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Buzzed Driving Accidents in Arizona

There are some who are opposed to Arizona’s tough stance on drunk driving and buzzed driving accidents in Arizona. Typically, the argument is not that there should be no laws against driving under the influence, but that Arizona’s laws are too strict. They charge a driver with a DUI if they show any signs of impairment to the slightest degree. The decision is based on numerous factors that judge whether a driver is able to safely manage a vehicle.

Many people believe that if their blood alcohol content is below 0.08%, they are not at all impaired. One or two drinks may not be sufficient for a person to get intoxicated, but it can be more than enough for them to be impaired and be guilty of buzzed and drunk driving. Many states, including Arizona, are now stepping up their messages to the public that “buzzed driving is drunk driving.”

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in Phoenix have significant experience in helping clients who have been victims of DUI buzzed driving accidents in Arizona. If you need help filing a claim for one of these awful, life changing accidents, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our offices are conveniently located in Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor or psychiatrist who can help get your life back on track. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best settlement possible.

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Epidemic of Buzzed Driving Accidents in Arizona

According to the Ad Council, in 2012, crashes resulting from alcohol impairment killed 10,322 people. The studies show that there was a misperception among motorists. Public service announcements (PSA) are directed at drivers who are over the legal blood alcohol limit, as compared with someone who is just buzzed after having a few drinks. This led to a new PSA campaign that highlighted the dangers of buzzed or drunk driving by showing that it is just as dangerous as driving drunk.

The research studies bolster PSAs across the country, which show that driving with a blood alcohol concentration of even 0.01% increases the likelihood of the driver being at fault for a car accident to 47%. One such study in California found that accident investigators were placing more blame on drivers who have alcohol in their system. This equates to buzzed driving. And the amount of fault increases proportionally to the driver’s blood alcohol concentration.

Legal Effect

In Arizona, law enforcement officers have reinforced the buzzed driving message since the introduction of DUI laws. As some states are beginning to look to lowering the legal alcohol limit from 0.08 to 0.05 or below, Arizona is poised to show the country that it is ahead of the curve. Arizona’s “impaired to the slightest degree” obviates the necessity of arguing about lowering the legal limit as it effectively reinforces the idea that any amount of any substance that causes a driver to be less than 100% while operating a motor vehicle is sufficient for a DUI.

In conclusion, Arizona’s DUI laws are tough for a good reason: to protect citizens from the harm of a reckless and negligent driver. If you or a loved one gets injured in a car accident, the lawyers at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm can help. Regardless of whether the negligent driver was under or over the limit, our professionals can guide you through the court system and get you the help you and your family need.

Get Help Now

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries from buzzed driving accidents in Arizona and in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in DUI buzzed driving accidents in Arizona, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, GilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.

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