Time passes but the pain and tragedy of a drunk-driving car accident never goes away. Drunk drivers cause a wrongful death every 45 minutes around the country. In fact, there is a 30 percent chance that you will be involved in an alcohol-related car crash at some time in your life.
Free Drunk Driving Accident Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident with a drunk driver, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the United States. According to figures released by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 16,694 people were killed in 2004 in alcohol-related crashes in the United States. This figure represents 39% of all traffic deaths. In fact, more than 500,000 Americans are injured annually in drunk driving accidents.
Types of Drunk Driving Accidents
The most common types of drunk driving accidents in the United States are auto accidents involving two cars. However, alcohol-related accidents also include:
- semi truck collisions
- motorcycle crashes
- bicycle accidents
- boating accidents
Injuries from such accidents can include broken bones, head/neck/spinal cord injuries, brain injury, and wrongful death.
Drunk drivers pose a threat to everyone on, or even near, the road. If you’re the victim of a DUI accident, it’s important to see a doctor, and to carefully document – with witnesses, notes, and photographs – exactly what happened in the collision. This includes documenting injuries as well as the vehicle damage incurred in an alcohol-related crash.
Drunk driving accidents take place at an alarming rate, and bring about a series of severe and lasting consequences. If you find yourself in an accident with a drunk driver, you do have options. You should seek qualified and skilled legal counsel from an experienced drunk driving accident attorney in this complicated situation.
Do I have a Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in drunk driving accident lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.