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Drunk Drivers
Under Alabama law the victims of drunk drivers are entitled to be compensated for damages they have been forced to suffer. These damages may include medical bills, lost earnings, physical pain, mental anguish and physical impairment. Additionally, juries in Alabama have the option of assessing exemplary or punitive damages against the drunk driver to punish him for his conduct and to send a message to those in the community who might commit such offenses.

Rank: 33

3 time offenders: 54,043

5 time offenders: 22,306

DUI Fatalities: 259

% of total traffic deaths DUI related 32

% of change in DUI fatalities from previous to current year: -1.9

State subsidy of drunk driving fatalities: $1.2 billion

Summary:

In 2011, Alabama became the last state to enact an ignition interlock law. The new law requires these devices for all repeat and first time convicted drunk drivers with an illegal blood alcohol concentration of .15 or greater.

Alcohol use in past month among persons aged 12 to 20: 24.10%

Alcohol use in past month among persons aged 12 to 20: 142,000

Binge alcohol use in past month among persons aged 12 to 20: 15.10% people

Binge alcohol use in past month among persons aged 12 to 20: 89,000 people

Source: SAMHSA Report to Congress on The Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking, May 2011
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days.

If you or a family member have been the victim of an intoxicated person who made the decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle it is important to speak to a personal injury lawyer who understands your rights. If you would like to speak to us you may call (334) 793 2889 or forward your information by email to receive a response from an associate in our office.

(334) 793 2889  |  206 East Main St  | Dothan Al. 36301

Dothan Alabama Personal Injury attorney Michael Gamble is a Dothan Alabama Lawyer offering legal services in Dothan Alabama, Hartford, Slocomb, Ashford, Newton, Fort Rucker, Web, Malvern, Abbeville, Troy, Clio, Luverne, Andalusia, Headland and towns in the  the Wiregrass area.

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