Drinking and driving ruins lives. It can cause serious injury and even death in those who’ve become a victim of a drunk driver. One Colorado auto accident lawyer knows all too well about it. They explain below.
According to MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, more than 500,000 people are injured by drunk drivers annually and drunk driving deaths make up 40% of all deaths related to auto accidents. That’s nearly half!
Often because the person who has been drinking is completely relaxed at the time of impact they usually don’t receive as much injury as those they’ve hit. This isn’t always the case, but it
isn’t uncommon. Drunk drivers can face serious charges, loose their jobs from being charged, and can even face prison time, or getting their license revoked.
Driving drunk isn’t worth the risks involved especially because it puts people in harms way every time! State and federal laws are becoming more harsh when it comes to those who choose to drink and drive. In Colorado victims or victim survivors are allowed to seek more than just negligent damages from a drunk driver. They can choose to charge for punitive damages as well.
If you or someone you know is a victim of drunk driving then please seek justice and find a personal injury lawyer today!