Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit Loans

Drunk driving is among the most notorious (and certainly the most avoidable and most unnecessary) of all motor vehicle accidents. Everyone loses when it comes to impaired driving; everyone that is, except for the lawyers who get paid to defend drunk drivers. Drunk driving accidents are responsible for horrendous losses each year, both in terms of human suffering, the number of lives lost or irrevocably altered and property damaged or destroyed.

Car accidents are bad enough; there’s just no acceptable excuse for impaired driving or driving drunk. The harshest truth of all is that DUI accidents are preventable. So in a sense, they’re not really “accidents” at all but instead, specific, intentional acts. In other words, every time someone who knew they had been drinking made the conscious, intentional decision to get behind the wheel and drive.

Drunk Driving Deaths

Between 1982 and 2007, 510,131 people have died in alcohol related motor vehicle accidents; that is more than a half million people whose deaths were completely unnecessary up to tally preventable.

While the total number of vehicle accidents remained fairly constant year to year, the percentage of drunk driving deaths have dropped significantly; from 60% in 1982 to 37% in 2007. Still, more must be done.

Year
All Vehicle Fatalities
Alcohol Related Fatalities
%
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
43,945
42,589
44,257
43,825
46,087
46,390
47,087
45,582
44,599
41,508
39,250
40,150
40,716
41,817
42,065
42,013
41,501
41,717
41,945
42,196
43,005
42,643
42,518
43,443
42,532
41,059
26,173
24,635
24,762
23,167
25,017
24,094
23,833
22,424
22,587
20,159
18,290
17,908
17,308
17,732
17,749
16,711
16,673
16,572
17,380
17,400
17,524
17,013
16,919
16,885
15,829
15,387
60%
58%
56%
53%
54%
52%
51%
49%
51%
49%
47%
45%
43%
42%
42%
40%
40%
40%
41%
41%
41%
40%
39%
39%
37%
37%

Of course, these numbers do not reflect the millions of other people and families who have been injured, disabled, suffered property damage, trauma or whose lives have been impacted by a drunk driver.

The Growing Need For Lawsuit Funding

Unfortunately, the legal process in the United States unintentionally victimizes personal injury accident victims, drunk driving victims and their families all over again. Through no fault of their own, and with no warning, these people or one or more or their family members – often the breadwinners, have been injured or killed by a drunk driver.

This incredibly traumatic event, often combined with loss of income, extensive medical bills, permanent disabilities, lengthy recovery, funeral expenses, vehicle replacement costs, etc., can thrust the victim and/or family into a financial free-fall until such time that the victim’s family receives an insurance settlement; if there is one. But in the meantime, they’re left to fend for themselves. This is where lawsuit funding or a settlement cash advance can really help drunk driving victims regain control of their lives and their finances.

US Drunk Driving Statistics

There were 788,864 DUI arrests (those are just the ones who got caught) in the US and 15,387 alcohol-related fatalities in 2007; nearly 40% of all fatal vehicle accidents each year are alcohol-related. What’s more, FBI statistics show an alarming new trend; DUI arrests for women have actually increased by nearly 30% over the 10-year period from 1998 to 2007. During the same period, DUI arrests for men decreased by 7.5%.

  • Someone dies in an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident every 40 minutes
  • Someone is injured every 2 minutes in an alcohol-related accident
  • Drunk driving is the leading criminal cause of death in the United States
  • Over 40% of all motor vehicle fatalities are alcohol-related
  • Frequent drunk drivers cause almost 60% of alcohol-related fatalities
  • In 2007, the 16-20 age bracket caused 1,719 drunk driving accidents
  • 38% of all Christmas car accident deaths and 54% of all New Year’s car accident deaths are alcohol-related
  • 17% of drunk drivers injured in car accidents are charged and convicted, 11% are charged and not convicted; 72% are never charged
  • Drunk driving accidents cost the public around $114.3 billion a year
  • One-third of people arrested for drunk driving are repeat offenders

Fast, affordable, risk-free lawsuit pre settlement funding (also know as pre settlement cash advances, lawsuit loans*, a lawsuit cash advance or a settlement advance) is not really a loan at all; they are non-recourse cash advances based on, and secured by, the successful outcome of your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. They are available from $500 up to $500,000 or more, often in as little as 48 hours with your attorney’s cooperation. Since they are based on the merit of your case, bad credit is irrelevant. Plus you’ll make no monthly payments and the advance only gets paid off when your case is resolved successfully.

TriMark Legal Funding LLC is one of the leading and most highly respected settlement funding and law firm financing providers in the United States. We can offer plaintiff funding in as little as 24 to 48 hours with your attorney’s cooperation.

WE’RE ON YOUR SIDE … SO WHY WAIT?

Does your vehicle accident lawsuit qualify for a lawsuit advance? Call now to find out or apply online!

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