Drunk Driving Accidents Make Up Large Percentage of Accident Deaths

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.

According to the National Traffic Safety Institute, drunk driving car accidents or other auto accidents make up 40% of accident deaths that occur each year in the United States.

Wrongful deaths and car accidents due to drinking and driving or other forms of DUI, are completely preventable. Many states have created tougher laws for habitual offenders of DUI and insurance policies have become more expensive for those who have violated the law.

However, individuals continue to get behind the wheel drunk or under the influence of drugs.

NTSI is doing its part by creating programs designed to rehabilitate and to make offenders aware of the actual consequences of their actions. One program puts offenders face to face with their victims or the family of the victim to help them see the reality of their decisions.

Accidents can ruin the lives of many but making the choice to get behind the wheel while intoxicated is at the height of recklessness.

If you or a loved one become seriously injured at the decisions of another by way of negligence, you may need a personal injury attorney to help you get the medical care you need and your medical bills paid.

Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Attorneys at The Derrick Law Firm have over 29 years of experience in personal injury including auto accidents, slip and falls, workers' comp, and insurance claims.

Voted Best Attorney by the readers of the Horry Independent and Myrtle Beach Herald, The Derrick Law Firm will work to get you the full value of your case.

If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843.248.7486 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.

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