Contact a drunk driving accident lawyer today!
The large number of cases of DUI and consequent DUI car accidents in the United States is both disturbing and alarming. If you or someone in your family has been a victim of a DUI collision, contact a DUI accident attorney at Jim S. Adler & Associates to get thorough legal help that can seek recovery and compensation for you. The law firm is dedicated to serve those who are victims of drunk drivers and to hold those guilty responsible for the harm and suffering they’ve caused via a DUI accident. The Adler team of DUI lawyers is very experienced in this field and can help you to pursue compensation for your damages and injuries.
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DUI statistics are alarming.
DUI statistics show that many major vehicle crashes in the United States are the result of drunk driving and negligence. All 50 states now apply two statutory offenses to driving under the influence of alcohol. The first one is called Driving Under the Influence (DUI). It is also called Driiving While Intoxicated/Impaired (DWI) or Operating While Intoxicated/Impaired (OWI). The second offense is called “illegal per se,” which is driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or more. Since 2002, anyone driving a vehicle while having a BAC of 0.08% or higher has been driving illegally.
Drunk driving statistics show that in 2007 there were approximately 13,000 fatalities in alcohol-related crashes in the U.S. That’s 31.7 percent of the total traffic fatalities for that year. In fact, for the past decade, alcohol has been a factor in between 39 and 41 percent of all crash fatalities each year. In short, close to half of all crash fatalities are due to drunk driving.
Victims or family members of those who have died may legally be entitled to compensation, often from insurance companies which cover vehicles and their owners involved in such car accidents. Even when a drunk driving accident is not fatal, people who are victims of such accidents can become physically handicapped, perhaps losing a vital body part or becoming paralyzed.
Some non-profit organizations in the U.S. are involved in assistance to those who are victims of a DUI accident. One such organization is Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, based in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas.
MADD favors education, victim assistance and advocacy. It also pursues stricter laws in a variety of areas, seeking stronger sanctions for DUI offenders. MADD also helps victims of drunk driving, strives to maintain a reasonable legal age for driving and mandates that alcohol “breathalyzer” tests be given to everyone involved in such driving, to measure their body’s alcohol content.
MADD has an eight-point plan, announced in 2002, involving the nation's effort to prevent impaired driving, increase strict enforcement for DWI and other offenses, enact various laws and otherwise control drunk driving.
A drunk driving accident lawyer or attorney can help.
Newly enacted laws and other legal issues related to drunk driving can be quite confusing. So if you are a victim of an accident by a drunk driver, immediately contact a DUI attorney to help you file a lawsuit for the damages caused.
A DUI lawyer with Jim S. Adler & Associates can file a lawsuit against a drunk driver to hold the driver responsible in accordance with the laws of the state. Such a lawyer can seek financial recovery for you to meet medical expenses and lost wages. Contact an attorney at Jim S. Adler & Associates to assess your case and, if it’s accepted, to vigorously pursue it.
An Adler & Associates DUI lawyer can pursue the maximum compensation for DUI accident-related injuries. Such a lawyer will represent the victim or his or her family members in order to gain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering.
Never consult an insurance adjuster without first taking legal advice from a drunk driving attorney in your case. The insurance adjuster may not have your best interest in mind. Therefore, it’s vital that you first consult a lawyer and then take his or her advice regarding further actions.
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