Why does drunk-driving cause motor-vehicle accidents?
Because alcohol impairs thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination, according to the NHTSA.
Drunk driving causes or contributes to various kinds of crashes, including vehicle rollovers and rear-end, T-bone, and head-on collisions.
Alcohol combined with road hazards is an especially potent recipe for trouble. Motorists under the influence often drive recklessly. Add to that scenario a slippery mix of snow and ice and the likelihood of a car accident may increase significantly.
Every day, an average of 32 people die in drunk-driving motor-vehicle accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 11,654 people died in alcohol-related driving traffic incidents in 2020. Drinking-and-driving accidents account for almost a third of all crashes nationwide. In 2020, over 2,000 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes where a driver had a BAC between .01 to .07.
Other 2020 drunk-driving statistics from the NHTSA:
Drunk drivers can cause injury to others on the road, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists. Because of the danger of drinking and driving, those who choose to drink and drive can, among other consequences, face punitive damages.
There is tough enforcement of drunk-driving . When drunk driving causes injury on New York roads, the injured persons may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. Our accident lawyers can help those injured by drunk drivers pursue maximum financial recovery and achieve the best possible outcome.
If you’ve been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, contact William Mattar P.C. today. Our accident attorneys can stand up for your rights and fight for you to receive maximum compensation. Schedule a free initial consultation today or call (844) 444-4444 to speak to a team member right now. We are available 24/7 to take your call.