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Drunk Driving Accidents

Amber is heaven sent!! Amber and her team worked very hard on my case!! They checked on me while I had my weekly doctor visits. They were very detailed with my settlement. I didn’t have to second guess anything. I would recommend her to anybody who is in a car accident !! I’ve even referred my love ones who also needed her to represent them in an accident. She made my process as painless as possible. I wish I could give her 10 stars!!

Jeannette A., Client

I was referred to Amber by my daughter-in-law. I was involved in two rear end collisions in a three month period. She did an excellent job keeping me informed and explained everything to me, in a manner that I could understand. She followed through with me until I had my settlements.

Shirley H., Client

Amber Gilormo is a knowledgeable and hard working attorney. I would not hesitate to seek her counsel.

Kristen Pitts, Peer

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Sanchez T., Client

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I have had attorneys in the past that does not compare to Attorney Amber Gilormo. She handle all of my concerns and answered all of my questions in a timely manner, I never had to guess what was happening with my case I was always informed and kept to to date.

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Don’t answer the phone for attorneys who have bought your phone# after an accident — call Attorney Gilormo because you will not be disappointed.

Carla Robinson

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Our Atlanta Drunk Driving Attorneys Can Help After an Accident

Drinking under the influence of alcohol is strictly against the law in Georgia, but that doesn’t mean alcohol-induced accidents don’t happen. If you or a loved one were in an accident and you believe or know the other driver was drinking and driving we urge you to consult with an Atlanta DUI lawyer to learn about your legal rights to compensation. 

Liability for Drunk Driving Accidents in Georgia

Georgia laws allow punitive damages to be awarded to victims of drunk drivers who cause accidents. All too often, typical criminal penalties aren’t enough to stop drivers with drunk driving histories from driving while impaired. In most car accident cases, the at-fault driver’s driving record is not admissible and cannot be mentioned in front of the jury because it qualifies as inadmissible “character evidence” under Georgia law. However, when it comes to drunk driving, Georgia’s courts have held that when deciding whether to impose punitive damages, the jury can consider the at-fault driver’s other episodes of drunk driving.

In a drunk driving trial, the victim can introduce into evidence not only the at-fault driver’s previous DUIs, but also any subsequent incidents of drinking and driving. The imposition of punitive damages depends on whether at-fault drivers were consciously indifferent to the consequences of their actions. Courts have reasoned that if a driver continues to drive drunk even after injuring someone, that shows that the driver was indifferent to the consequences of his or her drinking and driving.

About Third-Party Liability for DUI Accidents in Georgia

Intoxicated drivers can be held accountable for accidents and injuries they cause while under the influence of alcohol, but there are also other parties who may be liable following an accident. At Gilormo Injury Law an Atlanta DUI lawyer will evaluate your case and determine if any additional parties may be responsible in whole or impart for your injuries. 

  • Bars and restaurants – An establishment may be liable for an intoxicated person’s action if they provided the alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person, or to a minor under the legal drinking age.
  • Hosts of parties -The hosts of holiday, graduation and birthday parties can be held liable for overserving guests, and/or providing alcohol to a minor under the legal drinking age.
  • Owner(s) of the vehicle – Negligent entrustment refers to a vehicle owner who let another individual operate his or her vehicle. After a DUI accident, the owner(s)of the vehicle, in addition to the driver, can be held liable for your injuries.

Are Drunk Drivers Liable for Punitive Damages?

Yes, in Georgia juries are authorized to impose punitive damages against drunk drivers. In most car accident cases the amount of punitive damages is “capped” by Georgia law at $250,000. However, Georgia law has established that if “the defendant acted or failed to act while under the influence of alcohol, drugs other than lawfully prescribed drugs administered in accordance with [a] prescription… to that degree that his or her judgment is substantially impaired,” then there is no cap on punitive damages.

Contact an Atlanta Drunk Driving Attorney at Gilormo Injury Law For Help With Your DUI Case

If you have been convicted of drunk driving, or have been injured or suffered the death of a loved one as a result of someone else’s drunk driving, an Atlanta DUI Lawyer at Gilormo Injury can help. We serve clients in all of Metro Atlanta, including Roswell, Canton, and Cumming.  Contact us at 770-874-7054 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. 

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