Our Waukesha personal injury lawyers fight for drunk driving victims who have been injured because of the carelessness of another driver.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, in 2009 alcohol was involved in 44 percent of fatal crashes in Wisconsin. Additionally, out of the more than 300 drivers who were killed and tested, 38 percent had blood-alcohol levels of .08 percent or greater. If you or your loved one has been a victim in a drunk driving accident, it is crucial to seek counsel from a Waukesha personal injury lawyer.
Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in many crashes throughout roadways across Wisconsin. Wisconsin has the highest rate of drunk driving in the country At least 4,000 people suffered injuries in drunk driving accidents in 2009.
Many people think of drunk driving an alcohol-only issue, but those laws include all driving under the influence. This encompasses driving under the influence of any type of controlled substance or any prescriptions medicines known to cause issues driving.
These people who may be held responsible for a crash where there is driving impairment:
- Someone who allows a family member or friend to borrow their vehicle even though they know or should have known the person was impaired.
- Anyone who knowingly serves or allows alcohol to be served to underage drinkers.
- An establishment that continues to serve a patron even though the patron has had enough to drink.
If you have suffered injuries in a drunk driving or impaired driving accident, it is vital to discuss your situation with a Waukesha personal injury lawyer today. Call for your initial consultation.