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How common are fatal drunk driving accidents?

Even with awareness campaigns, far too many intoxicated drivers get behind the wheel. Sadly, they may cause an auto accident that results in personal injury or loss of life. In Jasper, Walker and across Alabama, a car accident victim who has had their life turned upside down due to a negligent driver should take action right away to ensure that their needs are met. Whether they are struggling with physical, emotional or even financial hardships (lost wages, medical expenses, etc.), it is crucial for people who are dealing with this to stand up for their rights. If you or one of your loved ones have been involved in a drunk driving accident or you are simply wondering how many drunk drivers are on the roads, it's helpful to realize just how many fatal drunk driving crashes occur in the U.S.

On their website, the Centers for Disease Control and Services published some incredibly alarming drunk driving accident statistics. According to the CDC, nearly 30 people lose their lives in car accidents involving a drunk driver every day in the United States. Furthermore, drunk driving accidents cost over $59 billion each year. In 2012, over 10,300 people lost their lives in drunk driving wrecks throughout the country. Additionally, more than 1.4 million people were apprehended for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, it is important to remember that this only represents a fraction of the 112 million self-reported drunk driving incidents each year.

Please remember that this information is not to be taken as legal advice.

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