What Is North Carolina Doing to Get Drunk Drivers Off the Road?
The Goldsboro News-Argus published an article recently regarding the results of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Booze It & Lose It enforcement campaign. The campaign is held every year and lasts four weeks. The purpose of the enforcement campaign is to get drunk drivers off the roads before they hurt anyone.
During the campaign, local and state law enforcement in North Carolina set up sobriety checkpoints and conducted saturation patrols. As a result of Booze It & Lose It, law enforcement statewide handed out 108,951 traffic violations and 8,439 criminal violations to motorists. In addition, 2,664 drivers were charged and arrested for driving while impaired.
Our Raleigh Injury Lawyers Are Dedicated to Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable
In many cases, drunk driving accident victims and their families do not speak to an injury lawyer following the wreck if the drunk driver was arrested. However, even if a drunk driver is convicted, it does not help their victims with medical costs and other expenses that result from the accident. A personal injury lawsuit on the other hand can provide victims of drunk drivers with the financial help they need to cover hospital bills, lost wages (including estimated future income), physical therapy costs and rehabilitation expenses.
In addition, as DUI accident attorney Gene Riddle explains in the following video, our Raleigh personal injury law firm handles cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients only owe us attorney fees if we secure a successful verdict or settlement for them.