Every day, an average of 30 people die in a crash with a drunk driver.
THAT’S ONE PERSON EVERY 48 MINUTES…
Drunk driving claims too many lives every single day. Unlike in other types of car wrecks, people who drive while impaired willingly put the lives of others at risk by neglecting to find a safer way home.
In many cases, the impaired driver believes he or she is fine to drive after having “just a few drinks”. However, even a small amount of alcohol can affect driving ability. In 2017, 1,837 people died from a crash involving an impaired driver with a BAC level below the legal limit. With a BAC of just .02, a person can experience reduced visual function and an inability to perform two tasks at the same time. This combined with operating a vehicle can be deadly.
It’s just not fair…
It’s normal to be angry after any car wreck that was someone else’s fault. However, when that wreck was the fault of someone who chose to drink and drive, you may feel anger in addition to a passionate desire for justice. Especially if someone you love was killed by drunk driver.
How we can help…
Our DUI injury attorneys understand that personal injury cases involving a drunk driver should be handled differently than a regular personal injury claim.
It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to try to settle quickly when their driver injured someone while driving impaired with the hope of avoiding putting their driver in front of a jury. It’s also not uncommon for insurance companies to try to settle for much less than the case is worth. Our attorneys know this and seek to gain the maximum settlement amount from the policy limits on your behalf.
Additionally, our injury attorneys will seek punitive damages on your behalf. Punitive damages require a drunk driver to pay more as a consequence for their negligence. While no consequence is enough punishment for willfully endangering other people, Louisiana law allows for punitive damages to help victims recover as much as possible.
get help from an experienced injury attorney passionate about justice
We at Blase Inzina Injury Attorneys are passionate about obtaining justice for people wrongly injured or killed by drunk drivers. We fight for you like you are our family because we want to see the end of families destroyed by the poor decisions and actions of a drunk driver.
If you need help with a car accident caused by a drunk driver, call…
With a BAC of just .05 (the legal limit for adults is .08), a person may have impaired judgment, reduced alertness, difficulty focusing the eyes, difficulty steering, and reduced response to emergency situations.
Men are statistically more likely to be driving drunk in a crash that results in a fatality.
Alcohol combined with prescription medications can increase impairment and make driving even more dangerous.
The rate of drunk driving is highest in people between the ages of 26-29.
The average drunk driver has driven drunk over 80 times before their first arrest.
50-75% of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive even with a suspended license.
Contrary to popular belief, coffee, exercise or a cold shower will not help a person sober up faster. Only time will.
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