A recent study lists Arkansas as one of the 10-worst states for drunk driving. These 10 states have an average of 6.8 traffic deaths caused by a drunk driver for every 100,000 residents. In fact, while the national number of drunk driving traffic deaths declined during the study’s three-year period, Arkansas and two other states – Alabama and Arizona – actually saw an increase in traffic fatalities involving a drunk driver.
When someone chooses to drive drunk, they not only put their own lives in jeopardy, but they are also risking the lives of everyone else who shares the road with them. Unfortunately, drunk drivers leave their victims in a world of physical pain – from brain injuries and paralysis to comas and disfigurement … even death.
If you have been injured because of the actions of a drunk driver, it’s important to get proper compensation for your medical bills, loss of work or, in the worst cases, loss of life. You should never have to pay out of pocket for someone else’s life-changing mistake.
At Elliott & Smith our attorneys in Fayetteville understand how complex drunk driving accident cases can be. In these cases, victims are eligible to receive punitive damages and compensatory damages. That’s why we put together compelling cases for our clients by carefully examining all aspects of the accident – police reports, sobriety tests, drug and alcohol tests – to create a reconstruction of the accident.
If you or a loved one have questions about an accident involving a drunk driver or have been injured in an accident you believe was caused by drunk driver, call the law offices of Elliott & Smith at 479-JUSTICE (587-8423).