Drunk driving is the cause of many accidents in Connecticut every year. Some of these accidents cause lifelong injuries and fatalities. This is what you need to know about drunk driving.
The consequences of drunk driving
Over 10,000 people die in drunk driving accidents every year across the United States. Annually, this equates to almost 30% of all traffic fatalities. In addition to the physical impacts of motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers, there are other consequences associated with it. If an individual gets caught behind the wheel after drinking too much alcohol, they can lose their license and face jail time. When they regain their driving privileges, they may have a difficult time finding a car insurance carrier that will insure them. Once they do, they may have to pay huge premiums every single month just to have minimal car insurance.
How to prevent it
Fortunately, drunk driving is completely avoidable. If you plan on drinking and you are away from home, you need to have a plan. Take a taxi to and from your destination or have a friend drop you off and pick you up. While this may seem like an inconvenience, it’s better than causing an accident because you got behind the wheel after having too much to drink. Being in just one accident due to drinking and driving can negatively impact the rest of your life.
If you were the victim in a drinking and driving accident, you may want to seek legal counsel right away. An attorney may help you seek compensation for the losses you suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence.