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A recent study found that 20 percent of all child traffic fatalities were caused by drunk drivers.

For most parents, worrying about other drivers on the road is likely a normal part of traveling with your children. According to a recent study, drunk driving accidents are the cause of a significant number of fatalities among youth in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that drunk drivers are responsible for one out of every five children who are killed in auto accidents in the U.S. In total, 2,344 children aged 15 and below lost their lives in drunk driving accidents between 2001 and 2010.

The study also found that 65 percent of the time, the drunk driver involved in the crash was the individual driving the child. In all, 1,515 children died in collisions in which the driver of their vehicle was impaired. The researchers suspect that the children often were not properly restrained in the vehicle, as the drivers involved in the accidents usually survived the collision.

While these statistics are alarming, the researchers found an overall trend of declining numbers of children killed by drunk drivers across the country. In total, there were 41 percent fewer fatalities among children who were passengers in drunk driving accidents in 2010 than 2000.

Drunk driving collisions a serious concern for all in Georgia

Drunk driving leads to a significant number of injuries and fatalities in Georgia each year, according to data from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. In 2012, 301 people were killed in drunk driving collisions. In total, 25 percent of all traffic fatalities were caused by drunk drivers in Georgia that year – up 11 percent from the year prior.

In addition, approximately 5,700 people suffered injuries in drunk driving crashes in Georgia in 2012. In all, the state saw over 9,000 motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers that year.

In the United States, drunk driving is responsible for approximately 31 percent of all traffic fatalities annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Across the country, 10,228 people lost their lives in collisions caused by impaired drivers in 2010.

When a drunk driving accident occurs, the damage done is often significant for all those involved. Following such a collision, those injured may be able to recover for the harm caused by the impaired driver. If you have been involved in a drunk driving crash, you should seek the counsel of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, who will be able to fight to ensure your interests are protected.

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2919 Professional Pkwy

Augusta, GA, 30907

Phone: (706) 432-8320

Athens

325 North Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA, 30601

Phone: (706) 227-4264

We have recovered millions for our clients

The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

Medical Malpractice / Head Injury

$4,500,000 settlement

Pharmacy & Prescription Error

$1,800,000 settlement

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$1,600,000 settlement

Auto Accident / Multiple Fractures

$1,250,000 judgment

Auto Accident / Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 settlement

Dram Shop / Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 settlement

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Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Burnside Law Firm

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Based on 38 reviews

Erin Wren

After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

Rick Estep

Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

Lynn Eldridge

I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

Damien Williams

I definitely felt comfortable in there hands really good people.

Jacob Clements

Very very good law firm. Went above and beyond to make things right. Highly reccomend.

Barbara Huskinson

Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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    Augusta

    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320

    Athens

    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264