Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Injured by a drunk driver?

It is common knowledge in the legal and insurance communities that the majority of auto accidents are caused by driver negligence. While it's bad to be injured in a car accident, the situation becomes grimmer when the crash was caused by a drunk driver.

New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney, James Flinn passionately represents individuals who have been injured in drunk driving accidents, and he also represents the family members of those who have lost their loved ones at the hands of a drunk driver. We do not take drunk driving cases lightly and you can count on our dedicated legal team to give your case the attention it deserves.

Consequences of Impaired Driving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every day, nearly 30 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired crashes. That figure amounts to one death every 48 minutes.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD), every 53 minutes on average, someone is killed in a drunk driving accident and every 90 seconds, someone is injured as a result of this entirely preventable crime.

What the Statistics are Saying

While a driver can be injured in a drunk driving accident anywhere in the state, those driving in New Orleans, particularly in or near the French Quarter, which is popular for its drinking establishments such as those found on Bourbon Street, are at an increased risk of being involved in a drunk driving accident with an intoxicated local or tourist than in calmer sections of town.

2012 drunk driving statistics for Louisiana:

  • There were 241 drunk driving fatalities involving .08% BAC or higher, accounting for 33% of the total traffic deaths, a 10% increase from 2011.
  • A total of 5,614 alcohol-related crashes.
  • There were 16,385 DUI arrests.

(Sources: NHTSA & Louisiana State University)

Contact a New Orleans Auto Accident Lawyer

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you deserve to be fully compensated for all of your economic and noneconomic damages, including your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. With the widespread knowledge of the dangers of drunk driving, there is no reason why anybody should get behind the wheel and put others' lives needlessly at risk.

Contact James Flinn, Attorney at Law to receive the compassionate, personalized legal representation your situation demands. Our New Orleans drunk driving accident attorney, James Flinn, will work diligently to help you receive the compensation you need to cover all of your losses, so you can have access to the resources you need to move forward after the accident.

There is no reason why you and your family should be made to suffer financially after such a senseless act – contact our office today to schedule your free case evaluation.