How Many Car Accidents Are Caused by Drunk Driving?

Drunk drivers suffer cognitive, physical, and visual impairments that render them incapable of driving safely. While every motorist on the road owes every other motorist out there a duty of care that includes allowing for their safe passage, drunk drivers forego this important responsibility and endanger everyone with whom they share the road. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, seek the professional legal guidance of an experienced car accident attorney.

The Statistics

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) shares the following somber statistics related to drunk driving:

  • Each day, an average of 28 people are killed by drunk drivers in the United States.
  • In 2019, more than 10,000 people lost their lives in crashes involving drunk drivers.

Alcohol in the system is measured in terms of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), and while the legal limit is .08 percent in nearly every state, more than 1,700 people lost their lives in 2019 as a result of drivers with BACs between .01 and .07.

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Drunk drivers are responsible for some of the deadliest accidents on our roads. If you or someone you love has been injured or worse by a drunk driver, the dedicated Atlanta car accident lawyers at Ahmad Injury Law are committed to skillfully advocating for the compensation to which you are entitled. To learn more, please contact or call us at 404-689-1262 today.

Drunk Driving FAQ

Can I handle the car accident claim on my own?

You can file your car accident claim on your own, but because these claims are complicated, you have a better chance of obtaining just compensation with an accomplished car accident attorney in your corner.

What if I can’t afford an attorney?

Most reputable car accident attorneys work on contingency, which means they don’t get paid until you obtain either a settlement or a court award.

Will my case go to trial?

Many claimants are concerned about going to trial, but the truth is that the vast majority of claims settle out of court. If the car insurance company handling your claim refuses to negotiate fairly, however, your attorney may advise you to move forward with filing a lawsuit.