According to the Wisconsin DOT, Wisconsin has a higher drunk driving rate than any other state. Driving under the influence can be devastating for drunk drivers as well as their innocent victims. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident with a drunk driver, Warshafsky Law will help you sue the responsible party for the maximum settlement or judgement.
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Drunk driving deaths per year
In 2012, 223 people were killed in drunk driving car crashes, and another 3,000 were injured. The number of drunk driving crashes per year in Wisconsin hasn't decreased since then. About 36% of all car accident fatalities in Wisconsin were alcohol-related. While these statistics are significantly lower than they were a decade before, they are still too high. Our top Milwaukee car accident attorneys fight for the highest possible settlements and verdicts for drunk driving accident victims. Not only do we believe you deserve compensation for your suffering, we also strive to change the societal view that drunk driving is not a big deal and to prevent future tragedies.
How to report a drunk driver
A driver swerving in their lane, taking wide turns, or having delayed response to changing traffic lights may be a drunk driver. If you see someone with this suspicious behavior, follow these steps to avoid an accident and report them:
- Don’t get too close to the drunk driver or attempt to pass
- Make sure everyone in your car is wearing their seatbelt
- Pull over and call the police to give a description of the car and the driver’s behavior
By taking the time to report a drunk driver, you could prevent an accident and save lives. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a drunk driver, contact the personal injury law firm at Warshafsky for a free consultation.