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Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC, Atlanta Drunk Driving Accident Attorney, boldly represents those who have been injured or had a family member death from a driver charged with DUI, also known as Driving Under the Influence of alcohol. The deadly consequences of abusing driver privileges is a serious matter in the State of Georgia. The state has adopted a ZERO TOLERANCE stance campaign that lets Georgians know to DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER. It threatens our lives and our families every day as irresponsible people get behind the wheel of a car, truck or motorcycle and attempt to drive or ride while intoxicated. They take no thought of what is about to take place when they put the keys in the ignition and begin their journey down the road.
INJURED from a Drunk Driving Accident?
If you, a passenger, or family member has been injured or lost a life due to a drunk driving crash, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and loss by holding the offender responsible for their negligence. MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, stands strong nationwide in raising public awareness to eliminate this deadly problem from dangerous drivers on Atlanta roads. DUI cannot be tolerated because it causes death, leaving surviving family members with a lifetime of pain as they miss their loved one or beloved friend. Putting an end to drunk driving requires taking a courageous legal stand against those who continue to put other lives at risk. Bringing intoxicated drivers to justice for auto accident negligence is the only way to hold them accountable for their actions.
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Nick Schnyder, DUI Accident Attorney
Drunk Driving Accident Attorney, Nick Schnyder, represents Atlanta accident victims of careless and reckless drivers who are aware DUI is illegal, yet continue to make themselves a danger to society. He is an experienced and aggressive personal injury lawyer who has zero tolerance for the harm and death caused by alcohol impaired drivers. He provides you with legal intervention in fighting to get back the value of the damage the accident cost you, in addition to estimated future losses you will incur. The state of Georgia also has ZERO TOLERANCE for those who break the law, damage healthy lives and cause unnecessary death. The loss you sustain requires the negligent party to provide restitution for your damages and claims. Holding them accountable is crucial, along with anyone else who may have been responsible for the driver getting on the road and injuring others. Under Georgia Law, you are able to seek full compensation for your damages and losses, including wrongful death for loss of a life, due to the actions of an intoxicated drunk driver and his or her insurance carrier.
Atlanta Drunk Driving Collisions
Atlanta drunk driving accidents are common, being Georgia’s largest city with a population of approximately half a million people. Attorney DUI cases most often result in injuries or death to innocent car, truck and bus drivers, motorcycle, bicycle riders and pedestrians alike. There is not just one age group that is responsible for this illegal offense causing collisions. Age groups range from teenager all the way up the elderly. You may think alcohol impairment happens only at night, but it takes place surprisingly in the morning and afternoon hours also. There are reports of offenders on our interstates as well as in the inner city. The evening hours can become a deadly place when bars and nightclubs close which brings those who are intoxicated onto our streets. Pedestrians can suffer injuries and death walking on foot anywhere in the vicinity of an intoxicated driver. Drunken vehicle operators can collide with:
Car or Auto Accident - Vehicles such as autos can be struck, along with their drivers and numerous passengers
Truck Collision causing driver injuries - Trucks of all sizes, including buses, business vehicles and large tractor trailer semi trucks
Motorcycle Rider Accident - Motorcycles, motorbikes, along with mopeds and bicycles and on road bike riders
Pedestrian Collision - Pedestrian hit by walking on foot by a driver causing catastrophic injuries from the dangerous strike of a vehicle
Single vehicle crash that collides with a still object such as a tree, building or street sign
DUI accident offenders are not limited to a time of day or age group in Atlanta, as earlier stated. Alcohol impairment can affect anyone’s metabolism, their mental and physical state, their ability to think and reason, and their emotions. Just a few drinks can put someone over the legal limit where they are considered intoxicated. Something as simple as eating out and having one too many drinks with dinner can result in injury or death to another person. Those who frequent bars and clubs and consume beer, wine and hard liquor usually have a plan to drive or to get a ride. Many of them choose to drive away from an establishment where they have been consuming alcohol to the point of impairment. Many do not make provisions to protect themselves or others from a harmful accident that has the potential to take lives. In fact, some visit nightclubs frequently and just haven’t been pulled over yet. Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys are aware that some habitual offenders may keep drinking and may keep finding a way to drive.
May happen to anyone who has been drinking.
Unexpected DUI accident can take place any time of the day.
Offenders are not limited to teenagers or young adults. Middle age and the elderly can be offenders too.
Having drinks at a restaurant for dinner can put you over the legal limit for alcohol intoxication.
