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Bicycle Accidents Caused by Drunk Driving

Almost all drunk driving accidents are preventable. When a person gets behind the wheel after consuming any amount of alcohol, serious accidents may occur. Drunk driving is considered reckless and it can cause traffic accidents such as bicycle accidents. If you or a loved one was struck by a drunk driver while riding a bicycle, it is important to take swift action and obtain the legal support of an experienced bicycle accident attorney. The well-respected attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can help.

For Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP, representing injured bike accident victims is a top priority. The firm proudly represents those who have suffered serious consequences because of the negligence of another. Through the years, the firm has successfully helped many injured bike riders obtain the compensation they needed and deserved after an accident. When you have been injured in an accident, taking immediate legal action is an important step in your ability to recover compensation. Act quickly and obtain the support of the attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP. Consider contacting the firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Intoxication Leads to Diminished Driving Abilities

For cyclists, sharing the roads with drivers who have not consumed alcohol is dangerous enough. Reckless driving places bicyclists in danger, but when a driver is intoxicated, the risk of serious injury becomes even greater.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, 29 people lose their lives in traffic accidents across the nation that involve a drunk driver. According to the agency, blood alcohol concentration can affect drivers in the following ways:

  • In .02% of blood alcohol concentration, drivers may lose some of their judgment and can suffer a decline in their vision. Also, drivers may be affected in their ability to multitask.
  • In .05% of blood alcohol concentration, drivers can suffer a loss of small-muscle control, such as the ability to control the focus in their eyes. At this point, drivers can also have a diminished level of alertness and reduced coordination. Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .05% will also have difficulty in steering, inability to track moving objects, and a reduced response to emergency situations.
  • In .08% of blood alcohol concentration, drivers lose muscle coordination, such as vision, speech, balance, and reaction time. Drivers at this level of blood alcohol concentration are no longer able to process information. They also suffer from a loss of perception and concertation.

Obtain the Compensation You Deserve After an Accident

Bicycle accidents caused by drunk driving can be disastrous and they can leave injured bike riders with a lifetime of challenges. If you or someone you love was recently injured in a bike accident caused by a drunk driver, obtaining the support of a well-versed bicycle accident attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP has successfully championed on behalf of injured bike riders for many years. With their skills and experience, the firm has ensured injured bike riders obtain the monetary compensation they need to cover medical expenses, loss of employment, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by the accident. To schedule a complimentary consultation with the firm, consider contacting them today.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.