A Memorial Day Weekend Reminder From Your Car Accident Lawyer
Your car accident lawyer at Lowman Law Firm would like to remind you that Memorial Day Weekend can often turn out to be a perilous time to drive. Always take extra caution. Statistics show that incidents of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs do rise on occasion of our national holiday weekend. As a result, police presence on our roads is increased, as are random checkpoints.
Don’t let them get away with it. Contact an experienced, savvy car accident lawyer if:
- You were injured in a car accident.
- Someone you know was killed in a car accident.
- You lost time from work due to a car wreck.
- You lost money as a result of being in a car accident.
- You incurred medical expenses as a consequence of being hit and injured in a car wreck.
If you or someone you loved was injured as a result of a car accident, contact your experienced car accident lawyer at Lowman for a free consultation. We fight for justice.
Statistical Roundup From Your Car Accident Lawyer And The Century Council
But the news isn’t all bad. According to The Century Council, in 2010, the rate of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100,000 population was 3.3, representing a 64% decrease since 1982, when record keeping began, and 48 percent since 1991. What this translates into is, for every 100,000 people in the US in 2010, slightly more than three people were killed in a drunk driving fatal crash, a rate that has been cut almost in half over the past two decades - down from a rate of 6.3 in 1991.
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Between 1991 and 2010, the rate of drunk driving fatalities per 100,000 population has decreased 48% nationally, and 63% among those under 21. These statistics and others are positive indicators of the gains being made to fight drunk driving such as increased law enforcement presence during holiday times like Memorial Day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 33,808 people died in traffic crashes in 2010 in the United States (latest figures available), including an estimated 10,839 people who were killed in drunk driving crashes involving a driver with an illegal BAC (.08 or greater). Among the people killed in these drunk driving crashes, 65% were drivers (6,627), 28% were motor vehicle occupants (2,872), and 7% were non-occupants (729), with an average of one person dieing in a drunk driving fatality every 51 minutes.
Don’t let the irresponsible party get away with their needless decision to drive. Talk directly to a car accident lawyer at Lowman for a discreet, free case review. Always consult with a car accident lawyer if you have been involved in an automobile wreck and you believe you are not at fault. Don’t take on the expenses for which you are not responsible. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a reckless or impaired driver, fight back!