alcohol in shot glasses with handcuffs and car keys in front | drunk driving statistics in the united statesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide an excellent source of information on a significant problem across the United States: drunk driving. Data from the CDC shows that about 1/3 of all people killed in motor vehicle accidents nationwide, die in drunk driving accidents. 

There are over 10,000 drunk driving fatalities every year, which is an average of roughly 30 people every day. Perhaps the worst part of this sad statistic is that over 200 of these people are children aged 14 or under. Many of these children were riding in the car with the drunk driver.

Over a million people are arrested for DUI each year, but based on self-reporting in polls, this is a tiny fraction of the people who actually drive drunk. The CDC estimates that there are 112 million instances of drunk driving every year. That is well over 300,000 instances of drunk driving every single day!

People Should Know Better

Everyone in the United States who is legally old enough to drive, should know at this point that driving drunk is dangerous. Everyone should also know that driving while “buzzed” is still considered drunk driving. 

Most people will tell anyone who asks that drunk driving is wrong, and yet 300,000 times per day, someone gets behind the wheel after drinking too much. As a result, most states have responded by making drunk driving criminal charges very severe. 

In many cases, these may be people who think they can “handle their liquor.” But regardless, research shows that even relatively small amounts of alcohol make driving extremely dangerous, not just to the driver, but to others as well. Most people have seen news reports about drunk drivers driving into buildings, knocking down power lines, or other unpredictable results that create danger for many people.

Should You Contact an Attorney?

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a drunk driving accident, contact a dedicated drunk driving accident attorney today. While the drunk driver may face criminal charges in Denver, that does not help you pay for the medical bills, property damage, funeral expenses, or lost wages that might result after an accident. 

No one should face financial ruin on top of physical injury or worse, because of the negligence of one person who decided to get behind the wheel after drinking. 

Contact our Family-Run Car Accident Law Firm

Paysinger Law, P.C.If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, it is important to contact an experienced Lakewood car accident attorney immediately. Proving that a driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident isn’t easy. However, having an experienced law firm on your side every step of the way can drastically improve your chances of collecting the money you need to fully recover. 

Call the Lakewood car accident attorneys at Paysinger Law, P.C. today. Our family-run personal injury law firm offers FREE case consultations and can be reached at 303.279.0221 or by filling out the contact form on this page. See the difference family makes at Paysinger Law, P.C.

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