ORANGE COUNTY, California (October 16, 2015) — It’s difficult to imagine a world without drunken drivers, but it doesn’t mean we can’t try. Roughly one in three people killed in a traffic accident died as a result of a drunk driver.
Attorney James Johnson, founder of Johnson Attorneys Group, is committed to helping support Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for the simple reason that he wants to make a difference and save lives.
“As an attorney who represents victims of drunken drivers I have personally been affected by the aftermath of a DUI crash,” said Attorney James Johnson. “Many of my clients and former clients are victims of a drunken driver or are family members of someone who was killed in DUI crash. These are not accidents. They are crimes against innocent victims and we must work together to put an end to this once and for all.”
The Newport Beach-based personal injury law firm has donated $1,000 to MADD this year to support services and programs that help victims of DUI drivers right here in Orange County. The victims of this crime are our neighbors, friends, family members and coworkers and the crime of driving under the influence has likely affected someone we all know.
Indeed, there are about 1,000 people killed and 16,000 injured in DUI crashes in California, the California Highway Patrol reports.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were 32,719 people killed in traffic accidents in 2013 in the United States and of those roughly 31-percent or 10,076 people died in a DUI crash.
Johnson Attorneys Group invites others to join us on the walk, donate money to support MADD or sign up as a volunteer.
Roughly 300 to 500 people are expected to attend this year’s MADD fundraiser held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 24th in Huntington Beach.
Participants often join groups who are walking to support a loved one who was injured or killed in a DUI crash. The walk provides a way to memorialize these people on an annual basis and keep their memory alive as well as do something aimed at preventing future victims.
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