Alcohol’s Effects on Your Driving

Information about the dangers of drunk driving is difficult to avoid; we have all seen billboards, TV commercials, and literature about this important social health topic. Unfortunately, this problem persists across the US, causing thousands of major accidents every year. To fully understand why driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous, as well as illegal, it may be helpful to review the effects that intoxication has on driving ability.

If you have been harmed by a drunk driver, you are not to blame for your injuries. You should not have to live with chronic pain, medical bills, disability, or other consequences of another person’s poor decision-making. To learn about receiving compensation for drunk driving accidents, call Your Iowa Lawyers at the law offices of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.

Physical and Cognitive Effects

Alcohol impairs both the body and the mind. Drivers are far more likely to be involved in serious accidents when they are experiencing effects such as:

  • Impaired critical thinking, including lowered inhibitions and loss of emotional control
  • Loss of muscle coordination, including the hand-eye coordination needed for steering a car
  • Decreased ability to concentrate on one’s surroundings or route
  • Lowered ability to judge distances between objects, such as one’s car and another vehicle
  • Increased reaction times and impaired reflexes

There is no excuse for endangering others’ lives by operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you have been harmed or lost a loved one to this reckless behavior, our Iowa drunk driving injury lawyers can help you fight for justice.

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Your Iowa intoxicated driving injury attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are committed to the rights of innocent victims. To discuss what we can do for you, contact us at (515) 705-0233.

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