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Drivers are responsible for driving their cars safely and preventing injuring others. Despite this, thousands of people are wounded in automobile accidents yearly, most of which are caused by driver mistakes. You might be entitled to substantial compensation if you or a loved one were harmed due to the cause of car accident that was not your fault. Simple modifications in behavior while driving can make a significant impact in saving lives and reducing automobile accidents. While no one wants to be hurt in any car accident or crash, incidents caused by a drunk driver are the most horrific to be engaged in. Drunk driving or DUI accidents are caused more likely to result in fatalities than automobile accidents.

The effects of alcohol on a driver

The results of alcohol on your driving ability are as follows:

  • Alcohol decreases your response time, making responding quickly to rapidly changing road scenarios more difficult.
  • Alcohol reduces eye muscle movements, alters visual perception, blurs vision, affects night vision, and distorts color perception, failing to perceive traffic signs.
  • Alcohol can impair your ability to monitor moving objects, such as other cars on the road, and make judging the exact placement of road signs or the centreline more difficult.
  • Drowsiness can be caused by alcohol.
  • Alcohol impairs the coordination of your eyes, hands, and feet.

Causes of vehicle accidents

The following are some of the most prevalent listed below:

  • Driving while Distracted: Drivers distracted by anything are more likely to cause an accident. Eating/drinking, chatting, combing hair or putting on cosmetics, reading books/maps, using GPS systems, watching movies, and adjusting radios are all driving distractions.
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs: Drivers who are under the influence of any medicine that impairs motor skills, reaction time, or judgment are more likely to be involved in an accident. Driving while high endangers the safety of others and other motorists and is deemed reckless.
  • Driving While Intoxicated: Drunk and drugged driving is a significant cause of automobile accidents. When one’s intellect is impaired, one’s ability to drive suffers. Victims and their families suffer significantly as a result of drunk driving accidents.
  • Unsafe Driving: Speeding, running lights, failing to yield, weaving, tailgating, racing, and other irresponsible driving behaviors are examples of reckless driving. Reckless driving endangers other drivers and is the leading cause of automobile accidents.

Different types of driving impairment

The majority of vehicle accidents are preventable. About half of all automobile crashes are caused by one of the five categories of driving impairment. Most others are caused by speeding, driver inattention, and tailgating.

Ordinary negligence (a lack of regular care) commonly involves impairment-related accidents. (the violation of a safety statute). To establish negligence, the victim/plaintiff must demonstrate that the tortfeasor (negligent driver) breached a legal obligation and that breach significantly contributed to the accident victims/plaintiff’s damages. In negligence per se situations, the tortfeasor is responsible for damages for your injuries if they broke safety legislation, such as speeding or driving under the influence. That violation contributed significantly to the collision.

Compensation in automobile crash cases often includes money for economic and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. In addition, further punitive damages may be available in certain severe instances.

There are several types of driving impairment:


This chemical is responsible for almost one-third of all fatal automobile accidents. Alcohol affects judgment, hinders motor abilities, and distorts the mind. The influence of drugs or alcohol while driving a car safely is hard when mental and physical abilities are impaired. Furthermore, impairment starts with the first drink.


Drowsiness and alcohol have similar effects on the brain. Driving after eighteen continuous hours of awake time is equivalent to a hard day at the office or a full day at the workplace. Furthermore, even if they are well-rested, most individuals are naturally tired early in the morning and late at night.

Medical Situation

Many chronic medical conditions, such as epilepsy, heart disease, and diabetes, can result in a brief loss of consciousness. Such loss of consciousness frequently results in highly deadly loss of control crashes. These collisions are hazardous since you never know what may happen next.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will your personal injury claim be dismissed if the motorist is eventually acquitted of driving under the influence?

Your personal injury lawsuit may be doomed if the court judges the motor vehicle driver not guilty of driving under the influence. Such a verdict would mean that the impaired driver was not responsible for your injury, which would be a significant setback in your pursuit of the compensation you deserve. You must prove that the driver’s negligence caused your injury to succeed in your claim. Without that link, you won’t be able to prove your case.

2. What Are the Common Types of Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers?

Drunk driving is among the most dangerous and widely-recognized dangers on the road. Unfortunately, it can lead to accidents ranging from minor fender-benders to major collisions and serious injury. Common accidents caused by a drunk driver include head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, rollovers, hit-and-runs, and sideswipe collisions. In addition, drunk drivers may cause fatal accidents, such as those resulting in fatalities or severe injuries. Furthermore, drunk drivers may also cause property damage, such as damage to vehicles, buildings, and other infrastructure.

3. Why is distracted driving so dangerous?

Distracted driving is hazardous and can have deadly consequences. It is one of the primary causes of pedestrian accidents and injuries, and it can result in catastrophic bodily, emotional, and financial losses. Distracted driving can include texting while driving, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, being drowsy, looking at maps, cell phone, or GPS, or fall asleep while driving. When a motorist removes their eyes and concentration away from the road for even a few seconds and becomes distracted, it can endanger other vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. Distracted driving may have life-changing implications.


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