Driving Under the Influence: When to Contact a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

With summer in full swing, there are and will be a lot of cookouts, get-togethers, parties, and fun events to look forward to. Alcohol is usually served at these types of events. With that in mind, it’s important to remember that driving behind the wheel while intoxicated is dangerous and potentially deadly. In fact, in the United States alone, the average of deaths a day due to drunk driving is 30. That’s life-changing. A traumatic event like this may not only injure or kill you, but do the same to someone else.

How Alcohol Affects the Body

In Florida, the law is that anyone with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher is legally impaired to drive.

If you drive a  commercial vehicle, the threshold is .04 percent. Alcohol reduces brain function, limits muscle coordination, and impairs thinking and reasoning. Also, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that alcohol consumption of .02 percent begins to affect your visual function. A BAC of 0.08 makes you as a driver a huge risk on the road due.

Many drivers feel a sense of false security that once they stop drinking, but it takes one hour for every alcoholic beverage to metabolize out of the body.

Common Injuries from Driving Impaired

When an impaired driver crashes into you, it is a violent impact. The results are often catastrophic and require immediate medical care.

Common injuries:

-Traumatic brain injury 

-Spinal cord injury

-Internal bleeding 

-Broken bones 

-Neck and back injuries

-Fatality

The Ticktin Law Group Can Help

When you choose to drive drunk and are the cause of someone else’s injuries or death, you are putting your life and others’ lives at risk. No victim should have pay out-of-pocket for expenses due to a drunk driver’s negligence. When an alcohol-related crash happens, the responsible party faces serious consequences.

Consequences include:

-Possible jail time

-Losing your license

-Fines

The victim(s) suffering from the injuries due to no fault of their own will seek accountability and justice for their new, unwanted circumstances. As a victim, you will want someone to fight for you. Our lawyers at The Ticktin Law Group will guide you through the unfortunate process during such a vulnerable time. Let us deal with aggressive insurance companies while you focus on your healing and recovery.

The Ticktin Law Group is here to help you. Just contact us for a free consultation. Getting in touch with us is free and easy. During your free consultation, an experienced attorney will go over the particulars of your case. To get started, schedule your free consultation by calling (561) 232-2222 or by completing our contact form here.

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