Consequences of Drunk Driving in Georgia
According to a study by WalletHub, Georgia is ranked as the second harshest state in the U.S. when it comes to DUI punishments. After your first DUI conviction, Georgia ensures a minimum of ten days of jail time, and a minimum of ninety days after a second conviction.
However, the numbers on injuries received as a result of car accidents from drunk driving are far more concerning. Life altering, catastrophic injuries can result from these incidents, and more often than not they lead to a wrongful death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that nearly 10,000 individuals were killed in 2014 alone due to alcohol-related driving incidents — on average, one every 53 minutes. 278 of those deaths occurred here in Georgia.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver, you are entitled to receive compensation for your damages from the at-fault party. Call Cade Parian today to receive your free consultation and discuss next steps.