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Most Dangerous Hazards: Driving Under the Influence

Most Dangerous Hazards: Driving Under the Influence

It happens far too often—individuals hit the town at night for a couple of drinks and end up drinking one too many. They then make the decision to drive, putting all others on the road at significant risk because the driver is adamant that he or she is not intoxicated.

Any level of intoxication can inhibit a driver’s ability to safely operate his or her vehicle—most of those who make the decision to drive under the influence just don’t know it. Even worse, they know they’ve had a few too many, yet they drive anyway.

Driving Buzzed Is Just as Dangerous

“I’m not drunk, I’m buzzed. I’ll be fine.” How many times has that been said before? While many individuals feel this way, it’s not always the case. Even a few drinks and a buzz can be dangerous to all others on the road, regardless of the reading on a breathalyzer.

Buzzed driving can still cause the driver to lose focus, hamper his or her decision making, and increase fatigue. All of these can result in the driver losing control of his or her vehicle and causing a crash that results in someone else’s serious injuries.

How Serious is Driving Under the Influence?

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of serious and fatal crashes in the nation. This is mostly due to the fact that they often happen in some of the worst ways and at significantly high speeds. For instance, someone who is drunk or buzzed may drive into the wrong lane and go against oncoming traffic. The result? A head-on collision in which all parties involved can be catastrophically injured.

It’s imperative that those who feel they can still drive after a few drinks think twice about their actions. Similarly, bars and other establishments must recognize when to refuse service to someone who is visibly intoxicated.

Our Houston car accident attorneys recognize the serious dangers involved with drunk driving and how individuals may suffer significant harm. As such, we work to hold those responsible fully accountable for their actions in the way of civil justice.

With Daspit Law Firm, you’ll receive dedicated and committed advocacy focused on your best interests. Trust us to be your guides.

Call our firm at (888) 273-1045 today to discuss your rights.