Jan 8 2016 0

Drunk driving contributes to many car accidents

There are many activist groups and individuals who seek to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving in order to reduce the number of drivers who choose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. This is not without good reason because study after study has shown how dangerous the impairment caused by alcohol can be to drivers. Unfortunately, it seems that no amount of effort is enough to prevent reckless, drunk drivers from operating a vehicle.

In the United States, a person is killed in a motor vehicle accident that involved alcohol every 51 minutes. That is less than an hour, meaning that as many as 24 people are killed daily all across the country due to accidents in which alcohol played a factor. Even if each of these deaths happened in a different state, it would only take about two days for an Oklahoma resident to fall victim at such a rate.

You probably know that if someone is found to be intoxicated at the time of an accident, then that driver will almost certainly be held liable for the accident. This means that if you were injured by a drunk driver, there is a very good chance that you will be able to recover compensation for your injuries. What you might not know is that there could be more parties responsible than just the driver.

Everyone in the country knows that people are not supposed to drive drunk. Depending on the circumstances, for example, you could claim that a bar knowingly served alcohol to a person who was far too intoxicated to drive, and also knew that said person was going to attempt to drive. You could claim that serving this person alcohol makes the company partially responsible for the injuries. If you have been injured in a car or SUV accident, consider meeting with an attorney to ensure that you recover the maximum amount of compensation from all possible sources.

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