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Alcohol Crashes Concern for DeKalb County

Alcohol crashes on the rise in DeKalb CountyAlcohol related crashes are a concern for DeKalb County residents. It's the second leading cause of fatalities, according to data released by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Here's a sobering statistic: every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving accident.

If someone calls my office because they were injured by a drunk driver, we pursue two things- compensation and punishment.

Compensation would include:

  • payment for medical bills
  • and lost wages
  • and money for pain and suffering.

And the punishment we seek is in the form of punitive damages. These are damages designed to PUNISH a driver for their bad conduct and to DETER them from repeating it.

When we investigate the cases, we ask:

  • Was the drunk driver operating their own vehicle or someone else's?
  • Was the drunk driver known to be habitually reckless and dangerous because of past DUI's or dangerous driving behaviors?
  • Where did the driver consume the alcohol? A bar, restaurant or individual that served the alcohol could also be liable.

If you've been injured in a drunk driving accident in DeKalb County, fill out our free case evaluation.

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