BY: Galen H. Satterlee
Arizona's Department of Public Safety publishes annual statistics detailing the number of alcohol related crashes on Arizona's roadways. Over the past several decades, the number of drunk driving accident deaths has declined, but hundreds of Arizonans still die on Arizona's roadways every year. Thousands more are injured in drunk driving accidents.
In 2002, nearly 500 people died in drunk driving accidents. Last year, the number had declined to just shy of 300 deaths. The annual death toll in Arizona has remained fairly consistent over the last several years. So too have the number of injuries - last year over 5,000 people were injured across Arizona.
There are a number of scary statistics that put the problem with drunk and impaired driving in perspective. None more so than the fact that the average American has a 30 percent chance of bing killed or injuredy by an impaired driver during their lifetime. If we each do our part and continue to draw attention to drunk driving, hopefully we can push these terrible statistics closer to zero. Please, please, please #stopdrunkdriving.
If you need help pursuing a claim against a drunk or impaired driver in Arizona, call Galen Satterlee or CJ Gibbs. We are dedicated to protecting and championing the rights of drunk driving victims. We can be reached at 623.512.2502. Please feel free to follow us @DUIVictimLawyer as well.
About DUI Victim Lawyers - Galen Satterlee and CJ Gibbs are drunk driving accident attorneys dedicated to representing and advocating for the rights of victims of drunk driving. Our practice takes us throughout Arizona (and beyond with associated counsel) and we want to earn the right to represent you or a loved one affected by a drunk driving accident. #stopdrunkdriving
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