We read about terrible accidents involving drunk drivers all the time, but how bad is the problem?
Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion. In 2015, 10,265 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (29%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
And even though over one million people are arrested each year for driving under the influence of alcohol, the numbers of accidents and deaths are not really diminishing.
If you’re involved in an accident with a drunk driver and suffer injuries or significant damages, there are different dynamics involved and it would be a good idea to seek the advice of an experienced accident and personal injury attorney.
Drunk drivers are almost always liable for damages and injuries, and a drunk driver will often try to hide from the authorities or conceal assets if they feel they will be sued. They may tamper with evidence, attempt to coerce witnesses, or any number of things to hinder the investigation and proper progress for justice, both civilly and criminally.
Fort Lauderdale Accident Attorneys
DUI cases are very complex, and the attorneys at Lazarus and Lazarus have worked with victims far too many times. We persevere until our clients receive the maximum compensation for their injuries, pain, suffering, and property damage.
Please don’t become involved in confrontational situations involving drunk drivers. It’s best left to law enforcement and your attorney. Call us at 954-356-0006 and we can arrange a confidential consultation.