These fatalities happen because a driver chooses to drive while intoxicated. A senseless, avoidable act.
Research tells us that an average person will metabolize one 12-ounce beer and one 5-ounce glass of wine in one hour. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each day an estimated thirty fatalities occur in the United States on our roadways involving drivers who choose to drink and drive. Tragedies caused by drinking and driving are 100% avoidable. When a person causes an accident because he or she chooses to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while being intoxicated, that person should be held responsible for any harm they cause another person or family. The Pfeifer Law Firm represents individuals and their families of those affected by drunk driving accidents. If you simply have questions, feel free to call us at 501-374-4440.
Most alcohol-impaired drivers that have been involved in an accident have stated that they felt “okay to drive.” Judgment is impaired when alcohol is involved, so a person who is planning to have drinks when they go out should have a backup plan ready to be put into place. More alcohol-involved accidents happen on the weekends. Two out of three people will unfortunately be involved in an accident involving a drunk driver at some point during their lives, according to studies. That number is alarming.