What Age Group Makes Up the Most Drunk Drivers?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents yearly. More than one in every four traffic fatalities is related to alcohol. Any driver can cause a drunk driving accident. However, some drivers may be more likely to cause drunk driving accidents than others. Any driver who injures another through their actions may be liable to pay financial compensation.

Many people think that teenage drivers have the most drunk driving accidents, even though they cannot legally consume alcohol. Newer drivers are more prone to risky driving practices. While there are still many accidents involving teenage drivers, they do not cause the most accidents.

Research from the NHTSA shows that the 21- to 24-year-old demographic is responsible for the most drunk driving fatalities; 27 percent of drunk driving deaths are attributed to them. The next highest demographic is 25- to-34-year-old drivers, who cause 26 percent of drunk driving fatalities. Drivers who are first able to purchase alcohol legally may increase their consumption. They may not know the full effects of alcohol and how it impacts driving.

The percentage of drunk driving fatalities by demographic decreases as the age range rises. Presumably, more mature drivers know when not to get behind the wheel.

You Can File a Civil Lawsuit if You Have Been Hurt in a Drunk Driving Accident

You may be entitled to financial compensation if you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident. You may still receive compensation even if the driver is never convicted of the offense.

In drunk driving cases, liability may not frequently be an issue. Drunk drivers are generally more reckless and careless. Chances are that there is clear evidence that they were to blame for the crash. Nonetheless, you should never take anything for granted because your legal rights are at stake.

Your fight is to get enough money to compensate you for your injuries. You must still negotiate compensation with the insurance company like you would for any other accident. They may offer you less than you deserve. You would need a lawyer to negotiate to maximize your financial compensation. You could get more money when you have a lawyer dealing with the insurance company on your behalf because they know how much your case is worth.

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Can Fight to Maximize Your Compensation

Our Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton are ready to help you after a drunk driving accident. Call us at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

We have offices in Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Lanham, and Owings Mills, allowing us to represent clients in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.