Detroit, MI (PRWEB) March 01, 2014
Commenting on a University of California study suggesting “buzzed” drivers are more likely to be at fault in accidents than sober drivers, Detroit drunk driving accident attorney Gary Bloom said today drivers should think twice about getting behind-the-wheel after consuming even small amounts of alcohol.
Fox News reported on January 22 (“Buzzed drivers under legal limit still risk car accidents”) that the study used collision data collected between 1994 and 2011 to conclude drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) measurement of just .01 percent were 46 percent more likely to be blamed for a crash than a sober driver.
“The legal blood alcohol content limit in Michigan and across the United States is .08 percent. Many scientific studies indicate that ‘buzzed’ drivers who have consumed alcohol yet fall within legal driving limits can cause serious accidents,” said Bloom, lead attorney at the Law Offices of Gary Bloom. “We know first-hand how devastating impaired driving accidents can be. We have helped families in Michigan who have suffered significant losses because of impaired drivers. That’s why we hope the findings of this study can lead to positive changes in driver behavior.”
According to Fox News, researchers analyzed fatal crash data from over 570,000 collisions during a 17-year period. The data included analyzing blood alcohol content for the drivers as well as clear indictors of blame for the accident such as who ran a red light or was driving the wrong way, the article said.
Researchers told Fox News that drivers with a BAC measurement of .01 percent – half a twelve-ounce beer – were almost fifty percent more likely to be solely blamed for an accident. From there, the report says, the line becomes blurred between drivers who are legally impaired and those measuring BAC levels closer to the legal limit.
“This study reveals that there really is no safe level of alcohol for drivers. There’s a dramatic difference between sober drivers and those who have had one or two drinks,” Bloom said. “The findings could lead to legislative action to lower the limit of .08 BAC. In the meantime, drivers can do their part to keep Michigan roads safe and stay sober.”
Bloom said anyone who is injured or who loses a loved one in a drunk driving accident should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. An attorney can help protect the rights of victims and send a message that careless behavior won’t be tolerated on Michigan roads.
About the Law Offices of Gary Bloom
Experienced attorney Gary Bloom operates a small yet highly successful law firm in the Detroit area where he makes the needs of clients his No. 1 priority. Gary Bloom distinguishes his legal practice from big city firms by offering his clients personal attention and care. With over 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims in Detroit, Livonia, Wayne, Lansing, and Toledo, OH, attorney Gary Bloom has a hard-earned reputation as an aggressive and determined personal injury lawyer who works one-on-one with his clients to build a solid and successful legal strategy. Bloom belongs to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for lawyers who have successfully obtained verdicts or settlements totaling over $1 million. In addition to handling cases involving car accidents, the Law Offices of Gary Bloom has successfully litigated cases on behalf of people injured by medical malpractice, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other types of accidents caused by somebody else’s negligence.
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