WTVM Legal Break – DUI
Injury & Accident Attorney Serving Nearby Areas of Columbus & Fort Benning, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama
Gary Bruce discussed your rights when you are involved in a wreck involving an impaired or intoxicated driver. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs involves both criminal consequences and civil liability to the victims and damages in addition to those normally caused by a wreck. Georgia and Alabama law allows for a judge or jury to award punitive damages to punish or deter certain conduct and those damages are brought against the other driver and awarded to the victim. Every case involving a drunk or intoxicated driver may give rise to a claim for money damages. Finally, Gary discusses the liability of bars and restaurants that over serve alcohol to their customers and how that negligence can support a claim for damages against the business establishment if an intoxicated driver caused a collision. If you have questions about a drunk driver and your rights against them, please call our office for a free consultation to discuss your rights and potential claims for compensation and damages.
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