Patrons who frequent bars and clubs consuming alcoholic beverages nightly have a higher risk of DUI involvement.
Habitual offenders can get behind the wheel of a car or truck again.
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Drunk Driving Injuries in Atlanta
Drunk Driving Accident Attorney, Nick Schnyder, is concerned with victim injuries as evidenced in Atlanta area hospitals ranging from mild to severe to deadly. Depending upon the extent, it may thwart your ability to work or leave you with extensive health issues, which is a good indication to secure a DUI lawyer to pursue claim compensation under Georgia law. Common medical issues caused from a wreck may include anything from bruising, to a sprained muscle, or to more serious type of injury including broken bones, organ injury, flesh gashes, head, neck or back trauma. Impaired drivers aren't limited to just hurting others with their car, truck or motorcycle. They destroy lives, families and futures. They kill with no regard for others on the road. Negligent and intoxicated offenders need to be taken off the streets of Atlanta. Insurance companies need to be held liable for insuring them. Lawsuits and claims cost insurers enormous liability issues. Attorneys are kept busy with personal injury intervention for victims. Bodily harm caused by accidents may include:
Soft Tissue Injuries - Involves muscles, tendons, ligaments. Strains are related to muscles and tendons that may have been stretched too far or torn which causes pain and swelling. Sprains happens when a ligament is overstretched or torn, typical in a wrist, ankle or knee which also can cause pain and swelling.
Organ Damage - Any hard blow to the abdomen can cause internal organ damage such as the heart, lungs, spleen, bowels, kidneys or liver. Internal bleeding may occur which may not be evident. A traumatic force to the mid section of a body may break the skin and cause direct damage to vital organs, requiring emergency or hospital intervention.
Hip, Knee and Shoulder - All of these are susceptible to being damaged from taking a hard hit or the body slamming against the inside of the car or truck upon crashing. Pain, tenderness and loss of motion may be felt due to the impact. Medical treatment should be sought.
Arm & Leg Limbs - All four limbs are prone to injury during a car, truck or motorcycle crash. Taking the strong impact from the other vehicle, arms and legs may be affected as they are typically used to brace the body of a person immediately before a strike.
Neck or Back Trauma - The jolt of a vehicle accident can traumatize a body due to the impact causing the person to be knocked into something else. The jolt of the head and neck being jerked is whiplash which is a common injury in Atlanta DUI crashes. The back is a very delicate part of the body and when damaged can cause terrible pain for the victim, both now and down the road years after a wreck.
Head or Brain Injury - This can be a severe outcome. After a collision, if you suspect anyone has a head, skull or brain injury, always seek medical help as soon as possible. Any blunt force to the head can cause extensive and severe damage to a person that may include long-term physical and mental trauma. Attorney intervention is advised due to it's seriousness, especially for a motorcycle crash.
Spinal Cord Trauma - Extremely severe trauma from a collision. Never move a person who is suspected to have a back, neck or spinal cord injury due to paralysis. Spinal cord trauma may cause terrible pain and loss of movement and may lead to paralysis of the body or a partial paralysis. Due to the severity of spinal cord damage, lawyer intervention is advised.
Death - A wrongful death accident from DUI that was so severe, it wrongfully ended the victim's life with death.
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Drunk Driving Accident Negotiations
There are advantages of having a drunk driving accident attorney who will handle your disputes and negotiations with the at fault driver’s insurance company. DUI collisions cost insurance companies quite a bit of money and continue to be a threat due to enormous settlement payouts for damages and claims. An alcohol-related injury may allow an attorney to secure a larger settlement for a victim, because insurers want to avoid an even larger payout if the case goes to trial in a lawsuit. Drivers who are clearly at fault and responsible for severe injuries cost the insurance industry an astronomical amount of money in settlements yearly. Don't be so fast to settle a claim with an at-fault party's insurer. The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC will seek the maximum amount of restitution for you allowable under Georgia Law to provide for your future estimated needs for medical expenses and future loss of earnings for being unable to work.
