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Drunk Driving Accidents
LAWS AND PROCEDURES FOR DRUNK DRIVING
It’s commonly known that drunk driving is a common cause of car accidents. In fact, more than 30% of car accident fatalities involve someone who was driving under the influence of alcohol. What few motorists realize, however, is that it only takes an average of 2-4 alcoholic beverages to reach a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08%, at which point a person is considered to be legally intoxicated, and incapable of operating a vehicle. Even after just one drink, a driver’s sensory skills can be impaired and result in delayed reactions to lights, signs and other cars on the road.
According to the National Commission Against Drunk Driving (NCADD), a quarter of a million people are harmed each year by drunk driving and 10,000 people are killed because of those careless enough to drive drunk. Not only do they cause damage towards innocent individuals, they cost nearly $45 million in property damage each year. Individuals do not realize the risk they are posing when taking to the road so soon after they have had an alcoholic beverage. Despite Arizona laws against drinking and driving, 25% of people get behind the wheel shortly after a drink. These negligent drivers must be held accountable for their actions.
UNDERSTANDING DUI ACCIDENT INJURIES
When a person attempts to drive after having one too many drinks, they put every other motorist they encounter at risk of a crash and personal injury. Even if an intoxicated motorist doesn’t cause a fatality, catastrophic injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and severe burns can result. Any person reckless enough to drive after drinking alcohol should be held responsible for any damages and injury caused in a crash. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, get medical help if you have not already done so; then contact a Phoenix injury lawyer from Gerber Injury Law. Our firm could help you build a strong case in order to win maximum payout.
SEEKING LEGAL HELP FROM A PHOENIX DUI ACCIDENT LAWYER
With legal representation from a car accident injury attorney at our firm, you could fight for the compensation you need to cover your repairs and medical treatment. Our firm has been in practice for more than 20 years, and attorney Ken Gerber has handled hundreds of personal injury trial cases. We offer a free case evaluation that we encourage you to fill out to the best of your ability and send into us right away. Our legal team may be able to determine a plan that can get you financial restitution for your lost time and wages. To find out how we could provide you with friendly advice and vigorously fight for you in court, call our offices today.