Georgia DUI Accident Lawyer Robert McClendon Is on Your Side
If you’ve been hit by a drunk or otherwise impaired driver, you need a car accident attorney. Robert McClendon is ready to help you collect on your damages. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. We will help you collect the compensation you are entitled to. Call us today for a free consultation at (229) 475-1969.
As a DIU accident lawyer, we have helped many families. The team at The McLendon Law Firm will work hard for you so that you are fairly compensated for your injuries, damages, and losses, especially if that includes the death of a loved one. You can focus on healing, both physically and emotionally.
How Drunk Driving Accidents Are Different from Other Car Accidents
Although speeding and reckless driving are also a crime, drunk driving is classified differently than simply speeding. When the other driver of the accident you were involved in received a ticket for driving under the influence, there will be a criminal trial. When you trust The McLendon Law Firm with your case, we will recommend that you wait for a settlement until after the criminal trial. This allows us to use any information discovered in the criminal trial in our case, whether they’re found guilty or not.
As Your Drunk Driving Accident Attorney, We Will Help You Recover Damages
The McLendon Law Firm has experience handling drunk driving accidents and is ready to stand up for you. We will make sure that your case includes all damages you are entitled to, including, but not limited to:
- Doctor and hospital bills
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
- Property damage
- Income you’ve lost due to injuries plus any future lost earnings during your recover
- Pain and suffering
In cases where someone dies as a result of the drunk driving accident, we will sue for wrongful death instead of personal injury. Compensation in those cases can include all the preceding plus:
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral and burial costs
- Future lost income from the deceased
Robert McClendon and his team are ready to help you. Call us today at (229) 475-1969 for your free consultation. If we take your case, you pay us nothing until we collect a settlement for you, whether that’s through skillful negotiations or in a trial.
We’re Ready to Help You Now
When you’re injured in an accident, there are many things you’ll need to manage. Perhaps the most important is your recovery. However, when an insurance company hounds you about the accident and when you’re going to accept their offer, you can’t focus on getting better. That’s just one reason you should have a drunk driving accident attorney involved in your case from the very beginning. They can deal with the insurance company and anything else, so you are free to focus on your recovery.
The McLendon Law Firm is ready to help. Our consultations are free, and we’ll come to you in the hospital or your home if you’re too injured to come to us. You can trust that with our personalized service that you’ll end up with the best possible outcome for your case. Here are some things we will do if we handle your case:
- Consult our experts regarding the accident and its investigation.
- Follow the criminal trial and resulting evidence and outcome to assist our case.
- File intent to sue in civil court to ensure you receive proper compensation for your damages.
- Investigate if another party was partially at fault for serving the alcohol to the driver who hit you.
Drunk Driving Accidents Often Have More Severe Injuries
Despite harsh penalties and ongoing campaigns to keep people from driving drunk, alcohol is still the leading cause of motor vehicle deaths and severe injuries in the U.S. There are a few reasons that DUI and DWI accidents have more severe outcomes.
- Drunk drivers are less likely to attempt to avoid the collision due to poor reaction time and a skewed perception of time and space.
- Intoxicated drivers sometimes pass out, making them incapable of controlling their vehicle.
- Those who drive under the influence of alcohol and certain drugs have a feeling that they can do anything.
Studies show that when we drink alcohol, we often lose our ability to make sound, rational and logical decisions. Many people get behind the wheel thinking they are okay to drive when indeed, they are not. The trouble starts with that initial decision.
Some of the severe injuries that come from drunk driving car accidents include:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Paralysis due to spine injuries
- Burns, abrasions, and other scarring
- Concussions and other brain injuries
No matter the severity of your injuries, you shouldn’t have to pay for your recovery or suffer any financial losses. That’s why you need Robert McClendon as your DUI accident lawyer.
Will I Lose My Case if the Driver isn’t Found Guilty in Their Criminal Case?
No, there is a higher burden of proof the state must prove in order to gain a conviction in a criminal trial than what we must prove in a civil trial.
Do All Drunk Driving Accident Settlements Go to Trial?
No, and it’s always our goal to settle out of court as that is a faster means to compensation. However, we are fully prepared in the event we need to go to court.
Injured by a Drunk Driver? Call The McLendon Law Firm Today
Drunk driving is a crime. When the at-fault driver was negligently operating his vehicle, which leads to your injuries or the death of a loved one, you deserve compensation. With the help of Robert McClendon and his team at The McLendon Law Firm, you will get the assistance you need.
We are a small personalized firm that will take the time to thoroughly investigate your case and pursue fair compensation for you. Don’t wait another day. Call us today and let us get started on your personal injury or wrongful death case against the drunk driver. Schedule your free consultation by calling (229) 475-1969. Remember, we don’t charge you anything for our services unless we win your case. Se Habla Español.