Intoxicated individuals who get behind the wheel of a car are far more likely to cause accidents than a sober individual because the reaction times for a drunk driver are much slower. The consumption of alcohol also causes judgment impairment which can prove to be fatal if someone who has been drinking gets behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Drunk driving accidents often carry more serious consequences and catastrophic injuries than a traditional car accident. If you are the victim of a drunk driving accident and you happen to find yourself facing the consequences of dealing with significant injuries, it can be very difficult to try to effectively move on with your life. It is imperative that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you or someone you know was injured by a drunk driver, you need to hire an experienced San Luis Obispo drunk driving accident attorney who will show you respect and will do everything in their power to recover the compensation that you deserve.
You may be able to receive compensation to assist with your medical bills, your pain and suffering, and your current and future lost wages. According to research, more than 30,000 Californians are seriously hurt every single year in alcohol and drug related car accidents. Of those 30,000 Californians, more than 2000 individuals are killed. The state's blood alcohol requirements for DWI (driving while intoxicated) and DUI (driving under the influence) differ based on whether the vehicle is commercial or private and based on the age of the driver. In California a person can be convicted of DWI or DUI if he or she is over age 21 with a BAC of 0.08 or higher, under age 21 with a BAC of 0.01 or higher or operating any commercial vehicle with a BAC of 0.04 or higher.
In California, for those drivers under the age of 21 there is a zero tolerance blood alcohol policy. If any alcohol is present in the system of a driver under 21 years of age, he or she can be convicted of DUI. If an individual under 21 years of age is charged with a DUI, it becomes a criminal matter that will be handled through California's criminal courts. Though such an offense is considered to be criminal, any victims who have been seriously injured in a DUI accident may also be able to pursue a personal injury claim in civil court. If you have been injured by someone who was drinking and driving it is in your best interests to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible and to file a claim.
Unfortunately, far too many people overestimate their ability to operate a car safely while under the influence of alcohol and this can compromise the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and passengers in vehicles. If you or someone you know has already suffered the consequences due to someone else's inappropriate behavior, it is strongly recommended that you consult with a lawyer immediately. Your decision to move forward with a personal injury claim may be the only way to protect yourself.
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The injuries typically associated with a drunk driving accident in California can be severe because an intoxicated person behind the wheel of a car may be speeding and he or she may be unable to render appropriate judgement. Some of the most common injuries associated with a vehicle accident like this include traumatic brain injuries, scars, lacerations, burns, internal bleeding, spinal cord injuries or even death.
If you have recently been injured in a drunk driving accident, there is a good chance that your life will be forever changed. You may find it impossible to return to work as you did before. It can also be very difficult to get through even a single day without facing the pain or the terrifying memories. In this situation, your only opportunity to recover compensation is to file a timely personal injury claim with the help of a dedicated drunk driving accident attorney.
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At The May Firm, we're experienced with all areas of personal injury law. When you approach our firm, you'll quickly notice a refreshing difference. At our accident law firm, you're not just another case. You'll be treated with the same level of care and compassion that we'd show for our own family.
Unlike other jack of all trades lawyers, we only take personal injury cases. That means you can expect the best legal expertise available. If you've been injured in an accident, we're standing by to answer your questions. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our staff.
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