What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Jacksonville DUI Injury Lawyer

By 2005, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) for driving had been set at .08 in every US state. At this point, everyone is legally intoxicated per se. This means that a person’s performance on various motor skills tests is irrelevant; the level of alcohol in his or her blood alone means he or she is considered impaired. Driving with a BAC of .08 or higher is not only illegal, it is very dangerous.

Unfortunately, despite the clear and well publicized facts about drunk driving, it remains a persistent problem across our country. In Florida alone there are over a thousand alcohol related motor vehicle accidents every year. If you or a loved one has been injured by an intoxicated driver, contact Jacksonville drunk driving injury lawyer Don Guthrie, PA at 904-296-1088.

The Dangers of Drunk Driving

Drunk driving would be a very different political and social issue if it only endangered the people who choose to do it. However, an impaired driver is actually putting everyone on the road at risk. About 1/3 of Florida’s fatal car accidents are caused in full or part by intoxication. This is partly due to a number of common misconceptions about alcohol, including the belief that driving while “only buzzed” is safe.

The truth is that even low blood alcohol levels can impair a person in many ways, including:

  • Delayed reaction times
  • Lowered inhibition, increasing the chances of risky or illegal behavior
  • Decreased hand-eye coordination and other motor skills

All of these make operating a motor vehicle much more difficult. At the offices of Jacksonville DUI Injury attorney Don Guthrie, PA, we work hard to hold impaired drivers accountable for the harm they do.

A Note on Drunk Driving and Minors

People under the age of 21, who are not legally allowed to drink any amount of alcohol, have a different BAC minimum than older adults. A minor who drives with a BAC of only .02 or higher can face serious criminal and civil penalties if he or she causes a car accident.

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If you have been injured by an intoxicated driver, you need to know about your legal options. Contact Jacksonville DUI Injury lawyer Don Guthrie, PA at 904-296-1088.

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