Drinking and Driving Is a Bad Mix
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 10,076 people were killed and approximately 290,000 were injured by drunk drivers in 2013. Each crash, each death, each injury impacts not only the person in the crash, but family, friends, classmates, coworkers and more.
The costs of drunk driving is enormous. It even affects those who were not directly injured. You can see the price tag of drunk driving at http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/ The annual cost of drunk driving is 132 BILLION.
Whenever someone operates a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are taking a serous risk, not only with their own safety, but also with the lives and safety of others. We can easily imagine how an accident involving a car falling off an overpass could cause harm to someone else. However, MINOR IMPACTS OFTEN CAUSE serious personal injury or death, and leave innocent victims of drunk driving with broken bones, fractured bones, and bruises might not consider themselves so lucky. We know how to prove that a minor collision caused major injuries. We have the experts and the experience to prove the insurance adjuster’s claim that you “weren’t hurt that bad”, is a lie.
If you are ever in any serious car accident that is someone else’s fault, make sure you or someone else calls the police to the scene of the accident. A police report that states the other driver is determined to be at fault will be helpful in proving your car accident negligence lawsuit. Even when the report is silent we can often prove the driver was careless. This is especially true in the case of a drunk driving accident where police often secure photographs of the inebriated driver, administer standardized field sobriety tests and a breath test, blood test, or urinalysis to determine if the at-fault driver in the car crash was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. Which, in Kansas, can lead to actual damages and punitive damages against the drunk driver to discourage repeat offenders.
Have you been injured by a drunk driver? Contact Wall Huntington for a free, no obligation case review. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping those who have been injured in all types of incidents, including serious car and trucking accidents, and we get fair compensation and justice for our clients. Larry and Tina will fight aggressively for your rights and extend you the support and compassion you need as you start rebuilding your life. Call 316-265-6000 today or contact us online and speak to your lawyers– not a secretary.