According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, every 31 minutes someone is killed in a drunk driving accident. Every 2 minutes someone is injured by a drunk driver. The legal limits for driving a motor vehicle is 0.08 percent.
Even an amount of alcohol below the legal limit of 0.08 percent is unsafe for driving
It is far lower for a commercial vehicle operator. A driver below the age of 21 is prohibited from operating a vehicle with any amount of alcohol in their system.
Although the U.S. has established legal limits, the limits do not define the level of which it is safe to operate a vehicle. For many drivers, even an amount of alcohol below the legal limit of 0.08 percent is unsafe for driving. The best idea is for people to avoid drinking and driving all together.
When people consume alcohol, their reaction time is slowed, their judgment is impaired, and their coordination is decreased. When someone who has consumed alcohol causes a crash, their insurance company comes to their rescue. Insurance companies regularly do all they can to protect themselves from having to compensate the victim of a drunk driver rather than recognize their responsibility and do the right thing.
The trial lawyers at the DiCello Law Firm have a zero-tolerance policy for those that choose to drink and drive. If you or someone you know has an injury that was caused by another’s decision to drink and drive, then call the trial injury lawyers at The DiCello Law Firm. Our former prosecutors who specialize in such cases will help you. We regularly work with some of the most accomplished experts in the country to obtain compensation for injuries you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a drunk driver.