Underage Drinking Accident Statistics

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Underage Drinking Accident Statistics

Underage drinking is a major concern in the United States. There are an estimated 10.8 million underage drinkers in the United States. 1 out of every 6 teenagers engages in some form of binge drinking. This situation becomes more concerning when factoring in driving under the influence cases. In the United States, almost 1/3 of all fatal drunk-driving cases involve people aged 16-20.

The combination of drinking alcohol and driving can lead to some very serious consequences. Below are some statistics regarding underage drinking accidents.

Underage Drinking in General:

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Finally, underage drinking in general is linked with various other issues besides drunk-driving accidents. For instance, young drinkers may be exposed to physical violence or sexual violence risks when drinking. Impaired judgment can lead to poor decision-making. Also, long-term brain and internal organ damage is linked with drinking heavily at a young age.

Should I Hire a Lawyer for Help with an Underage Drinking Case?

Underage drinking is one of the leading causes of deaths among persons aged 15-20 years old. You may wish to hire a lawyer if you or a loved one needs help dealing with an underage drinking claim. Your attorney can provide you with legal guidance and answers to any inquiries you might have. Also, if you need to appear in court for whatever reason, your lawyer can represent you during the process as well.

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Last Modified: 05-16-2014 03:22 PM PDT

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