In Hillsborough County, throughout Florida and across the United States, drunk drivers are a major cause of motor vehicle crashes. Traffic safety experts implicate drunk driving in a large percentage of all accidents, and the behavior is the second leading cause of traffic deaths after speeding. Every year, thousands of people are killed by drunk drivers on the nation’s roads.
Lawmakers have enacted strict measures in an attempt to reduce drunk driving. Hefty fines, penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test, license revocation and jail are all potential penalties for a DUI arrest. And yet these penalties do not seem to prevent intoxicated people from getting behind the wheel of a car and hitting the streets, roads and highways of the Sunshine State.
Drunk driving laws are difficult for police officers to enforce. At peak times, there are usually more drunk drivers on the roads than there are law enforcement officers. Moreover, unless a drunk driver is engaging in a driving behavior that attracts the attention of police, they are likely to go undetected – until tragedy strikes.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident which was caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills and other expenses. To ensure that you receive all that you deserve, be sure to seek the counsel of experienced personal injury attorneys, like those at Culpepper Kurland. Our attorneys have years of experience helping victims of accidents recover from negligent and drunk drivers. Visit our firm’s website to see how we have helped other victims of car accidents.