The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) drunk driving report shows 30% of us will be a victim of a drunk driving accident in our lifetime. Last year alone more than 10,000 people died in drunk driving crashes which amounts to one in every 50 minutes. Drunk driver related car accidents cost us about $38 billion every year.
In the Lake Charles area there is an increasing number of accident victims that sustain injuries and even die as a result of drunk driving accidents. If you or a loved one is a victim of an impaired driver contact the drunk driving accident attorneys at Hoffoss Devall. We can protect your rights in getting you fair compensation for your drunk driving accident injuries.
Victims of drunk drivers range from pedestrians, bicycle riders, motorcycle riders and auto passengers. Driving while intoxicated, DWI, is when someone has been drinking alcohol and gets behind the wheel. Another public safety hazard is Driving under the influence, DUI, which involves people driving under the influence of drugs like marijuana, cocaine and other drugs. Over 19 percent of total accident deaths are attributed to DUI and DWI accidents.
The NHTSA reported that an average of 35 fatalities occurred each day on US roads as a result of crashes involving DWI and DUI drivers. Unfortunately these numbers go up to 46 per day during the holiday season and spikes up to 55 per day over New Year’s. 38% percent of all traffic fatalities during the Christmas period occurred in car accidents involving a DWI driver and 41% during the New Year’s. This represents an increase in DWI and DUI accident deaths of over 10% when compared to the rest of the year.
If you would like more information about how we can help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses, call us at 337-433-2053 or contact our law firm online. We offer free initial consultations, and you will pay no lawyer fees unless we win compensation for you.