Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
Almost 12,000 people die each year in car accidents caused by drunk drivers, making up almost one-third of all traffic deaths. Millions more devastating accidents and injuries are caused by drinking and driving every year. Alcohol and driving do not mix, since alcohol impairs a drivers’ ability to concentrate on the road, steer properly, brake in a timely manner, and judge speeds and distances.
Driving Under the Influence
Despite the consequences of drinking and driving, many drivers still make this poor choice, as reflected in these figures:
- Up to three-fourths of drivers who have had their licenses suspended on charges of drunk driving still continue to drive during their suspension.
- 30 percent of people in the U.S. will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some point in their lives.
- 70 percent of 19- to 20-year-olds who admit to drinking alcohol also report that they consume alcohol in excessive amounts.
Drunk driving is a serious threat to everyone on the road, including the driver, any passengers, occupants of other vehicles, and pedestrians and cyclists. Each person in our society has the basic responsibility to avoid dangerous actions that pose serious threats to the safety of others. Those who drink, drive, and cause injury to other people should be held responsible for their careless actions.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, the Madison drunk driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help. To learn more about your legal options, contact our offices by calling 800-242-2874.