Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 at 9:00 am    

The latest statistics on driving impaired reveal an interesting statistic. While the number of fatal car accidents linked to drinking and driving seems to be down slightly, the number of drivers killed in accidents who were found to have drugs in their system is on the rise. The combined effect of these two trends still means a high number of people are still driving and dying on our roads due to impaired driving.

The use of drugs and alcohol have similar debilitating effects on the body and your ability to drive safely.

  • Impairing judgement
  • Decreasing coordination
  • Slowing reaction time
  • Causing you to fall asleep.

Recovering from an Accident with a Drunk or Drugged Driver

In many instances, an impaired driver isn’t aware enough to even try to avert an accident and so the injuries to those involved in the accident tend to be severe. Although the state of California is tough on DUI offenses, the fact that the drunk or drugged driver is behind bars does little to help the victim of such an accident. Medical bills, property damage, loss of wages due to inability to work mean big expenses, not to mention the pain and suffering caused to the victim and their family.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a DUI accident our experienced attorneys can help. DUI accidents are different from other types of crashes. In addition to being compensated for your losses, you may also be entitled to punitive damages if the person who caused the accident drank alcohol or used drugs when they knew they would be driving a motor vehicle. Let us evaluate your case for free and help you make the important decisions necessary to get the compensation you’re entitled to.

Impaired Driving Continues to be on the Rise in CA

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI accident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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