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Have You Been Injured in Crash Caused by a Drunk Driver?

By Heidi Culbertson

June 6, 2019   Colorado Blog, Colorado Personal Injury

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Have You Been Injured in Crash Caused by a Drunk Driver?

NTHSA Statistics

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of car crashes in the U.S. According to a 2017 study by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 30 people in the United States die every day in alcohol-related car crashes. Although drunk-driving deaths have fallen by more than 30% in the last three decades; these incidents still claim more than 10,000 lives per year.

How Alcohol Consumption Affects Driving Ability

Alcohol consumption reduces the ability to operate a vehicle by decreasing the function of the brain, impairing cognitive ability, and decreasing muscle coordination.

Drunk Driving Crashes are Preventable

Driving after consuming alcoholic beverages can be deadly, but drunk drivers continue to create havoc on our roadways across the United States. Their negligence causes serious injuries and/or deaths in crashes that could easily have been prevented by choosing to exercise responsible behavior.

Drunk Driving is a Crime

Driving a vehicle while intoxicated is a dangerous crime. Strict enforcement of drunk-driving laws has been a significant factor in reducing drunk-driving deaths since the 1980s.  Charges can range from misdemeanors to felony offenses, and penalties for impaired driving can include driver’s license revocation, fines, and even jail time.

Be a Responsible Driver

A responsible driver is one who does not consume alcohol. If you are out on the town and decide to have a drink, make sure that someone else drives you home. Make sure that you plan a safe ride home with a designated driver or a car service before you have a drink.

Make Safe Choices

  1. Choose a non-drinking friend as a designated driver.
  2. If your friend has a drink, do not let them get behind the wheel.
  3. If you host an event and are serving alcohol, make sure all of your guests leave your party with a sober driver.
  4. Wearing your seat belt is your best defense against impaired drivers
  5. If you see a driver on the road who appears to be impaired, save a life by contacting law enforcement immediately.

Call Burg Simpson for a Free Consultation Today

If you have been injured by an impaired driver in a motor vehicle accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Burg Simpson’s drunk driving accident lawyers are here to help you. Contact one of our Denver personal injury lawyers today by filling out a Free Case Evaluation form or calling us at 303 792-5595.

Our experienced trial lawyers at Burg Simpson have over four decades of experience helping victims recover from serious personal injuries at the hands of impaired drivers. We can help you rebuild your life after a crash and, in the process, help prevent drunk drivers from injuring others. Our lawyers have the experience and the resources to help those who were injured by a drunk driver navigate the many legal issues that surround these types of cases. We have extensive experience with accident and medical investigations, insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and litigating in court against anyone who refuses to take responsibility for injuring another party.

At Burg Simpson, we work to protect our clients who were victimized by drunk drivers. We are here to protect you. Call Burg Simpson for a Free Consultation today: 303 792 5595

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