There are many causes of car accidents. However, one of the more common causes of accidents is drunk driving. And, unfortunately, accidents involving drunk driving can be quite serious. In many cases, the victims experience serious injuries or even death.
If you or a loved one is involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you deserve justice. Here at Grossman Law Offices, we want to help you take legal action. Our law firm has years of experience representing accident victims, and we want to use that experience to get you results.
Why Is Drunk Driving so Dangerous?
When people drink and drive, they put everyone else on the road at risk. This is due to the effects that drunk driving have on a person. For instance, alcohol slows down reaction time. Instead of being able to react to another vehicle, the driver can’t brake or turn soon enough.
Drunk driving also impairs a driver’s vision. Often, drunk drivers can’t stay within the lines. They wander between lanes and off the road. As a result, the driver could hit a pedestrian, vehicle, or building.
Types of Drunk Driving Accidents
There are three basic types of drunk driving accidents:
1. Car and Pedestrian Accidents
If a drunk driver hits a pedestrian, the results can be devastating. Often, the injuries of this type of accident are severe and they may even be life-threatening.
2. Car and Vehicle Accidents
If there are other vehicles on the road, a drunk driver could hit them. Even a minor collision has the potential to cause broken bones and other injuries.
3. Car and Bicycle Accidents
When a driver is drunk, they are much less likely to notice or yield to cyclists. Much like car and pedestrian accidents, car and cyclist accidents usually result in significant injuries. A small bicycle doesn’t stand a chance against a car.