Drunk Driver Accidents
Approximately 30% of Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related vehicle accident at some point in their lives. Drunk driving is the most frequently committed violent crime in the United States. Every two minutes, someone is injured in an alcohol-related vehicle accident, and every thirty minutes, someone is killed.
A Drunk Driver’s Responsibility
While you might assume that New Year’s Eve or St. Patrick’s Day are the days when the greatest number of drunk-driving accidents occur, Fourth of July weekend is actually number one, with Halloween and Labor Day close behind. On these days, and many others, drunk drivers bring misery to families who suffer the deaths of loved ones, or for those who are permanently injured or disabled. Every time you drive your car, you depend on the drivers around you to drive responsibly, and when one of those drivers chooses to drink and drive, they put you and your family in danger. Clearly, DWI (driving while intoxicated), or DUI (driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol) is negligent driving.
The Criminal Court’s Responsibility
While the criminal court system can punish drunk drivers, it cannot help to compensate 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 assistance from a law firm skilled in handling these cases and winning substantial settlements. You need The Yost Legal Group in Baltimore, Maryland.
Remember, insurance companies are in the business of making a profit, not paying claims. Your medical costs now and in the future, and past and future lost earnings due to long-term injury or disability, can cause serious financial problems. Insurance companies have many skilled lawyers whose job is to dispute and delay your claims and protect the insurance company from having to pay. The most experienced drunk driving victim lawyers at The Yost Legal Group know insurance companies’ 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 which you are entitled to 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 at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529).