Victims Of Drunk Drivers
The U.S. Office for Victims of Crime estimates that one-third of all Americans will be injured in an accident involving a drunk driver during their lifetime. That injury could be minor, or it could be life-altering and even fatal.
In fact, consider these statistics from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD):
- More than 15,000 people die in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. annually.
- Over 40 percent of all motor vehicle accidents involve alcohol.
- One-quarter of all teen car accidents are alcohol-related.
The Irreversible Consequences Of Drunk Driving Accidents
The impaired condition of a drunk driver can cause dangerous behavior behind the wheel of a vehicle. Impaired drivers often lose coordination and judgment. They typically cannot react as quickly as needed to operate a motor vehicle.
Head-on collisions are not unusual in drunk driving accidents, and these types of accidents can lead to some of the most severe car crash injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, loss of limb and fatalities. The medical costs for victims of drunk drivers can be staggering, and the emotional damage can be overwhelming.
At Abramson & O'Connell, LLC, our drunk driving accident attorneys have helped victims receive substantial compensation for their injuries. We aggressively seek justice for the victims of drunk drivers.
Who Can Be Held Liable For A Drunk Driving Accident?
A driver who is beyond the legal blood alcohol content limit and causes an accident can be held personally liable for any resulting injuries.
However, there may be other parties who are legally responsible, as well. The person or entity (private party host, restaurant, bar or liquor store) that served an intoxicated guest may also be at fault. A dram shop claim may recover compensation when this is the case.
The experienced lawyers at Abramson & O'Connell, LLC, will investigate whether the conduct of other parties contributed to the accident.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you need a compassionate and knowledgeable accident injury attorney who will aggressively stand up for your right to compensation. In the Columbus, Ohio, region, please contact our accident injury attorneys for a no-cost initial telephone consultation to get the answers you need.