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Impaired Driving: Get The Facts

According to an article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day 30 people in the United States die in a motor vehicle-related crash that involves a drunk driver. In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver. This accounts for about 30% of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. 17% of traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 involved a drunk driver. More than 50% of those children were in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver. More than 1.4 million drivers in the U.S. were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics in 2010. Drugs other than alcohol account for about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths. The risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash is greater among younger individuals. More than one out of every three drivers with a higher BAC level of 0.08% were between the ages of 21 and 24 years old, according to a study conducted in 2010, followed by drivers in the 25-34 age  group. If you or a member of your family has been injured by a drunk or distracted driver, contact us for a free appraisal.

Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.