DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS: DELUCA AND MAUCHER CAN HELP
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than a quarter million people are injured each year in alcohol-related crashes. Every 31 minutes someone in the U.S. is killed in an alcohol-related auto accident, and every two minutes someone is injured.
When a driver makes the reckless decision to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the victim of any resulting auto accident may pursue civil damages for his or her injuries. At DeLuca and Maucher law offices, our auto accident attorneys are dedicated to providing effective and compassionate personalized legal representation to the victims of drunk driving accidents and their families. If a family member has been injured or killed as a result of a negligent driver’s actions, we can file a person injury or wrongful death claim to hold the at-fault driver accountable for his or her actions. Contact one of our attorneys who handle DUI auto accident cases today to schedule a free consultation.
DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS
The NHTSA reports that on average, alcohol-related accidents accounted for approximately 16,000 fatalities in the United States or 39 percent of the total number of traffic fatalities during a given year. Drunk driving accidents are a major problem on America’s roadways. The fact that driving while under the influence of alcohol (or another intoxicating substance) is a willful choice that places others on the road in jeopardy means that drunk drivers who cause fatalities must be held accountable for their actions.
In the State of South Carolina, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit to operate a motor vehicle for an adult 21 years of age or older is .08 percent – anything over this limit is considered illegal. Driving while under the influence in the State of South Carolina can result in various criminal charges being brought against the intoxicated driver. In addition, under South Carolina’s laws concerning PUNITIVE DAMAGES, there are numerous benefits that are available to the injured party or his or her family in case of a death. A lawyer with experience in the area of DUI accident/related cases from DeLuca and Maucher can help you understand your legal rights and assist you and your family in obtaining the just compensation you deserve.
If you are the victim of a drunk driving accident ANYWHERE IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, one of our auto accident attorneys who represents clients throughout the State, can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to receive under the law. Contact our personal injury / DUI / alcohol related personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and case review.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Driving under the influence (DUI) does not refer only to drinking and driving. DUI can also occur where a driver operates a motor vehicle under the influence of an illegal drug, such as cocaine or marijuana, or even over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications that warn against use while driving. These substances have been shown to impair the performance of the essential mental and motor functions necessary to safely operate a motor vehicle.
If you have been injured by a person who was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you have rights. The choice to drive while intoxicated is reckless and represents a blatant disregard for public safety. An auto accident lawyer can, in the appropriate case, file a lawsuit on your behalf for both economic and non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering. In certain cases, you may be entitled to PUNITIVE damages, damages designed to send a message to ALL drivers NOT to drive while intoxicated.
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