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The Effects of Alcohol on Drivers

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The Effects of Alcohol on Drivers

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The effect of alcohol on drivers often depends on how fast, and how much alcohol is consumed. The more alcohol, the more that driver’s ability to drive safely is hampered. A CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) study reveals that even a relatively small intake of alcohol, resulting in BAC of 0.02 percent, can affect a person’s ability to visually follow a moving object or do two things simultaneously, for example talking and driving.

Although, 0.08 percent is the legal BAC limit for vehicle operators in Texas and throughout the U.S., many have been arguing for it to be lowered.  A BAC of 0.08 percent is generally believed to seriously impair the ability of drivers to operate their vehicle safely. Poor muscle coordination, loss of balance, slower reaction time, slurred speech, loss of acuity in vision and hearing, difficulty in detecting danger, and impaired judgment, reasoning, and memory are some of the consequence of a  BAC of 0.08 percent.

CDC studies show that once a BAC level of 0.10 percent is reached, drunk drivers lose their ability to stay in their lane and their reaction time is significantly reduced. Speech, coordination, and reasoning are also affected.  When a BAC of 0.15 percent is reached, there is significant impairment of motor coordination, balance and loss of good judgment. The person’s speech will be substantially impaired as well as vision and hearing. The best car accident attorneys in Corpus Christi know how to use BAC against the drunk driver and argue for gross negligence.

Drunk Driving in South Texas

Drunk driving and drunk driving accidents happen regularly in South Texas. Drunk drivers in Corpus Christi, Texas and surrounding South Texas cities are on the rise, and unfortunately can cause serious injuries. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Corpus Christi or anywhere else in Texas, speak to an accident attorney in Corpus Christi now. It is important to protect your rights after a car accident with a drunk driver. Protect your rights by speaking to a car accident attorney in Corpus Christi who knows the law. Contact an accident lawyer at The Patel Firm PLLC now. To learn more about drunk driving accidents in Corpus Christi, click here.

The Consequences of Drunk Driving

Most drivers are aware of the effects of alcohol. They are aware of the injuries drunk driving can cause. They are aware of the stiff penalties associated with drunk driving, yet, Mothers Against Drunk Driving estimates that a life is still lost every 53 minutes as a result of drunk driving. If you have been affected by the negligence of a drunk driver, speak to a car accident attorney in Corpus Christi now.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer at The Patel Firm PLLC to discuss your options

If you have been injured after a car accident in Texas with a drunk driver, call a personal injury lawyer in Corpus Christi at The Patel Firm PLLC, today. Car accident attorneys in Corpus Christi from The Patel Firm PLLC represent injury victims across the state of Texas that have been injured after a car or truck accident with a drunk or drugged driver. You will be aggressively represented from the moment you choose the accident lawyers in Corpus Christi at The Patel Firm PLLC. Speak to a car accident lawyer in Corpus Christi at The Patel Firm PLLC today to discuss your options. You can call, text, or email the firm our personal injury law firm at any time. 24/7/365, the car accident attorneys in Corpus Christi at The Patel Firm PLLC are ready and waiting to help.