One of the worst decisions you can make in life is to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after you have consumed too much alcohol. And other substances, such as marijuana or prescription pills that affect your decision-making or coordination (or, that you have been warned to not drive while under the influence of) are not that much better than drinking and driving. However, I am a firm believer that merely telling someone to not do something will not result in the person following your advice, no matter the validity of the suggestion.
Instead, I think, it is best to explain the specific dangers of an issue if your goal is to prevent risky behavior. As such, I have written the following article about the dangers of drunk driving and what to do if you find yourself the victim of injuries related to a person breaking the law and causing a drunk driving accident:
I will put it simply: if you are under the influence of alcohol, you are going to be a bad driver. The dangerous driving stems from a few things; when a person is drunk, they are more likely to take risks and drive aggressively. This is self-evidently dangerous behavior on the road, where there are numerous uncontrollable factors such as pedestrians crossing, cars merging, and other vehicles speeding or slowing down. But the true danger of drunk recklessness is that when a person is drunk, they are incredibly uncoordinated or clumsy.
For example, a race car driver takes risks and probably drives adventurously. However, training and dedication make their decision-making, reflexes, and skills refined to handle sudden changes. Drunk drivers simply cannot do the same. Drunk drivers experience blurred vision, loss of coordination, shaky or stirred hands and feet, and so many more other side effects of being drunk that make driving safely simply impossible.
Injuries from car accidents
The side effect of drunk drivers poorly handling cars is that drunk drivers fairly frequently crash into stationary objects or other people and cars. While car crashes can be expensive, and increased insurance rates are not fun for anybody, the true cost of drunk driving is human lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every day almost 30 people die from accidents related to drunk driving. That is simply unacceptable.
Fortunately, many more are able to keep their lives when involved in a drunk driving accident. But for accidents that are caused by other people’s irresponsibility, it is deeply unfair that a person can receive truly terrible injuries from a car accident. According to the Jurewitz Law Group, some of the most severe drunk driving injuries include permanent memory loss and even paralysis.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, make sure to get treated for your injuries as soon as possible, make sure to document every pain or sensation you feel, and hire a lawyer as soon as you can. You deserve justice after a reckless action by someone else.Read More