In 2005, over 18,000 people were killed by drunk drivers. Over 500,000 people are maimed or injured by drunk drivers every year. This means that approximately 59 people per hour, or about one person every single minute of every day, is injured by a drunk driver. If you or some close to you has been harmed by a drunk driver, Chuck Pekor and Dan DeWoskin will fight to bring you closure, security and a financial recovery for what has been done.
It is a well-known fact that the consumption of alcohol significantly hampers judgment and reasoning ability. It also impair s small-muscle control, which in turn impacts coordination, vision and a host of other things. Signs of the impairment caused by alcohol can appear after just one or two drinks, but when a large amount of alcohol is consumed by a person, and he or she then attempts to drive a car, poor vision, coordination and judgment can lead to disastrous results.
Alcohol is a factor in a staggering 26 percent of all accidents in Georgia. Pekor & Associates aggressively litigate cases involving alcohol-related accidents for two main reasons. First, we take these cases in order to help the victims and victims’ families, who have been harmed by the recklessness of a drunk driver. Second, this approach will help make the roads safer. When serious consequences result from drunk driving, people will be more likely to think twice before getting behind the wheel after they have been drinking.
Chuck and the lawyers in his firm have a specific passion in taking cases against bar and nightclub owners accountable for serving alcohol to a person they had reason to believe was impaired and going to drive. If a drunk driver causes an accident due to the negligence of the bar or nightclub, and you or a family reason were injured as a result, you may have a legal cause of action under what is known as the “Dram Shop Act”.
The bar and nightclub industry is extremely profitable. Alcohol can also be exceedingly dangerous – a night out on the town followed by a drive home can have disastrous consequences. The law in Georgia that allows negligent bar owners to be held responsible for the damage caused by their intoxicated patrons is called the Dram Ship Act.
One of the most painful tragedies a family can face is the death or serious injury of a child, spouse, or parent due to the negligence of a drunk driver. Many of these deaths are caused because bars and nightclubs engage in profiteering by pouring alcohol customers who are obviously drunk. If you or a family member has been the victim of a alcohol-related injury, please contact us immediately.