Summer Brings an Increased Risk of DUI Accidents
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.
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.