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Accidents on the roads of Colorado are worryingly common, as they are throughout the United States. Any number of causes can lead to a crash, from distraction or fatigue to poor weather conditions or vehicle malfunction. However, one cause of accidents that could and should be prevented is drunk driving. All too often drivers get behind the wheel of a vehicle when they are in no fit state to drive.
Unfortunately, when this happens, everybody on the road with them is in danger. According to statistics from the Colorado State Patrol, almost a third of DUI and DUID accidents led to fatalities or injuries in 2013. In comparison, other crashes only led to injury or death in about 11.8 percent of cases.
The State Patrol developed a strategic plan to reduce the frequency of DUI and DUID incidents. The goal was to drop the figures by 5 percent and the scheme was a resounding success. Figures suggest that a reduction of almost double that was achieved.
Of course, these accidents are still all too frequent, so it is vital to be wary at all times on the roads. If you are injured in a drunk driving accident, it is vital to report it as soon as possible. You might also consider seeking compensation for your injuries
An attorney may be able to assist you with filing your claim or support you in pursuing an insurance payout. He or she can advise you on the options available and might also be able to guide you through the process. By acting quickly and thoughtfully, you can increase your chances of receiving the remuneration you deserve.