Although law enforcement efforts and public service announcements constantly try to stop drunk driving in Georgia, drunk driving causes thousands of motorcycle accidents each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that about 10,000 people are tragically killed in drunk driving accidents every day. These accidents occur even though people know driving while intoxicated is a serious crime in Georgia and opens the door to civil liability if their impaired condition causes or contributes to an accident with injuries or fatalities.
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Alcohol interferes with the driver's capability to operate a motor vehicle safely. When a driver is pulled over by law enforcement for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the officer will begin their investigation and ask the driver to perform standardized field sobriety tests. These field sobriety tests are designed to reveal the driver's ability to perform several tasks at the same time. Alcohol and drugs interfere with that driver's ability to divide their attention between the different tasks involved with driving. A driver who is impaired may not:
In some cases, motorcyclists are hit by drunk drivers who cannot tell if a motorcycle is approaching them or driving beside them until it is too late to avoid a crash. The "legal limit" for alcohol consumption is under 0.08 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath in Georgia. However, a law enforcement officer can decide that the driver is still impaired when the driver has a legal blood alcohol level. The 0.08 "limit" only establishes a presumptive level of intoxication for purposes of Georgia's criminal drinking and driving statutes. A driver can still be held civilly liable in a drunk driving accident, even if the driver only consumed one alcoholic drink before driving. The determining factor is not the alcohol level in the driver's bloodstream but the level of impairment perceived by the law enforcement officer.
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Do not delay in talking to Montlick Injury Attorneys about your motorcycle accident claim. Time to file your claim to recover monetary compensation is limited by law. If you or a member of your family has been harmed in a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver, act quickly and contact us for your free consultation today.
If you or you loved one have been injured or if you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, speak to our attorneys about holding the drunk driver responsible. In Georgia, you have a limited time to file for compensation, so contact Montlick Injury Attorneys at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333).
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