Worldwide, 1.2 million people die in car accidents every year.
3 million people are injured every year in car accidents on U.S. roads.
There are approximately six million car accidents in the United States each year.
It is difficult to ascertain the impact of so many car accidents in the United States and even around the world. Car accidents result in deaths and injuries, losses of finances, assets in cars, and possible jail time for the perpetrators who are found liable and negligent when it comes to car accidents.
There are often two sides to a car accident: the perpetrator and the victim. The perpetrator may be someone who is a normal human being who just made a mistake when it comes to judgement or inability to see the road or some sort of general situation that took their attention from the road.
Unfortunately, many times the perpetrator is considered liable for the damage. They are the ones at fault, even if it is going a little out of the lane and clipping someone or rear ending someone. However, it is difficult to ascertain in those cases what may have caused the car accident. In this case, they will likely not be criminally charged.
However, there are situations when it is clear what was happening and these situations, if considered criminal, can result in jail time and fines. These are the situations that most often lead to car accidents in the United States: drunk driving, distracted driving, and aggressive driving.
Drunk driving or driving under the influence (also called driving while intoxicated) is a situation where someone has been driving above the legal limit of the blood alcohol content allowed in a body. This blood alcohol content generally around .8, though this varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, who have their own laws.
Drinking as a substance is one that impairs judgement and makes a person hazy in their decision making. Someone who is drinking is more likely to do things that are out of context or outrageous or attempt to do something dangerous in an attempt to gain attention or to validate the good feeling that he or she has.
Drunk driving has serious consequences for those who engage in it, assuming they are caught and arrested for their crime, which typically doesn’t happen. The average drunk driver drives drunk 80 times before his or her first arrest and each day, people drive drunk almost 300,000 times but fewer than 4,000 are arrested.
Drunk driving leads to accidents, injuries, and incredible financial losses. Those that hurt someone while driving drunk can be sued for being negligent and can be prosecuted under the law for driving while impaired and any other kind of charge that can be brought for injuring someone.
Although many cities and alcohol companies have advocated an approach to reduce drunk driving, it is difficult to stop an impaired driver once they have reached the decision to drive after drinking, considering that they are drunk in the first place. Still, many places attempt to persuade people to stop.
A criminal lawyer is likely to prosecute a drunk driver if that drunk driving arrest is the result of a car crash that injured people and caused serious damage to another’s car. If injuries did occur, the drunk driver is liable and held accountable for the damages of that vehicle and any damages that occurred to someone’s health.
A criminal lawyer will likely see a jail sentence for someone who has been drunk driving, especially if that drunk driver is someone who has driven drunk and been arrested before. A criminal lawyer will likely pursue the avenue of jail time plus a sentence, with the judge to decide what the final sentence is.
A criminal lawyer is one who is appointed to handle situations with drunk drivers, as well as distracted drivers and aggressive drivers. Likely, they are educated in the ability to handle situations relating to traffic situations, possibly understanding the process that goes into prosecuting those who have broken the law.
Many people who drive drunk may think they are getting away with consequences or that they feel “okay” to drive even after having a few drinks. It is possible that the alcohol causes this lack of judgment and by itself causes problems when driving, including lack of focus.