Drunk drivers pose a serious threat to innocent drivers on the road. Their driving behavior can result in devastating injuries to drivers, passengers, and bystanders. Boston Attorney’s success and experience has allowed victims of drunk driving accidents to seek from insurance companies the highest settlements possible.
There are two statutory offenses relating to alcohol and driving that apply in all 50 states. The first is driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI), or operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). The second is “illegal per se,” or a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08 g/dL or higher. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) considers an alcohol-related crash as one involving at least one person involved in the crash, including non-occupants of the car, has a BAC of 0.01 g/dL or higher. An alcohol-impaired crash, on the other hand, involves a driver who has a BAC of 0.08 or greater. In 2009, the latter accounted for about one third of all fatal car crashes nationally and in Massa.
Symptoms of Drunk Driving
Police officers notice for the following symptoms in searching for drunk drivers on the Road:
Almost striking object or vehicle
Turning with a wide radius
Driving on other than designated highway
Speed more than 10 mph below limit
Following too closely
Turning abruptly or illegally
Slow to respond to traffic signals
Are You a Victim?
Countless innocent individuals have lost their own lives or have suffered the loss of loved ones to drunk driving accidents. The innocent may also suffer injuries that are so severe that they require lifelong medical treatment. During the difficult time of seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, you may not have the time or strength to deal with insurance companies. This is when an attorney may be required to handle your case with the skill and experience that is possessed by the Law Offices of Boston Attorneys.