Author: Noreen M. Dinndorf, Senior Victim Advocate, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. The consequences of drunk driving are far reaching and can include not only physical injuries, but also emotional, long lasting damage. An average of 27 people die every day in America as a result of drunk driving crashes. Family and friends may experience emotional trauma due to the loss of a loved one. We encourage victims impacted by impaired driving crashes to utilize the free services provided to them by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driver, MADD is available to help you navigate the difficult path ahead with the help of Victim Advocates. This 24-Hour Help Line (877 MADD HELP) connects victims and survivors with a local advocate who can assist with questions, help locate resources, and provide direction on how to handle the resulting criminal and civil matters. In 2016, MADD provided support services every 3 minutes to a victim or survivor across the U.S. In fact, many of their Victim Advocates are also victims themselves of a drunk driving accident.
On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. Allen & Allen has teamed up with MADD to encourage victims to seek the help they need. These services can provide valuable support during a difficult time.
Contact Allen & Allen if you have been injured in a drunk driving crash at 1-866-388-1307. For more information about MADD Victim Advocate support or volunteer opportunities with MADD, please visit their website.
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