Drunk Driving Leads to Many Wrongful Death Cases

Everyone knows that drunk driving is dangerous and stupid. This year alone, over 10,000 people will die in alcohol-related car accidents in the U.S., or one death every 50 minutes. It can happen to anyone: One person out of every three will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.

Alcohol has been proven to significantly decrease a person’s ability to operate a vehicle safely, leading to:

  • Slowed reaction times
  • Blurred vision
  • Swerving
  • Weaving
  • Drifting

These dangerous behaviors can lead to serious Michigan car accidents. Drunk drivers may swerve into the other lane, drive off the road, T-bone a car in an intersection, or cause a head-on wreck with an oncoming vehicle.

These dangerous wrecks can cause serious injuries. In the worst cases, drunk driving accidents can lead to loss of life. When someone’s negligence leads to the crash and death, it is known as a Michigan wrongful death accident.

Such an experience takes a deep physical and emotional toll. When a drunk driver needlessly kills someone else, the individual deserves to pay for his or her actions. If criminal prosecution is not enough, you also have the legal right to bring a civil case against the individual. You can obtain fair financial compensation in a lawsuit.

To learn more about civil suits after a drunk driving accident, call the Michigan wrongful death attorneys at The Thurswell Law Firm. We have years of experience in handling cases for people just like you, and you can schedule a free consultation about your case by calling us toll-free at (866) 354-5544.

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