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Understanding the Dangers of Drinking & Driving

Despite efforts made nationwide to highlight the dangers of drinking and driving, DUIs remain a hazard on Georgia roadways. Many people believe there is no harm in having a few drinks and then going home with no idea of the effects that alcohol can have on the system. Even after a couple of beers, the body begins to change and react, resulting in slowed reaction time and impaired judgment.

The law makes it illegal to operate a motor vehicle with blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.08 percent; however, it is also against the law to drive when you are impaired by alcohol, regardless of your BAC percentage.

Some of the symptoms a driver may experience at different BAC percentages:

  • 0.010 to 0.029: The average individual will feel normal with only subtle effects.
  • 0.030 to 0.059: The driver may experience euphoria and relaxation with increased talkativeness. This may also result in lessened inhibitions and problems with concentration.
  • 0.06 to 0.09: The driver's feelings may become blunted and extroverted. At this level, they may have problem reasoning, as well as struggle with depth perception, peripheral vision, and glare recovery.

As you can see, the effects of drinking do not start at 0.08 percent. For some, they may start much, much lower than that. Worse, most people do not usually recognize how many drinks it takes to reach a certain level, especially because there are so many factors that go into BAC-from weight to height to gender.

Need an attorney for your drunk driving accident in Alpharetta?

Drinking and driving is a serious problem in the state of Georgia. According to the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, there were more than 400 alcohol-impaired related fatalities, which is nearly 30 percent of all roadway fatalities in 2008. While many steps are being taken to help reduce the regularity of drunken drivers on the road, it is not enough to protect all Alpharetta drivers.

For this reason, it is vitally important that you contact an experienced Alpharetta personal injury lawyer who can help you with your DUI accident case. With more than 30 years of legal experience, we know just how devastating a drunk driving accident can be and we are committed to helping protect the injured. If you were in an Uber or Lyft accident and believe that the driver was under the influence when it occurred, we can investigate the case and help to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

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We are committed trial lawyers who have been honored for our work, including being selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ and named to the National Trial Lawyers' list of Top 40 Under 40.

If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a car accident caused by drunk driving, we encourage you to contact us today. You do not need to let something like this keep you down for the rest of your life there are ways that you can step up and fight for your rights! To learn more, do not hesitate to request a free copy of our book to learn about sharing the road and surviving the crash.

You can also fill out our online contact form to send a message to our firm directly, or give us a call at (678) 270-2377.

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