Although it is widely known that drinking and driving don’t mix, alcohol-related accidents continue to pose a serious danger to Missourians.
The latest figures compiled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Statistical Analysis Center offer a sobering look at the problem. According to the 2007 Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium, 243 persons were killed and 4,889 were injured in drinking-related crashes.
A closer look at the statistics also reveals:
- Drinking-related crashes accounted for 4.8 percent of all 2007 Missouri crashes.
- Of all the deadly crashes in 2007, 25.3 percent were drinking related.
- One person was killed or injured in drinking-related traffic crashes every 1.7 hours in Missouri during 2007.
- Of all drinking-related crashes, nearly 60 percent occurred on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and just over 64 percent occurred between 7 pm and 3 am.
If you, or a family member, were unfortunate enough to be involved in a drunk driving accident, please retain an experienced lawyer immediately. The sooner an experienced attorney gets involved, the better.
An experienced motor vehicle accident attorney can work with a toxicology expert to gather evidence from police reports, the scene of the accident and from witnesses. At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. in St. Louis, our car accident lawyer Chris Hoffmann can assist you in obtaining the compensation you need for present and future needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Call (314) 361-4242 or fill out our personal injury contact form today, and attorney Chris Hoffmann will personally call you back. The amount of compensation you receive from an injury claim is important for you future – choose your lawyer carefully.