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Drunk Driving Accidents Continue to Cause Injuries and Fatalities

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Libertyville drunk driving car accident lawyerOn the afternoon of Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, a drunk driver was deemed responsible for a three-vehicle collision on the Borman Expressway in Gary, Indiana. The reckless driver was a 42-year-old man, and the accident occurred when the inebriated driver began to drift onto the outer shoulder of Interstate 80/94. The man ultimately crashed into a car that was driven by a young, 23-year-old driver, who then collided with another vehicle. 

Although no drivers suffered serious injuries, the incident proved how significant the recklessness of one driver can be to everyone else on the road. If you or a member of your family are injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, it is important to seek legal guidance to determine how you can recover compensation for your damages. 

Drunk Driving Kills 

While many initiatives have made efforts to decrease drunk driving on American roadways, the sheer amount of drunk drivers nationwide continues to be a massive safety concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 10,000 Americans lost their lives due to drunk driving in 2016. In all, the CDC estimates that approximately 29 Americans die every day due to the negligence of drunk drivers. 

Despite the substantial punishments that come with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge, drivers throughout the nation continue to make the reckless and irresponsible decision to drive while intoxicated. In fact, inebriated drivers are responsible for an alarming 28% of all annual traffic fatalities nationwide, and more than 111 million Americans admitted to driving drunk in 2016. 

Staying Safe on American Roadways 

While the statistics above can be terrifying for responsible American drivers, the good news is that law enforcement officials are cracking down on drunk driving throughout the country. In 2016 alone, more than one million American drivers were arrested on DUI charges. Increased highway patrolmen, the implementation of DUI checkpoints, and the threat of substantial jail time, fines, and a stain on one’s permanent record continue to serve as factors in lowering the amount of drunk drivers in the United States. 

Set Up a Free Consultation With a Lake County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

At Salvi and Maher, L.L.C., our team of personal injury attorneys know just how devastating a severe motor vehicle accident can be for the whole family. In the aftermath of a car accident, families have to face emotional trauma, as well as recovery from physical injuries. During this difficult time, the last thing you should have to worry about is your financial security. Our legal team has years of experience working to ensure that families are properly compensated in the aftermath of a car accident. To set up a free consultation with a Waukegan personal injury attorney, call us today at 847-662-3303.

Sources:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-hobart-man-borman-crash-st-0924-story.html

https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html

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