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How many lives does drunk driving take?

On Behalf of | Apr 17, 2020 | Drunk Driving Accidents |

Everyone knows that drunk driving is common and that it is dangerous. But just how bad is the problem? It’s worse than a lot of people realize.

The truth is that 29 people die every day from DUI crashes, on average. Those deaths happen all across the United States. If you want to think of it another way, that’s about one death every 50 minutes.

Want to know what this problem is like? Just check the clock, count off the next hour, and think about how yet another life is gone. Yet another family has been impacted. Yet another fatal accident happened even though it could easily have been avoided.

No one gets into the car thinking that they’re going to get into an accident with a drunk driver. It always feels like something that is going to happen to someone else. But thinking like that just makes the risks feel less real than they really are. Even if you drive sober every single time, you need to know who you’re sharing the road with.

On top of that, these daunting statistics only apply to fatal accidents. For every death, there are numerous crashes that do not lead to fatalities, but they still put people in the hospital with broken bones, burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding and all sorts of other serious ailments.

If you get hit by a drunk driver, you may find yourself facing rising medical bills and lost wages. You should know exactly what legal options you have to seek compensation for these losses and how you can pursue a claim.