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What You Need To Know About Drunk Driving Accidents

The problem of drinking and driving is a very serious issue and it still takes place daily in the United States. Every day about 30 individuals in the United States die in drunk driving accidents. This means there is one fatal accident every 50 minutes.  This is a very selfish act for anyone who participates in driving while impaired. These accidents can lead to very serious injuries that can change someone’s life forever. These accidents typically mean expensive medical bills and lost wages for injured victims. 

If you or someone you love has been involved in a drunk driving accident, an automobile accident attorney at Los Angeles Injury Group can help you explore your legal options. Our attorneys will support you throughout this entire process and work diligently to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation so you can focus on recovery from the injuries you sustained.

Every drunk driving accident involves different factors that affect a legal claim. Some factors include where the accident occurred, what time of day the accident occurred, and the driver’s BAC levels. It can be confusing to file a legal claim by yourself. You don’t have to go through this stressful time alone. The automobile accident attorneys at Los Angeles Injury Group can help you understand everything you need to know about filing a legal claim. They can also help you discover how much your claim is worth. Our attorneys will stay by your side throughout this entire process and answer all of your legal questions. Our goal is to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. 

Driving Under The Influence

Murrieta, CA - Lily Kelly Harrison, 15, Killed in Car Accident on Rancho California Road

Across the entire United States, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is .08 percent. This means that everyone above the age of 21 can legally drive as long as their BAC is under .08 percent. If they are under the age of 21, they will automatically get charged with a DUI if they have any amount of alcohol in their system. Even though there are laws on how much a person can consume and still legally drive, you should still be extra alert while driving after having a drink. Technically any amount of alcohol could compromise someone’s ability to operate a car safely. You could be under the legal limit but have lower awareness after one drink. You should never assume you are fine to drink after consuming any amount of alcohol. 

There are many different types of mechanisms that attempt to determine how much an individual can safely drink, be below the legal limit, and still be able to drive. Different factors that affect this are an individual’s weight, gender, food consumption, and the type of alcohol consumed. For example, one individual might be able to consume more beers in comparison to martini drinks and stay under the legal limit. It all depends on the individual and the type of alcohol they are consuming. There is no set number of drinks because everyone’s body metabolizes alcohol differently. Another reason everyone’s consumption is different is because of weight and body composition. Since weight is not equal, the muscle to fat ratio can affect how quick alcohol will metabolize. For example, the muscle will metabolize faster than a similar weight of body fat. Two individuals could weigh the same but have different fat to muscle ratios, so they would metabolize alcohol differently. 

The Details Of A DUI

Anyone who is driving under the influence is liable for a DUI. California has very strict laws on impaired driving. The first offense for an individual found driving under the influence with a BAC over .08 could be fined $2,000, spend 48 hours in jail, be required to complete a three-month alcohol education program, and potentially have their license suspended for multiple months. If you are caught on the third offense, you could be sentenced to 16 months in state prison, pay about $18,000 in fines, and be required to complete a 30-month alcohol treatment program. Everyone should be aware of the strict laws and consequences of driving under the influence in the state of California. It is a very selfish act because you are not only harming yourself but putting others in harm’s way as well. 

If a police officer suspects you are driving under the influence, they will pull you over. They will not hesitate to check if they truly believe someone is driving impaired and could potentially harm others. Some different signs that will help lead a police officer to believe an individual is driving under the influence are sporadic lane changing, failure to follow traffic signs, or excessive speeding. Once a police officer pulls an individual over, there are many different sobriety tests they will conduct to determine if an individual is driving under the influence. 

Los Angeles Injury Group Automobile Accident Attorney

 Drunk driving accidents can be devastating. Don’t go through this overwhelming time alone. The DUI attorneys at Los Angeles Injury Group understand how difficult these accidents can be and we want to help you with your legal matter. 

You should strive to have a hardworking and passionate legal team on your side that will fight for your legal rights. Our attorneys at Los Angeles Injury Group work for injured victims to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. They will help you understand every detail of your accident case and be there to answer all of your questions every step of the way. 

Our attorneys will evaluate your entire accident and compile all of the facts to determine the best legal claim to file on your behalf. We utilize special tactics that have proven to lead to successful results. 

The attorneys at Los Angeles Injury Group are here to help you during this stressful time. Our personal injury attorneys will help you understand everything you need to know about the California law so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Call us at (310)-954-7248 and determine how our attorneys can assist you.

Note for the readers: This post has been derived from the use of secondary sources and the information provided has not been independently confirmed. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident.  Any inaccuracies will be swiftly corrected once they have been brought to the site’s attention and all requests to remove posts will be honored.

Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide general information to our readers and to honor the victims of everyday tragedies. We do not wish to cause any disrespect and none of the information contained in this post should be construed to constitute legal or medical advice. Laws vary by jurisdiction and cases often turn on minor differences In fact. Do not rely exclusively on any of the information contained in this post and seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional, where necessary.

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