Louisiana DUI Accident Statistics
Drunk Driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the United States. According to figures released by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration FARS data, 2014, in 2013, 10,076 people died in drunk driving crashes – one every 52 minutes – and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of drunk or impaired driver call the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today. Clay and his staff are experienced DUI accident lawyers, investigators, and paralegals who will help you through the legal process and get you the compensation you deserve.
In Louisiana, 261 people died and 3391 were injured in 2014 as a result of drinking and driving according to the LADOTD Traffic Safety Office. In Louisiana it is a crime to drive a vehicle with a blood content level of .08 or above. All 50 states have instituted a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit of .08 in regards to driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges, as well as a .04 limit for commercial vehicle drivers. Louisiana sets the BAC limit at .02 for underage drivers, with a level of .15 for aggravated charges, which may be accompanied by heavier penalties. Louisiana DWI laws also apply to drivers found to be under the influence of intoxicants other than alcohol, including hallucinogens or prescription drugs, with the charges and penalties the same as they are for alcohol. Unfortunately, many negligent or careless individuals continue to drive under the influence causing countless injuries and even death.
- According to the National Highway Traffice Safety Administration, drunk driving costs each adult in the United States almost $800 per year.
- In 2012, 29.1 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol – that’s more than the population of Texas, according to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
- Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. -National Highway Traffic Safety Administration FARS data, 2014.
At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we aggressively pursue claims against drunk drivers responsible for serious injuries and death. Under Louisiana law, drunk driving victims are not limited to pursuing claims arising from the negligence of drunk drivers. They also have a right to sue for punitive damages designed to punish the drunk driver for willful and reckless conduct. When you need a drunk driving accident attorney, call the experienced team at the law firm of L. Clayton Burgess and get help. Our team will aggressively litigate drunk driving accidents to protect the victims.
The experienced team of drunk driving accident lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess help victims of DUI related incidents in Louisiana and Texas. We have years of experience in proving claims against drunk drivers. Contact us today at 337-234-7573 or toll free 877-234-7573. Don’t delay! Call Clay!