Drunk driving crashes are serious matters because they are preventable in all circumstances. With all of the public service announcements on the matter, there really isn't ever an excuse. If you are struck by a drunk driver, you might decide that having them go through the criminal justice process isn't enough. You might opt to seek compensation through the civil court system.
Far too many innocent people die in drunk driving crashes each day. In this country, there are nearly 29 people who die daily due to intoxicated drivers. While the number of fatalities has been decreasing over the last 30 years, the rate is still too high.
Being involved in a car crash is a horrible experience. When you find out that the accident could have been prevented if the other driver had just avoided driving after drinking, you might feel furious. All of your pain and suffering was because someone else made a decision that they shouldn't have.
When another driver strikes your vehicle, one of the first things that you might wonder is whether that person was impaired or sober. One thing to remember in these cases is that you can't assume that a person isn't impaired if you don't smell alcohol. It is possible that a person is too intoxicated to drive due to something other than drugs. Car wrecks caused by impairment are often tragic.
You have likely heard that police officers need to have probable cause before they can stop a drunk driver. In essence, they need a reason to make that stop, to start an investigation, to detain the driver and to begin checking to see if the driver is intoxicated.
One of the questions that is likely to come up when a person is involved in a car crash is whether the person who caused the accident was intoxicated. This won't have an impact on the outcome of the accident, it can have a big impact on a claim for compensation. We understand that you might already feel overwhelmed by the situation. You might not think that you can handle anything else right now. This is where we come in.
Drunk drivers can kill. With the big game this weekend, everyone will need to pay more attention to the actions of other drivers to ensure that they aren't falling victim to drunk drivers. There isn't any way that police officers can keep every drunk driver off the roads, so you must try to do your part to keep yourself safe.
When you are in a car crash, you are likely going to be shaken up. You need to have a plan in mind to handle the aftermath of a crash before the accident so that you can remember that plan once you have a few moments to gather your thoughts after the crash.
We've recently discussed semitruck crashes and how devastating these accidents can be for the victims. What some people don't realize is that semitruck accidents might be fully preventable. One instance of this is when a trucker is drunk and decides to drive.
We are in a very dangerous time of year right now. Football season is leading to parties and the busy fall and winter holiday season is fast approaching, which means that there are parties to celebrate those holidays. All of these parties mean that people might be consuming alcohol more frequently as they party.