Few things are as irresponsible as getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Because of this, Arkansas, like the rest of the nation, has strict laws prohibiting drunk driving. However, these laws do not always deter people from driving drunk and, when drunk drivers cause car accidents, do very little to help victims get the compensation they deserve.
When you are injured or a loved one is killed by a drunk driver, that person may face criminal charges. But if you want to seek compensation for damages such as medical expense, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering, you will need an aggressive car accident attorney on your side. The Little Rock DUI car accident attorneys at the Duncan Firm are prepared to take your case, fight for your rights, and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Arkansas Drunk Driving Car Accident Statistics
In 2011, there were 194 alcohol-related car accidents in Arkansas. Tragically, nearly 20 percent of those were fatal. Over the last 20 years, Arkansas has averaged 247 alcohol-related accidents on a yearly basis, which initially makes 2011 look hopeful. However, 2011 saw a five percent increase in the average of fatal DUI car accidents, illustrating that fewer accidents does not necessarily translate to fewer catastrophes.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a drunk driver in or around Little Rock, Arkansas, please contact the Duncan Firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys.