Drunk and Drugged Driving: Raising Awareness and Support
Last year, in the United States alone, over 38,000 people died because of motor vehicle accidents. The reasons for such a considerable number of car accident deaths are various. Some of them include inattention, speeding, reckless driving, and driving under influence. It is no news that thousands of people, despite the numerous existing laws such as the Felony DUI Law of the State of Colorado, still decide to drive while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
In Colorado particularly, nearly 60 people are arrested every day for impaired driving. This might sound like a small number when compared to how many people drive on a daily basis. However, this stat does not take into consideration the number of people who, despite being under influence while driving, are lucky enough not to get arrested.
And when it comes to deaths and actual auto crashes caused by impaired driving, the number is much more staggering. Throughout the entire country, in both 2018 and 2019, over 10,000 people lost their lives as a result of alcohol-impaired driving. Needless to say, this is indeed a critical issue that has existed for many decades.
For this reason, as well as the rise in the number of deaths and car crashes, many organizations have made it their priority to fight against this reality. Bringing awareness to this issue and educating people on its consequences is without a doubt an important and necessary task. Awareness is important simply because every time a person decides to drive while drunk or drugged, they are risking both their lives and that of others. And with every new death caused by such an event, many families are forever impacted.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving or MADD is the country's largest nonprofit against drunk driving. It was founded in 1980 by a mother who lost her child because of a drunk driver. The organization focuses on ending drunk driving as well as supporting its victims. MADD has in fact "helped save more than 370,000 lives, reduce drunk driving deaths by more than 50 percent and passionately served over 840,000 victims.”
For that same purpose, "Walk Like MADD",which is a fundraiser event focusing on bringing both awareness and funds to the fight against drunk and drugged driving, was founded. All over the country, this fundraiser has received tremendous support from various individuals and companies. Lapham Law, a Denver law firm, is one of their proud sponsors.
Lapham Law is a law firm in Denver, CO that has made it their priority to legally support their community in times of need. They are among the best car accident lawyers in Colorado. Some of their areas of expertise include car and motor vehicle accidents, hit and run accidents, semi-truck and bicycle accidents, and also wrongful deaths. It is a natural extension of their business for them to join the fight against drunk and drugged driving.
This Denver accident attorney firm is participating in a Virtual Walk Like MADD to raise funds and awareness and support victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving. The date of their walk is August 1st, 2020 at 9 am. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the numerous restrictions put in place to keep us safe, the event will take place as a Facebook Live. To be a part of the movement and participate in the walk, all you need to do is to register. Another way to support the organization is by giving a donation or starting a fundraiser.
For MADD and Lapham Law, the ultimate goal is to create a future with no more victims of drunk and drugged driving.