Atlanta Bars DUI Liability
Attorney Nick Schnyder warns that DUI liability in accidents is not limited only to the impaired driver, but may also include Atlanta nightclubs and bars, night spots, and others establishments that serve alcohol. The person who was driving is typically the one held liable and accountable for accident injuries. There may be other parties a lawyer may consider for serving the driver alcohol to the extent of intoxication. Leaving a commercial establishment in Atlanta or a party host who served intoxicating beverages to someone who was already impaired, put the drunk driver in danger along with others on the road. Continuing to provide more alcohol to an already impaired person only feeds the danger, especially if the nightclub or establishment knew the individual would be leaving to drive away. In Georgia Law, there may be a portion of liability for an establishment that recognizes a patron is intoxicated and continues to serve them called "Dram Shop Liability." A Drunk Driving Accident Attorney can investigate the circumstances and make a decision as to who may be held accountable. Other than the drunken driver, there may be additional parties who played a part in the collision such as:
Nightclub or bar, tavern, restaurant, package store or establishment who served the alcohol, or continued to serve after hours knowing the customer was intoxicated and would soon be driving
Bartenders, waitresses, or waiters who continued to serve knowing the patron was drunk
Club Owners or Managers of clubs and restaurants serving alcoholic beverages
Private host serving alcohol from a home party is aware the person is intoxicated and will be driving
Parties who may be held liable for damages and injuries from a drunk driving accident may include not only the driver, but also the owner of the vehicle, the business who employs the driver, or another who may be leasing it and willingly gave it to the driver to operate. Other parties your attorney may find responsible for an accident lawsuit, depending on the situation, may include:
Owner of the car, motorcycle or truck that the DUI driver was operating
Business or company that owns the vehicle and employs the driver
Person who leased a vehicle and allowed another to operate it
DUI Accident Statistics
Here is an Atlanta alert for traffic fatalities and injury information, including drunk driving accident fatalities, that gives us an indication of what's happening on our roads in and around our counties and throughout Georgia. In 2011 in the state of Georgia, there were a total of 1,226 vehicle accident fatalities, with 271 of those due to DUI or alcohol-impaired driving. This indicates approximately 23% percent of all deadly Georgia crashes in 2011 were caused by alcohol impairment. The rate of 271 alcohol-related deaths exceeded fatalities that were caused by drivers speeding. This was taken from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) 2007-2014 Georgia Traffic Safety Performance Measures. Also in 2011, the top four highest counties in Georgia with roadway fatalities starting with the highest include: Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett and Cobb County, as noted from the GOHS 2011 Top 10 Counties with Fatalities for Georgia. These were noted from the GOHS on Georgia Crashes, Injuries & Fatalities.
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Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Tips
Here are some attorney tips for being smart and safe at the scene of a drunk driving accident. The Atlanta Police Department and paramedics need to be called to the scene of a harmful crash due to an intoxicated drunk driver. Even if no one has been harmed, the police department needs to be notified and a crash report made. Lawyers advise collision victims to be on the safe side and have a plan of action. The most important step is looking out for the injured and getting EMT personnel, also called Emergency Medical Technicians, there to attend to victims. The police should be called in as soon as possible after a wreck. Typically the fire department will also show up at the scene. Keeping yourself and your passengers out of harm's way include exiting the vehicle if possible to get out of the way of traffic that continues to flow in the direction of the crashed vehicles. If anyone is severely injured, do not move them, but wait until EMT personnel or the fire department can medically assist them. Don't risk moving them because it could cause more trauma, unless their life is in danger and doing so would rescue their life. Some smart DUI attorney tips after an accident and at the scene include:
Immediately contact 911 who will dispatch Atlanta Police and emergency medical technicians for anyone who is injured.
If anyone has serious neck, back or head injuries, try not to move them. Let them rest until an ambulance or help arrives from the fire department. Don't refuse medical assistance if you have sustained bodily harm, symptoms, or unusual pains that may be serious.
If you are safely able, take photos of the collision scene, vehicles and the road. Don't put yourself in danger by standing in the roadway or interfering with the police investigation.
Don't provide statements to anyone that it was your fault or what you think may have happened. Any statement you make may come back as evidence in a lawsuit against you.
Get in touch with your lawyer as soon as you can after cooperating with the police and receiving medical treatment.
Contact Atlanta DUI Attorney Nick Schnyder
Atlanta DUI Attorney, the Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC provides strong and swift legal representation against a drunk driver responsible for your accident and your injuries. He is a dedicated and committed legal advocate who will defend and stand with you and your family to help you recover what was lost to the maximum extent of Georgia law. If you or a loved one was injured or suffered death at the hands of an intoxicated, alcohol impaired driver, you have the right to seek and pursue claim compensation or a lawsuit for your damages and losses due to the collision. Take the time to contact us for a free lawyer consultation so you can discuss the wreck, the injuries you sustained and how it has affected your work and personal life. We work hard to bring financial recovery to those harmed, so they can get back to living their life again.
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