According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 11,773 people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes in the United States in 2008.
In New York, nearly 10,000 accidents involved drunk drivers in 2007 – 373 people lost their lives and more than 7,000 were injured.
Drunk drivers make poor decisions. The most common causes of alcohol-related crashes in New York are driver distraction, failure to maintain proper lane, disregarding traffic devices and unsafe speed.
The drunk drivers who are responsible for the injuries and deaths of innocent people need to receive severe consequences for their actions.
At Suris & Associates, we fight drunk drivers. We are dedicated to fighting for people who have been seriously injured or killed by the senseless acts of someone who has gotten behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink.