A Georgia accident victim who has been injured by a drunk driver, intoxicated driver or a driver under the influence of illegal drugs has options beyond those of other accident victims. Georgia law provides no caps on punitive damages for personal injury victims. Punitive damages are damages that punish an offending driver and deter similar conduct. Someone who is injured where no punitive behavior has occurred is entitled to special and general damages, but not punitive damages. Juries may seek to punish drunk drivers. That money goes to the victim and can often be substantial.
Georgia Drunk driving victims often suffer permanent, disabling spine injuries, burn injuries and other catastrophic injuries because drunk driving accidents often result from head on collisions. Charles Scholle is an experienced DUI accident victim attorney who can help victims of DUI accidents in Atlanta and Georgia.