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Drunk Driving Accidents

Alcohol consumption, even if a little, reduces the functioning ability of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination. All these abilities are very essential for operating a vehicle safely. Drinking and driving immensely impact the judgment, reaction time, coordination, and more while driving, which leads to making poor decisions and hence causes accidents.

Types of Accidents

In most cases, drunk driving leads to death and if victims survive, they suffer from major injuries like traumatic brain injury, paralysis, back injuries, spinal injuries, and internal organ damage. Drunk driving accidents are considered among the most dangerous ones and strict criminal charges are faced by the drivers if they survive. Here are some common types of accidents that are caused by drunk driving.

Head-On Collisions

The consumption of alcohol can lead to making the driver drowsy or even they can fall asleep while they are driving. This leads to veering the vehicle into oncoming trafficking head-on collision. Moreover, alcohol consumption reduces the ability of the driver to comprehend the traffic signals, and actions of other drivers, which also leads to the head-on collision as a likely outcome.

Rear-End Collisions

The driver’s ability of judging distances is also impaired when he is intoxicated and his reaction time also slows down. Because of which he is unable to stop his vehicle ahead of him. This leads to rear-end collisions.

Pedestrian

Drunk drivers do experience issues like impaired vision while driving because of which they may not see the pedestrian walking or standing, especially at night. And this leads to the victim suffering catastrophic injuries or even death.

Wrong-Way Wrecks

Because of the intoxication caused by alcohol, drivers find difficulty in reading and comprehending the traffic signals competently. Because of which drivers at times don’t realize that they are driving the wrong way on a one-way street or at times even not capable of realizing the entrance and exit to the highway.

Shrum Law Office

If by any chance you have been injured by a drunk driving accident in Texas, we would recommend filing a case at the earliest within the deadlines set by the law. If you are looking to speak with an experienced accident attorney who deals in drunk driving accidents, get in touch with the Shrum Law Office. With our experience, we will give you proper guidance on how you can get desired resolution. Get in touch with us online or give us a call directly to schedule your free consultation today with an injury lawyer.

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