How often do you think someone passes away in a drunk driving accident? It’s probably a lot more frequent than you realize.
Statistics show that about 30 die daily in these accidents. That means that it takes less than an hour — roughly 50 minutes, on average — for each new accident to happen.
Of course, this statistic just shows the frequency if all DUI accidents happened evenly throughout the day. We know they do not. They happen more often at night and in the early morning hours. You can probably find sections in the middle of a workday with long stretches between DUI fatalities.
But the point isn’t to address exactly when these deadly accidents take place, but rather to look at just how common they are. This is how often we’re losing people in accidents that could have been prevented and shouldn’t ever have happened in the first place.
Drunk drivers do have other options. They can walk. They can take the bus. They can hire a rideshare driver. They can just ask a friend for a ride home. There are always options other than driving under the influence, and yet people continue to do it so often that they take a life every 50 minutes — and put many others in the hospital with serious injuries.
Have you gotten involved in an accident with a drunk driver? If you have, take the time to look into your legal options. You may have a right to financial compensation for the medical bills and other costs that you are facing.