Drunk Driving Accidents 

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Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Silver Spring Protecting the Rights of the Wrongfully Injured

Being injured in a motor vehicle accident is a traumatic experience and finding out the driver was drunk can make it all the more difficult to process. At The Law Offices of Ruben and Ruben, our personal injury attorneys will fight on your behalf to ensure the at-fault party is held liable for their actions and you receive the compensation you need to cover the cost of your recovery. Our team has been assisting clients since 1991 and is backed by a history of proven success you can believe in.

Get started on your case today and contact The Law Offices of Ruben and Ruben at (240) 641-8572 to set up a free 30-minute case review.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?

All but eight states in the country have dram shop laws. Dram shop laws essentially state that, if a DUI-related accident results in injuries or death, the bar or retailer that sold the liquor to the drunk driver can be held liable. Maryland, however, is among the eight states in which this is not the case. Therefore, those injured in drunk driving accidents can only hold pursue a case against the drunk driver. However, if the drunk driver is under 21, the business that sold the alcohol might be held liable for the accident.

Civil or Criminal?

When we talk about pursuing compensation, we are referring to a civil lawsuit in which one can collect damages from the liable party. The remedies in a criminal case, on the other hand, involve jail, criminal sanction, fines, or forced rehabilitation. Most importantly, a civil case is something you, a private individual, can pursue. You cannot, however, instigate criminal proceedings.

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics in Maryland

Ever since the passage of the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, which increased penalties for drunk driving, Maryland has seen a substantial decline in drunk driving accidents.

Despite the state’s tougher stance on impaired driving, these terrible accidents still occur. Here are some statistics:

  • There are an average of 7,400 DUI-related crashes in the state every year
  • 69% of these crashes involve a male driver
  • 56% of these crashes take place between 8 pm and 4 am
  • 44% of these crashes involve a driver between the ages of 21 and 34
  • There were an average of 353 crashes caused by drunk drivers under the age of 21 every year
  • From the years 2011 to 2015, drunk driving caused one in three fatal accidents

Schedule a Consultation with a Silver Spring Personal Injury Attorney

The aftermath of a serious accident can be more troubling than the event itself, especially if it resulted in life-altering and painful injuries. At The Law Offices of Ruben and Ruben, our personal injury team will provide you with the fierce legal advocacy and compassionate advice you need to recover the damages you deserve. You should not have to bear the financial burden of another driver’s mistake.

Contact our law office today at (240) 641-8572 to set up a consultation with one of our knowledgeable car accident attorneys to discuss the details of your case. We offer same-day appointments and our staff is fluent in Spanish.

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