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How common are drunk driving accidents? - Part II

In Part I of this two-part series, we asked and answered an important question - "how common are drunk driving accidents?" The answer, unfortunately, is quite simple: "very common." Here, in Part II of this series, we will examine whether or not there are certain people who are more at risk of being involved in a drunk driving accident than others.

How common are drunk driving accidents? - Part I

Most of our Georgia readers know that drunk driving is one of the biggest causes of traffic-related deaths and injuries. Sometimes it seems like it doesn't matter how much government and private agencies attempt to educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving. It still occurs, and families are shattered when this illegal behavior results in car accidents. In this multi-part series, we will take a look at a seemingly simple question: just how common are drunk driving accidents in America?

What types of damages can you seek after a car accident?

Car accidents leave thousands of people injured and suffering every year. For some of the lucky ones, their injuries are temporary and they will recover fully. However, for many people who are injured in an auto accident, their injuries will result in permanent disabilities that leave them with physical limitations for the rest of their lives. The damages in these different types of car accidents can vary greatly. This may leave many people who are injured in a car accident in Georgia wondering what types of damages are available.

An overview of punitive damages in Georgia

Most of our Georgia readers know that a personal injury lawsuit in the aftermath of a car accident can result in an award of compensation for the injured party. Negligent drivers can be held accountable for their recklessness. However, what many of our readers may not know about is an award of punitive damages.

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