According to the Alcohol Rehab Guide, driving under the influence (DUI) refers to going with a blood alcohol content (BAC)of at least 0.08%. Alcohol consumption affects a variety of skills that are essential for safe driving, including:
- Reaction Time- Alcohol reduces reaction time and slows responses in crucial driving situations because it impairs your information processing capabilities. Besides, alcohol causes drowsiness and decreases your alertness to your surroundings.
- Judgment- To exercise good judgment, your brain retains knowledge and experiences so you can access them quickly in a new situation. Alcohol affects the areas in your mind, responsible for controlling decisions.
- Vision- Drinking alcohol can cause blurry vision and double vision. It also affects focus, color distinction (such as your ability to distinguish a red traffic light from a green one), and your ability to accurately estimate how fast and how closely the other cars around you are moving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the above as just a few of the hazards of driving under the influence. They also state that in roughly 40% of all fatal car crashes occurring yearly, drugs or alcohol are involved. Your chances of becoming involved in a car accident are also significantly higher if you drink and drive than they would be if you abstained.
Why you need a Personal Injury Attorney
Suppose you should become the victim of a drunk driver. In that case, the best course of action is to immediately seek the services of a knowledgeable, experienced personal injury attorney who will come to you day or night. Let Robert J. Debry & Associates assist you with:
- Promptly and correctly handling legal paperwork, allowing you to focus on recovering. Rest assured that our injury attorney will keep you informed of all lawsuit details.
- Tenaciously defending your legal rights and fighting insurance companies.
- We are getting you the highest possible compensation.
The consequences of drinking and driving are often devastating, and a personal injury attorney can help you navigate this.
Let Robert Debry & Associates help you when you need it most; contact us for a free consultation.