According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 10,000 Americans are killed in alcohol-related car accidents each year, accounting for nearly a third of all traffic fatalities in the United States. December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a time to remember those who have fallen victim to impaired drivers and to redouble our efforts to prevent driving under the influence.
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, please contact the Columbus accident attorneys at the office of Robert W. Kerpsack at (614) 766-2000 today to schedule your free initial consultation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) created National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month to promote awareness of the problem and to encourage motorists to make responsible decisions. Almost 1.5 million motorists are arrested annually for impaired driving. but it’s estimated that this represents only about one percent of actual instances.
And it’s not just alcohol that is of concern. Illegal drugs also impair a driver’s ability, and with the increasing social acceptance of medical and recreational marijuana, the incidence of such accidents will likely increase.
If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a drunk or drugged motorist, you have a right to seek justice. Please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., LPA, at (614) 766-2000 to arrange your free, private consultation with our Columbus accident attorneys.