Four People Injured in Head-On Drunk Driving Accident


February 18, 2011

Four people were injured in a head-on drunk driving accident in Southwest Atlanta early Saturday morning a week ago. The drunk driving accident occurred when Lavella Mayfield’s vehicle crossed the road into the wrong lane as she was driving west on Campbellton Road. The other vehicle was so badly damaged that the jaws of life had to be used to free them from the car. Mayfield faces DUI and other charges.

Drunk driving (DUI) accidents like this one often cause the most serious injuries and are responsible for over 11,000 fatalities per year. It is not unusual for a drunk driver to be driving the wrong way on the roadway which can cause a deadly head-on collision, or to be speeding which results in more serious injuries because of the increased force of the impact. Head-on collisions do typically result in greater carnage because of the increased impact. If you or someone you love has been injured or suffered wrongful death in a drunk driving accident, Montlick and Associates will apply our 28 years of experience representing those injured by drunk drivers to seek the financial compensation that you deserve.

Although liability in drunk driving cases is typically easy to establish, there are other factors that can complicate obtaining the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement, loss of consortium (loss of services or companionship of spouse) and other damages. Because drunk driving accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, the drunk driver will frequently have inadequate insurance coverage or even no coverage.

If you are involved in a serious Georgia car accident with a drunk driver who does not have sufficient insurance, an experienced Georgia DUI accident attorney will seek other sources for your damage which may include other responsible parties like a public entity or your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Even if the other driver was driving under the influence of alcohol, this does not mean that a public entity may not also share responsibility for your accident where a poorly designed or maintained roadway or poorly marked construction zone also are contributing factors to your accident. You also may seek compensation in many situations from your uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage, so it is a good idea to carry as much as permitted by your insurance carrier.

A car accident with a drunk driver resulting in catastrophic injuries or even wrongful death is not something anyone plans to experience. However, studies show that roughly one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point in their life. If you are seriously injured or someone you love is injured or suffers wrongful death because of the irresponsible behavior of a drunk driver, Montlick and Associates can fight hard for your rights to help you get the compensation you deserve. We have been handling claims against drunk drivers throughout Georgia for over 28 years. We are committed to providing all of our clients with exceptional service and our goal is to be the best drunk driving accident lawyers in Georgia and the Southeast.

Our experienced Georgia drunk driving accident lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Auto Accidents

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