The average Saturday night can turn into a nightmare if you are not careful with your alcohol intake. When a person chooses to drive after consuming large amounts of alcohol they are putting others at risk. With the influx of alternative transportation applications, you may have thought that drunk driving should not present a problem any longer; however, this is not the case. In fact, not too long ago a suspected drunk driver collided with another car with a baby in the back seat. According to Austin police, the man had bloodshot eyes and was disoriented.
Most people know that drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher are consider impaired by law. However, some people choose to ignore this fact and remain on the road. The following is a list of drunk driving facts that are not as commonly known:
- 1 in 3 traffic deaths involve drunk driving
- Texas is the leader in drunk driving deaths
- Minors that have a BAC of .01% or higher are considered legally intoxicated
- Intoxicated driving with a passenger under the age of 15 is considered a felony
- Approximately 28 people die in alcohol-related crashes every day in the U.S. (one every 53 minutes)
Drunk drivers may cause life changing injuries, and in some cases wrongful death. These situations are easily preventable. It is as simple as letting someone else drive if and when you plan on drinking. This way you are ensuring the safety of others as well as your own.
If you are seeking help to move on with your life, we can help you obtain the critical evidence that you need to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Victims of drunk driving accidents may receive compensation for lost wages, wrongful death, pain and suffering, and medical bills. Financial compensation will not make your situation any easier but it will hold the drunk driver accountable for their actions.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, you should pursue legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the Levine Law Firm at 512-476-9800 to set up your free consultation. Our team has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims. We will take care of all legal matters while you focus on recovering.
Source: Green, Katie. “Suspected drunk driver has baby in backseat when he crashes into car on Hwy 290.” N.p., 26 Apr. 2017. Web.