Michigan car accident lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently created an infographic, “Drunk Driving Crash Deaths Soar to Sobering Numbers” on 2011 United States death statistics. The infographic visually displays the contrasts in accidental deaths compared to drunk driving crash deaths. It was created to make people aware of the very high number of deaths that take place due to drunk driving, and to remind society that drunk driving is not an accident and can be easily prevented unlike other natural disasters that are beyond ones control. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a Southfield personal injury law firm that specializes in representing motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists injured in Michigan drunk driving accidents and against the establishment that served the alcohol. The firm represents victims injured throughout the entire State of Michigan.
Driving under the influence is in fact a very serious issue and is still a rising problem in our society. In fact, in 2011 in the U.S. there were a total of 9,878 deaths as a result or drunk driving. Other statistics included on the infographic are deaths that resulted from an actual accident or natural disaster in 2011 in the U.S. They include:
- Lightning Deaths: 26
- West Nile Virus Deaths: 43
- Aircraft Deaths: 401
- Tornado Deaths: 553
- Handgun Murders: 6,220
Due to the high number of drunk driving deaths, some states have already passed legislation regarding safety measures to reduce these types of crashes and eliminate drunk driving nationwide. Preventative measures such as requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders, conducting sobriety checkpoints, enacting penalties for DUI Child Endangerment, utilizing administrative license revocation, and more are some examples of legislation that has passed.
The Michigan car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are actively pursuing lawsuits in several cases for victims injured in a drunk driving crash. Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists injured by Michigan drunk and intoxicated drivers have legal rights against the negligent driver and often also against the bar, restaurant, or establishment that served the drunk drive the alcohol that cause the intoxication.
To learn more about how the number of accidental deaths in the U.S. compared to drunk driving crash deaths, visit http://bit.ly/drunkdrivingcrashdeaths Share this infographic with others, including new drivers, as a motivation to keep our roads and highways safe from drunk driving drivers and to make people more aware of the serious consequences of getting behind the wheel after drinking. Take a stand against drunk driving and embed the graphic on your own site, email friends and colleagues, and share on all social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+