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Drunk Driving Accidents
At some point in their lives, approximately 30% of Americans will find themselves involved in an alcohol-related accident. Statistics show that one person is injured in an alcohol-related vehicle accident about every two minutes. More than 500,000 people lost their lives in 2001, and the numbers have only increased since that time. In fact, drunk driving is our country’s most frequently committed violent crime. Every 30 minutes, someone loses their life in an alcohol-related motor vehicle crash.
A Drunk Driver’s Responsibility
While you might assume that New Year’s Eve or St. Patrick’s Day are times when the greatest number of drunk-driving accidents occurs, the Fourth of July weekend is actually number one, with Halloween and Labor Day close behind. On these days and many others, drunk drivers bring untold misery to families who suffer the deaths of loved ones, or for those permanently injured or disabled due to the negligence of a drunk driver. Every day that you drive on U.S. roads, you take your life in your hands and expose yourself to the potential anguish and risk of medical problems and financial stress because someone else chose to drink and then get behind the wheel of a car. Clearly, DWI (driving while intoxicated), or DUI (driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol) is negligent behavior.
The Criminal Court’s Responsibility
While the criminal court system can punish drunk drivers, it can do nothing to assist in compensating the unfortunate victim. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, resulting in injury or death, you need superior assistance from a law firm skilled in handling these types of cases and winning substantial settlements. You need The Yost Legal Group in Baltimore, Maryland.
Don’t forget that insurance companies are in the business of making a profit, not to pay out claims. Your medical costs now and in the future, as well as previous and future lost earnings due to long-term injury or disability, can ruin you financially. Insurance companies have legions of skilled lawyers whose job it is to dispute your claim, delay your full and fair settlement and protect the insurance company from having to pay. The most experienced drunk driving victim lawyers at The Yost Legal Group know the insurance company’s tactics, and are willing to take your case all the way to trial if necessary to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the full compensation for which you are entitled under Maryland law. Don’t leave your case to just any lawyer. Let our aggressive representation get justice for you and your loved ones.
Please contact The Yost Legal Group in Baltimore, Maryland today for a free, professional drunk driving accident consultation and evaluation of your case.
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Disclaimer: The Baltimore Injury Attorneys of The Yost Legal Group provide information about personal injury lawsuits, including Drunk Driving Accidents, Car Accidents and Truck Accidents. It is not meant to be taken as formal legal advice. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, please contact an injury lawyer at our Baltimore, Maryland office today.