It would be difficult to find an adult driver in the United States who had no awareness that consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is both against the law and incredibly dangerous. Yet countless motorists still exhibit a negligent and reckless disregard for their own safety and for the safety of others by choosing to engage in this illegal behavior.
There are many reasons why this elevates the likelihood for a devastating accident to occur. Typically, people have an intuitive understanding of the correlation between intoxication and unsafe driving, but it is often the case that they do not have a specific grasp as to why this is the case.
If you are suffering because another driver made the negligent decision to drive under the influence of alcohol or another controlled substance, then you deserve civil justice. Contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874 to learn about the compensation you could receive through a lawsuit.
For some people, there is nothing more appealing at the end of a long day or week than the thought of going out for drinks with friends. In fact, the intertwining of established social conventions and drinking is one of the reasons that the problem of drinking and driving continues to be so widespread. But evidence that illustrates the hazards of intoxicated driving is indisputable. Alcohol consumption can directly affect a motorist’s capacities in the following ways: