Arizona Drunk Driving Car Accident Lawyer
Injured by a Drunk Driver
If you or someone you love was recently involved in an Arizona drunk driving accident, you are probably still reeling from the pain and suffering that resulted from the incident. Whether the outcome was death or injury, drunk driving accidents can be some of the most frustrating, painful, and anger-inducing collisions because they are 100% preventable. No person has to drink and drive, and the mistakes made by drinking and driving can be avoided to the degree that they are caused by intoxication. When you are dealing with the results of one of these maddening incidents, it is important to have someone on your side that you can trust. Talking to an Arizona DUI accident attorney with a successful track record of dealing with injury and wrongful death cases involving intoxicated drivers can help you get on the right path to a full financial, emotional, and physical recovery. Read on for more information about drunk driving accidents in Arizona, and then reach out for assistance from attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer.
Understanding Arizona Law in Drunk Driving Accidents
When it comes to drunk driving, Arizona takes the problem very seriously, and the law reflects that stance. Jail time is mandatory in all drunk driving collisions, and starts at a minimum of 24 hours for first time offenders. For those who are caught a third time, the minimum sentence is four months behind bars. Along with fines, loss of the driver's license, and other penalties, drunk drivers can also be held accountable in civil court. Each case is different but these are general laws that are there to punish drunk drivers.
Victims of crashes involving drunk drivers have the right to hold the driver responsible under Arizona Law. In some cases, if the driver had been to a bar and was allowed to leave drunk, or was underage, the dram shop liability law can help victims file a lawsuit against the business that served alcohol to the negligent driver.
Statistics on Drunk Driving from Arizona's Department of Transportation (AZDOT)
- 5,190 car crashes in Arizona involved alcohol in 2013
- 262 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes in 2013
- In 2013, 3,480 individuals were injured in car accidents involving alcohol and drunk drivers
- Most collisions involving drunk drivers in the state of Arizona occurred between the hours of 2am and 3am in 2013
- Alcohol-involved collisions accounted for 4.83% of all traffic accidents in 2013
- During the year 2013, 31.53% of all fatal collisions involved alcohol.
People Most Likely to Drink and Drive
- Drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 are most likely to drive drunk. Followed up by those between the ages of 34 and 44.
- Men are more likely than women to drive drunk. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that 15.1% of men in the nation are likely to drink and drive, while only 7.9% of women are likely do so.
- People who have done it before, and not been caught. Vehicles in Arizona Most Likely to Be Involved in a Drunk Driving Car Accident
- Passengers cars, including convertibles, sedans, and other common cars are most likely to be involved in a drunk driving crash, making up nearly 52% of collisions involving alcohol
- Pickup trucks are second most common among vehicles involved in collisions where at least one motorist was drunk, accounting for more than 19.5% of crashes
- Station wagons are the third most common vehicle in Arizona to be involved in a drunk driving crash, appearing in around 18.6% of collisions
Contact a Arizona DUI Accident Lawyer for Free Consultation
The best way to find out what your rights are and whom you can hold accountable for your injuries is to reach out to an attorney who has experience in dealing with drunk driving accident injury cases. The Husband & Wife Law Team knows that you are frustrated and that you need compensation now to help with your bills, cover your medical expenses, replace your wages, and help you with your case. We will do whatever necessary to help you get the settlement you deserve for your pain and suffering. Starting with a free consultation, our AZ injury lawyers will ensure that you are treated fairly and have the right to make decisions about your case from day one.
Call us now at (602) 267-1280 to speak with a lawyer at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C.