Most people are aware that drinking or using psychoactive or mind-altering drug makes driving a vehicle unsafe and illegal. It is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Drinking or using drugs and driving can impair balance, coordination, motor skills, reaction time and judgment. That is why seeking legal advice immediately after any type of car accident can be critical.
Avoiding An Auto Accident
According to a recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), there are an estimated 10.3 million people age 12 or older (3.9% of adolescents and adults) who report driving under the influence of illicit drugs and an estimated 29.1 million people (11.2%) who reported driving under the influence of alcohol. Given that the odds are high that you will be sharing the road with a driver under the influence, here are a few steps you can take to stay safe:
‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is an excellent maxim to observe when driving. Sharing the road with or being a passenger with an intoxicated driver is an unnecessary risk. By playing it safe, you are being proactive in protecting yourself and your family.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in an auto accident in Madison or anywhere in Wisconsin, please call our Wisconsin auto accident attorneys at 608-268-0268 or submit an online questionnaire. Or, please contact Boller & Vaughan LLC for your free initial consultation.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.