Friday, May 8, 2009
Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
Tragically, drunk driving is one of the leading causes of injuries and death on our nation's roads today. When a driver chooses to break the law and operate a vehicle after drinking, they have just chosen to gamble with someone’s life. Drunk driving accidents often result when a driver speeds, drives too slowly, makes an improper turn in front of oncoming traffic, fails to stop at a red light or stop sign, drives on the wrong side of the road or rear-ends another vehicle. In some cases, the supplier of the alcohol may be found negligent as well. The victim of a drunk driving accident is often left with overwhelming emotional trauma as well as expensive and sometimes debilitating personal injuries. Injuries can range from minor scratches to complete paralysis or death.