Even a few drinks can cause significant danger to Texas drivers

| Jun 8, 2018 | Car Accidents

Texas readers know that drunk driving is a significant problem in the state, and it poses a serious threat to the safety and well-being of every person on the road. There is no excuse for intoxicated driving, and even a small amount of alcohol can have an effect on a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle.

If you are the victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver, you have the right to take action and defend your interests. It is possible to hold these drivers accountable for their actions and irresponsible choices, and through a civil claim, you may be able to seek appropriate compensation for your losses, as well as your pain and suffering. 

The effect of alcohol on a driver

Alcohol affects each person in different ways. You know that each driver is responsible for knowing when he or she has had too much alcohol and is not able to drive. Even one or two drinks can affect physical reaction and cognition. Consider the following facts about blood alcohol concentration and its impact on a driver: 

  • BAC of .02 percent – A driver may experience some decrease in judgment and a decrease in visual function.
  • BAC of .05 percent – A driver may experience reduced coordination and a lessened ability to appropriately react to hazards or emergencies.
  • BAC of .08 percent – This can cause lack of ability to concentrate and reduced muscle control.
  • BAC of .10 percent – At this point, a driver may experience slower reaction times, lack of ability to control speed or concentrate, and impaired perception. 

There is significant risk in having even a drink or two before getting behind the wheel. If you believe you are the victim of the reckless or negligent actions of another person, you do not have to walk through the aftermath on your own.

Defending your interests

After an accident, you have the right to take quick action to protect your legal and financial interests. A complete evaluation of your case can help you understand the options available to you, which may include filing a personal injury claim against the liable party.

One step you can take after an accident caused by an intoxicated driver is to seek help as soon as possible. This allows for the preservation of important evidence and the development of a strong case. You may be hurt because of the actions of another person, but you have rights and options.

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