When most people hear about accidents caused by drunk drivers, they think about drivers who are above the legal limit of .08 percent for a blood alcohol concentration. Those drivers certainly can cause serious accidents, but drivers with a lower BAC can also cause accidents. In fact, a person’s ability to drive is actually affected with a BAC as low as .02 percent.
We understand that being involved in a car accident this close to the holidays isn’t how you planned the season. When you are struck by a driver who has been consuming alcohol, like someone trying to drive home after drinking at a holiday party, you have the right to seek compensation for the effects of the accident.
One factor that can have an impact on your case is the person’s BAC, which is often obtainable through police records. Even a person who has a BAC of .05 percent can have difficulties steering, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the BAC rises, the effects on driving increase. That means that a person with a higher BAC is more likely to drive in an unsafe manner.
We know that trying to figure out how to build your case for compensation can be difficult when you are trying to recover from your injuries. We are here to help investigate the accident, build your case, and present your claims. You don’t have to cope with the effects of a drunk driver on your own. We can stand by your side and represent your interests at every phase of your case.