The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
According to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report, the average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before they are caught. It is reported by The National Highway and Traffic Safety Commission that drunk driving accidents kill one person every 48 minutes. The NHTSA also reports that 2 out of 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. These alarming statistics are an obvious cause for concern.
A drunk driving accident can be life changing for an innocent victim. A person, through no fault of his or her own, may be injured or even killed by a drunk driver. An impaired driver is considered legally drunk when their blood alcohol level is greater than the legal limit for a driver – .08 percent. A drunk driver who causes an accident should be held responsible for their actions and the harm or damages they cause.
The survivors, or victims, of a drunk driving accident are often left feeling helpless. Not only are their lives changed forever, there are many legal questions to answer in such circumstances
“What should I do and who should I call?” are the first questions people tend to ask. It is important, after seeking the immediate required medical help, that one consult an expert attorney for a consultation. There are unique laws that come into play in an accident caused by someone who was legally drunk and the right attorney can be essential to helping a victim of such an accident recover the damages owed to them.
The Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz knows just how to handle these situations. We will:
Make certain that your accident is properly and completely investigated and documented;Assess what type of accident it was. For example, determining if the driver who caused the accident was operating under a commercial license;File the appropriate motions and documents to begin the process of obtaining your damages.
Depending on the type of accident and injuries that were sustained, we may be able to obtain coverage to offset or compensate you for physical, emotional, monetary or other damages.
We at The Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz are honored to have helped many drunk driving accident victims fight for financial security after a crash. During this difficult time of crisis, allow us to help you; contact us to discuss your drunk driving personal injury case.