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Signs of drunk driving you should know

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2019 | Personal Injury

With the big game this weekend, there will be parties popping up everywhere. Unfortunately, some partygoers are going to consume alcohol without making plans to get home from the party safely. They might think that they are able to drive safely without getting involved in an accident. Hovever, there is also a chance that they will cause an accident that harms an innocent person.

If you are out Sunday around the time of the game or just after it is finished, you should be especially vigilant about watching for signs that a driver is impaired. If you notice any of these, make sure that you do all that you can to avoid the vehicle. If it is safe to do so, alert police about the issue. Here are some signs that a person might be driving drunk:

  • Braking suddenly or erratically
  • Not turning on headlights
  • Swerving between lanes or straddling the dividing lines
  • Accelerating rapidly
  • Driving too close to other vehicles
  • Failing to obey traffic signs or signals
  • Driving too slowly or much too fast
  • Almost hitting objects or cars on the side of the road
  • Turning widely

Victims of drunk driving crashes often require medical care. They might have lifelong impacts from the accident. There is no conceivable reason for the victim to be the one who must deal with the financial impacts of the wreck. If you are a victim of a drunk driving accident, you might choose to seek compensation for the damages that you’ve suffered. This case isn’t the same as the criminal case that might be filed against the drunk driver.