Alcohol-Related Accidents

Indiana Drunk Driving Toll Drops to Five-Year Low

The most recent statistics from the state of Indiana show that the percentage of people being killed in drunk driving accidents caused by an impaired driver has dropped to significant lows. However, the actual numbers are still far too high for comfort. According to statistics by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, there were 99 […]

High-Risk Drunk Drivers Involved in Most Fatal Accidents

A disproportionate number of high-risk drunk drivers, including repeat offenders, are involved in most fatal drunk driving accidents. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association recommends an “individualized justice” approach to reduce the risk of high- risk offenders being out on Indiana streets, endangering lives. There is no denying that there has been a lot of progress […]

Watch Out for Drowsy Driving Risks This Holiday Season 

This holiday season, watch out for drowsy drivers who may be behind the wheel in a sleep-deprived state. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine in a new study estimates that as many as half of all Americans have fallen asleep behind the wheel, indicating that the drowsy driving threat is more widespread than we may […]

Hospital ER’s Warn Drinking and E-Scooters Don’t Mix

Statistics suggest that far too many persons are being rushed to hospital emergency rooms with brain injuries and fractures after accidents caused when they were riding their e- scooters. Alcohol is blamed for many of these accidents. A recent study whose results were published in the journal Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open found that […]

Recovering Compensation for Soft Tissue Injuries After an Accident

Recovering damages for soft tissue injuries after an accident is often very challenging because of a number of reasons. Firstly, these injuries are often invisible.  Soft tissue injuries are injuries to the muscle, tendons, and ligaments, and are often not visible to the naked eye. There may be no external signs of the injury, and […]

One in Three Young Adults Have Traveled with an Impaired Driver

In spite of being aware of the risks of drunk driving, many teens choose to ride in cars being operated by intoxicated or impaired motorists anyway. Those facts come from a recent study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The researchers focused on accidents involving both alcohol- intoxicated and drug-impaired motorists. They found […]

Ignition Interlock Laws Help Save Lives

Laws that require persons convicted of drunk driving offenses to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles, can help save lives in alcohol-related car accidents. That information comes from a new study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The study found that laws that require all drunk driving offenders to have devices […]

One Third of All Accident Fatalities in the US are Alcohol-Related

Drunk driving continues to remain the number one threat facing American motorists. Approximately one-third of all drivers who die in alcohol-related car accidents have a blood-alcohol concentration of a minimum of .08%. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that percentage has hardly budged over a period of two decades. In 2015 alone, close to 7,000 […]