Drunk drivers all everywhere out on the road, and most of the time there is a drunk driver on the highway that is not able to control his or her driving habits to the degree that is safe and responsible. Police are vigilant in looking for offenders who may be driving under the influence, but there are times that they are not able to catch these dangerous drivers in time. In fact, in 2010 there were 10,228 people that were killed in alcohol impaired driving crashes. This means that about one-third of all traffic fatalities involved a drunk driver.
In 2010 alone, at least 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is only one percent of the 112 million self-reported episodes of drunk driving that took place that year in the United States. In addition to fatalities, DUI drivers can also facilitate painful injuries for victims. If you are harmed by a DUI driver, then he or she will automatically be placed at fault for the accident regardless of the nature of the crash. At this point, you may have the right to seek damages from the driver for his or her negligence and foolish choice to drive behind the wheel.
While the offender will probably be sentenced for a DUI, you can also seek damages in a personal injury lawsuit. You will want a convincing and hardworking Tucson personal injury attorney on your side in order to show the courts that you deserve compensation for all medical bills, lost wages, property damages, or pain and suffering associated with an injury in a DUI accident. You can also sue for a wrongful death if your loved one was killed in a drunk driving accident and you are devastated by the loss.