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

Herb T. Testimonial

The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial

I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

S.B. Testimonial

Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial

No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

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!