Drunk Driving Accidents
Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer
Drunk drivers place thousands of lives at risk every single day. Every driver who shares the road with a person who is intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance is at risk of being involved in an auto accident. Drunk drivers have slower reaction times and may drive erratically. In addition, a victim of a drunk driving accident may be entitled to collect punitive damages, punishment damages, against the drunk driver. If you or someone you know was injured in a drunk driving accident and you are looking for legal help, give us a call or send us an email, it will not cost you anything to see if a Raleigh personal injury attorney from our firm can help you.
Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approximately one-third of fatal auto accidents involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater. This is the limit at which a driver is considered to be "driving while impaired" or DWI under North Carolina law.In 2008, the NHTSA reports that there were 11,773 fatalities in auto accidents that involved a driver with an illegal blood alcohol concentration. This was approximately 32% of the fatalities for the year.
In North Carolina alone, 423 of 1,433 auto accident fatalities were linked with drunk drivers.
When you consider the high percentage of accidents that involve drunk drivers, it is important to get information about what you can do as the victim of a drunk driving accident. When you call our law offices, we will offer you information and guidance that is applicable to your specific case. We will talk to you about what we can do to help and will offer you much-needed support so you can make the right choices about your case.
We have several offices conveniently located in North Carolina, with locations in Raleigh, Charlotte, Kinston, New Bern, Jacksonville, Greenville and Winston-Salem. Please contact a Raleigh drunk driving accident lawyer from The Whitley Law Firm today, we look forward to assisting you with your personal injury claim and helping you recover physically, emotionally and financially from your tragic accident.