Alcohol Related Injuries
If you have recently been involved in an accident and suffered an injury, or if someone close to you has been injured or killed in an accident by someone under the influence of alcohol, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Alcohol related accidents that result in serious injuries can permanently negatively impact the victim's health and lifestyle. If the accident was caused by an alcohol impaired individual, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
Alcohol related fatalities accounted for 41% of total highway deaths in 2002. A total of 17,419 persons were killed in alcohol related motor vehicle crashes, 15,019 of which involved a driver or nonoccupant with blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater. Alcohol was also factor in 40% of motor vehicle pedestrian deaths. For more information regarding drunk driving and alcohol related issues, visit the OptimusLaw® DUI / DWI Help Center.
According to the National Center for Injury Prevention & Control drugs other than alcohol (e.g., marijuana and cocaine) have been identified as factors in 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths.
In 2002, the U.S. Coast Guard reported 5,705 boating incidents in which 4,062 participants were reported injured and another 750 were killed. Alcohol was involved in 39% of reported boating fatalities.
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Alcohol related personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. You may contact the sponsoring law firm below to discuss the injury or schedule a free consultation. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
Where can I get legal advice about my Accident Injury issue or case?
If you have an Accident Injury matter or case and want legal advice for your specific situation, call the law firm below to schedule an initial consultation.
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