Drunk Driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the United States. In 2014, according to figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,076 people died in drunk driving accidents. That means one person died every 52 minutes due to drunk driving. An additional 290,000 people were injured in drunk driving crashes.
All 50 states have a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit of .08 in regards to driving while intoxicated (DWI). As well as a .04 limit for commercial vehicle drivers.
In Louisiana, it is a crime to drive a vehicle with a blood content level of .08 or above. Louisiana also sets the BAC limit at .02 for underage drivers. A level of .15 or higher will carry aggravated charges, sometimes with heavier penalties. DWI laws also apply to Louisiana drivers found to be under the influence of intoxicants other than alcohol. Intoxicants carry the same charges and penalties as alcohol. Unfortunately, many careless individuals continue to drive under the influence. These laws also apply to other types of transportation. This means boats, and recreational vehicles fall under similar limits.
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 personal injury attorneys can help you to receive compensation. We will hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and harm.
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Drunk Driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the United States.