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 your injuries.

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 vision impaired.
  • 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.

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