Pop star Justin Bieber was recently arrested and charged with driving under the influence, along with several other charges. According to authorities, Justin Bieber raced through a Miami Beach neighborhood trying to resist arrest from the cops. His blood alcohol was under the state’s legal limit, however the pop star singer was unable to pass field sobriety tests at the scene.
Drunk driving is a serious offense and should never be taken lightly. In fact, when one compares drunk driving accidents with collisions that do not involve an impaired driver, it is clear that the presence of alcohol increases the risk of serious injuries. According to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, only 0.3 percent of non-alcohol related Michigan car accidents in the year 2012 resulted in deaths compared to 2.6 percent of alcohol-related car crashes. During that same year, non-fatal injuries were suffered in 18.9 percent of all non-alcohol related collisions compared to 39.8 percent of all accidents involving a drunk driver.
Because driving while impaired is so dangerous, many states have in place a number of laws and restrictions regarding blood alcohol content (BAC) levels for motorists. Furthermore, drivers with any amount of marijuana, heroin or GHB in their system will face serious charges even if they show no signs of impairment. According to authorities, Justin Bieber also admitted to consuming drugs at the time of the incident.
Fortunately for Justin Bieber and all others on the road, there were no resulting injuries. However, if an individual is hit by a drunk driver and as a result suffers injures, financial compensation may be available for their significant losses.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. , our Michigan drunk driving accident attorneys represent victims helping them get the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries suffered. Compensation can include reimbursement for medical bills, hospitalization costs, lost of future wages, cost of rehabilitations services, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
It is important that you if you or someone you know was involved in a car accident with an intoxicated driver that you call our top rated law firm today at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your rights. Our Michigan drunk driver attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim. There are strict statutes of limitations for filing these types of claims so it is important you do not wait to contact us. Call now and learn your rights!