With more than 1 million annual drunk driving arrests, the problem of driving under the influence is very much alive and well. This is a selfish act that individuals choose to take part in, which often results in serious injuries for all parties involved. Following an accident with a drunk driver, it’s expected that you will want to seek proper compensation for your injuries.
While it may seem like a run-in with a drunk driver is something that will be undoubtedly compensated for, this is rarely the case. It’s obvious that you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, injuries sustained, and any property damage included, however, you must first prove your claim.
DUI: The Numbers
We have put together some statistics to better explain how severe of an issue driving under the influence is:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently conducted a study which shows that in America, someone is killed every 51 minutes in a drunk driving accident
Someone is injured due to a drunk driver every 120 seconds
The average drunk driver will drive nearly 80 times before their first arrest
Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for teens, and nearly 33% of these accidents involve driving under the influence
There Is NO Justifying Drunk Driving
Too often we see the negative side effects of driving under the influence being excused. The act of driving drunk is completely preventable and should be treated as such. Choosing to drive drunk is a decision an individual must make on their own, and by doing so, they are saying that their own life and needs are more important than the safety of those around them.
At The Law Offices of Gerald Marcus, we are extremely passionate about fixing the wrongs done by drunk drivers, to help the victims of these accidents recover as fully as possible. Those who choose to drive drunk need to be held responsible for the damage they cause. Our team of Los Angeles drunk driving accident attorneys has the tenacity, experience, and passion to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.
Let us help you hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions. Call (800) 905-8777 today to schedule your free case evaluation. We are available 24/7.