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Buzzed Driving Is Dangerous Driving

Posted on 02/22/2014Back

At GoldenbergLaw, our Minnesota car accident lawyers have seen the devastating consequences of drunk driving. Every year, thousands of Americans are killed by collisions caused by drunk drivers.

However, a recent study by a University of California, San Diego researcher found that there is no “safe” level of alcohol in a driver’s system, Fox News reported. The researcher, Dr. David Phillips, looked at crashes in which blood alcohol content was reported. He found, among other things, that drivers with a BAC of just .01 were 45 percent more likely than sober drivers to be found solely responsible for an accident.

The legal limit for alcohol in a driver’s bloodstream in Minnesota is .08. However, Dr. Phillips’ study, which builds on previous research with similar findings, shows that any amount of alcohol can prove dangerous to a driver.

Our car accident lawyers urge you to find a sober ride before you decide to drink to avoid the temptation or the need to drive yourself or rely on a friend who has been drinking.

If you have been hurt in a car accident where alcohol might have been a cause, our lawyers will investigate, determine liability and craft a compelling case on your behalf.

If you live anywhere in Minnesota and need an experienced car accident lawyer, please contact GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation.

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