It’s common knowledge that driving under the influence is against the law, yet everyday thousands are injured in DUI related accidents. Partly due to the fact that inebriated persons are no-longer making the best decisions but also because there are now more and more ways to be ‘intoxicated’. From prescription drug use to drugs on the street. The reality is- based on data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was a DUI traffic fatality every 50 minutes in 2016.
Alcohol-impaired crashes are those that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or above, the legal definition of impaired driving. According to NHTSA 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes in 2016, up 1.7 percent from 10,320 in 2015. In 2016 alcohol-impaired crash fatalities accounted for 28 percent of all crash fatalities.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates 1,017,808 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2016. The arrest rate works out to one arrest for about every 215 licensed drivers in the United States.
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Louisville DUI Personal Injury Attorneys
We’re taught from a young age that drinking and driving is bad, and for good reason. When someone gets behind the wheel after a few drinks, they are putting themselves and everyone they pass in danger. At Nutt Law Office, we’re serious about protecting the rights of anyone who has been injured because of a drunk driver in the Louisville area.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a DUI-related accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and any damage to your property. The attorneys at Nutt Law Office work tirelessly to make sure our clients are taken care of emotionally and financially.
Discover what Nutt Law Office can accomplish on your behalf, and meet with our skilled personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation. We’ll help you collect the necessary evidence to prove who was at fault for the accident and recover the compensation you need.