Every day in the U.S., 28 people are killed in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. This comes to a total of one death every 53 minutes. Annually, expenses related to alcohol crashes totals over than $44 billion. In 2014, 9,967 people died in alcohol-related driving accidents. These accidents accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
Additionally, in 2014, out of the 1,070 traffic deaths involving children between the ages of 0 to 14 years, 19 percent involved an alcohol-impaired driver. Furthermore, out of the 209 child passengers ages 14 and under who were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2014, more than half of these children were passengers in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver.
Thankfully, there are effective measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving. However, if you had the misfortune of being injured in an alcohol-related accident, a personal injury attorney can help you go after the damages you are owed. The negligent drivers in the case are often charged with drunk driving, DUI with personal injury, DUI with serious bodily injury and DUI manslaughter.
Driving while intoxicated is a negligent act that can cause serious property damage and injuries in an accident. If you have suffered after an accident caused by a drunk driver in Brevard County or the surrounding areas then contact an experienced personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter.
James Coulter represents the victims of a DUI case throughout Satellite Beach and the surrounding areas in Brevard County including Melbourne, Cocoa, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Indialantic, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, and West Melbourne.
With offices in Satellite Beach, James Coulter also represents drunk driving victims in personal injury cases in the counties surrounding Brevard County including Volusia County, Indian River County, Osceola County, and Orange County, Florida. Call (321) 586-9944 today to schedule your free consultation with The Law Offices of James B. Coulter and begin work towards the compensation you deserve.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6430a2.htm- This site provides information on alcohol-impaired driving among adults in the united states. It also provides statistics on the frequency of alcohol-related accidents throughout the country.
https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812231 Search this site for information on alcohol-impaired driving. This includes information on the economic cost for these types of accidents, how to protect children from these types of collisions, fatalities by state, and the most frequent times of day for DUI accidents.
After an alcohol-related accident in Satellite Beach, FL and the surrounding areas in Brevard County, FL, and the surrounding areas contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss issues that arise after this type of accident.
James Coulter represents victims of a DUI after the negligent driver is charged with DUI, DUI with property damage, DUI with personal injury, DUI with serious bodily injury and DUI manslaughter.
With offices conveniently located in Satellite Beach, James Coulter represents the victims of drunk driving crashes throughout the surrounding areas in Brevard County including Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Melbourne, Cocoa, Titusville, Indialantic, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, and West Melbourne.
Call The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944 today for your free consultation.
This article was last updated on Friday, October 14, 2016.