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Drunk Driving Changes Lives, Never for the Better

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dui-1According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly 112 million times a year an alcohol-impaired driver will put others on the road at risk. Additionally, of the millions of self-reported driving under the influence incidents each year, only one percent of individuals driving drunk are arrested. That leaves many more drivers still out there putting you at risk.

We hope that you never find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one is in a motor vehicle accident due to impaired driving. However, if you do, contact us here at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers. We focus on getting you the compensation you deserve as we have extensive experience as premier car accident attorneys in Baton Rouge. Consider the following information about drunk driving, and how it may affect you and your family.

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Louisiana and Drunk Driving Rates

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When you look at the percentage of adults that report having driven while under the influence of alcohol over the course of thirty days, the national percentage is around 1.9 percent of the total population. For the same survey done across the state of Louisiana, the percentage of adults who drove impaired was recorded at 2.5 percent. In fact, the statistics recorded by the CDC statistics recorded by the CDC [PDF] all indicate that Louisiana has not only higher rates of driving under the influence, but also higher rates of death across any age bracket or gender than the national average. That means more people are getting in accidents with a drunk driver in Louisiana than in other states.

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Consequences of Drunk Driving

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Imagine you’re driving your young daughter home from a ballet recital. She’s happily strapped into the back seat, entertaining herself with an evening snack. You stop at a four-way stop, look both ways and continue forward. Out of no-where, a car slams into the side of your vehicle. Your daughter screams as your head slams against the window. Your life was just changed by a drunk driver.

No one wants to think about the consequences of drunk driving. In fact, most individuals who choose to get behind the wheel impaired don’t think about it first. The consequences of driving drunk range from fines and jail time to death.

dui-2Additionally, drunk driving simply changes lives in negative ways. The individual perpetrating can face the following:

  • Fines
  • Jail Time
  • Revoked License
  • Ignition Interlocks
  • Physical Harm or Death

In the United States, often times individuals who have had only minor offences can receive multiple chances to retain their license and not serve prison time. However, anytime someone drives impaired they risk their own lives as well as the lives of others on the road. From injury to death, drunk driving can have painful consequences. Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers work with individuals who have been the victims of drunk driving or other traffic offenses, making sure you receive the greatest compensation possible. Nothing can reverse the pain and suffering from a terrible car accident; however, the financial burden can be lifted if the cause is due to another.

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If you’ve been in an accident that has caused you or a loved one harm, contact the steadfast car accident attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers today!