Drunk drivers are a public safety hazard that could be easily avoided if people would simply stay away from the driver’s seat if they have been drinking. Unfortunately, that isn’t likely going to happen. That means that every single time you get on the roadway, you could be sharing the road with an intoxicated driver.
We know that you are likely a safe driver. You likely expect that other drivers will drive safely. That is one reason why being involved in a drunk driving accident is so traumatic. You might not see the accident coming. You might not realize that the other driver has had too much to drink. Instead, you just know that you were the victim of a horrible accident and now you have to deal with the effects of the accident.
Drunk driving isn’t a new problem. Most drunk drivers will have driven drunk 80 times before they are arrested on a first drunk driving charge. Every 120 seconds, someone in the nation is injured in a drunk driving accident. Every 51 minutes, a person dies because of a drunk driving accident.
If you were injured in a drunk driving accident or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you aren’t alone. Even though it might feel like you are facing an uphill battle, you can still take action. Seeking compensation to help with medical bills and other expenses can help you to hold the drunk driver accountable for his or her choice to drive drunk while helping you to seek the funds you need to finance your recovery effort.