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Things you should be aware of that concern Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving is one of the biggest causes of auto accidents on the road. Drunk drivers not only endanger their own lives, but also the lives of innocent people around them – other drivers on the road and pedestrians. Most often drunk driving ends in a bad way. And the numbers are here to show that.

Drunk Driving Accidents Statistics

Close to 30 people lose their lives every day in a motor-vehicle accident that was caused by drunk driving. If this doesn’t show you how much that is, this will – approximately one death every 51 minutes. Yearly, drunk driving accidents cost more than 60$ billion. If only people would not drive when they are intoxicated:

  • More than 10,000 people would be saved every year, which is more than 31% of all the traffic-related deaths in the U.S.
  • More than 200 children between the age of 0 to 14 will be saved
  • At least half of the 239 children that died in 2012 and were riding in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver, would be saved
  • There would not be 112 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving in the U.S. each year, of which more than 1.4 million get arrested
  • We will remove another 18% of yearly motor-vehicle deaths that are caused by drugs such as marijuana and cocaine mixed with alcohol

Preventing Drunk Driving Accidents

Of course, the best way to prevent drunk driving accidents is to not drive intoxicated. However there are other measures that can be enforced in order to prevent these horrific events:

  • Actively enforcing minimum legal drinking age laws, zero tolerance for drivers below 21 years of age in all states
  • Taking away of the driver’s license if he or she is drunk driving
  • Using sobriety checkpoints
  • Launching more campaigns that will raise awareness among drivers about the dangers of drunk driving
  • Requiring mandatory substance abuse assessment and treatment, if needed, for DWI offenders
  • Raising the unit price of alcohol
  • Individuals can also take action to ensure safety – designate a non-drinking driver for the group, don’t let anyone of your friends drive impaired, get a ride home or a taxi if you are drunk, etc.

Dealing with Drunk Driving Accident Injuries

If you or your loved ones are suffering from injuries caused by a drunk driving accident in Hallandale, you can take legal action to ensure justice. Drunk drivers can face significant amount of jail time, but you can surely expect steep fines, license suspensions, community service, alcohol treatment programs, etc. As a car accident victim, you are allowed to seek punitive damages for the harm and losses that have been caused to you. Damages in drunk driving cases include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Punitive damages

Our attorneys will work hard to ensure a winner’s case in the court of law. We are very understanding of the difficulties that come with drunk driving accidents injuries in Hallandale, and we sympathize to our clients. Call us today for a free consultation!

Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A.

The Lawyers at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. provide
personalized legal representation for personal injury cases.

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