Drunk driving (DUI) legally means that you are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, regardless of its degree.
It is illegal to drive in the United States if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. BAC of 0.08 (about 250 g of vodka or 2.5 liters of beer) significantly increases the risk of a fatal accident. In addition, this alcohol concentration negatively affects all driving skills: braking, steering, changing lanes, rating, and reaction time.
In 2017, drunk driving accounted for 29% of all road traffic deaths in the United States. Also, 61% of these accidents were associated with drivers having a BAC of 0.08% or higher.
Legal assistance is needed if the injured party wants to file claims in accidents or accidents related to drunk driving properly. Our law office will gladly help you with that.
If you believe you may be a victim of an accident, you should call our office for a free no obligation consultation at 1 (718) 942-5100. Remember a successful case can mean a substantial award, and this could only be achieved with an aggressive and experienced attorney who will fight for your rights. Do not delay call our office today!