Alcohol Related Injuries
Statistics show that alcohol is involved in anywhere from 30% to 50% of all traumatic injuries in the United States. In Louisiana, drunk driving laws allow for prosecution for DWI of persons who are either under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and who are driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or more. When alcohol use causes or contributes to an automobile or other accident which injures another, the victim or his survivors in a wrongful death action may recover punitive damages designed to punish the wrongdoer.
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions regarding Alcohol Related Injuries or call Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens to speak to one of our experienced Personal Injury attorneys.Useful Resources:
Centers for Disease Control - Motor Vehicle Safety
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
National Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information