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The sad truth about drunk driving

On Behalf of | Mar 8, 2017 | Drunk Driving Accidents, Firm News

Drunk driving is considered a punishable offense in all states. The offense is more formally known as a DUI. If an individual is caught driving while intoxicated, he or she might face several consequences. Law-breakers are charged accordingly. They may have to pay substantial fines or might even have to go to jail if the standard DUI turns into a felony DUI charge.

All adults are aware of the effect alcohol consumption has on the human body. After a considerable amount of alcohol has entered our blood-stream, our reflexes slow down. Alcohol affects the functions of our central nervous system. Some motor skills may also be affected under intoxication. Due to all these reasons, drunk driving is an extremely dangerous and reckless act.

Each year, around 32% of fatal car accidents in the U.S. involve an intoxicated individual. This tragic statistic should be enough to open our eyes against drunk driving. As a citizen, you should be aware of your rights on the road. If you have been a victim of a drunk driving accident, you should file a compensation claim against the violator.

A compensation claim can help you recover the costs of the multiple medical bills. Long-term injuries can take a big chunk out of your finances. If your claim is successful, you will be rightfully compensated. Furthermore, you may also recover lost wages and damage done to your property through a successful claim. You might want to consider hiring professional legal help. An experienced attorney would go through your case and help safeguard your rights.

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