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Drunk Driving Statistics

Drunk driving car accidents have claimed the lives of many people over the years and has regrettably been on the rise in recent years. Each day over 28 people become victims of drunk driving-related accidents. Many of the individuals who are lucky enough to survive usually sustain severe injuries and thousands of dollars worth of damage to homes and cars. Unfortunately, with the ever increasing drinking culture and a lack of knowledge of the dangers and consequences of drunk driving, our team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® knows that many people in Rhinelander are forced to endure the repercussions of a drunk driving accident.

Facts about Drunk Driving

The following list is an collection of drunk driving facts provided by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD):

  • In 2011, over 1.2 million people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Roughly 1 in 3 drivers arrested for drunk driving are repeat offenders
  • Males are nearly twice as likely to drive while intoxicated
  • In 2011, 226 children were killed as the result of a drunk driving accident; of those, more than half were riding with the drunk driver
  • In 2011, drunk driving involvement in fatal accidents was 4.5 times more likely at night than during the day

These facts illustrate just how serious drunk driving truly is.

Discuss Drunk Driving with a Lawyer in Rhinelander

If you or a loved one was involved in an accident caused by the carelessness of a drunk driver, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Speak with a lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling us at (800) 242-2874 and learn more about your legal options.