Drunk Driving Accidents
Drinking and driving is a serious issue. More than 9,800 people were killed and another 350,000 injured in drunk driving crashes in 2011, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. A person is killed in an accident related to drinking and driving on average every 53 minutes in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 30% of Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related traffic crash at sometime in their lives. That's not even accounting for the billions of dollars in property damage stemming from drivers who get behind the wheel after a drink too many each year.
Perhaps the greatest tragedy in these crashes is that they can easily be prevented. If drivers would simply use common sense and give up their car keys when drinking, there is no telling how many of these terrible accidents could be avoided. Many drunk drivers are repeat offenders. Impaired drivers who cause alcohol related fatal car wrecks are eight times more likely to have been convicted of DUI than drivers involved in fatal wrecks where alcohol was not a factor.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you are well advised to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney who can protect your interests and hold the responsible parties accountable for the harm suffered. There may be other parties, in addition to the drunk driver, who may be held legally responsible under Alabama's Dram Shop Act, such as a bar or restaurant owner who served alcohol to an already intoxicated person.
The Alabama drunk driving lawyers at Allred & Allred, P.C., have the experience, skill and commitment you need to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm at 334.396.9200 or via our website for a consultation at no cost to you.Experience You Can Trust
With more than 40 years of combined experience in personal injury law, we not only understand the legal issues that arise in drunk driving accident cases, but can also identify the vast array of potentially responsible parties. Liability in these cases may extend beyond drunk drivers to the liquor store that sold the alcohol, the bar that served it or the host who provided it at a party. At Allred & Allred, we seek damages that less experienced lawyers may not even know are available.
Our background in insurance defense also gives us a competitive advantage when it comes to dealing with a drunk driver's insurance company. We know how insurers approach these cases, as well as the tactics and strategies they employ, and we understand the best practices for dealing with them. Other attorneys in Alabama and across the country often refer clients to our firm for representation in drunk driving accident matters.
At Allred & Allred, we handle every manner of personal injury cases, from drunk driving and other car accidents to products liability matters and those concerning workplace injuries. Founding partner David E. Allred has more than three decades of injury law experience and is a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated lawyer, that publication's highest rating based on peer review from judges and fellow lawyers. We pride ourselves on providing dedicated and personalized services to our clients.
We proudly serve clients throughout Alabama from our offices in Montgomery. Our drunk driving accident attorneys are available to provide an honest and complete assessment of your case and explain how we can help. Contact our office today to discuss your personal injury questions with a lawyer. We look forward to serving you.