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States with Higher Drunk Driving Fatalities Do Not Pay Higher Insurance


According to a study released on July 21 by personal finance website NerdWallet, the states that number among the highest drunk driving fatalities do not have correspondingly high insurance rates. In fact, six out of the ten states with the highest fatality rates experience a lower than average increase in insurance after a DUI.

Lubbock, Texas ranks on the ten cities with the highest number of alcohol-related traffic accidents, and there were 40 fatalities between 2010 and 2012. After an intoxicated driving charge, a Lubbock driver’s insurance will increase on average by 55.34 percent. This sits somewhere between the 135 percent increase for San Bernardino drivers and the minuscule 3.8 percent increase for Omaha violators.

The consequences of a drunk driving accident can be devastating, resulting in serious injury and in extreme cases, death. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., understand that victims may be burdened with significant medical expenses and other heavy costs as the result of their accidents. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, our legal team may help you pursue the funds you need from the parties responsible. Call our Austin offices today at (512) 710-0931 to learn about your legal options.