Drunk Driving Statistics

Kevin BiniazanJanuary 21, 2022

In the United States, drunk driving is a serious problem. Every day, 27 people die in crashes involving drunk drivers. That means that one person is killed every 51 minutes.

Virginia is no exception to this problem. In fact, according to the most recent statistics from Responsibility.org, there were 240 total alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in the state.

In 2018, 22% of the children who died in car crashes were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes

In addition to the human cost, alcohol-related crashes cost the economy billions of dollars each year. The economic cost of drunk driving crashes in the United States is estimated to be $44 billion per year.

Despite the well-publicized dangers of drinking and driving, many people continue to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. One reason for this is that people underestimate how much alcohol they can consume before it affects their ability to drive. Another reason is that people believe they can safely drive after having a few drinks.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, it’s important to know that you have legal options. The negligent party should be held accountable for their actions, and an experienced personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.

At Breit Biniazian, we have extensive experience handling drunk driving accident cases. We understand the impact that these accidents can have on victims and their families, and we will fight to get you the justice you deserve.

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