40 Million Driving Drunk or Drugged

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration statistics, approximately 40 million people are operating motor vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Missouri and Illinois were states that indicated a significant increase or decrease. The study indicated that 30 million people in the U.S. drove drunk, and 10 million were drugged. An average of 13.2 percent of people age 16 and older drove under the influence of alcohol, and 43 percent drove under the influence of an illegal drug. It was shown that younger drivers were more likely to drive impaired, with drivers 16-25 with the highest rate of drunk driving.

Of all the 50 states, 12 states had a reduction in drunk driving, and credit is given to information about the dangers of drinking and driving and law enforcement of the law. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations Fatal Accident Report System, one in three fatal car accidents was reported to be related to an illegal drug.

While the numbers may be dropping a small percentage, alcohol and drug use combined with driving are still far too high. Drunk driving is negligent and if you are a victim of a car crash involving someone’s use of drugs or alcohol, seeking the counsel of a St. Louis attorney is wise to file a claim for personal injury. Claims to cover medical bills that can accumulate quickly, lost wages, and even suffering need an experienced attorney such as Zane T. Cagle.

At The Cagle Law Firm, an experienced lawyer can review your claim and help you file a lawsuit against the person responsible for your accident or injury or to help you to determine if you have a wrongful death claim or a claim for personal injury damages contact The Cagle Law Firm today. To schedule a consultation to discuss your claim, please contact the firm today at (314) 276-1681 to consult with a car accident attorney to determine if you have a claim.

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The Cagle Law Firm serves accident and injury clients throughout St. Louis and the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, including the eastern Missouri and southern Illinois communities. If you or a loved one needs legal assistance with your personal injury case, call The Cagle Law Firm at (314) 276-1681 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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