Racine DUI / DWI Accident Attorneys
Driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs has long been known to pose a significant threat to roadway safety. In order to discourage this recklessly negligent behavior there have been numerous laws enacted to penalize drivers who operate a vehicle while intoxicated. Regrettably, there are still many individuals who choose to drink and drive, regardless of the consequences it might have for others.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation through a civil lawsuit, in addition to any criminal case. Contact the Racine DUI / DWI accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Effects of Alcohol
In the state of Wisconsin, the criminal charge associated with this negligence is operating while intoxicated, or OWI. However, despite a difference in terminology from other states, the penalties and basics of the law are similar. Drivers over the legal limit of alcohol pose a particular danger to other motorists. Specifically, intoxicated driving creates the following safety concerns:
- Exhaustion or unexpected fatigue
- Mood changes
- Slowed reactions
- Impaired judgment
- Compromised focus and attention
- Blurred or double vision
- Impaired motor skills
A criminal conviction for OWI does not do much to help you, apart from giving you a sense of justice being done. But a successful civil lawsuit might be essential to helping you to cope with the adverse physical, emotional, and financial effects of a crash caused by a drunk driver.
You should not have to bear the burden of an accident caused by a drunk driver. For more information regarding your rights and the potential merits of legal action, contact the Racine DUI / DWI accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.