Most people know that when motorists get drunk and cause accidents, they can be arrested and punished for their negligence. What's less understood is that the businesses and individuals who serve alcohol to drunk drivers may also be held liable for any damages that result from a drunk driving accident.
The Law Office of David P. Dekle, P.C., in Augusta, Georgia, represents clients throughout east-central and southeastern Georgia who have been injured or lost family members in accidents resulting from driver intoxication.
Augusta Drunk Driving Victim Attorney Serving Savannah, Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area
Our law firm assists accident victims and their families in these and other accident situations:
- Head-on car crashes, T-bone collisions and rear-end collisions involving drunk drivers that cause injuries or death
- Injuries caused by intoxicated heavy equipment operators, semi-truck drivers, law enforcement personnel and others who are intoxicated while operating vehicles as part of their jobs
- Liquor liability ("dram shop") cases in which a business provides alcohol to a person who later contributes to a drunk driving accident
As an experienced personal injury attorney, David Dekle understands the profound damage that paralysis, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other losses of cognitive and physical function can have on the emotions, finances and psychological health of drunk driving victims.
Although nothing can undo the damage that drunk driving accidents cause, attorney Dekle is dedicated to bringing negligent parties to justice and to restoring the dignity of accident victims and their families. Further, we fight hard to secure financial damages that can help accident victims to pay for their current and ongoing medical bills, plus compensate for their pain and suffering, lost income and lost future income.
He can also seek punitive damages in situations in which a driver demonstrates "conscious disregard" for the circumstances that led to the accident.
Finally, if a drunk driving accident victim dies, he can seek compensation for the victim's survivors through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Free Consultations | Augusta Drunk Driving Accidents Attorney
The Law Office of David P. Dekle, P.C., is dedicated to assisting all victims of drunk driving accidents who come to us for help. To learn more about your legal options, schedule a free initial consultation by calling 706-250-7572 or toll free at 800-579-0094. We also encourage you to contact us online.