Drunk Driving Accident Victims

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A Birmingham Driving Drunk Accident Lawyer Can Help

Drunk drivers are a serious problem throughout the United States. In 2009, 10,839 people were killed in drunk driving accidents. According to statistics, 1 out of 5 drivers will be involved in an alcohol-related accident.

Alcohol impaired drivers make Alabama highways dangerous and are a threat to pedestrians and people operating motor vehicles. Someone is killed every 32 hours in an Alabama alcohol-related accident. In 2009, there were 848 traffic fatalities; 280 of these deaths involved intoxicated drivers. One third of all traffic deaths in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and throughout Alabama are DUI related.

Traffic accidents often cause catastrophic injuries. Medical bills can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and lost wages add to the financial burden. Catastrophic injuries may require a lifetime of expensive care, and if someone is killed, grieving family members must make funeral arrangements and handle the decedent’s legal and personal affairs.

Contact an Alabama drunk driving accident lawyer at Simms and Associates if you or a loved one is the victim of a drunk driver. Simms and Associates’ lawyers strive to help individuals and families receive a fair settlement.