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Scranton Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Drunk driving is illegal. All motorists know that, but many engage in it anyway. Not only is drunk driving illegal but it is also dangerous. Alcohol lowers inhibitions and can cause drivers to make dangerous decisions. Nearly 30 people are killed in drunk driving accidents daily.

If you are the drunk driver, you need to be aware of the various consequences. A DUI conviction can impact your life in a number of ways. Drinking and driving can hurt your family and relationships. It can also cost you employment opportunities and cause financial difficulties. A DUI can also result in jail time, fines, community service, and other punishment.

If you are a victim of drunk driving, you may be seriously injured. Alcohol can cause serious crashes as well as severe injuries. Common injuries include brain injuries, spinal injuries,  broken bones, organ damage, and amputations. Sadly, many drunk driving crashes also result in the death of innocent victims.

Needle Law Firm can help you with physical and financial recovery after a drunk driving accident. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a Scranton drunk driving accident lawyer.

How Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Affects Driving 

The more alcohol you drink, the higher your BAC. A BAC of 0.08 is considered illegal. Here’s how alcohol affects your body. 

  • 02. After just one alcoholic drink, you will become more relaxed and notice some loss of judgment. Your driving will be affected by a decline in visual functions and ability to multitask.
  • 05. At this BAC, you will experience exaggerated behavior, impaired judgment, lowered alertness, and reduced coordination. As far as driving goes, you will notice difficulty steering, a reduced ability to track moving objects, and reduced response to emergency situations.
  • 08. This is the legal limit. You will experience poor muscle coordination and judgment as well as impaired reasoning and memory. When you drive, you will experience poor concentration, short-term memory loss, impaired perception, and reduced information processing capability.
  • 10. At this BAC, you will experience reduced reaction time, slurred speech, poor coordination, and slowed thinking. On the road, you will notice a reduced ability to maintain lane position and brake appropriately.
  • 15. This is almost twice the legal limit. You will start vomiting and see much less muscle control than normal and a major loss of balance. There will be substantial impairment in vehicle control, attention to driving, and visual and auditory information processing. 

Contact Needle Law Firm Today

Drunk driving causes numerous physical and emotional effects. It is a serious matter that can cause injury and death to others. If you or a loved one has been affected, seek legal help right away.

A drunk driving accident can result in both a criminal and civil case. The Scranton drunk driving accident lawyers at Needle Law Firm can help you get compensation and justice. Schedule a free consultation with our office today by filling out the online form or calling (570) 344-1266. 

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