As many as 29 people succumb to death due to alcohol-impaired driving in the United States each day. Deaths due to drunken driving have lowered significantly in the last three decades. However, it still claims more than 10,000 lives every year.
Consumption of alcohol minimizes brain function, and impairs thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination. All these abilities are crucial to operating an automobile safely. Alcohol is usually absorbed directly through the walls of the stomach and small intestine. It then passes to the bloodstream. Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is the amount of alcohol in a certain volume of blood. With increase in alcohol intake, the risk of car crash rises exponentially.
In Louisiana, it’s a crime to drive a car with BAC level of .08% or more. For underage drivers, the BAC limit is .02%. If the BAC is higher than .15%, it may carry aggravated charges and heavier penalties. Driving under the influence (DUI) of intoxicants other than alcohol carries the same penalties.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of a drunken driving accident, it’s advisable to seek the assistance of experienced attorneys. A wrongful death claim can also be filed if a family member’s life is lost due to a drunken driving accident. The driver may receive a jail sentence, penalty or probation. This will restrain him from intoxicated driving in the future. However, it does nothing to reduce the financial devastation that comes with serious injuries.
You may have a liability claim if you have been the victim a drunk driving accident. Wrongful death claims can be made if you have lost a family member because of a drunk driving accident. Our Lafayette Drunk Driving Accident Attorney can help you to receive compensation. Criminal charge may be brought against the driver that causes a DWI / DUI accident by the State. The driver may receive a jail sentence, penalty or probation. Hopefully that keeps them from driving intoxicated in the future. It does nothing to reduce the financial devastation that accompanies serious injuries. We will hold the responsible parties financially accountable for their negligence and harm.
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Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States.