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How Many Alcoholic Drinks Make it Unsafe for a Person to Drive?

Many people consume alcohol on a regular basis, and doing so is legal for those who are over the age of 21. However, getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking is illegal if a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is at least .08%, and any amount of alcohol in a person’s system can affect their ability to drive safely. Drunk driving accidents often occur because a person believes [...]

2021-06-04T16:39:33+00:00June 4, 2021|Drunk Driving Accidents|

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Led to More Drunk Driving Car Accidents?

Over the past year, everyone has had to deal with changes in our lives related to the outbreak of the coronavirus. While most people have taken steps to protect themselves and others from being infected, such as staying home whenever possible, some people’s actions have put others at risk of harm. One key concern that has affected many people is the possibility that more people will drive while intoxicated due [...]

2021-03-22T14:37:33+00:00March 22, 2021|Car Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents|

Why Drugged Driving Can Be Just as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

People who choose to drive while impaired by alcohol put themselves and others at risk. Drunk driving can not only result in criminal consequences, but intoxicated drivers may also cause car accidents that result in serious injuries to people in other vehicles or pedestrians. In addition to alcohol, drug use can also cause a driver to become too intoxicated to drive safely. Car accident victims will want to understand whether a driver’s use [...]

2021-02-25T20:17:33+00:00February 13, 2021|Drunk Driving Accidents|

Why Drunk Driving Can Lead to Dangerous Auto Accidents

In recent years, alcohol has been a factor in more than 5,000 annual car accidents in Wisconsin, resulting in 170 annual fatalities, a number that represents over 30 percent of all motor vehicle accident deaths in the state. Despite these statistics, many drivers are not fully aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, and it may be eye-opening to consider information from the National Highway Traffic [...]

2020-09-09T16:59:14+00:00September 9, 2020|Drunk Driving Accidents|

Seeking Compensation After Being Hit By a Drunk Driver in Wisconsin

In the state of Wisconsin, thousands of drivers make the reckless decision to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol each and every year. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, more than 28,000 people were arrested for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) throughout 2015 alone. Despite the fact that driving while impaired can come with significant legal ramifications, drivers still choose to put their own life and the [...]

2020-07-12T22:50:04+00:00July 12, 2020|Drunk Driving Accidents|

What Are My Legal Options After a Car Accident With a Drunk Driver?

Every day, approximately 30 people throughout the United States are fatally injured in motor vehicle collisions involving drunk drivers. In all, more than 10,500 people were killed in drunk driving accidents throughout 2018, accounting for just under 30% of all fatal motor vehicle collisions. Driving while inebriated can impact a person’s motor skills, reaction time, and decision making, affecting their ability to drive safely and avoid collisions with other vehicles [...]

2020-03-20T21:29:33+00:00March 20, 2020|Drunk Driving Accidents|

What You Should Do After a Holiday Drunk Driving Accident

Although the number of fatalities caused by drunk driving accidents throughout the United States has decreased by 48 percent since 1982, more than 20, 000 people are arrested each year for operating while intoxicated (OWI) in Wisconsin. Even though fatality rates have decreased, drunk driving is still one of the most serious forms of driver negligence, and it can have deadly results. Being involved in a car accident can have [...]

2019-12-11T21:31:40+00:00December 11, 2019|Drunk Driving Accidents|

How Common Are Drunk Driving Accidents in Wisconsin?

For drivers in the state of Wisconsin, it is illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. A driver is considered “under the influence” if his or her ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired. A person may face criminal charges of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) if he or she is found to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .08% or higher while [...]

2019-10-30T21:29:46+00:00October 30, 2019|Drunk Driving Accidents|

Safety Tips to Avoid Drunk Driving Accidents

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the most dangerous activities any motorist can involve themselves in. Accidents that transpire from drunk driving can result in severe injuries or death. In fact, drunk driving is one of the leading causes of death in car accidents throughout the United States. Anyone who has been involved in a drunk driving accident should seek legal help from an [...]

2019-09-06T18:49:28+00:00September 6, 2019|Drunk Driving Accidents|

5 Ways Drunk Driving Increases the Likelihood of a Car Accident

Drunk driving is illegal in all 50 states, and the consequences are very serious if a person is caught driving under the influence. Drunk drivers do not only put themselves at risk when they get behind the wheel, but they also endanger everyone else on the road. While people’s opinions about how much alcohol is necessary for them to be considered “drunk, ” the law is very clear about the [...]

2019-06-05T18:54:10+00:00June 5, 2019|Drunk Driving Accidents|
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