Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Phoenix, AZ
Helping Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
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If you have been injured in a Phoenix drunk driving accident, or a family member has been injured or killed, we can help you get the fair and just compensation you deserve and are entitled to under the law.
At the Phoenix, Arizona, personal injury Law Office of Paul Englander, PLC, we help injured persons and their families obtain fair and just compensation for the harms, injuries or death they have suffered as a result of auto accidents involving negligent drunk drivers. We can help you seek justice and ensure that you will have the money you’ll need to cover medical bills, ongoing medical treatment and therapy, and other financial and emotional losses caused by your accident.
Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation 602.266.7986
Drunk driving crashes kill more than 10,000 Americans each year, that equals 30 people a day, or one person every 50 minutes. Generally, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content or BAC of 0.08 g/DL or higher. One-third of all traffic crash fatalities involve drunk drivers. Men are more likely than women to be driving drunk in fatal crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Drunk driving claimed the lives of 4,675 motorcycle riders in 2018, of those riders, 1,213 or 26% were legally drunk. Furthermore, the 40+ age group made up 53% of drunk motorcyclists killed. Teens also face a higher risk of death from drunk driving. In 2018, 24% of young drivers 15 to 20 years old who were killed in crashes had alcohol in their blood. Drugs, both legal and illegal, also impair driving as they affect coordination, judgment and reaction times. For example, cocaine and methamphetamines make drivers more aggressive and reckless. Some prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness, dizziness and other side effects that impair driving performance. If you or a loved one is the victim of an accident in which alcohol or drugs is suspected to be involved, contact a personal injury lawyer, who can investigate liability claims and damages claims.
Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities Involving Blood Alcohol Levels Below Legal Limit
A new study found that approximately 15% of drivers involved in a road death while under the influence of alcohol have a blood alcohol level below the legal limit to drive.
From 2000-2015, 37% of over 600,000 motor vehicle deaths involved at least one driver under the influence of alcohol. 15% of the traffic deaths involved an intoxicated driver under the legal blood alcohol concentration limit. 55% of the deaths involved passengers other than the drinking driver.
The study also found that crashes involving a driver with blood alcohol levels below the 0.08% legal limit were more likely to result in the deaths of young adults or teenagers.
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have recommended reducing the legal blood alcohol level limit from 0.08% to 0.05%. A decline in traffic crashes has been seen in other countries that have adopted the 0.05% limit.
The majority of research done regarding accidents involving drivers under the influence of alcohol focus on blood alcohol levels over the 0.08% legal limit, however, driver impairment can begin at a blood alcohol level as low as 0.03%
An emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, Dr. Robert Glatter, stated that “the bottom line is that if you drink any amount of alcohol, you should not be behind the wheel.”
A personal injury lawyer can investigate liability and advise a crash victim regarding injury claims.
Certified in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death by the Arizona State Bar
Phoenix alcohol related crash attorney Paul Englander has more than 40 years of experience as a trial attorney, and has earned the designation of Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death by the State Bar of Arizona. Less than 1 percent of all Arizona lawyers have achieved this special designation, which demonstrates significant personal injury trial experience.
Mr. Englander is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Best Lawyers in America, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is limited to those attorneys who have succeeded in obtaining million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients, the American Association of Justice and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been recognized by SuperLawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.
No Matter How It Happened, We Can Help.
Our firm routinely works with individuals and families with serious injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims involving:
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers under the influence of drugs, or alcohol
- Wrong-way drivers
- Reckless driving, careless driving, excessive speed
Alcohol related deaths have risen in Arizona, and drunk drivers are now involved in more than one third of all traffic deaths statewide.
Contact Paul Englander Today
If you have a claim against a negligent driver, contact Phoenix drunk driving accident attorney Paul Englander immediately. The sooner you talk to us, the sooner we can begin to gather evidence to bolster your case. Talk to us now, while the memories of any witnesses involved are still fresh. We will fight for your right to fair and just compensation.
We offer a free and confidential consultation to all prospective clients. Home and hospital visits are available, as well as weekend and evening appointments. To reach us after hours or on weekends, please call 602.320.4378.