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IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, CALL 911 AND THEN CALL FARAHI LAW FIRM RIGHT AWAY.

We can help you get the medical treatment you need and the maximum compensation you deserve.

Don’t worry about fees. We will not charge you anything unless we win — and we will. Call Farahi Law’s expert personal injury lawyers for your FREE Consultation. Available 24/7

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Attorneys Who Are Experts At Handling Drunk Driving Accident Cases

Drinking and driving are the most irresponsible and selfish acts that someone could perform, as it could cost lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019, 10,142 people died in a DUI accident.

The NHTSA reports that 24% of drivers were between the ages of 15 to 20, and 25% were between the ages of 25 to 34. (Remember that it is illegal to drive with a BAC level of 0.08g/dL or higher in all States).

The most shocking thing was that 92% of these accidents occurred in clear/cloudy conditions, and only 6% in rainy conditions, so the weather wasn’t a crucial factor in these incidents. 

On the other hand, the NHTSA states that 70% of these automobile accidents happened in the dark, 20% in daylight, 3% during dusk, and only 1% during dawn. Therefore, these distracted driving incidents are more related to the time people usually party. That’s why the average alcohol impairment among the drivers involved in those vehicle accidents was 3.3 higher at night than during the day. 

Have you or a loved one been injured in a DUI accident? Contact Farahi Law Firm. Our Torrance drunk driving accident lawyers have years of experience helping innocent people in the whole state. Your case will be our priority. Call us at (310) 544-8347.

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Driving Skills?

The American Addiction Centers (AAC) states that high BAC levels produce some side effects that could cause impaired drivers to reduce their ability to control a vehicle, such as:

  • Slowed reflexes and reaction time,
  • Slurred speech,
  • Blackouts, memory loss,
  • Nausea and vomiting,
  • Heartbeat, breathing, and blood pressure changes,
  • Loss of physical coordination,
  • Passing out,
  • Reduced information processing capability,
  • Reduce coordination,
  • A decline in visual functions,
  • Loss of ability to track moving objects,
  • Divided attention,
  • Difficulty steering,
  • Reduced response to emergency driving situations,
  • Speed control.

The Legal Definition Of Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence (DUI), better known as drunk driving, is defined by the California Vehicle Code as “operating a motor vehicle while the BAC level is at or above the limit at which a person cannot drive safely.”

The illegal BAC level depends on what kind of driver you are:

  • Under 21 years and on DUI probation, drivers cannot have a BAC level at or above 0.01g/dl.
  • Commercial motor vehicles drivers cannot have a BAC level at or above 0.04g/dl.
  • Over 21 years, drivers cannot have a BAC level at or above 0.8g/dl.

Keep in mind that there are some medical conditions and factors that affect how your body metabolizes alcohol, therefore your BAC levels. For example: 

  • How much food did you eat before/during drinking?
  • What type of alcohol did you drink?
  • How much alcohol did you drink?
  • How long did it take you to drink all that alcohol?

These are also important factors that affect your BAC level: your gender, height, and weight.

If an alcohol-related accident occurs, this could mean jail time for the at-fault driver.

Tips For Recognizing a Drunk Driver In Torrance

It is important to know the signs for when another car on the road might have a drunk or distracted driver at the wheel. Here are some tips that could help you spot him/her:

  • Trouble staying in the lane
  • Running over curbs
  • Sharp or jerky turns
  • Sudden maneuvers
  • Failing to maintain speed 
  • Stopping short of a traffic signal
  • Crossing the centerline or a double-yellow line
  • Failing to signal
  • Night driving without lights 

What To Do If You Spot a Drunk Driver

If you suspect the driver of another vehicle is driving under the influence of alcohol, you must:

  • Stay far behind the suspected drunk driver to avoid any crash. 
  • Be sure that you and all your passengers are correctly and safely wearing your seat belts. Remember that drunk drivers often stop abruptly. Traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones are common injuries obtained in a car accident. It is best to protect yourself in any way possible.
  • If it’s safe to do, stop and pull off the road. 
  • Call 911 and report the location, direction of travel, description of the car, and the behavior of the driver. 
  • Do not attempt to stop the drunk driver’s car on your own. Doing so could worsen the situation and lead both parties to sustain severe injuries.
Compensation We Will Recover For You

If you or a loved one sustains a minor or permanent injury in a DUI accident, you are entitled to monetary compensation. Among the damages our Torrance drunk driving accident lawyers will recover for you are:

  • Vehicle repairs or replacement
  • Financial losses/loss of income
  • Present, past, and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation therapy for bodily injury
  • Emotional distress
  • Psychological treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical injury
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Punitive damages

If a loved one died in an alcohol-related accident, the best option for you is to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. Our auto accident lawyers will file a wrongful death claim to obtain the justice you deserve. The monetary compensation may include medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future income, property damage, emotional suffering, loss of enjoyment, and loss of care and service.

Torrance Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Will Be An Asset

At Farahi Law Firm, we have the most skilled drunk driving accident lawyers in Torrance. They will guide you through the whole process and deal with the insurance company, so you do not have to talk to the adjuster.

We will always look after your interests, so let us handle the settlement negotiations. You can be sure that our drunk driving accident lawyers in Torrance will get the maximum compensation possible for your auto insurance claim.

To do that, please do not sign any document without consulting your auto accident attorney and never give a recorded statement to the adjuster. Remember that you have no obligation to do it. You will be surprised how often insurance adjusters try to shift some of the blame on the accident victim to reduce liability and avoid offering fair compensation. 

Besides, only your personal injury lawyer will be able to get the answers to the following questions:

  • What was the BAC level of the negligent driver?
  • Where was the driver drinking before the car accident?
  • Does the driver have a medical condition that impacts his/her judgment when combined with even low levels of alcohol?
  • Does the driver have a low tolerance for alcohol?
  • Can it be proven that the defendant arrived and left the place of drinking in a motor vehicle?

We will carry out a thorough accident investigation to get this information to prove the negligent conduct of the distracted driver for your accident claim. Your remedies will be respected. We will take care of it.

Contact Farahi Law Firm

Have you been injured in a drunk driving car accident in Torrance? Contact Farahi Law Firm; for an initial consultation. Our experienced drunk driving accident lawyers will work hard to obtain the justice you deserve and the monetary compensation you are entitled to. We are available 24/7. Call us at (310) 544-8347. 

IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, CALL 911 AND THEN CALL FARAHI LAW FIRM RIGHT AWAY.

We can help you get the medical treatment you need and the maximum compensation you deserve.

Don’t worry about fees. We will not charge you anything unless we win — and we will. Call Farahi Law’s personal injury lawyers for your FREE Consultation. Available 24/7

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No Fees Unless We Win!