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Drunk Driving Is A Rising Concern

The sad truth is that drunk driving accidents can be prevented. Today, there are ride-share apps that make it easier for people to get home after drinking safely. Nevertheless, driving under the influence remains one of the leading causes of collisions. According to the latest data;

  • 28% of all traffic fatalities involved a drunk driver
  • 1 in 222 licensed drivers will be arrested for drunk driving this year
  • Impaired driving has claimed 10,142 lives
  • 290,000 survived with injuries
  • Drunk driving costs the United States an estimated $132 billion each year

Common Types of Collisions Caused by Drunk Drivers

Due to an intoxicated driver’s lack of judgment and reaction time, drunk driving collisions are often more serious. Some common types of accidents are;

  • Wrong-way Accidents: Many freeways and highways have one-way lanes for miles with high-speed limits. Driving the wrong way at a high speed usually results in serious injuries or death.
  • Head-on Collisions: intoxicated drivers are known to pass out behind the wheel, then veer into oncoming traffic.
  • Rear-end Collisions: With impaired judgment, a driver might not realize traffic has slowed or come to a stop.
  • Pedestrian or Bicyclist: Drunk drivers often have trouble seeing pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists, especially at night. Victims’ injuries are usually catastrophic.

Common Injuries Caused by Drunk Drivers

Injuries suffered by drunk driving victims tend to be catastrophic. Many of those who survive have life-long ailments. Common injuries include;

Call Our Pacific Northwest Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Today

Russell & Hill, PLLC has extensive experience handling alcohol-related accident claims. Our skilled and experienced team has the resources you need to maximize your compensation. If you or a loved one have been injured due to an impaired driver, call our Pacific Northwest drunk driving accident attorneys today. You may be entitled to;

  • Full coverage of medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Lost income damages if you are unable to work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent party

At Russell & Hill, PLLC we understand drunk driving accidents are traumatic with devastating consequences. Let us fight to protect your rights. Contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

Driving while intoxicated is a decision that devastates thousands of lives every year. Drunk drivers have a decreased ability to maintain control of their vehicles, reduced reaction times, impaired judgment and vision, and decreased coordination. Often, the consequences are catastrophic or deadly.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to an impaired driver, our Washington Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys are here to help. Intoxicated drivers usually face criminal charges, but their victims are left with serious injuries and trauma that can last a lifetime. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we will hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions and secure the compensation they deserve.

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