Your Rights Under Georgia Law
Each day in this country many innocent victims are injured by the negligence of a drunk driver. While some municipalities use DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) and others use DUI (Driving Under the Influence), the results of this behavior can be catastrophic, life changing, and even fatal. Those who are innocent victims are entitled to recover damages for the negligence of the driver who is impaired by drugs or alcohol. Georgia law allows for the full recovery of all damages and even allows for the recovery of exemplary or punitive damages for the willful and wanton disregard by the impaired driver for the safety of other drivers. We have successfully handled many cases for victims and/or the families of people who were killed or severely injured as a result of impaired or drunk driving.
Dram Shop Law
Additionally, Georgia law allows for the recovery of damages to anyone injured by a driver who was over served alcohol in a bar or restaurant. O.C.G.A §51-1-40, commonly referred to as “Dram Shop Law”, allows the victim of a drunk driving accident to sue a restaurant or bar if they knowingly serve alcohol to a person who is impaired or intoxicated in the restaurant or bar and the server has reason to believe such person is soon to drive an automobile on roadways. Our firm has had great success handling these types of cases. Two of our attorneys are former felony prosecutors having experience handling felony vehicular homicide cases or other felony cases involving drugs and/or alcohol. This trial experience gives our team a valuable advantage in handling both drunk driving cases and/or Dram Shop cases (cases against a restaurant or bar for overserving customers who later drive their car while impaired).
Mr. Efstration and Mr. McGarity are both former Assistant District Attorneys that were in the Gwinnett District Attorney’s Office previous to their private practice. They have extensive experience as drunk driving accident lawyers in trial courtrooms and have helped many innocent victims or their families recover damages as a result of the negligence of drivers who were intoxicated and/or impaired from alcohol and/or drugs. If you or your family member have been injured, damaged or killed by such an impaired or drunk driver, call our team for us to help you or your family member.
Let us fight for you. Contact our law firm today
If you or someone you know have been injured or are a victim of a drunk driving accident, don’t allow your fears and concerns to overwhelm you. Our drunk driving accident lawyers at McGarity & Efstration, LLC will help you successfully resolve your case and recover damages so you can resume your life. Call us today at 877.851.4261 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. With offices conveniently located in , Georgia, we stand ready to represent you in your criminal matter.
About the Firm
McGarity & Efstration, LLC is located in Buford, Georgia and serves clients in and around Metro Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia.
1305 Mall of Georgia Boulevard
Buford, Georgia 30519