Written by our personal injury lawyers in Charlottesville
Wilson & Hajek represent persons, and the families of persons, injured or killed by drunk drivers. We cannot bring back loved ones but we can help drunk driving victims receive full financial compensation.
How bad is the problem of driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI)?
In 2008, there were 365 alcohol-related deaths in Virginia. Drunk driving is the most frequently committed violent crime in the U.S. Across our country, thousands are killed and millions are injured each year.
Never ride with a person who has been drinking. Many drivers tell you it’s just a little buzz, I can drive okay. If you go with them, you are a potential alcohol-related death or injury victim. Our personal injury lawyers in Charlottesville hear this story from drunk driving victims when they come to us to help recover for their injuries.
How much is too much?
Many people rationalize their drinking and driving by saying they only had beer or wine. A 12-ounce can of beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, and a 1.5-ounce shot of hard liquor all have about the same amount of alcohol. The body needs one hour to process each ounce of liquor. It does not take much to reach the .08 threshold that is mandated as intoxicated by all states. Under the age of 21, it is illegal to drink and illegal to drive after consuming alcohol.
You can collect for injuries. Call the personal injury law firm of Wilson & Hajek.
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