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How Alcohol Impairs Driving or Riding Ability

Though drinking has always served to increase the risk of some dangers, the situation can become perilous when an intoxicated person is operating a motorcycle or automobile. Despite the best efforts of legislators, law enforcement officers, and public advocacy groups, the problem of intoxicated driving and riding persists, and results in many preventable motor vehicle accidents every year.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by an intoxicated driver or biker, a lawsuit may be in order. A legal action can help to secure financial compensation for bike repairs, medical bills, and other relevant damages. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Alcohol Impaired Driving

Most motorcyclists and drivers are aware that drinking and riding or driving can elevate the risk of a crash, but they may not understand the ways that alcohol directly affects roadway safety. As alcohol enters the bloodstream and is dispersed throughout the body, the function of various organs and systems is compromised.

The brain in particular can be affected, and since the brain directs voluntary physical motion all movements are apt to be impaired. Some of the dangers include:

  • Inability to focus on the roadway
  • Increased risk of falling asleep or otherwise losing consciousness while in motion
  • Dangerously impaired judgment
  • Inability to properly gauge distances
  • Slowed reaction times
  • Compromised motor control

There is no excuse for operating a motorcycle or other motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. People who choose to do so put themselves and those around them in great danger.

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Let us help you to pursue the financial compensation that you are due if you have been hurt by a drunk driver. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

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