Edwards, Frickle & Culver, Montana Trial Attorneys Edwards, Frickle & Culver, Montana Trial Attorneys
Toll Free: 888-706-7461
Montana: 406-545-5895

Drunk driving accidents are a significant problem in Montana

A drunk driving accident happens when a driver who has alcohol in their system causes a collision with another vehicle, a pedestrian, a structure, or other object. Alcohol can impact a driver's ability to perceive road hazards, anticipate driving problems, and respond to changing circumstances while behind the wheel. In Montana, drunk drivers are a big problem and have caused a heartbreaking number of fatalities.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 930 people died in drunk driving accidents on Montana roads between the years of 2003 and 2012. Montana residents are significantly more likely to die in drunk driving accidents than the average of individuals throughout the rest of the United States, with approximately 9.4 Montanans dying per 100,000 people in drunk driving accidents compared to 3.3 people per 100,000 nationally.

Sadly, in a 2012 survey, 3.4 percent of Montana residents reported that they had driven after drinking too much. That statistic is much larger than the 1.9 percent of people throughout the country who reported driving after drinking: this information demonstrates the very real threat of drunk drivers on Montana roads and highlights the fact that accidents from these reckless individuals do happen and harm Montanans every year.

Car crashes with drunk drivers can have devastating consequences, as the statistics show. However, individuals who are hurt in collisions with drunk drivers are encouraged to seek out legal assistance to protect their rights. Through the civil court system, many victims of drunk driving accidents are able to sue the responsible parties for their losses and reclaim the financial losses they have had to expend in their attempts to recover from their devastating vehicle crashes.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • American Association for Justice
  • Super Lawyers
  • Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto