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California drivers face many dangers on the roadway from negligent drivers, but the biggest risk lies with drunk drivers.

We know that when you start the day, the last thing on your mind is that something will happen to alter the life of you or a family member. Unfortunately, you cannot predict the behavior of other people. Alcohol-impaired drivers are a danger to everyone in and around the roadway.

Do you know what to do if you or a loved one are hurt but a drunk driver?

At Allegiance Law, we are standing by and ready to help when you need a Burlingame drunk driving accident attorney. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work with you to secure the compensation you need for your accident-related injuries.

Scary Numbers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency:

  • 10,497 people were killed in drunk driving crashes.
  • From 2006-2016, more than 10,000 people lost their lives annually to drunk driving crashes.
  • Nearly 29 people died each day in the US due to drunk driving accidents.

For the latest reporting year in California, there were more than 25,000 alcohol-related injuries and 1,369 alcohol-related fatalities in the state.

Despite averaging more than 150,000 DUI arrests a year in California, law enforcement is just not able to stop every drunk driver from causing harm.

Alcohol-impaired driving is irresponsible and negligent behavior. Those who choose to drink and drive should be held accountable for their actions, both criminally and civilly.

We know that those who drink and drive pose a danger in all driving situations. At high speeds, drunk drivers often do not react to an accident until it is over with and the damage is done. Impaired drivers pose a threat to not only other vehicle passengers, but to motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

Anyone in or around the roadway is in danger when a driver is impaired.

Minors And Drinking

California has dram shop and liquor laws in place to punish those who knowingly sell or serve alcohol to minors. If you have been hurt by a drunk driver under the age of 21, you may be able to pursue the person who provided them with the alcohol.

What You Can Do Now

It is absolutely vital that you seek legal assistance if you have been injured in an accident with a drunk driver. We know that you will have expenses that go beyond the medical bills that are starting to come in.

What if your injuries cause you to miss work? Will you be able to pay your household bills and feed your family?

At Allegiance Law, we do not think you should be in financial jeopardy because of a negligent driver. That is why we will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost income, and other accident-related expenses. When you need a Burlingame drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395.