Drunk driving crashes aren’t accidents – they are caused by someone’s dangerous decision to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel. The resulting wrecks are one of the leading causes of injury and death on this country’s roadways. Attorney Chris J. Roy, Jr. is committed to holding such people accountable, and he knows how to create an effective case to secure maximum compensation. By choosing the Chris J. Roy, Jr. Law Firm, you will benefit from nearly three decades of experience and skilled representation. If you have suffered a serious injury or lost someone you love in a drunk driving accident in Alexandria, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Grant Parish, Avoyelles Parish, Allen Parish, Vernon Parish or anywhere in Central Louisiana, contact DWI accident attorney Chris J. Roy, Jr. by calling 1-318-487-9537.
All 50 states consider drivers to be legally intoxicated if they have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 10,000 people nationwide were killed in alcohol-impaired driving accidents in 2014 (the most recent year for which data is currently available). Calculated out to equal an average of one alcohol-impaired driving fatality every 53 minutes, these deaths accounted for 31 percent of all motor vehicle causalities that year. Over 250 of the 9,967 deaths happened here in Louisiana.
In fact, the Pelican State has had over 3,000 people killed in DWI crashes just between 2003 and 2012. While Louisiana follows national trends of more males being killed in these crashes than females and ages 21 to 34 being the most common age group involved, a higher percentage of us than the national average reported driving after drinking too much. Additionally, the Highway Safety Research Group at LSU attributes 3,136 traffic injuries to DWI across the state in 2013. These statistics should give anyone traveling our roads cause for concern.
Drunk driving is a serious crime, and if you are hurt by an intoxicated driver, that motorist will face criminal charges. In addition, victims of drunk drivers may be entitled to damages for:
- Car repairs
- Emotional distress
- Loss of current and future income
- Loss of opportunity to enjoy life
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering.
Of course, every case is different and presents its own unique challenges. With a reputation for thorough and trustworthy representation, Chris J. Roy, Jr. has the knowledge necessary to handle any legal situation that may arise. He is dedicated to protecting the rights of clients who have suffered serious personal injury or lost a loved one because a driver chose to ignore the consequences of drinking.
Many people don’t realize that a 5-ounce glass of wine, a 12-ounce can of beer, and 1.5-ounces of liquor all contain the same amount of alcohol. While the intoxication potential is the same, what varies is how someone’s body processes alcohol. This depends on many factors such as weight, age, gender, and how much food is in the stomach. The one constant is that the more alcohol someone drinks, the more impaired they become. This affects everything from judgment to coordination, memory to muscle control, and increases the likelihood of a drunk driving crash.
Anyone involved in an accident with a drunk driver should call 911 immediately for medical attention and to file a police report. If you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you should then contact a DWI accident attorney as soon as possible. Prompt notification will allow a more effective investigation of the accident scene, the opportunity to speak with witnesses while the accident is still fresh in their memory, and a timely review of your medical prognosis. There are also time limitations for how long after an accident a claim can be filed, so don’t delay.
Central Louisiana DWI accident attorney Chris J. Roy Jr., founder of the Chris J. Roy, Jr. Law Firm, understands that life after an accident can be overwhelming. He seeks to ease the financial, mental, and physical burden that the litigation process can add by consistently communicating with you, as well as handling the complicated details so you can focus on your recovery. While the firm is large enough to supply the necessary resources to handle any type of personal injury, it is also small enough to provide the individual attention that your case deserves. Chris J. Roy, Jr. will carefully examine all possible avenues for compensation to make sure you get the best recovery possible. A trusted advocate, Chris has handled numerous alcohol-related crash claims and takes pride in helping accident victims in Alexandria and throughout Louisiana.
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