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Fatal Car Accident Caused by Suspected Impaired Driver

A fatal car accident caused by a suspected DUI driver occurred. Police arrested the drunk driver involved in the crash. He is in jail with charges of manslaughter, reckless driving, and DUI. The victim in the crash was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. She later died at the hospital.

Fatal Car Accident Statistics from Drunk Drivers

Drunk driving is said to still be the number one cause of death on U.S. roadways. The statistics for drunk driving are horrifying. Every two minutes, someone is injured in a drunk driving accident. In addition, every 51 minutes, someone is killed by a drunk driver. This kind of destruction is ruining hundreds of lives. In fact, two out of three people will be affected by a drunk driver in some way in their lifetime.

In 2015, 10, 265 people were killed in a car accident involving an alcohol-impaired driver reported the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It was also reported that 28 people die every day in the United States in an alcohol-related car accident. The chance of being in an alcohol-related crash is one in three in the course of a lifetime. On the upside, drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades.

Wrongful Death and Car Accident Attorneys

When a negligent driver such as a drunk driver kills someone in a car accident, family members of the deceased may make a wrongful death claim to receive justice for the victim. Wrongful death is a legal term to describe a claim that certain individuals can make against a person who wrongfully or negligently causes the death of another.

Contact a wrongful death attorney to find out if you are entitled under the statute to bring a claim and, if so, what types of damages you are entitled to recover.  The attorneys at Parke Gordon are aggressive, experienced, and trusted. We will fight to ensure you get a fair settlement. Call now for a free consultation with an experienced attorney about your case.

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