Georgia DUI Car Accident
If you were involved in an alcohol-related car accident in Georgia, you could face more than driving under the influence (DUI) charges. Any accident that results in serious injuries, property damage, and/or death could lead to serious felony charges, punishable by hard prison time. Even if felony charges have not been filed yet, you should immediately contact a DUI lawyer who can begin investigating the circumstances of your Georgia DUI car accident in order to help your case.
Fighting a Georgia DUI car accident can seem daunting. However, these cases are sometimes the easiest for experienced lawyers to defend because a car accident case requires that evidence is carefully collected. Not all officers have the training and skill necessary to investigate a vehicle accident. Your attorney can work with a qualified DUI investigator to return to the scene and gather any evidence that may have been missed the first time.
In the case of a DUI car accident, an accident reconstruction specialist can be extremely helpful. This specialist will talk to witnesses, review the police reports, and analyze skid marks and debris in an effort to reconstruct the events that led up to the accident. He or she can also look up manufacturer recalls and examine the vehicles involved in the accident to determine if any parts were malfunctioning. If the accident reconstruction specialist discovers that factors other than intoxication were responsible for the collision, he or she can testify in court on your behalf.
If you are charged with causing a serious injury and/or death, you could be punished by up to 15 years in prison—for each offense! As a convicted felon, you will also be ineligible for voting, owning firearms, or even holding a job in education or government. You could also face difficulties when applying for loans or renting an apartment.
Attorney Cory Yager has investigated a number of DUI car accidents. Thanks to his experience as a former Georgia police officer, he understands the protocol that officers must follow when collecting evidence. If your case was investigated incorrectly, this oversight can be used to your advantage.
Please contact Mr. Yager today for a FREE evaluation of your Georgia DUI car accident case.