Our Michigan drunk driving accident lawyers represent injury victims against drunk drivers and the establishment that served the alcohol. In Michigan, any driver with blood-alcohol absorption (BAC) above the .08 percent is considered intoxicated under the law. Driving under the influence is a serious offense and is the cause of many wrongful deaths in Michigan.
Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
Since MADD launched its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving in 2006, significant improvements have been made to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents, but there is still plenty of work to be done. Updated figures reveal that drunk driving costs the United States more than $132 billion annually. In addition, of the 10,839 people killed in 2009, 181 were children under the age of 15. More than half of them were passengers of drunk drivers. Based on a recent MADD report, the organization rated the nation a three stars out of a five star scale, based on the average of the state ratings. This shows future measures need to be implemented to better protect drivers and prevent more fatal Michigan auto accidents.
Preventative measures to Reduce Michigan Drunk Driving Accidents
Some of the recommended measures by MADD to counter drunk driving accidents are:
- · Requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders
- · Conducting sobriety checkpoints
- · Enhancing Penalties for DUI Child Endangerment
- · Participating in No Refusal Events
- · Utilizing Administrative License Revocation
Some states have already passed legislation regarding these safety measures, but there is much more progress to be made to eliminate drunk driving accidents nationwide.
Finding Your Michigan Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Victims of auto accidents do have legal rights and should pursue them immediately after the accident. When choosing your Michigan lawyer, it is essential to choose the right lawyer so that you may receive a fair settlement. Your drunk driving accident lawyer can also help you receive all of your No-Fault insurance benefits, including medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care services, and other benefits.
Our Michigan drunk driving accident lawyers are the State of Michigan Sponsor for MADD. We were not only the top corporate fundraiser for their signature event, Walk Like MADD, but have also shown support through our event sponsorships and involvement.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Drunk Driving Accident Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan drunk driving accident case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
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Contact Your Michigan Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
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