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How Many Car Accidents Are Caused by Drunk Driving?

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Drunk drivers are among the most dangerous drivers on the road. If you’ve been hurt in a wreck that was caused by a drunk driver, you would be helped by the professional legal counsel of an experienced South Carolina car accident attorney on your side.

Drunk Drivers: The Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), all of the following sobering statistics apply to drunk drivers:

  • Every day in the U.S. 28 people lose their lives to drunk drivers.
  • In 2019, more than 10,000 Americans were killed in drunk driving accidents.

It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced South Carolina Car Accident Attorney

At The Jeffcoat Firm – proudly serving both Lexington and Columbia, South Carolina and elsewhere throughout the state – our impressive car accident attorneys have a wealth of experience helping clients like you obtain maximum compensation for their full range of damages. To learn more, please don’t wait to contact or call us at (803) 200-2000 today.

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What damages can I recover for?

You can seek damages that fall into the categories of medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Is the drunk driver at fault?

Personal injury claims are based on negligence (carelessness) and driving while under the influence of alcohol is a well-established form of negligence.

How much will my attorney charge?

Pretty much any personal injury lawyer worth their salt will work on contingency for an injured person. This often means that you do not have to pay an attorney a single penny unless they get compensation for you. The attorney’s payment depends on them getting you a settlement. No settlement means no fee. After a settlement amount is accepted by you, your attorney will receive a percentage of that total settlement as their fee and will be repaid for any costs incurred.


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