Drunk Driving Accidents

Serving Gainesville, Jacksonville, Atlanta areas

When a drunk driver causes a serious car accident, victims can be left with life-altering injuries, or a family can be left grieving a wrongful death. Intoxicated drivers make a choice to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, and that choice makes them responsible for any injuries they cause in a drunk driving accident.

Although our legal system is good at punishing drunk drivers, it often does nothing for the victims of drunk driving. If you have been seriously injured, or if your loved one has been killed in a DUI accident, our experienced attorneys at The Chestnut Firm can help you obtain the justice and fair compensation you deserve.

Common Injuries in DUI Accidents

Personal injuries suffered in drunk driving accidents tend to be more severe than in other car accidents, since drunk drivers often lose total control of their vehicles, leading to head-on collisions and rollover car accidents. Some of the most common serious injuries caused by DUI accidents include:

Major injuries like these not only require extensive medical care and therapy, they can also leave you unable to work the same job you once did. Lost income, medical bills, and other expenses can quickly pile up, leaving you and your family in a crisis. We will help you hold the drunk driver accountable for all of your losses.

Punitive Damages for Drunk Drivers

In some states, victims of drunk driving accidents may be entitled to punitive (or exemplary) damages, which go above and beyond personal injury damages. Punitive damages are designed to "punish" the defendant for his or her intentionally reckless actions and to send a message to the rest of the community that drunk driving will not be tolerated. If the driver refused to take a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) test, or if they had a BAC of .15 or higher, you may be able to recover punitive damages.

If a drunk driver has changed your life by inflicting a serious injury, or taken the life of your loved one in a DUI accident, please contact The Chestnut Firm today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Gainesville car accident attorneys. We represent DUI victims in Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and Charlotte, North Carolina.