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We need to talk about a problem that is not going away for Californians. Despite the thousands of DUI arrests in the state each year, drunk drivers continue to plague our roadways.

When you start your day, the last thing you expect is to get into an accident with a drunk driver. Unfortunately, no matter how many steps you take to keep you and your family safe, alcohol-impaired drivers are unpredictable. Their negligence can cause major harm to both property and people.

At Allegiance Law, we want you to know that we have your back if you need a San Mateo drunk driving accident attorney. Our team will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need for your accident-related expenses.

The Dangers

There is no excuse for drunk driving. With plenty of taxies, public transportation, and ridesharing services available, if someone still insists on driving while impaired, they should be held accountable for their actions.

Each day, almost 29 people in the United States lose their lives due to alcohol-impaired driving crashes. That is nearly 10,000 people each year. We know that, according to the latest reporting statistics from the state, drunk drivers are responsible for more than 25 percent of the traffic-related fatalities.

For that reporting year, there were over 25,000 alcohol-related injuries and 1,369 alcohol-related fatalities. It seems that, despite law enforcement’s best efforts to stop drunk drivers, the situation gets worse each year.

When a drunk driver is behind the wheel, they can cause major accidents to those on the roadway as well as those near the roadway. Often, these accidents occur at high speeds, making the damage much worse.

Alcohol-impaired drivers are a danger to other vehicle passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

When California drivers were asked if they supported sobriety or DUI checkpoints, over 90 percent of respondents said yes. Strikingly, when asked if they had driven after having too much to drink at any time over the previous six months, more than 10 percent said they had.

Alcohol-impaired driving is the leading cause of death for those in the 15 to 24 age range. We want to note that those who sell or serve alcohol to minors can also be held liable for any injuries or damages the minor they serve causes.

Moving Forward From Here

If you or a loved one have been injured by an alcohol-impaired driver, we advise you to seek legal assistance from a qualified attorney. At Allegiance Law, our team will sit with you and figure out the best path forward. We know that an accident with injuries can leave you in financial jeopardy.

What if you have to miss work?

Will you be able to pay your regular household bills?

We do not think that you should struggle financially due to another person’s mistake. When you need a drunk driving accident attorney in San Mateo, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395.