Written by attorney Gregory Hampton Herrman

How to Deal with Drunk Drivers

A stunning 31% of all the traffic deaths in the United States were involving people who drove while they were intoxicated. That’s no less than 10,000 persons a year or 28 a day! Driving while intoxicated is commonly known as DUI (driving under the influence), but in some states it’s also referred to as DWI (driving while intoxicated), OWI (operating while impaired) and OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence). This is not only very deadly, but also illegal in all 50 states.

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Suffering physical and psychological trauma from an accident caused by a drunk driver is something none of us would want. Unfortunately, we cannot always prevent it from happening. What we can do when it happens, though, is to make sure that we get compensated in the best possible way. Even though no compensation in the world would possibly undo the pain and suffering caused by the accident, it can help you to cover the big financial challenges you may face as a result of the accident. As a victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver, you deserve to be compensated. Thus, don’t hesitate to seek legal help should you be a victim of such an accident.

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