Car accidents can happen for many reasons, but when a driver is negligent and purposefully gets behind the wheel while intoxicated, you deserve to be able to be compensated for the injuries you suffer as a result. Drunk drivers or those influenced by drugs are incredibly dangerous to others; they can't stop as quickly, may drive erratically, and may even pass out behind the wheel.
One of the jobs most dangerous on the highway is being a Highway Patrol officer. These officers are often exposed as pedestrians on the highway, and even when scenes of accidents are clearly marked, other drivers don't always stop. That means helping on victim could result in the officers themselves being injured.