Did you know most underage teens get their alcohol from home? Its a sobering statistic as April marks the official start of Alcohol Awareness Month.

Research shows a 16-year old is more likely to die from an alcohol-related problem than any other cause. Still, some teens choose to drink alcohol for a variety of reasons, such as boredom, curiosity, or just because it seems like everyone else is doing it.

Unfortunately, many teens are unaware of the dangers of drunk driving and may choose to operate a vehicle while impaired by alcohol. If you have been injured or lost someone you love in an accident caused by a drunk driver, an accomplished personal injury lawyer in Tulsa may be able to help you recover compensation for your loss. Contact us today to get started.

Alcohol Statistics

Adolescence is a time of heightened risk-taking and young people may not be fully prepared to anticipate all the consequences of drinking alcohol.

Studies show:

  • Alcohol contributes to unintentional injury, murder and suicide, the three leading causes of death among 12 to 20-year-olds.
  • Youth who start drinking before age 15 are six times more likely to have alcohol issues in life.

Another important message that is being shared during Alcohol Awareness Month is the considerable physical, emotional, and financial burden that is placed on the children and family members affected by alcoholism.

While alcohol remains the deadliest drug for America’s teenagers, studies also show the number one deterrent to underage drinking is having parents who talk to their teens about the dangers.

So, whether you’re a parent with kids in elementary school, a new teen driver, or an adult with plans for a happy hour tonight, it’s critical that you take time to learn more about the importance of alcohol responsibility and share the information with your loved ones.

A Sober Reminder

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact the Edwards Law Firm today to explore your legal options.

Our firm offers free case evaluations to the public, and our dedicated Tulsa auto accident attorneys and staff have been available to assist accident victims in Tulsa and the surrounding communities. Schedule your free case assessment today.