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Every year, drunk driving results in many tragic accidents. Research has shown that alcohol in the blood affects a person’s ability to drive in many ways. Alcohol affects night vision and reaction time. It also reduces the ability to cope effectively with other cars on the road or to judge distances or speeds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, 29 people die every day from accidents related to drunk driving. The Roberts Law Firm of Newport Beach, California understands the devastation caused by drunk driving and is dedicated to defending your rights if you’ve been hurt by a drunk driver.
Any auto accident in which a drunk driver injures someone carries with it a felony charge. In the state of California, BAC, or blood alcohol concentration, testing is usually done in an alcohol-related auto accident, and any level of 0.08% or higher makes it illegal to operate a vehicle. DUI laws also cover the use of both prescription and non-prescription medications while driving. Any DUI conviction means automatic suspension of a driver’s license for at least four months, as well as fines and jail time. The penalties for drivers of commercial vehicles are even higher.
Victims of injuries in which the driver of the other car was drunk have the right to file a lawsuit in civil court against that drunk driver. Your attorney will need to prove that the driver was intoxicated and that he failed to exercise reasonable care while operating a vehicle. It’s important to file a police report after such an accident, documenting all the evidence at the scene, including the state of the drunk driver and information from any witnesses. The Roberts Law Firm of Newport Beach, California will use its experience to help you win negligence lawsuits in drunk driving accidents.
If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident with a drunk driver, call to schedule a no-cost legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents attorney in Newport Beach, California today. Our experienced legal team is eager to help you during this challenging time. Call us at 949-478-0499 and let us represent you.