DUI/DWI

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Atlanta DUI/DWI Lawyer

Contacting us after suffering an injury caused by an intoxicated driver is critical to getting the complete compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.  To discuss the specifics of your case contact us online or call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507.  We understand Georgia law and will work hard to manage your case from beginning to end.

Intoxicated Driving in Georgia

Drivers who make the choice to drive while under the influence are a threat to everyone on the roadways.  Nobody should be allowed to injure you or a loved one because they have chosen to overindulge and then drive.

The State of Georgia takes intoxicated driving very seriously.  Criminal convictions for intoxicated driving can come with significant monetary fines and jail time.  The punishments get even more severe when people are injured.  However, the criminal prosecution of an intoxicated driver does not compensate the victims of the accident.

If you are injured by an intoxicated driver in the State of Georgia, you will have to pursue civil action to get the monetary compensation you deserve.  A car accident can cause serious bodily harm and even death and there are always significant costs.  Medical bills and time away from work can put your family in a very difficult position through no fault of your own.  Contact James Ponton to help you manage your civil case and get you the compensation you deserve.

After the Accident

Accidents can be scary and confusing times.  Intoxicated drivers are being reckless and the accidents they cause can be catastrophic.  If you or a loved one has been injured by an intoxicated driver, the first thing you will want to do is get yourself to safety and get medical attention.

After an accident, you always need to take immediate steps to protect yourself.  If you have been injured, accept medical attention at the scene of the accident and then get yourself safely to a hospital or emergency care facility.  Denying medical attention (or a delay in seeking medical help) can be used against you later even if you have been seriously injured.  It is always better to get medical help as quickly as possible.

If you are able, use your cellphone to take video or pictures of the accident scene.  If possible, get the contact information of any witnesses.  Immediately after an accident, you are your own best advocate.  Once you have received appropriate medical attention, you will want to contact us so we can work with you to ensure that the intoxicated driver is held responsible for his or her reckless behavior.

Contacting Atlanta DUI Attorney James Ponton

How can an experienced DUI attorney help you?  James Ponton has the experience, resources and passion to see your claim through discovery, negotiations, and, if necessary, trial.  Catastrophic injures are very serious and can have long-term consequences on you and your family.  If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by an intoxicated driver contact us.

James Ponton’s practice focuses on catastrophic personal injuries.  Our team can support you though the entire process so you can focus on your recovery.  Call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507.

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