Navigation Links
RI Auto Accident Lawyers Release New Infographic about Liquor Liability
Date:8/19/2013

(PRWEB) August 19, 2013

Drunk driving poses a serious danger to everyone on the road. Recent statistics from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) show that in just one year 9,878 people were killed and approximately 350,000 people were injured in alcohol-related car crashes. This amounts to one death every fifty-three minutes and one injury every ninety seconds. Additionally, these types of motor vehicle accidents cost more than $132 billion each year. MADD also warns that these accidents happen with surprising frequency and that one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime (i). People who have been involved in a serious traffic accident should talk to a drunk driving lawyer who can file a lawsuit.

Drinking and driving has had a serious impact on residents of Southeastern New England. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been more than 133 DUI deaths in Rhode Island and more than 608 DUI deaths in Massachusetts over the past five years (ii). These accidents also cause serious and disabling injuries and many innocent victims are never fully compensated because the costs of their injuries exceed insurance policy limits. However, both RI and MA allow victims to recover from third parties who were negligent in distributing alcohol. This means an injured victim could recover from a social host who serves alcohol to minors or a restaurant that continues serving drinks to someone who is visibly intoxicated. These dram shop and liquor liability laws uphold a key principle of the civil justice system, injured victims should be fully compensated by negligent parties.

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated, “Drinking and driving is reckless and this type of behavior needlessly places innocent people in danger. In my experience, these cases always take a huge toll on the victims and their families. Our auto accident lawyers exhaust all avenues for recovery in these types of cases, especially when the drunk driver does not have adequate insurance coverage. In some cases, we can bring a claim against the person or establishment who served alcohol to a minor or a visibly intoxicated person. Our firm settled a case for a young woman several years ago recovering over $950,000 for her and most of the money came from the insurer of a drinking establishment.”

The drunk driving infographic gives car crash statistics as well as information on recovering damages after an alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. People who have been involved in these types of accidents should talk to an attorney about filing a drunk driving lawsuit. d’Oliveira & Associates focuses solely on injury cases and the personal injury lawyers at the firm have experience handling auto accident lawsuits. The law firm also works with experienced attorneys throughout Southeastern New England and there are no legal fees unless you receive a settlement or award. To contact the firm call their toll-free hurtline at 1-800-992-6878 or submit a contact form online.

(i) MADD Statistics.
madd.org/drunk-driving/about/drunk-driving-statistics.html
(ii) RI DUI Statistics.
-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/STSI/44_RI/2011/44_RI_2011.htm
MA DUI Statistics.
-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/STSI/25_MA/2011/25_MA_2011.htm

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11018319.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Kwiksure Examines Why Drivers Have Fewer Accidents on Hong Kong Island than in the New Territories
2. Semi truck Accident Victims Center Urges The Family Of A Innocent Victim In A Semi Truck Accident To Call Them For Instant Access To The Best Truck Accident Attorneys
3. Auto Accident Lawyers Release New Infographic about the Dangers of Defective Car Parts
4. Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Now Urges All Summer Drivers on Interstates or Freeways to Be Very Cautious of Semi Trucks or Commercial Vehicles During Bad Weather
5. RI Auto Accident Attorneys Help Coventry Woman Settle Case and Recover Over $67,000 for Injuries
6. Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Now Urges Families Of A Innocent Victim Of A Catastrophic Semi Truck Accident In South Dakota To Call Them On The Spot Help
7. Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP Personal Injury Trial Lawyers Take $2,270,000 Verdict In Brooklyn Motor Vehicle Accident Case
8. Are Hands-Free Devices Really Safe? The Car Accident Lawyers at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP Caution Drivers About the Use of These Devices
9. Drug Abuse Rising With Accidental Shipments Sent Worldwide
10. Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Urges Families of a Innocent Victim of a Semi Truck Accident in North Dakota to Call Them for On Their Amazing On The Spot Services
11. Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Now Urges Families Of A Innocent Victim Involved In A Serious Semi Truck Accident In Michigan To Call For Instant Access To Top Lawyers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Brenton Engineering , powered by Pro ... wrapped products at WestPack 2015, February 9-11, in Anaheim, California. This new solution ... or fully-automatic case packing with a small footprint, rugged, highly flexible, and cost-effective ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Local insurance agency Dennis ... FL area, has initiated a fundraiser for a two year old little girl ... after Christmas. To support this beautiful child who is facing life’s journey without ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... FileHold's document management software has been ... cloud hosted environment for FileHold software that is pay per user subscription-based and ... using the FileHold web services API. DocuSyst also advises clients on fully functioning ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Joshua ... on how healthcare companies can use newly released government data on populations and ... population and intervene and capture the value they create to succeed in new ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... Women's Excellence staff, in all four ... National Wear Red Day is the first Friday each February and a day ... cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... 8, 2016 Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc., a ... for healthcare and other demanding applications, today announced it ... He replaces Dale Pfost , PhD, who was ... is also joining Vestagen,s Board of Directors. ... active barrier technologies that combines fluid repellent, antimicrobial and ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or ... supplier of injectable drug delivery systems, today announced that it ... months ended December 31, 2015 after market close on February ... a conference call to discuss these financial results.    ... Corporation --> About Unilife Corporation ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 8, 2016  Astellas Pharma Inc. President and Chief Executive ... James Robinson as president, Americas Operations, for Astellas ... and South America , effective April 1, ... the commercial organization in the United States ... Masao Yoshida , who is retiring in June 2016.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: