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Car Wrecks in Georgia – Personal Injury Damages – Part 1

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Mason, thanks for the question. I am very sorry your wife and daughter were injured.

Philip: Gary, thanks for having me.
I completely understand why Mason is angry.

Not only are they putting their life at risk, but they are also putting everyone else that shares the road with them in harm’s way.

And to illustrate this point even more, let may share some facts about drunk driving.

12 oz. of beer = 5 oz. of wine = 1.5 oz. of liquor
-All these drinks contain the same amount of alcohol

Only time can make a person sober. Drinking Coffee, exercising, or taking a cold shower will not help.

Philip: Gary, let me give you and our viewers some more sobering statistics:
* Every day in America, on average, 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.

* An average of one out of very 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving collision in their lifetime.
Gary: That is hard to imagine. 1 in 3 will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
Well let’s answer Mason’s question.
Does he need a lawyer and how would you help him?

Philip: By compensation, we would pursue damages against the defendant to compensate Mason’s wife and his daughter for the following:

* Prescription charges
* Any lost wages
* And money for their pain and suffering and emotional suffering.
Gary: Now let’s talk about punishment.
Philip: Ok, but let’s break this up into two areas – criminal and civil.

The punishment I’m talking about is in the civil arena.

Gary: And what are “punitive damages”?
Philip: These are damages the law allows us to pursue to PUNISH a defendant for their bad conduct, and to DETER the defendant from repeating the bad conduct.
Because the defendant caused the wreck while driving under the influence of alcohol, Georgia law allows us to seek punitive damages.

Philip: I’d be happy to hang around.
Gary: We’ll take that break but let me stress to you.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, please give us a call right away to discuss your potential case.

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