If you would like more information about personal injuries stemming from car accidents, please contact Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney Justin M. Beall of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis, and Lightfoot L.L.P.
There are usually between 10,000 and 15,000 people killed each year due to drunk drivers. Hundreds of thousands more are injured in alcohol-related crashes. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a risk never worth taking. People who drink and drive put themselves, passengers, and innocent people along their routes in severe danger.
Two men had a minor car accident in Adelphi on the night of Monday, February 2, 2010. They were exchanging information along the side of the road when they were struck by a third car, driven by a woman who police believe was under the influence of alcohol. Driving a large, 2005 Cadillac SUV, the woman hit both men and their parked vehicles. One minute, the two men were dealing with a minor car accident; the next they were killed.
Never drive a vehicle if you suspect that your senses have, even in the slightest way, been impaired by alcohol, drugs or something else. It only takes an instant to make a stupid decision turn into one that costs a life or years of your freedom. If you are involved in an accident, move your car away from oncoming traffic as much as possible. Turn on hazard lights or use flares to ensure that you can be seen.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death due to a car accident, please contact our Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyers at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis, and Lightfoot L.L.P.