Drink and drive collisions can have devastating consequences. The importance of not getting behind the wheel after having consumed alcohol cannot be understated.
Unfortunately, trends have shown that instances of fatalities as a result of drink driving have risen over the last few years. According to statistics published by the Department for Transport, there was a 26 per cent rise in drink driving-related deaths in the 2012/13 period, on previous statistics.
In 2012, 290 people lost their lives as the result of a road traffic accident caused by drink and drive collisions.
The impact of drink and drive collisions
The effects of drink and drive collisions can be horrific. Not only can serious physical injury occur as the result of a road traffic collision, but the psychological and emotional effects can be long lasting.
Those who have lost loved ones might unfairly ask themselves why they were forced to go through such an ordeal at the hands of someone else’s carelessness. Others may feel angry and frustrated that such an accident could happen or feel a sense of injustice at the punishment meted out to the driver at fault.
Even worse still, those who have been injured may suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or may fall into a deep spiral of depression from which they never recover. All of which can have a detrimental effect on their well-being, family, friends, work and social life.
Drink and drive compensation claims
Have you been injured as the result of a car crash where a driver was intoxicated? You could be entitled to claim compensation if this occurred within the last three years.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Rest assured, you can talk to us in the strictest of confidence and our friendly, professional and highly-trained advisers are on hand to answer any questions you might have regarding the claim process.
You will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for compensation. A claim for compensation can’t wind back the clock and undo the damage done by drink and drive collisions, but it can help to ease the financial burden that may arise as the result of the harm you or your family member have suffered.
Why should I choose Accident Advice Helpline?
We are a leading UK law firm and have been dealing with all areas of personal injury compensation for over 15 years, including claims for drink and drive collisions. We understand how difficult it can be to come to terms with a horrific accident, we’re here to help.
Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500, to speak with one of our advisers.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice