MANCHESTER, NH, January 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists drug and alcohol use as a common cause of car accidents
. NHTSA research has found that 28 people are killed by intoxicated drivers every day in the United States, but a majority of drunken driving accidents occur over the weekend.
Everyone knows that driving while intoxicated is dangerous, yet many studies have found a majority of adults admit to having done it despite laws prohibiting such things. Indeed, when caught, an intoxicated driver can face stiff penalties, but criminal charges do nothing for those whose lives will forever be changed by serious injury or the death of a loved one.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by an intoxicated driver, you need a car accident lawyer on your side. Your lawyer will be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, lifestyle modifications, and personal pain and suffering, helping ensure you receive the justice you deserve.
What is Impaired Driving?
While laws can vary from state to state, most jurisdictions consider impairment to be caused by:
- Illicit drugs including marijuana
- Certain prescription medications
However, impairment may also be caused by over-the-counter medications including those used for allergies, cough suppression, or as sleeping aids. The bottom line is if someone is driving under the influence of any substance that impacts their reaction and thinking abilities, they are impaired. If you are injured by someone driving under these conditions, you are entitled to compensation, oftentimes in excess of what insurance may offer.
Your car accident lawyer will be able to investigate your accident to determine if impairment was a factor. Based on his findings, he can build a strong case on your behalf, hold the negligent driver responsible, and seek maximum compensation.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by an intoxicated driver, please visit the website of the Manchester, New Hampshire car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss
for more information on your rights at www.vandornandcurtiss.com
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