Exploring the Dram Shop Laws in Georgia

Categories: DUIs in Georgia

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Alcohol is a common cause of the state’s most severe and tragic accidents. When someone is injured because of a drunken driver, they have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault driver, but also the vendor that supplied the alcohol. Most states in the U.S. now have laws that hold social hosts and vendors…

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Ignition Interlock Legislation Should Save Lives

Categories: DUIs in Georgia

Over the years, law enforcement officials have taken a proactive stance in preventing drunk driving. These efforts are seen in the form of paid advertising and sobriety checkpoints, each with the intent of publicizing police activity in the hopes of deterring would-be DUI drivers. Unfortunately, police efforts have not defeated the problem, and more than…

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Van Sant Law, LLC Supports Emily Bowman Fundraiser

Categories: Car Accidents

Woodstock, GA – Attorney Zachary S. Shewmaker of Van Sant Law, LLC participated in the Emily Bowman Charity Golf Tournament which kicked off in Woodstock at The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farm on Monday, October 14, 2013. Once supporters of the event finished their rounds on the course, they were greeted by Emily herself, who…

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Las Vegas Drunk Driver Kills Four People at a Bus Stop

Categories: Bus Accidents

A young driver under the influence of alcohol careened over the curb and off a busy Las Vegas street on Thursday, running over seven people who were waiting at a bus stop. Four people on the street were killed. The driver of the car and his three passengers were all injured and taken to hospitals….

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Holiday Weekends Lead to More Accidents Caused by Drunks

Categories: DUIs in Georgia

It’s no secret that more drunk driving accidents occur on holiday weekends than other times throughout the year. This weekend throughout the southeast is no exception. The Georgia Highway Patrol has had a busy weekend responding to accidents involving people who had allegedly been drinking and driving. While some accidents have been minor, others have…

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Sunday Night Atlanta Car Accident Leaves One Dead, Others Injured

Categories: DUIs in Georgia

Charges are anticipated to be filed against Shamaye Williams of Atlanta, who was driving in rain and crossed over the center line on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at Hightower just before Midnight Sunday night, slamming into another car and killing her passenger. Tonika Clark, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene. Williams sustained serious…

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Victims of DUIs in Georgia May Qualify for Punitive Damages

Categories: DUIs in Georgia

Drunk drivers are being punished like never before thanks to new laws in Georgia that make it possible for the victims of a drunk driving accident to sue for punitive damages. A notable situation occurred last spring, when a driver was hit from behind by a drunk driver. While the damage to the car was slight, and…

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Happy New Year

Categories: DUIs in Georgia

Holidays can be stressful times, especially if you are one of the thousands of people who were injured in an auto accident this holiday season. From coast to coast, attorneys are receiving calls this morning from clients who were victims of the over-imbibed. New Year’s Eve once again took its toll on the highways and…

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Another Reason Not to Drink and Drive

Categories: DUIs in Georgia

Drinking and driving kills thousands each year across the country, and that’s why it’s never a bad idea to remind people why it does not pay to drink and drive. If you drink and drive, and you injure someone or worse, you just might have to face me: a Georgia personal injury attorney. The legal…

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