COLUMBUS DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Seeking Justice After Injury by a Drunk Driver
Even though Georgia laws are tough on drunk driving, sometimes the criminal justice system still is not enough. If you or a loved one has suffered injury in a car accident caused by a drunk driver — or if you have lost a family member in a fatal drunk-driving accident — you may understandably feel like it won't be enough punishment for the driver to face a criminal conviction and jail time.
At the Law Offices of Gary Bruce, in Columbus, Georgia, we have observed over the past two decades that it sometimes takes monetary punishment to shake people into the realization that they've done something terribly wrong. A civil lawsuit can accomplish this goal where the criminal justice system cannot.
The Law Offices of Gary Bruce has extensive experience litigating personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against irresponsible drunk drivers. Lead attorney Gary O. Bruce has practiced law in Columbus since 1990. If you have questions about your civil rights as the victim of a DUI accident, call 706-596-1446 for a free and private consultation with knowledgeable and compassionate Georgia DWI injury lawyers. Not sure if you're ready to talk with an attorney? Check out our frequently asked DUI questions to see if discussing your potential case with a lawyer is the best option.
Punitive Damages After a Drunk-Driving Accident
Georgia law allows drunk-driving accident victims to seek punitive damages in a civil lawsuit. Punitive damages is compensation over and above reimbursement for the economic and noneconomic costs of the accident — intended to make an example of the driver and discourage repeat behavior.
Most personal injury cases do not allow punitive damages, but drunk-driving accidents are treated differently. The law recognizes that drunk drivers do not just act carelessly or negligently when they get behind the wheel — their actions rise to the level of gross negligence or reckless disregard.
Contact Our Columbus and Muscogee County Fatal Drunk-Driving Accident Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Gary Bruce, we offer free consultations in a welcoming and pressure-free environment. When we first meet with potential clients, our goal is to listen to their concerns and explain how we think we can help — so that they have the information they need to decide about hiring a lawyer.
Contact us today to meet with one of "the good guys" — a Columbus DUI accident lawyer.