Madison DUI / DWI Attorneys
Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, or OWI, is treated as a very serious crime in Wisconsin. Drivers must know and understand that making the decision to drive while impaired endangers the lives and welfare of anyone around them, including themselves. Despite this, many individuals choose to engage in this negligent behavior, and drunk driving remains a serious concern on American roadways.
Contact the Madison DUI / DWI lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874 if you have been injured by a drunk driver and want to learn more about your legal rights and options.
How Alcohol Affects Driving
Although some individuals may claim that their physical and mental abilities are not compromised by the consumption of alcohol, this is simply not the case. Each person is affected differently, but the kinds of difficulties that arise are similar. The following are problems associated with drunk driving:
- Loss of clear judgment or inhibition
- Decreased visual acuity
- Slowed reaction time
- Impaired motor control
Despite whatever they may believe, a drinker on the road puts everyone they go by, whether on the sidewalk or on the street, in risk of a serious accident. As drunk drivers cannot react with the same perceptiveness as sober drivers, even slow-speed situations can create injuries such as broken bones and whiplash.
Driving under the influence of a substance such as alcohol is punishable by criminal law. Similarly, civil cases that fight for monetary compensation for injuries, physical or intangible, may be available to those injured by these unconscionable mistakes. For additional information regarding your rights, contact the Madison DUI / DWI attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.