Impact Law Firm
115 W. 3rd St.
Tulsa, OK 74103
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Drunk Driving Accidents
Tulsa DUI Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident involving a drunk driver in Tulsa, it is in your best interest to seek the advice of an attorney. who will pursue justice for you by ensuring that you and your loved ones are professionally represented. Impact Law Firm has a thorough understanding of the Oklahoma DUI accident laws, and the court system set in place to protect your rights, obtain justice and the compensation you deserve. While the courts cannot restore your physical losses, financial compensation will assist you in regaining control of some areas of your life. Impact Law Firm can help you, call our office at 918-574-8555 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.
Automobile Accidents Involving DUIs in Tulsa
In the state of Oklahoma, if a person driving has a .08% or higher blood-alcohol level they are considered to be driving impaired or “under the influence” of alcohol. They may also be considered impaired by alcohol even if their tested level is not .08% if it is determined that their physical or mental condition was exacerbated by alcohol, thereby impairing their driving ability and becoming a contributing factor in an accident.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Research
Research done in 2008 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides us with some riveting statistics related to DUI accidents. Based upon the NHTSA’s DUI definition, these figures focus on drivers who tested with .08% or more of blood-alcohol concentration:
- DUI related fatalities came to 11,773 representing almost 32% of all automobile accident fatalities across the U.S.
- In 68% of these fatalities, DUI drivers lost their lives.
- Driving at night while drunk increased the risk of a fatal accident by four times more than driving drunk during daylight hours.
- The age group with the highest percentage of DUI fatality-related accidents was 25-44 involving an estimated 48% of all DUI drivers.
- Approximately 84% of DUI-related fatality accidents involved male drivers.
Compelling evidence indicates there is a fatal DUI accident every hour in America leaving grief and destruction of lives in its wake.
Other DUI Concerns in Oklahoma
Automobile accidents involving DUI drivers are not the only reason for concern; it’s also a common occurrence in Oklahoma for a boating accident to involve an individual with a .08% blood-alcohol level placing other boaters, swimmers, and skiers at risk during what should be a wonderful carefree time with family and friends.
Impact Law Firm has a team of Tulsa DUI accident lawyers and staff, and provides a free consultation for those who have been injured or lost a loved one in a Tulsa drunk driving related accident. We are a compassionate and committed legal firm with the experience and tenacity to ensure that you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours. Contact us online or by phone at 918-574-8555 to schedule your free consultation.