For our DUI injury lawyers in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia, there are few causes of personal injury that are more painful and avoidable than a drunk driving accident. Drivers who operate motor vehicles under the influence of alcohol or any drug, are not only endangering their lives but the lives of those around them. The Washington DC Beltway’s roads can prove perilous for even the most alert drivers. When someone augments that danger by driving while impaired, the results can be disastrous and often fatal. If you have lost a loved one or have been injured yourself as the result of someone’s driving under the influence, you deserve quality guidance from an excellent Virginia, Maryland, or Washington DC DUI accident attorney.
As some of the most experienced auto accident attorneys DC, Maryland and Virginia have to offer, we at Cohen & Cohen, PC are quite familiar with DUI-related injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013, 31% of all road fatalities in the US involved an alcohol-impaired driver. 17% of all children killed in road fatalities were killed in accidents that involved an under-the-influence driver. A driver is considered “driving under the influence” when he or she has a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 grams/deciliter or higher. Often drivers do not realize how much alcohol they carry in their systems and, with their inhibitions lowered, these emboldened drivers get behind the wheel, causing injury and even the loss of innocent lives.
When these devastating incidents occur, we at Cohen & Cohen, PC can pursue necessary recompense to help parents, spouses and other loved ones rebuild their lives after tragedy. Dealing with grief does not mean you also have to face an added financial burden. A DUI accident on Washington DC’s busy roads can mean emotional trauma, soft tissue injuries, broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. All of these can have steep costs, as medical bills mount and victims are forced to take time off work to recover. Losing a loved one’s life in a DUI accident can mean funeral costs, grief counseling and losing a source of needed family income. Our Washington DC DUI accident attorneys can help protect you from these losses.
The Washington DC Metro area has an active scene with several bars, nightclubs and restaurants serving alcohol to the public on a nightly basis. Our area is known for its “work hard, play hard” mentality and consequently there are many busy and active Washingtonians on the road. Not all are responsible when deciding to drive to and from their destinations. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driver’s reckless behavior, you deserve caring counsel from a top DUI accident attorney in DC, Maryland or Virginia. To start that process, get a free case evaluation at Cohen & Cohen, PC today.