DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT LAWYER
Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Car crashes and collisions can happen to even the most experienced and safest of drivers, but there are certain behaviors that are known to put all drivers at risk. Drunk Driving resulting in a car accident are some of the most common types of car accidents on roads in Idaho and throughout the country, and the injuries that can result from a collision with a drunk driver can be serious and in some cases, life threatening. At Hansen Injury Law, our experienced car accident attorneys understand the serious damages these accidents can cause, and we fight to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions. In order to protect yourself and your loved ones, it is important to be aware of how commonly drunk driving accidents occur, and what you can do if you or someone you love is injured.
Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
According to drunk driving statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10,000 drivers are killed each year as the result of drunk driving accidents each year in the United States, averaging to one fatality every 52 minutes. Data from the NHTSA indicates that in Idaho alone, more than 200 people each year are involved in fatal alcohol related crashes, while thousands more suffer serious injuries. Drunk driving accidents are more likely to occur at night and over the weekend, when more people are out on the roads, enjoying social activities and using alcohol while hanging out with friends in restaurants, bars, and clubs. While public awareness campaigns, the increased efforts of law enforcement, and tougher laws and penalties have all helped to reduce the incidence of drunk driving crashes and collisions on the nation’s roads and highways, drunk drivers continue to be responsible for almost half of all major car accidents each year.
How Hansen Injury Law Can Help If You Are Injured By A Drunk Driver
Getting behind the wheel after you have been drinking is not only dangerous-it is illegal. Under Section 18-8004 of the Idaho State Statutes, driving under the influence of alcohol or any intoxicating substance is a crime, punishable by heavy fines, potentially jail time, and the suspension of your driving privileges. Drunk drivers who cause accidents resulting in injuries to others not only face additional criminal charges, but they are also liable for the damages caused. If you are injured in an accident as the result of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation through an insurance settlement or through a personal injury lawsuit. When estimating the types of damages caused by your accident, it is important to include the following:
Medical expenses, including costs associated with future treatments;
Lost wages, as well as future losses in earnings and benefits;
Property damages, and the cost to repair or replace your property;
Pain and suffering, as well as mental anguish associated with your injury; and
Compensation for disabilities, however minor, which could cause you to be unable to participate in or enjoy hobbies and interests with your loved ones.
Contact Our Attorneys and Get Help
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as the result of a drunk driver, contact the Boise Personal Injury Attorneys At Hansen Injury Law, we can advise you on the best course of action to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions, while assisting you in getting the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Our skilled attorneys serve Boise, Meridian, and the surrounding areas, and are prepared to help you today.
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