Don’t drink and drive. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a drunk driver, contact the experienced lawyers at Coleman, Chambers, Rogers & Williams, LLP at 678-928-5757. The average person metabolizes alcohol at the rate of about one drink per hour. As a person drinks faster than alcohol can be eliminated, the alcohol content accumulates in the body, resulting in higher and higher levels of alcohol in the blood. Generally speaking, a 12 ounce can of beer, 5 ounces of wine, 1.5 ounce of 70 to 80 proof liquor all contain the same amount of alcohol. If you go to a restaurant and they serve you a 20+ ounce beer, it is the equivalent of two mixed drinks. At Coleman, Chambers, Rogers & Williams, LLP, if necessary, we will utilize the assistance of toxicologists and experts in the field of Dram Shop to establish liability. A drunk driver is always responsible for his or her own negligence but other parties including restaurants or individuals who provided alcohol to a visually intoxicated person could also held liable (See Coleman, Chambers, Rogers & Williams, LLP Dram Shop).
In an instant, your life or the life of a loved one could be changed by a drunk driver. This devastation can include lost wages, medical expenses, permanent impairment, death or debilitating injuries. Often insurance companies representing the driver or establishment want to settle the matter quickly before the extent of the driver’s alcohol addiction is discovered. Experienced Trial Attorneys can take steps to prevent to destruction of evidence (security videos which are overwritten on a daily/weekly/monthly basis). Many of today’s vehicles have the ability to download valuable information to determine if the drunk driver ever pressed the brakes before impact, speed of travel at impact. The lawyers at Coleman, Chambers, Rogers & Williams, LLP are here to assist you at 678-928-5757.