Most of our readers in Mississippi know the unique danger that a drunk driver can present on the roadways in our state. Drunk drivers have been on the roads as long as the automobile has existed – despite the best efforts of both public and private entities to attempt to curtail the problem. Now, many people are also becoming familiar with “drugged” driving as well, which is when drivers are under the influence of illegal or prescriptions drugs of some kind. There is no doubt about it – these drivers are a serious threat to the health and welfare of all others on the roads.
According to statistics kept by the nationally-known organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, it is estimated that every two minutes someone in America is injured in a motor vehicle accident that involved a drunk driver. And, almost every 51 minutes someone dies in a drunk driving crash. These injuries and fatalities can throw a family into chaos.
Legal options for injured victims
If you have been injured in a car crash that was caused by a drunk or drugged driver, you may have legal options to consider. A personal injury lawsuit could help injured victims6 attempt to recover financial compensation that could cover medical bills and missed wages from time off of work, among the many other costs that are oftentimes associated with these types of motor vehicle accidents.
At our law firm, we understand the pain and anxiety that families feel when they are impacted by a drunk driving accident. We do our best to help our clients assess their options and take action, when necessary. For more information, please visit the drunk driving accident overview section of our law firm’s website.