Did You Know?
- You need to visit your physician before insurance will cover medical expenses. Get a copy of your doctor’s report that details your accident injuries.
- You may need a company letter verifying you missed work because of injuries in an auto accident.
- Auto accident attorney Jim Ronca has more than 30 years experience working on car and truck accident cases.
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Drunk Driving Victim
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motor vehicle crash is considered to be alcohol-related if at least one driver or non-occupant such as a pedestrian or bicyclist involved in the crash is determined to have had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .01 gram per deciliter. A driver involved in a motor vehicle crash is considered alcohol-impaired if he or she exhibits a BAC of .08 or greater.
In a 2007 survey, 29 percent of high school students said that within the past 30 days they had ridden in a vehicle with a driver who had been drinking. In the same survey, 11 percent of high school students reported that they had driven a vehicle when they had been drinking.
Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one drunk driving victim death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Drunk driving victims and their families experience devastating consequences. If someone you love is a drunk driving victim, please contact me to find out what legal recourse lies ahead.