According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 30 people in the United States die in automobile crashes that involve alcohol-impaired drivers daily. Plainly stated, this adds up to about one death every 48 minutes. Alarmingly, in 2010, 31% of all traffic related deaths in the United States involved an alcohol-impaired driver. Also in 2010, 211 passengers killed in alcohol related accidents were under fourteen years of age. In addition the sheer amount of lives that are lost, the yearly cost of drunk driving accidents has a price tag of over $51 billion.
Drunk Driving Accidents Should Be Legally Pursued
A DUI accident attorney always takes drunk driving accidents seriously and will be quite aggressive in their pursuit of reckless drunk drivers as well as the institutions that served them alcohol. When an inebriated person makes the choice to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they not only put their personal well-being at risk, but also the well-being of everyone else on the road. Typically, attorneys are particularly aggressive when seeking out compensation for DUI accident victims because of the inherent selfishness that accompanies the choice to drive drunk.
Why are Attorneys Necessary in DUI Cases?
Although there are harsh drunk driving laws put in place to penalize drunk drivers, these criminal laws do not compensate the victims of these tragic accidents. Drunk driving accident attorneys assist the innocent victims of these selfish drivers in order to get compensation to help pay for their pain and suffering, medical bills, property damage and lost wages.
Although DUI accidents are decreasing, the yearly DUI statistics are still alarming. Thousands of people yearly are injured, killed or otherwise affected by the choice to drink and drive. In order to stop these kinds of reckless choices, offenders should and will be prosecuted not only criminally, but also to compensate the innocent victims of the inherent selfishness of drunk driving. Drunk driving is a serious offense, and victims should always seek proper legal representation to ensure that they get the compensation they deserve for another driver’s reckless decision. To receive a
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