There is no excuse for drunk driving. Drivers who injure or kill others while under the influence of alcohol are negligent and the law holds them liable for the injuries and damages they cause.
Avrek Law Firm has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to negligent driving. Our auto accident attorneys aggressively represent drunk driving accident victims and fight hard to get them the compensation they need and deserve.
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Why is Drunk Driving Dangerous?
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is deadly, but it continues to happen nationwide. Alcohol consumption reduces the function of the brain, and impairs thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination, all of which are necessary to safely operate a vehicle.
In all states, it is illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .08 or greater, yet according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 people in the United States die in drunk driving related crashes every day. This equals one person every 50 minutes. The number of these deaths have fallen over the last three decades, but drunk-driving crashes still claim more than 10,000 lives each year.
Alcohol is a depressant and increases the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter known as GABA and inhibits the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. The result is a double slowdown in the brain and textbook drunken behavior such as stumbling, clumsiness and slurred speech. The effects of alcohol manifest in the following ways:
- Slowed reaction times
- Reduced coordination, concentration and comprehension
- Diminished ability to judge speed, time and distance
- Loss of vision and hearing acuity
- Reduced reason and caution
More than 200 decisions are made during every mile of driving. Due to reduced neurological function, drunk drivers are more likely to make a wrong decision that results in harm to other drivers and pedestrians.
Contact an Avrek Law Firm Auto Accident Attorney
Just a single drink before driving can cause someone to make a critical mistake behind the wheel that results in catastrophic harm to others. If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, Avrek Law Firm can help you recover top compensation for your losses.
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