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The danger of drunk driving in America

by | Feb 22, 2021 | Automobile Accidents


Car collisions occur frequently in America – on a daily basis – and California is not immune to these troubles. Individuals and families alike can be impacted by car collisions, from those which leave people with severe injuries to others which can be fatal. The causes of car collisions can vary widely, but there is one danger on the roads that has been present almost since the automobile was invented: the danger of drunk driving.

Sobering statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each day in America approximately 30 people die in car collisions that involve drunk driving. As the NHTSA notes, that is about one person every 50 minutes. Over the course of one year alone – 2018 – NHTSA statistics show that over 10,500 people died that year in drunk driving collisions.

10,000 deaths per year is a shocking statistic indeed. However, even more people throughout the country suffer severe injuries in drunk driving crashes. Any car collision has the potential to cause broken bones, head injuries, brain injuries and even spinal cord injuries. Those who suffer such severe injuries may be looking at weeks or even months of hospitalization and medical recovery efforts, if full recovery is even an option at all.

At our law firm, we understand the danger presented by drunk drivers. When our clients need to take legal action after being injured in a drunk driving crash, we do our best to make sure that they have the best information to make good decisions for their own unique challenges. For more information, please visit the drunk driving accidents overview section of our law firm’s website.