CDC: Millions Drive Drunk Every Month
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Aug 13, 2015 in Auto Accidents
Have you ever had a little bit too much to drink? Hopefully if you have, you called a cab or had a friend drop you off at home instead of climbing into a car. However, too many people don't take the effort to make it home safe and drive drunk.
Unfortunately, millions of people drive drunk every month. The CDC estimates that over 4.2 million drivers drink and drive every month. Most of us assume that since we are safe drivers that we will make it home okay every night.
However, drunk or impaired drivers cause accidents that end up hurting innocent people who had the bad fortune of sharing the road with them. Millions of people suffer serious injuries as a result of a drunk driving accident every year.
Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and drunk drivers are responsible for almost a third of all traffic fatalities. Even if an accident is not fatal, a drunk driving accident can result in great harm done to people and property.
After being injured in an alcohol-related accident, the hope of recovering compensation for your injuries may seem dim. If you have been in an accident, contact a DUI injury lawyer for help getting the justice you deserve.
Our team of legal professionals has experience successfully representing those who have been in a car, truck or motorcycle accident that was caused by a driver who was driving under the influence. Hiring a DUI injury lawyer is the best step you can take to get justice after suffering serious injuries or property damage.
We work hard for our clients. If you or a loved one has suffer as a result of a drunk driver, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.