It's a fact that when a person consumes alcohol and gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, they have a greater chance of causing an accident.
Even though there are laws in place to protect against drunk driving, it does not mean that every person follows them. Furthermore, there are times when a person thinks they are sober enough to drive, just to find out that this was not the case.
Drunk driving can cause many types of accidents. For example, this could lead to a single vehicle accident. It could also lead to a situation in which multiple vehicles are involved in a collision. And of course, it is possible that a drunk driver could strike a pedestrian or bicyclist.
Some of the common causes of accidents among drunk drivers include:
- Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Turning into the wrong lane
- Reckless driving
If you are involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you should first seek medical treatment. From there, you can make a decision as to which steps to take next.
We know that you are facing a difficult time, and that is why we are here to provide you with all the help you require. Once you contact Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P., we can help you get a better understanding of your rights.
Reach out to us online or via phone. Along with this, learn more about drunk driving accidents on our website and blog. The more information you have, the better position you will be in to face whatever the future may bring.