Are You Safe From Impaired Drivers When Inside A Building?
Everybody knows that impaired drivers pose risks to everyone on the roadway. However, most people do not think about being injured due to an impaired driver when they are inside of a building. While this may seem like something that does not happen very often, the team at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC is used to handling unusual crashes. Our Charlotte car accident attorneys are ready to help if you have been injured due to another driver’s negligence.
Unusual Crash Highlights Potential Dangers
A recent crash in Charlotte caught our eye because it highlights the potential dangers that impaired drivers pose for those in and around the roadway. Most everybody understands the drunk drivers are dangerous, but most people think of these incidents as only involving the vehicle to vehicle collisions. Recently though, an alleged impaired driver slammed into a coin laundry business in uptown Charlotte.
When looking at the photographs from the incident, it is evident that the female driver of the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. Luckily there was nobody in the business at the time of the incident. The alleged impaired driver was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.
Had anybody been in this woman’s path, or in the building at the time of the crash, they likely would have sustained severe injuries. The Charlotte car accident attorneys at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC regularly help victims of drunk driving accidents have suffered the following:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Car Accidents In Charlotte Are Not Uncommon
When we look at the latest reporting year of data from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 281,685 total vehicle crashes. Out of these incidents, there were:
- 1,442 total fatalities
- 125,454 total injuries
The data also states that there were 11,345 alcohol-related crashes. These incidents claimed the lives of 411 people and injured 7,602 people.
In Mecklenburg County for the same reporting year, there was a total of 116 traffic crash fatalities and 20,210 injuries. Our area sees a high percentage of the total traffic crash deaths and injuries each year. Alcohol-related crash fatalities in this county accounted for nearly 32% of all traffic crash fatalities.
Let Us Get To Work On Your Case Today
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the actions of an impaired or negligent driver, seek legal assistance immediately. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we have the experience you need to secure the compensation you are entitled to, which could include:
- Coverage of medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages if you cannot work while you recover
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party