Every year we lose promising lives to the negligent actions of drunk drivers. Despite knowledge of right and wrong or the potential for serious injury, thousands of individuals still choose to get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated. There are programs, initiatives and public service announcements against this behavior and still it continues. Maybe it's time to count on the law to hold these negligent individuals responsible. With the help of an attorney, injured parties and their families can hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions, making an example out of them and deterring others from following in their footsteps.
Most automobile accidents cause serious injury to the parties involved. However, when you take an intoxicated driver and add speed and poor judgment to the mix, the potential for catastrophic injuries increases.
Drunk driving is a crime and individuals that do it know what type of risk they pose to others on the road. Their decision to behave recklessly can impact the lives of dozens. Men, women and even children can fall victim to a drunk driver. Their crashes have been known to wipe out entire families and destroy loved ones. Some victims are left with life altering injuries and chronic, lifelong pain. For these victims and their surviving loved ones, holding the responsible individual accountable isn't just a necessary part of the law, but maybe a necessary part of their healing process as well.
For individuals that have been impacted by the negligence of a drunk driver, speaking to an attorney may help. An experienced attorney can help you receive the compensation you need to provide for your family while you recover.