The Gwinnett County Police Department does an excellent job patrolling the streets at night for drunk drivers. We have seen patrol checkpoints set up in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Dacula, Snellville and Johns Creek. Sadly, drunken individuals still choose to get behind the wheel of a car and drive. Even worse -- studies show that if you drive drunk once and do not get caught, you are more likely to drive drunk again.
R. Michael Coker as the Gwinnett drunk driving accident lawyer has sadly seen numerous drunk driving cases. Nothing is as heart-breaking as talking to a family that has lost a relative due to a drunk driving accident. Despite all the research and the pain so many have faced with the death of loved ones, drunk driving still continues in the Metro Atlanta area at an alarmingly high rate.
This behavior has to stop, and sometimes the light criminal penalties are not enough to persuade a person -- particularly a repeat offender -- from ever driving drunk again. The only way to send a message to those who drive drunk is to make the person pay for their bad choices. Many clients want to speak with a drunk driving accident lawyer simply because they want to ensure that the driver never drives drunk again.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with a drunk driver -- do not settle your case without first speaking with a drunk driving accident lawyer. Insurance companies will often offer a quick property or injury settlement to avoid paying the full amount of the case, thus not adequately punishing the individual on their insurance rates. The insurance company is out to protect their insured and their driver's complete disregard for consequences. Even if the insurance company offers to pay the full value of your vehicle damage, speak to drunk driving accident lawyer first -- you might be entitled to much more compensation.