Being on the road with a drunk or impaired driver, whether as a passenger, another driver, a motorcyclist, or a pedestrian, is one of life’s riskiest propositions. Every day across the nation, innocent people are injured or killed as a result of this form of negligence. If you’ve been harmed in a traffic accident caused by an intoxicated or impaired driver, you deserve full compensation for all of your losses and damages.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our professional team of 30 attorneys and more than 130 investigators, case managers, and support staff are here to help make that happen. We’ve helped thousands of personal injury victims obtain millions of dollars in settlements and verdict awards since 1997. We have one goal in mind: to help you get every dollar to which you are entitled through your insurance claim or lawsuit.
Everyone agrees that driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a bad idea. That’s why every state has enacted laws against it and works vigorously to enforce them. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is injured every two minutes in this country in a drunk driving traffic crash.
The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility reports that 31 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2012 were due to drunk drivers and that six out of 10 of these crashes involved drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 percent or higher, almost twice the legal limit. Florida’s 2012 alcohol-related traffic fatalities stood at 697. These states were in the top three in the country, surpassed only by Texas. Furthermore, these numbers comprised increases from the previous year for both states.
Other grim statistics concerning impaired driving as published by DoSomething.org show that:
Crashes involving drunk or impaired drivers can obviously lead to serious or catastrophic injuries, property damage, and death. Ensuring that you receive full compensation for all of your medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, property damage or for the loss of a loved one killed by such a driver can be difficult. Insurance companies are in the business of remaining profitable and stay that way by limiting payouts. Don’t let that happen. Ensure that you have the kind of professional and proven help that Steinger, Iscoe & Greene provides.
Your legal action against an impaired driver may be based on the other driver’s negligence as well as the negligence of the bar, nightclub, or establishment that overserved him or her, or on parents who allowed underage drinking on their property which to led an underage DUI. Whatever the circumstances, our firm will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that all those responsible are held liable. We start your case with a free consultation. Learn more about how we can help – contact us at today.