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  • Crashes Involving Drivers Under The Influence of Alcohol and Drugs

    Crashes Involving Drivers Under The Influence of Alcohol and Drugs

    Alcohol-Drug Impaired Drivers Injury Lawyer

    We Sue Alcohol & Drug Impaired Drivers who cause injury or death to others.

    There are many instances in which alcohol or drugs play a role in causing crash related injuries and fatalities. Sometimes the injuries and deaths are caused by a driver who is intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol and other times they may be caused by a driver who is impaired by either legally prescribed prescription medications or illegal drugs.

    According to the United States Dept. of Transportation: Every 2-hours, three people are killed in alcohol-related highway crashes. The consequences of drinking and driving are arrests, property damage, injuries, and thousands of deaths each year. An estimated 4 million U.S. adults reported driving under the influence of alcohol at least once in 2010 yielding an estimated 112 million alcohol-impaired driving episodes. Men accounted for 81 percent of these incidents.

    The legal system recognizes the rights of victims to compensation for injuries caused by both drink drivers as well as those caused by drivers who are impaired by either prescription medications or illegal drugs. Compensation includes but is not limited to things such as medical and hospitalization bills, lost wages, lost of ability to earn a living, pain and suffering as well as funeral expenses.

    Get The Facts Regarding Impaired Drivers From The CDC:



    Alcohol Impaired Driving Statistics According to the Center for Disease Control:

    Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.

    Thankfully, there are effective measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving.

    How big is the problem?

    Annual Self-reported Alcohol-impaired Driving Episodes among U.S. Adults, 1993–2014

    Get the Truth About The Effects of Alcohol on The Body and Driving:

    How much is a drink?

    In the United States, a standard drink is one that contains about 14 grams of pure alcohol, which is found in:

    The percent of "pure alcohol, expressed here as alcohol by volume (alc/vol), varies within and across beverage types. Although the "standard" drink amounts are helpful for following health guidelines, they may not reflect customary serving sizes. A large cup of beer, an over-poured glass of wine, or a single mixed drink could contain much more alcohol than a standard drink.

    Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medications:

    The experienced attorneys at Lawson & Associates have handled many different types of cases involving alcohol related injuries and fatalities. The most important thing you can do if you or a loved one has been injured is to contact us today so that we can begin an immediate investigation. Frequently, time is not on your Side but you can call Us and Put the Laws on Your Side!

    It is important to take steps as soon as possible to collect and preserve the evidence to support your claim for compensation. This means you need our help gathering as much evidence as possible. Evidence may include things such as photographs, videos, witness statements gathered by a private investigator, video evidence of the crash or the circumstances leading up to the crash, documentary evidence such as receipts or in some instances evidence gathered by engineers at the scene of a crash.

    Put the Laws on Your Side! Call Us Today for a Free Consultation. Call 813-251 LAWS (5297).

    The information on this website is for education purposes general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
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