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Drunk Driving Accidents

Established Firm Represents Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia & Florida

Aggressive attorneys protect the interests of clients injured by drunk drivers

Unfortunately, there are individuals on the roadways who take your safety and their own for granted, by climbing behind the wheel of an automobile after they have had too much to drink. While there are criminal consequences for these individuals, the law also provides certain civil remedies if you are injured by a drunk motorist.

Throughout the United States, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities account for nearly 30 percent of auto accident fatalities. In 2016, more than 10,000 Americans died in these types of crashes. Though numerous efforts have been made over the past few decades to eliminate these avoidable tragedies, drunk-driving collisions still affect every demographic and economic group.

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  • Virginia
    In 2016, Virginia had 220 alcohol-related vehicle fatalities, which was 29 percent of the state total. Approximately three-quarters of these cases involved motorists with an extremely high blood-alcohol concentration of at least .15 percent.
  • South Carolina
    In 2016, South Carolina had a total of 975 traffic fatalities;  331 of these accidents were alcohol-related (33 percent). The state's rate of deaths due to alcohol-impaired driving was 6.7 per 100,000 residents, more than twice the national average.
  • North Carolina
    In 2016, North Carolina had a total of 1,441 traffic fatalities; 354 were alcohol-related (25 percent). Of the alcohol-related driving deaths, 74.5 involved high BAC (.15 percent and higher) motorists.
  • West Virginia
    In 2016, West Virginia registered 68 alcohol-related driving fatalities, constituting 25 percent of the total car accident death toll. The state's rate of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100,000 residents (3.7) was higher than the national average (3.3).
  • Florida
    In 2016, Florida suffered 841 alcohol-related driving fatalities, which means that more than 26 percent of the state's total accident death toll involved drinking. Florida's rate of of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100,000 residents exceeded the nationwide average among all drivers (4.1 to 3.3) and motorists under 21 (1.6 to 1.2).

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Alcohol is an aggravating factor

An aggravating factor is a reason why someone who has pled or been found guilty should receive a more severe sentence. It is also something that is used to increase the value of a claim above and beyond what it would have been had the aggravating factor not been present. When aggravating factors are involved in a claim, you are filing for punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded to reform or deter the defendant from repeating the reprehensible behavior that caused your damages and/or injury.

We investigate and determine all sources of liability

In some circumstances, there may be additional parties liable in your accident other than the drunk driver. It is possible that the person, party or facility that served the liquor to the driver may also be liable. The experienced drunk driver accident attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban investigate your claim and prosecute for the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.

We take pride in serving injury victims throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia & Florida

If you are injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia or Florida, call the offices of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban at (888) 351-1038 to discuss what we can do to help or contact us online.
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