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District Heights MD DWI lawyersDistrict Heights, MD DWI lawyers know all too well that when people go out and party, they may be tempted to drive themselves home even if they know they are probably not quite sober yet. Why people decide to do this may have something to do with alcohol impairing one’s ability to make sound judgements. So even after someone has had a couple of drinks, they may still believe they are capable of driving. The law does state that a person cannot exceed the blood alcohol content limit of 0.08 percent. However, even if someone is below that and is driving recklessly, they may be arrested anyways. It is best to simply find another way home instead of risking a DUI.

Here in this article, District Heights, MD DWI lawyers have examined the issue of drinking and driving in further depth, in addition to your legal options if an alcohol-related crash were to happen to you or a loved one.

How can I know whether someone is drunk or just acting carelessly while driving?

It can be difficult to determine exactly why someone is driving in an unsafe manner. There could be a variety of reasons, including reaching over to grab something in the glove compartment, eating, talking with the passenger, falling asleep, and many others. Some specific signs that are geared more towards a drunk driver can include the following, according to District Heights, MD DWI lawyers:

  • Wavering between many lanes on a highway or street
  • Verging into oncoming traffic, then pulling back suddenly
  • Quick and unpredictable maneuvers
  • Swaying in their lane slowly
  • Suddenly braking or accelerating
  • Tailgating, cutting off other drivers or speeding

Should I call the police if I see a potential drunk driver?

If you see someone on the road doing any of the above behaviors while driving, you should call the police even if they happen to not be drunk. This person may be a threat to others, regardless of the reason why. You may be nervous to call the police out of fear of getting someone into trouble who may be sober after all. District Heights, MD DWI lawyers will strongly encourage to keep in mind that a person on the road who is not driving in a safe way could be risking the lives of themselves, you and other car drivers.

If someone gets hit by a drunk driver, do they always sue?

Whether or not the victim of a drunk driving accident sues the driver, depends on the individual and how much loss was suffered. But, those who were hit and had very painful and costly injuries may feel motivated to seek justice. This is understandable, as a car crash can put the victim in significant financial distress. The cost for emergency care at the scene of a collision, hospitalization, diagnostics and treatment can be hefty expenses. District Heights, MD DWI lawyers can provide advice as to how to proceed based on the details surrounding the crash. It is not uncommon for the victim of a drunk driving crash to seek financial repayment for medical care, loss of pay from missing work, vehicle repairs, and more.

If you have suffered from an injury caused by a crash with an intoxicated driver, it may be in your best interest to reach out to Cohen & Cohen to set up your free consultation.

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