While there are massive educational campaigns in every state across the nation, accidents caused by drunk drivers happen every day. In 2015 in central Texas alone, 37 people were killed and 349 injured in drunk driving related accidents.
Reita Hill, victim advocate, of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization (MADD), says, “It used to be the weekends. It’s everyday [now] we hear on the news over and over and over again about these crashes and how somebody has been killed or seriously injured because of someone else’s choice to drink and drive.”
MADD’s message is simple: Do not drink and drive. The organization is organizing a 5 kilometer walk to raise awareness of the dangers of driving while intoxicated. MADD and its advocates hope to help people understand that they are not just taking their own lives into their hands, but are risking the lives of other innocent people the minute they climb into a vehicle while inebriated.
If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, make sure to contact a plaintiff’s DWI attorney to represent you in seeking compensation for your injuries or the loss of a loved one. While a lawsuit will not bring back a loved one, it does help a family move forward and be able to send a message to the defendants that drinking and driving kills and it needs to stop.