Despite the efforts of organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), each year thousands of people are killed, and tens of thousands of people are injured, in drunk driving accidents.

According to The United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,228 people were killed in vehicle accidents in 2010 where alcohol was a contributing factor.[1]  This translates into approximately 30 deaths every day in the United States from drunk driving.  During 2010, the FBI reported that more than 1.4 million arrests were made for drunk driving.[2]

The number of drunk driving arrests is shocking.  The death and significant injuries that result from drunk driving are horrendous.  Tens of thousands of innocent people pay the price every year when others choose to drink while intoxicated.

The lives lost can never be regained. For every person killed, there will be a hole in the lives of the families, friends, and loved ones left behind.

Many of those injured will never be the same. Often, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and severe injury will forever alter their lives.  Many will never be able to work again, or to lead a normal life.

Our Commitment to Holding Drunk Drivers Responsible

At Ressler & Tesh, we are committed to holding all of those responsible for drunk driving accidents accountable to the fullest extent of the law. This includes not only the drunk drivers themselves, but also those who may have furnished such drivers with alcohol after they knew, or should have known, that the driver was already intoxicated.

If you or a family member has been injured by a drunk driver, or if a family member has been killed, please call us so that we may learn about your case.  We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, and we represent clients in injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees to us unless we obtain a recovery.


[1] Dept of Transportation (US), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Traffic Safety Facts 2010: Alcohol-Impaired Driving. Washington (DC): NHTSA; 2012 [cited 2012 Sep 28]. Available at URL: // 

[2] Department of Justice (US), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Crime in the United States 2010: Uniform Crime Reports. Washington (DC): FBI; 2011 [cited Sept 29 2012]. Available at URL: //

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