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Victims of DUI Accidents

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.

Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Drunk Drivers in Brevard County, FL

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.


Information on Drunk Driving Accidents in Florida

  • Nearly 50 percent of all drivers killed in crashes and tested positive for drugs also tested positive for alcohol in their systems.
  • Every two minutes, a person is injured in an alcohol-related crash.
  • Every day, there are more than 300,000 instances of drunk driving is recorded with only approximately 3200 of those drivers being arrested.
  • More than 40% of all 10th graders drink alcohol.
  • In 2013, 9.9 million people were reported driving under the influence of illegal drug.
  • Almost one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted for DUI charges are repeat offenders.
  • In fatal crashes in 2014, 30 percent of drunk drivers aged 21 to 24, followed by individuals age 25 to 34 and 35 to 44.
  • The average person metabolises alcohol at the rate of about one drink per hour.
  • More than 1.1 million drivers were arrested in 2014 for DUI charges. 
  • In 2014, men were arrested for drunk driving 3x more than women.
  • The rate of drunk driving is highest among adults between te ages of and 26 to 29-year-old.
  • In 2013 alone, 1,149 children 14 years old and younger died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those 1,149 fatalities, 17 percent occurred in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. Out of those 200 deaths, 121 (61%) were occupants of vehicles with drivers who had bacs of .08 or higher, and another 29 children (15%) were pedestrians or pedal-cyclists struck by drivers with bacs of .08 or higher.
  • In 2014, 16 percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes during on a weekday were drunk, compared to 29 percent on weekends.

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Additional Resources on DUI Related Crashes and Information

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.


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Attorneys for Drunk Driving Crashes in Brevard County, FL

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.

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