Drunk drivers are responsible for approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In fact, nearly 10,500 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in 2016 alone, and more than 10,000 people died each year during the previous decade.

A drunk driver is someone who has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. This is the equivalent of approximately four alcoholic drinks. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol at that level can affect a variety of capabilities, including (but not limited to):

  • Muscle coordination
  • Concentration
  • Information processing
  • Perception
  • Self-control and judgment
  • Memory
  • Speed control
When dealing with a motor vehicle accident where alcohol was a contributing factor, there are often additional issues that need to be addressed. If you or a loved one has been involved in a drunk driving accident, do not hesitate to call and speak directly with one of our drunk driving accident lawyers. The experienced and compassionate lawyers at Lowman Law Firm can help you find the compensation you need to alleviate worry and stress. We don’t get paid unless we’re successful, so legal expenses are one less thing you have to worry about.