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As the client, you come first, and we’ll work diligently to make sure you’re compensated for your personal injury. Understanding what constitutes a personal injury is an important first step in your claim.
Drunk driving


The repercussions of drunk driving are fatal. Although these accidents are preventable, it still happens. Drunk driving is classified as such in Arkansas at a blood alcohol concentration of 0.8 and higher, but a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.2 – 0.5 can cause visual impairment, reduced ability to coordinate, delayed response to emergency situations, and difficulty steering. So no matter how intoxicated someone may be, accidents are possible.

Drunk driving accidents account for about a third of traffic fatalities. Every year, over tens of thousands people lose their lives to drunk-driving accidents. The statistics highlight the commonality and severity of these accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 28 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes every day — that’s one person every 52 minutes.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, the experienced attorneys at Mays, Byrd & O’Guinn can assist you with your claim. Know that you deserve to be compensated for the impact someone’s decision has had on your life. We will provide you with quality representation and aggressive advocacy.

  • In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
  • Of the 1,233 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2016, 214 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
  • In 2016, more than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. That’s one percent of the 111 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year (figure below).
  • Drugs other than alcohol (legal and illegal) are involved in about 16% of motor vehicle crashes.
  • Marijuana use is increasing and 13% of nighttime, weekend drivers have marijuana in their system.
  • Marijuana users were about 25% more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers with no evidence of marijuana use, however other factors–such as age and gender–may account for the increased crash risk among marijuana users.