About 2 in every 3 people will be somehow affected by drunk driving in their lives.2
In 2014, 329 of the 824 traffic fatalities in South Carolina (about 40%) were alcohol-related.1 About 1 in 4 car wrecks with teenagers involves an underage drunk driver.2
Because of statistics like these, it is important for us all to help prevent drunk driving.
4 Ways to Help Prevent Drunk Driving
1.) If you decide to drink, be sure to assign a designated driver or call an Uber.
2.) Look out for your friends by making sure they have a sober ride home if they have been drinking
3.) Talk to your children & teens about the consequences of underaged drinking and driving
4.) Learn to detect the signs of a drunk driver, and report it when you suspect someone is driving drunk.
If you've been involved in an accident with a drunk driver its important to talk with a lawyer as soon as possible about your damages and injuries.
There are important circumstances that may come about regarding your potential claim because the at-fault party was a a drunk driver.
Dealing with car accidents - especially when the at-fault driver was drinking & driving, is a stressful and complex situation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck involving a drunk driver and have questions, Attorney Wil Alexander, is happy to talk with you at any time.
1. (Source: http://www.alcoholalert.com/drunk-driving-statistics-south-carolina.html)
2. (Source: https://www.madd.org/the-problem/#drunkdriving)
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