Louisville DUI/DWI Victims Attorneys
Despite the massive amounts of marketing that is used to promote safe driving, driving while intoxicated is still a prevalent problem on today’s roads. Every year tens of thousands of people fall victim to the acts of drunk drivers and, unfortunately, many of these accidents prove to be fatal.
At the Sampson Law Firm, our lawyers strongly believe that drivers who choose to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol deserve to be held responsible for their reckless actions. Our experienced Louisville attorneys sympathize with victims of drunk drivers and want to help their families bring justice to their case through strong legal action.
Effects of Drunk Driving
Alcohol is notorious for the false sense of courage that it creates in its consumer. Because of this, many people who have been drinking alcohol have a false sense of confidence that they are able to drive a car. Drinking severely inhibits the ability to drive and many “drunk drivers experience the following when operating an automobile:
- Severely lowered reaction times
- Blurred vision
- Reduced depth perception
- Lack of concentration
- Reduced coordination
Clearly, these effects only create a more dangerous driving environment for everyone on the road. Driving a motor vehicle requires the utmost in concentration and coordination, both of which are impeded by the effects of drinking alcohol.
Dangerous Habits of Drunk Driving
Drivers must share the roads and highways with every other citizen in the country. This entails trusting the other drivers on the road to be safe and courteous. Drivers have a duty of care to the other people on the road. However, many reckless drivers still exist and exhibit dangerous driving maneuvers that may result in accidents. You may never know if the driver next to you is under the influence of alcohol but there are many signs showing the possibility of a drunk driver including:
- Hard braking at every stop
- Greatly varying speeds
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to adhere to road signs
- Failing to turn on headlights or using turn signals
These are only some signs that can signify a possible drunk driver. It is best to avoid all cars that are executing erratic driving behaviors and report them to the police immediately. All drivers are expected to demonstrate a reasonable level of care for other drivers on the road and if they fail at doing so they should be held liable for their actions.
Contact a Louisville DUI/DWI Victim Lawyer Today
If you or someone you know has fallen victim to a drunk driver, you may be able to seek compensation through legal action. Car accidents often translate into expensive repair and medical expenditures. No victim of a drunk driver should have to face these repercussions without a strong legal team backing their case. The attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm will work with you to build a legal plan specialized for your unique case. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050 to hear more about what we may be able to do for you.