The company Credio conducted a research study ranking the top 15 states in the U.S. with the most drunk drivers. Illinois ranked 13 in the study after 471 individuals were killed in drunk driving accidents in 2013. The total number of deaths in the United States for 2013 equaled 15,530 all caused by drunk driving accidents. South Carolina made it to number one on Credio’s list with 47% of driver fatalities that had a blood alcohol level above .08, the legal limit.
According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, there are 28 individuals killed in auto accidents involving a drunk driver each day in the United States. On average, every two of three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point during their lifetime. Every driver is educated about the risks and consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, millions of drivers make the negligent decision to operate a vehicle while impaired. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis drunk driving accident attorney.
The personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have the experience and skill necessary to handle your case. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of accident cases and will provide you with a full investigation into your accident. We will work diligently to hold the at-fault driver accountable while fighting to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.