Alcohol and Traffic Accidents

Although there are many organizations dedicated to alcohol-awareness, many drivers unfortunately ignore warnings about alcohol consumption and driving. Individuals who choose to disregard warnings about drinking and driving may find themselves involved in serious traffic accidents and may suffer the consequences of their actions.

Alcohol can cause serious impairment to a person’s cognitive and motor skills. These skills are essential for operating a motor vehicle, and any delay or lack of function can result in serious injury or death to the driver, passengers, and anyone else involved in an accident on the roadway. If you would like more information on DWI charges and mounting a solid defense, contact Dallas DWI attorney Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.

Effects of Alcohol on a Driver

Individuals under the influence of alcohol may suffer from the following:

  • Delayed reaction-time
  • Impaired vision
  • Impaired balance and dexterity
  • Loss of focus and concentration
  • Miscalculation of speed and distance
  • Timing problems
  • Poor judgment and decision-making

Driving requires optimum use of an individual’s motor skills, as well as important cognitive skills like decision-making and reaction. Even experienced drivers may suffer serious impairment to essential functions as a result of alcohol consumption. It is important to consume alcohol responsibly and find an alternate way home if you drink to excess.

Contact a Dallas DWI Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, contact Dallas DWI lawyer Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss the facts of your case.


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