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How can drunk drivers affect your safety?

In Baton Rouge, laws that aim to minimize or prevent driving while under the influence (DUI) make it so that drivers convicted of this crime will face severe penalties. Unfortunately, that alone isn’t always enough of a deterrent. McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton, injury attorneys, are here to help if you find yourself involved with a drunk driver.

Drunk drivers can be a big danger to you for many different reasons. Alcohol has numerous ill effects on the body, including but not limited to:

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Feeling “on top of the world” or immune to damages
  • Reckless driving like speeding or merging without warning
  • Delayed reaction times

This is a recipe for disaster, as drunk drivers often feel like they can’t be touched and will take their lives – and the lives of people like you – into their hands while demonstrating that fact. Drunk drivers often don’t realize that their behaviors are dangerous. Their recklessness on the road can easily end up with other people being harmed, especially since drunk drivers don’t have a quick reaction time and won’t usually be able to pull out of a dangerous situation even if they do recognize that it’s harmful.

If you were injured in an accident with a drunk driver and are trying to seek compensation for the harm that befell you, consider taking a look at our web page, linked here. You can also contact us directly to speak to attorneys who understand the ins and outs of car crashes and can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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