Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
Three out of every ten people in the United States will be involved in a crash involving alcohol at some point in their lives. Drunk drivers are a threat to everyone out on the road because of their impaired ability to perform basic motor functions and make proper judgments. As a result of the poor decisions made by a select few, millions of accidents victims and their loved ones suffer.
Drunk Driving Victims
All people have the basic moral and societal responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that will not cause harm or injury to others. Sadly, many people still chose to drink and drive and make other poor choices that often ultimately end in an accident. In fact:
- Each year, almost 12,000 people die in accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol. These deaths make up almost a third of all deaths in traffic accidents.
- Anywhere from 50 to 75 percent of drivers with suspended licenses due to drunk driving charges continue to drive despite their license suspension.
If a person makes the poor choice to drink and drive, he or she should be held responsible for the results of these actions.
A driver under the influence of alcohol presents a serious threat to his or her own life and the lives of passengers, other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you fight to hold the drunk driver responsible for his or her poor choices. To speak with an attorney about your legal options, contact our offices today by calling 800-242-2874.