Drunk drivers are one of the most dangerous drivers on the road and unfortunately many people still choose to drink and drive. The tragedy in this is that serious injuries can take place as well as fatalities and those collisions could have been prevented if the driver had decided to refrain from getting in their car. In the age of ride sharing options like Uber and Lyft, there is no excuse to get behind the wheel if you have had too much to drink. Despite numerous tragedies, the number of people charged with impaired driving, whether by alcohol or drugs, continues to rise annually. In 2019 alone, York Region Police laid more than 1,700 impaired-related criminal driving charges.
Recognizing Drunk Driving on the Road
Although we imagine that most drunk driving cases happen late at night after consuming too many drinks at a bar or party, the reality is that a driver can be under the influence of alcohol at any time.
Some of the signs to watch out for include:
What to Do if You Spot a Drunk Driver
If you suspect that a car on the road is being operated by a person who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the main objective is to keep yourself safe while finding a way to get them off the road. To report a drunk driver, you need to call 911 as soon as possible either by using your hands free or you will need to pull over when it safe to do so and make the call. Let the operator know you want to report a suspected drunk driver. Give them the exact location of the vehicle and try to be as specific as possible. Your call to report a drunk driver could end up saving lives and preventing a serious accident.
Steps to Take Immediately After a Drunk Driving Collision
Unfortunately, many innocent drivers are seriously injured by an impaired driver. If you find yourself involved in a motor vehicle accident that involves an impaired driver, please keep in mind the following tips.
There are simple steps you can take to avoid driving while impaired simply by having a plan to get home safely. Have a designated driver, use public transit, call a friend or family member for a ride, or call a taxi or a ride share. There is no excuse.
At Iacobelli Law Firm, we have extensive experience representing clients who have been harmed by drunk drivers and we realize how difficult and life-changing it can be for you. We are a dedicated Ontario Personal Injury Law Firm that provides compassionate and competent legal counsel and we offer a FREE Consultation so please feel free to call us at 1-866-234-6093. We are honored to serve our clients and our community.
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There are reports of a serious accident that occurred on Thursday March 30, 2017 in the Town of Georgina. This Georgina car accident took place around 11 p.m. on Ravenshoe Road near McCowan Road. The crash between a Dodge pickup truck and a Chevy Cruz, resulted in injuries to the vehicle occupants.
Officers with York Regional Police attended the scene and one of the drivers was placed under arrest for impaired driving. The crash is under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #3 District at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7300, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.
Impaired driving remains a serious concern on Ontario roadways. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, accounts for many fatalities and serious injuries on our roads.
If you are injured due to the negligent or reckless driving of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to claim for your damages. Drunk driver car accident cases in Ontario are similar to other Ontario automobile negligence claims.
Ontario Personal Injury Cases Against Drunk DriversOntario personal injury cases against drunk drivers are more complex and involved than other types of automobile accident cases. Drunk driving cases require a thorough investigation of the accident in order to gather evidence that is necessary to prove that the driver who injured you was drunk. Free Consultation With Ontario Drunk Driving Accident LawyerContact Iacobelli Law Firm to speak with an Ontario lawyer. We offer prospective clients a free consultation with a lawyer. There is no obligation.
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Andrew Iacobelli is an Ontario lawyer that restricts his practice to representing personal injury victims and their families. Andrew is the founder of Iacobelli Law Firm.