Car accidents can have tremendously negative consequences for victims, including severe injury and even fatal injuries. The risk of sustaining a major injury in a motor vehicle collision could be heightened when the crash involves a drunk driver or a driver otherwise impaired by substances. Being under the influence impacts judgment and impulse control, as well as diminishing the fine- and-gross motor skills necessary to responsibly operate a vehicle. This can lead to reckless, careless driving when a motorist is impaired—and that kind of negligent driving can lead to people getting severely injured or killed. If you were hit by a drunk driver and want to discuss your legal rights as an injury victim with a qualified DUI accident lawyer in Horsham, call the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today.
DUI facts and figures
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nationwide, one person dies in a DUI crash every 50 minutes, resulting in 29 DUI-related fatalities per day. CDC data estimates that 28 percent of all traffic-related fatalities involved a drunk or otherwise impaired driver, and more than 10,000 people died in DUI accidents in 2016 alone.
Data made available by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that:
- The number of DUI-related deaths climbed to nearly 11,000 in 2017
- Although blood alcohol content (BAC) for an impaired driving charge is .08, more than 1,800 people lost their lives in accidents where BAC was at .01
- More than 40 percent of DUI drivers were between ages 16 and 24 in 2017
- Four out of every five drunk drivers is male
DUI accident victims have the right to seek compensation
Victims should not have to suffer in silence because of someone else’s gross negligence. Injured parties have the right to pursue justice in the civil courts by hiring legal counsel and filing a lawsuit against the liable party. The drunk or impaired driver can be held legally responsible for the pain and suffering their victims were forced to endure, and can be compelled by the courts to pay significant financial compensation to victims and their families. A personal injury attorney can work with you to build a case and will advocate for you in pursuit of the maximum award possible under the law.
Horsham DUI accident attorneys
If you need a DUI accident lawyer in Horsham, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to discuss building a case with an expert attorney. Our lawyers have significant experience in DUI accident injury litigation, and we can help you pursue the recovery of damages in your case. Your injuries, the pain and suffering they caused, and the cost of medical treatment as well as lost wages while recovering from injuries will all be taken into consideration by the courts as the damages are evaluated. The damages are then assigned a monetary amount that can be paid out to you by the liable party in the form of court-compelled cash compensation. Call or click today for your free consultation.