There are far too many kinds of dangerous traffic accidents out there, but the leading cause of traffic fatalities is drunk drivers. Every motorist is aware of the dangers associated with driving while under the influence of alcohol, but some refuse to break the deadly habit. If a drunk driver leaves you or your loved one injured, don’t delay consulting with an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney.
The Sobering Statistics
The following statistics, shared by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), highlight exactly how dangerous drunk driving is:
- In the United States, about 28 people die every day as a result of drunk driving.
- Over 10,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes caused by drunk drivers in 2019.
Although the legal limit in almost every state is 0.08 percent BAC (blood alcohol concentration), statistics from 2019 reveal that 1,700 people were killed in accidents caused by drivers whose BACs were significantly lower than this.
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Car Accident FAQ
How do I prove the other driver was drunk?
If you have reason to believe that the driver who caused you to be injured was drunk, let the attending officer know. Beyond this, your experienced car accident lawyer will compile the evidence necessary to establish the other driver’s negligence.
Do I need to seek medical attention if I feel fine?
If you have endured a car accident of any magnitude, seeking immediate medical attention is critical. The fact is that serious injuries can be symptom-free, and failing to obtain the medical care you need allows these injuries to become not only more serious but also that much more difficult to treat.
What if I am also at fault?
In Georgia, you can seek compensation for the percentage of your damages that the other driver is responsible for (as long as you are not determined to be more than 50 percent at fault).