Before the coronavirus pandemic, drug and/or alcohol impairment was a factor in almost half of vehicle collisions in Georgia. This proportion increased during 2020. Drug use, particularly antidepressant use, went up during the lockdowns. At the same time, DUI enforcement dropped off significantly. Bad habits, such as driving while impaired, have persisted even as lockdowns ended.
Compensation is often rather high in substance impairment wrecks. Arguably, these individuals know they should not get behind the wheel. Instead, they knowingly endanger lives and property by driving. Additionally, these wrecks have high catastrophic injury and fatality rates. Moreover, in addition to high compensatory damages, a Marietta personal injury attorney can often obtain punitive damages in these cases as well.
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