Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $59 billion. Please see www.cdc.gov for more details. If you’ve been in a drunk driving accident you need to hire a drunk driving accident attorney.
How big is this problem?
- In 2012, 10,322 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
- Of the 1,168 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2012, 239 (20%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
- Of the 239 child passengers ages 14 and younger who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2012, over half (124) were riding in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver.
- In 2010, over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.3 That’s one percent of the 112 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year.
- Please see www.cdc.gov for more statistics.
Drunk driving laws serve to punish impaired drivers who cause accidents, but criminal laws do nothing to compensate victims who are injured in drunk driving accidents. That’s where Esposito Law Firm comes in. The firm helps injury victims receive financial compensation for their injuries. An experienced Tampa personal injury attorney will work diligently to maximize the compensation you will receive for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage.
Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a Tampa drunk driving accident? For experienced, aggressive litigation of drunk driving accident cases, injury victims throughout Tampa can rely on Esposito Law Firm The firm will take over the investigation of your case and deal with the impaired driver’s insurance company, so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries. Call 813 992-HURT today to discuss your case with an experienced Tampa drunk driving accident attorney.