If you are injured by a drunk driver, a New York City auto accident lawyer can help you receive just compensation and move on with your life. Drivers who are impaired by alcohol exhibit slower reaction times, reckless driving, and a general disregard for the safety of other people
Additionally, alcohol-related car accidents often result in some of the worst collisions. Injuries sustained in auto crashes with drunk drivers may be catastrophic or even fatal.
Statistics on alcohol-related auto accidents
Driving is an inherently dangerous activity. However, the addition of alcohol dramatically increases the chances of collisions and serious injuries
Following are statistics on alcohol-related car accidents collected by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
§ In 2008 there were 13,846 fatalities caused by drunk driving. This number makes up 37 percent of the total number of deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents.
§ It is estimated that every 45 minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver.
§ Approximately 50-75 percent of drunk drivers who have their licenses suspended continue to drive.
§ About three in ten people will be involved in an alcohol-related accident at least once in their lives.
§ More than 1.46 million people were arrested for drunk driving in 2006.
§ The rate of alcohol impairment among drivers who were involved in fatal crashes was four times higher at night than during the day in 2007.
§ On average, a first-time drunk offender has driven impaired 87 times prior to being arrested.
§ More than half a million people were injured in alcohol-related crashes in 2001. This is an average of about one person every minute.
An accident with a drunk driver can cause you serious injury. However, a New York City auto accident lawyer can help you file a car accident lawsuit so you can receive compensation for medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering.Our attorneys provide the breadth of experience and depth of knowledge you need.
Catastrophic injuries that result from complex accidents require the examination of all sources of liability and recovery. We consult with medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, economists, vocational experts, life planners, and other experts to determine your damages, including future expenses. As our client, you can rely on us to maximize the ultimate recovery you receive. Contact one of our New York City personal injury attorneys to discuss pursuing fair compensation for personal injuries that resulted from a car accident.
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If you are injured by a drunk driver, a New York City auto accident lawyer can help you receive just compensation and move on with your life. Drivers who are impaired by alcohol exhibit slower reaction times, reckless driving, and a general disregard for the safety of other people.