Each year, hundreds of Texans lace up their sneakers and join together in Fort Worth’s Walk Like MADD. The event aims to raise money and awareness about the perils of drunk driving, which is a primary cause of death on our roadways.
At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we see our fair share of drunk driving car wreck cases. The havoc that a crash can wreak on your finances, your heath, your family, your life and the life of others is immeasurable. Knowing this, there is zero – I repeat, zero – excuse to drink and drive. I feel very strongly about the issue, and I’m proud to support MADD again as a sponsor in this year’s event.
Each year, Americans take 233 billion car trips, and of those, about one out of every two thousand trips are taken by drunk drivers. Seems small, right? So why is it that one out of every three traffic deaths involve drunk driving?
Proportionally, drunk driving deaths are out of whack, and it’s because drinking and driving is serious, dangerous and often fatal.
Want to know another not-so-cheery statistic? About one-third of drunk drivers who’ve been caught will drive drunk again. Perhaps if people could only see what we see at my firm – the stress, hurt and chaos that often results from drunk driving accidents – then they’d put a stop to their ways for good.
We invite you to join us on November 1st (this Saturday) at this year’s Walk Like MADD to help educate the public and raise money for the cause. We can see a future without drunk driving, but we’ll need your help to get there.