse for lost wages, medical care, pain and suffering and more.
Drunk Driver Crash Injury Lawyers Serving Macon, Georgia
Unique Obstacles After a Drunk Driver Crash
You don’t have to figure this out on your own. Montlick is here to take charge of your case, providing peace-of-mind and advocating for the money you deserve.
Drunk Drivers are more likely to be uninsured and/or flee the scene
Although the arrest and conviction of a drunk driver who causes a collision typically provides a strong case for liability, DUI injury accidents raise other issues. Motorists that commit DUI are more likely to have no insurance or to flee the scene of an accident. Because many DUI offenders often have already received a suspension of their driving privileges, a significant risk exists that drunk drivers involved in collisions will be uninsured. Such individuals normally have no way to satisfy a judgment or settlement.
However, an injured person due to such circumstances who has uninsured motorist coverage, or lives with a family member who does, can receive compensation even if the drunk driver has no auto insurance, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. When an accident victim is hurt in a collision caused by an intoxicated motorist, our Macon lawyers at Montlick consider all potential defendants, insurance coverage, and other sources of recovery.
Additional parties could also be held responsible
In addition to the intoxicated driver, other people or companies could also be held responsible and provide a source of financial recovery. Depending on the circumstances this could include a business that served a minor or “noticeably intoxicated” person (proving the requisite intent or knowledge can be difficult), the owner of a car who entrusts the vehicle to a person the owner should know is not a competent driver, drivers of other vehicles whose conduct played a substantial factor in causing the collision, employers of the driver if the person was acting in the scope of employment, manufacturers of defective vehicle components and automobiles and more.
Our Macon DUI accident attorneys at Montlick provide high-quality legal help to people who suffered injuries in accidents caused by others. We fight on behalf of each client to maximize the amount of financial recovery they receive so they can get the care they need and deserve free from financial anxiety.
Under the Influence
Drivers operated a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol more than a million times during the most recent year for which government data has been made available. Although many people focus exclusively on alcohol-impaired drivers, drugged driving plays a role in 16 percent of motor vehicle crashes. These drugs include illegal narcotics, prescription medications, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
Regardless of which intoxicating substance causes a motorist’s impairment, drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol can experience many diminished mental and physical abilities, such as:
- Distorted vision
- Slowed reflexes
- Impaired judgment
- Inflated impression of own driving ability
- Difficulty with concentration
- Increased risk of engaging in other unsafe driving practices (e.g. speeding)
When these essential driving skills are compromised, the decision to drive places all others on the road in serious jeopardy. Because of the well-established knowledge of the impact of alcohol and drugs on driving ability, a drunk driver causing an accident exhibits the type of egregious conduct that often merits punitive damages. Intoxicated drivers do more than make a mistake, constituting mere negligence. They decide to climb behind the wheel despite the significant risk of causing a traffic collision that results in serious injury.
Montlick Has You Covered
Being in an accident with a drunk driver can bring up a lot of question and issues, but you don’t have figure them out on your own. Montlick is here to provide peace of mind and give you the compensation you deserve.
The Scope of DUIs in Georgia
DUI continues to be the most common cause of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Drunk driving accounts for approximately a third of all traffic-related fatalities.
Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol cause the death of approximately 10,000 people annually and inflict injury on many more. Lawmakers and traffic safety experts have employed a multitude of strategies to curtail the drunk driving epidemic. While these efforts have generated progress, intoxicated drivers continue to inflict an enormous toll in the form of bodily injuries and wrongful deaths.
A glimpse at data involving alcohol and drug impaired driving reveals the scope of the problem:
- Motorists with a BAC of .08 percent (the legal limit for DUI in Georgia) are eleven times more likely to be involved in a fatal collision than a driver who has not consumed alcohol.
- Two out of three people in the U.S. will be in an accident involving a drunk driver at some point during their lifetime.
- Alcohol causes half of all teenage related driving fatalities.
- Drugs other than alcohol (methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, etc.) are involved in nearly one in five fatal motor vehicle accidents