Drunk driving continues to be a serious problem across Georgia, and throughout the U.S. more than a generation after the reform of drunk driving laws. Drunk driving accidents are the cause of nearly 1/3 of all accident in our country each year. A car accident caused by a drunk driver is different than other types of car accidents because drunk driving is against the law. If you are injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, reach out to a skilled car accident attorney. An Alpharetta drunk driving accident claims lawyer could help you seek compensation. Additionally, you have the right to pursue additional compensation against the driver known as punitive damages. Additionally, dram shop laws make it possible to hold certain people or businesses responsible for injuries caused by an intoxicated person. Dram shop laws typically apply to:
- Bars, restaurants, night clubs, convenience stores, liquor stores, grocery stores as well as concert and sports venues.
- Waiters, party hosts, and other alcohol servers.