Drunk Driving Injuries
Pope & Howard, P.C. provides you with the expertise needed to file suit against drivers who have caused injury or death while under the influence of alcohol. Each year, approximately 35% of automobile accident related deaths are due to drunk driving. The numbers are startling:
- Last year, of all automobile accident fatalities in Georgia (1,493), 33% (489) were drunk driving related
- In the United States, drunk driving fatalities were 37% (13,846) of the national total (13,846)
- 1 of 3 fatal car accidents nationwide were the result of a drunk driver
Any driver that has gotten behind the wheel of an automobile with a blood alcohol content (BAC) more than .08 is considered negligent. Pope & Howard P.C. is dedicated to recovering the losses from the negligence of drunk drivers, stemming from medical bills and funerals.
Pope & Howard, P.C. is well versed in Georgia laws regarding drunk drivers and the rights of the victims. Georgia is a Dram-Shop state, which means that the bar or employees of a bar may be held responsible for causing injury or death by serving an obvious, overly intoxicated person.
As former trial lawyers, Pope & Howard P.C. are also aware that the driver alone may be at fault. Pope & Howard P.C. can determine the best action in filing suit to gain the compensation the victim deserves.
With years of experience as trial lawyers, Marc Howard and Geoff Pope represent clients' interests who have been injured or treated wrongly due to the negligence of others. If you have suffered from any of the above wrongs, contact the experts at Pope & Howard P.C. to set up a free consultation. Contact us via our contact form or by phone: 404-885-9999.