DUI Crashes in Modesto
Drinking and driving is a serious problem on the roads of Modesto and statewide. Public advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reports that California has the 15th-highest rate of fatal crashes caused by driving under the influence (DUI), with 28 percent of all traffic deaths occurring in alcohol-related motor vehicle collisions. According to the California Highway Patrol, 5 people were killed and 87 were injured in drunk driving collisions in Modesto in 2010 alone, in addition to 18 injuries in Turlock and 10 deaths and 100 injuries in Stockton.
It is not surprising to see that the rate of DUI crashes is so high, especially considering a recent report issued by the California Office of Traffic Safety. According to the report, 21 percent of drivers on the roads of California on weekend nights are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
In other words, if you are out driving on a Friday or Saturday night, you can expect that one in every five cars you see on the road is being driving by a person who is drunk or high. It is shocking to learn that drunk driving is so common on the highways and streets of Modesto and throughout the rest of the state. When one of these irresponsible drivers causes injury or death, it is important to take effective legal action to hold him or her accountable. Contact us today to discuss your case and help you file a claim.
Fighting for Victims of Drunk Drivers in Modesto
At Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, we fight for the rights of accident victims and we are ready to help you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the drunk driver who is to blame for causing your tragic accident. You need a proven Modesto personal injury lawyer on your side since you cannot trust the insurance company to treat you fairly.
Even if the other driver was arrested for driving under the influence, there is still a chance that the insurance company may try to argue that you are to blame for causing the accident. Similarly, they may try to minimize the value of your claim by arguing that your injuries are not as great as they you claim them to be. We can help you present the necessary evidence to prove your claims. Don't let yourself go uncompensated for your accident.
Contact us now for a free consultation and to get the process started!