Motor vehicle accidents involving drunk or impaired drivers have become an unfortunate reality. In Georgia, there are multiple parties in addition to the drunk driver, that may be held liable for a collision.
Under the Dram Shop Act, a bar or restaurant may be held liable for injuries to another individual if a minor was sold alcohol or if a drunk driver was issued alcohol although he or she was noticeably intoxicated and he or she thereafter drove while intoxicated.
Additionally, a social host (house party host, sorority, club, etc.) who provides alcohol to a noticeably intoxicated guest or furnishes alcohol to a minor may be liable for injuries or harms caused by the drunk driver.
Lastly, under the negligent entrustment principle, if a vehicle owner negligently allows an individual to drive knowingly that they were intoxicated then he or she may be responsible for the injuries caused by the drunk driver.
If you or a family member have been injured due to the fault of a drunk or impaired person, you may be entitled to:
Current and future medical expenses
Loss of future earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Loss of intimacy and support
Feel free to contact our office to discuss your claim and begin to recover from this unfortunate situation.