We all love having a few beers with friends, a glass of wine with dinner, or some mixed drinks at a party. And most know that getting behind the wheel after having a few could be a potentially fatal mistake. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents still and will happen, especially in populous areas like San Diego. These types of accidents can be catastrophic and traumatic, resulting in severe injuries or fatalities.
The following statistics can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is used to detect how much alcohol is present in the system of an individual. Certain levels of BAC indicate how impaired an individual is, and the higher the number, the more impaired they may be. Keep in mind that the BAC limit in the United States is .08%. The following effects on driving ability are just a few of the ones listed according to CDC research:
While DUIs often result in heavy fines, community service, or some incarceration, these punishments pale in comparison to the consequences of a drunk driving accident itself. The higher the BAC, the less control the driver has over their vehicle. For all parties involved, the outcome of such an accident will almost always result in hospitalization, or even the risk of death.
Due to the chaos of such an accident, there are often several people involved: the victims, the negligent driver, the responding officers, insurance companies, doctors, and more. The aftermath can be confusing and overwhelming for injured victims, and this is the time when you need an experienced team of attorneys at your side.
For a trusted car accident attorney, serving the San Diego area and the state of California, look no further than Landay Roberts LLP. Our experienced team of professionals understand the pain you’re going through and strive to get you the compensation you deserve for your trauma. If you’ve been injured as the result of a drunk driving accident, don’t hesitate to contact us right away to schedule a free case consultation.
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