Drivers need to be alert at all times while on the road. They should never engage in anything that can distract them. And their reflexes should be functioning well to avoid an accident. If a driver is not feeling well, he or she must avoid driving.
If a driver has drunk too much in a party, all the more that he or she should avoid driving.
Drinking and driving are criminal offenses. If caught and convicted, the driver will be jailed and will earn a criminal record that can affect his life forever. And if the driver is involved in an accident and injured another person, he or she will be in a lot of trouble.
Though authorities are constantly reminding motorists not to drive if they are drunk, some people are still doing it repeatedly. They can’t seem to get a lesson from those who met an accident and hurt other people.
The Century Council said there were nearly 300 people who died in Georgia in 2011 due to drunk driving accidents. This means that every 100,000 persons, 3 die from accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Drinking and driving are negligence in the highest form. It is a reckless behavior that puts in danger not only the life of the driver himself but also the lives of other people who are on the road. You may not know it since accidents happen in a snap and in the most unexpected time but the next victim of a drunk driver could be a member of your family or a close friend.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. (NCADD) said one out of three fatal car crashes involved a drunk driver or pedestrian. Annually, an average of 13,000 individuals die from alcohol-related accidents.
The NCADD said alcohol has a direct effect on the human brain. It affects a person’s reflexes and makes reaction time slower, giving the driver slower time to avoid any possible collision.
The NCADD added alcohol also makes a person sleepy so if a driver has taken in more alcohol than usual, expect him to fall asleep while driving.
If you have been injured due to the recklessness of a drunk driver, call a lawyer who can help you file a criminal case against the negligent driver. He should answer for all the damages and injuries that you sustained. You should never allow him to remain scot-free. Seek justice through the help of an expert lawyer who is knowledgeable in drunk driving litigation.
In Atlanta, Bodiford Law Group has the best lawyers who can help you win your case against a negligent driver. They can go to your home or hospital to talk about your case for a free consultation. These lawyers know how to protect your rights and claim compensation from what happened to you.
Bodiford Law Group has helped dozens of clients injured in drunk driving accidents and has won them millions of dollars in compensation. Bodiford Law Group serves clients in Conyers, Covington, Griffin, Jackson, Jonesboro, McDonough, and Stockbridge. Now, it’s your time to win. Call the Bodiford Law Group law office for a free consultation.