Marietta Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Our Trial Attorneys Have Consistent Success Helping Car Accident Victims
When people are given the privilege of driving it is an understood responsibility
that they have a reasonable duty of care to follow when driving. Part
of that duty of care includes not operative a motor vehicle under the
influence of alcohol. While the statistics have shown a steady decline
in alcohol related fatalities, Georgia still loses an average of 270 lives
due to drunk driving accidents. If you or someone you love was injured
in by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for
How Dangerous is Drinking and Driving?
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, 10,076 people
were killed in drunk driving accidents in 2013. That amounts to about
1 person every 53 minutes. This statistic only accounts for drunk driving
accidents that result in fatalities, if you include injuries as well as
fatalities a person is injured every 90 seconds as a result of a drunk
driving crash. So how does alcohol cause so many accidents? Alcohol impairs
judgement and slows down reaction time which can be catastrophic results
for drivers. When driving, reaction time and judgement are key factors
in accident prevention. Drivers are constantly required to judge the speed
of oncoming traffic when making right or left turns, as well react to
the actions of other drivers on the road. For this reason, driving under
the influence can have fatal consequences.
How different levels of BAC affect a driver
- 0.02-0.03% BAC: slight feelings of euphoria, mildly relaxed with little
to no loss of coordination.
- 0.04-0.07% BAC: minor impairment of memory, reasoning, and emotions intensified.
Inhibitions lowered and a sensation of warmth. Overall sense of euphoria
coupled by psychomotor impairment. Eyes will not move as quickly and peripheral
- 0.08 – 0.10% BAC: legally impaired. Speech is slurred and balance
significantly affected. Reduced information processing for signal detection,
visual searches, and short-term memory loss.
- .15% and above: possible vomiting and major loss of balance. Substantial
impairment in vehicle control and attention to driving tasks.
Defending Drunk Driving Accident Victims
Many victims of drunk driving accidents feel comforted by the fact that
the drunk driver will be criminally charged but it is important to note
that criminal cases and civil cases are different. While the criminal
case is designed to penalize the criminal, it does nothing to help the
victims. At Kalka & Baer, we are deeply invested in representing victims
of drunk driving accidents who wish to pursue civil cases. When you enlist
the help of an experienced Marietta personal injury attorney, you are
able to pursue compensation to help cover the costs of accident. This
compensation can cover medical expenses, lost wages or decreases in quality of life.
When you need the representation of someone who can fight for your rights,
our attorneys at Kalka & Baer fit the bill. Contact an experienced
Marietta car accident lawyer today for information on how you could receive
compensation for your injuries. We have recovered millions of dollars
for our clients.
Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.—Contact our offices today!