North Carolina Criminal Lawyers
United States statistics shows that the number of fatal accidents that happen in the United States due to drunken driving is comparatively high. In a single year, there were more than 7,850 fatal crashes involving DUI throughout the United States. On average, this is about 25 car accidents every day. North Carolina is a state that ranks high, where a car wreck is most likely to happen due to DWI.
Other states that are considered to be the deadliest with regard to DWI crashes are in various parts of the country. According to authorities, these types of accidents are most likely to happen between the hours of 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Primarily because this is the time most bars close.
However, there are other time periods that are dangerous as well. Around 7 p.m. is also a period with a higher incidence of DWI accidents, likely because restaurants and bars often quit serving happy-hour drinks at reduced prices. The study further documented a higher increase in accidents at about 3 p.m., which suggests that drinking during lunchtime might be increasing.
Those in North Carolina who are injured in drunk driving accidents have the right to file personal injury claims against the driver or drivers believed to have been at fault. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a someone operating a motor vehicle while impaired, contact the King Law Firm for a free Case Evaluation.