Posted on Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 at 1:47 pm    

Barbecues and backyard picnics are quintessential summer fun and a frequent social scene for many Californians at this time of year. Nothing goes better with a burger than a cold beer or a refreshing summer cocktail, but many people are unaware of how hot weather can affect how your body processes alcohol.

Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it causes you to lose fluids and potentially become dehydrated. On hot summer days, you’re also sweating more which accelerates dehydration. Dehydration and alcohol consumption can increase confusion, lack of coordination, and other key functions for safely operating a motor vehicle. The bottom line is that a person may drink an amount they normally safely consume but experience a dramatic increase in intoxication.

Summer Brings an Increased Risk of DUI Accidents

Victims of DUI Crashes

The criminal laws in California for driving under the influence are severe, but if you are a victim of an accident caused by an intoxicated driver seeing the perpetrator sent to jail is satisfying, but that will not pay your medical bills. Victims of DUI accidents need the expertise of an experienced attorney to advocate for them. If you’ve suffered injuries from a DUI accident, you’re likely faced with many expenses:

  • Hospital and doctor bills
  • Medical treatments, therapies, and assistive devices
  • Car rental
  • Loss of wages and potential loss of future income

In addition, if the person who hit you consumed alcohol knowing that they would later be driving, you may be entitled to punitive damages and compensation for pain and suffering, as well as what you need to cover expenses from the accident. Our legal team has a great deal of experience successfully prosecuting DUI cases. Let us help you recover the damages you’re entitled to if you’ve been involved in a DUI accident.

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI accident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

Client Testimonials

Hanna Padilla Testimonial

From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

Star Fire Testimonial

It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

Maye Ly Testimonial

I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.

Jennifer Birdseye Testimonial

Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

Elizabeth Ochoa Testimonial

I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and its dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.