Most of the public discourse that we see these days when it comes to motor vehicle accidents in America usually has to do with distracted driving. That is, of course, a valid concern. However, there is one danger on the roads that has been around since just about the time the automobile was invented – impaired driving.
There is no doubt that, despite the attention on other causes of motor vehicle accidents, impaired driving can cause devastation on the roads for drivers in Maryland. For example, statistics kept by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that in an average year – 2016, for instance – almost 10,500 people died in America in motor vehicle accidents that involved impaired driving. That figure accounted for over one-fourth of all motor vehicle accident deaths in America that year.
Drunk driving is usually the first thought when it comes to impaired driving, but some drivers may be impaired by illegal drugs as well – or even legal, prescription drugs. Simply put, anyone who is impaired by alcohol or drugs puts not only their own lives in danger, but the lives of all others on the roads as well.
Personal injury options
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Maryland that was caused by an impaired driver, you may have personal injury legal options to consider. To learn more about how our law firm attempts to help Maryland residents who are facing these difficult circumstances, please visit the motor vehicle accident overview section of our law firm’s website.