How Many Fatal Car Accidents Do You Think Are Caused by Drunk Driving?
Posted by: DFX on Jun 16, 2017
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (otherwise known as the CDC) show that more than 10,000 people die each year in car accidents caused by a driver whose blood alcohol was above the legal limit. This is a terrible travesty and at Gilbert & Smallman we are here to represent the families of those who’ve lost a loved one in this terrible way.
Florida numbers are no better
Countrywide, about one-third of all fatal car accidents are caused by drivers who have a BAL of .08 or higher. In Florida, there are around 700 fatal car accidents caused by drunk drivers every year. This is an unacceptable number but it has decreased as police have cracked down on drunk drivers and the state has made the consequences harsher.
Just how many drunk drivers are there?
Many people are shocked to learn that more than four million adults in the United States admit to having driven drunk in the last month. This is another startling number and makes one wonder why there aren’t more fatal car accidents involving drunk driving.
Fatal car accidents aren’t the only type of drunk driving accidents
Of course, while the stats above discuss only fatal car accidents, not every accident caused by a drunk driver is fatal. Death is certainly the most serious result, but other serious injuries can also happen. According to the NHTSA, there are more than 325,000 injures each year that are caused by drunk driving accidents. In these accidents, injuries can range from broken bones to spinal cord injuries, and from traumatic brain injuries to serious burns.
Have you lost a loved one in a fatal car accident?
Has a loved one been taken in a fatal car accident? Whether the driver was impaired or was otherwise at fault, we can help you. Contact Gilbert & Smallman today to get a free case evaluation. We’ll take a look at the facts around your case and let you know if you have a case.
If you do, we will take the case on a contingency basis. This means that you don’t owe us anything up front. In fact, you only owe a fee if we recover a settlement or jury award for you. There’s no risk to you at all so call today and find out what your options are.