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Filing a personal injury claim after a serious car accident

The last thing you remembered was traveling down a Georgia road without incident. The next thing you experienced was a violent jolt that seemed to last forever and happened in an instant -- all at the same time. By the time your vehicle came to a stop, it still probably took you some time to realize you were just in a car accident.

When emergency responders arrived, they took you to an area hospital. The shock may not have allowed you to realize the extent of your injuries. All you knew was that you were in pain and in need of medical care. It may have taken days for you to understand how serious your injuries really were.

Should you refuse a Breathalyzer test?

After a casual night out with friends in Rome, you suddenly see flashing red and blue lights behind your vehicle. You anxiously pull over, trying to frantically recall everything you know about what to do during a DUI traffic stop. Should you consent to taking any breath or chemical tests?

Getting a DUI in Georgia can lead to steep penalties, even for first-time offenders. The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled in early 2019 that prosecutors can no longer use the refusal of a breath test against drivers in criminal court cases. However, does this mean that refusing a Breathalyzer test is in your best interests?

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