Statistics About Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving StatisticsAs an American, you may not think that Europeans have any advantages over your way of life, but they do. Only two European countries are as large as Texas, and driving long distances there is not necessary. The disadvantage that you face is driving a long way to most of your destinations.

Intoxication and high speed over long distances increases the potential for a drunk driving accident. The Todd R. Durham Law Firm offers a free consultation to victims of alcohol-related crashes.

Understanding the Odds

Alcohol Alert’s drunk driving statistics for 2011 show that more than 9,800 people died in alcohol related accidents, at the rate of one every 53 minutes. Almost 90% of adults in the United States are licensed to drive and about half drink alcohol, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Even if you use your best defensive driving skills, you still face significant danger on the road. A Frisco accident attorney can help you recover compensation for injuries when you need legal representation.

Preparing for the Worst Outcome

Impairment from alcohol may prevent intoxicated drivers from understanding what happened in an accident. Nonetheless, innocent victims can suffer for years from car accident injuries. To protect your rights to compensation from the other driver’s insurance company, you need aggressive representation.

The Costs of Drunk Driving

Getting medical treatment and recovering from losses that you suffer in an alcohol-related accident is expensive. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the cost is more than $51 billion annually.

You can expect resistance from insurance companies when you file a claim for compensation. Paying claims reduces their profits as you may imagine, but an experienced Frisco accident attorney can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

The Todd R. Durham Law Firm has a record of getting the maximum amount of compensation for accident victims, and you are well advised to choose an attorney who has an outstanding reputation.

Call 214-222-4000 to schedule a free consultation when you need aggressive legal representation.