Drunk driving continues to be a huge problem throughout the United States. While numbers of drunk driving accidents have fallen over the past 10 years, they continue to cause tragedy. In 2015, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly a 3rd of all traffic-related deaths in the country.
California isn’t exempt from this problem. From 2003 to 2012, 10,327 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers in California. A survey conducted in 2012 showed that 1.8% of Californians who took the survey reported driving after drinking too much.
In 2013, there were a total of 162,199 DUI arrests, 568 fatal DUI-related collisions, and 16,060 alcohol-related injury collisions. While these numbers have fallen significantly in the past few years, they do indicate drunk driving to be a perpetual problem.
Among convicted DUI offenders arrested in 2011, almost ¾ of the criminals were 1st-time offenders. Another 26.6% were repeat DUI offenders, with one or more prior convictions within the previous 10 years.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by a drunk driver, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Let us see how we can help. Barry Regar APLC has more than 40 years of legal experience to offer your case. Our founding attorney has been successfully navigating victims through the complex filing of injury claims throughout his career. Contact us about your case as soon as possible. Our Desert Hot Springs car accident lawyer can offer experienced advice regarding your best course of legal action.
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