There are many different ways that people unwind or socialize. However, many of these activities involve drinking alcohol. This can be a way to let loose a little and relax and by itself is not a bad thing. However, drinking too much can cause problems for the people consuming alcohol. It could create social or employment problems depending on what occurs while people are drinking. Additionally, some decisions people make while they are intoxicated can be dangerous as well.
One of the more dangerous decisions people can make is to get behind the wheel after drinking too much. Alcohol affects people in many ways and most of the effects are not good for drivers. It can slow people's reaction times, affect their coordination, decrease their vision and reduce their ability to concentrate. This means that not only will people not be able to react to the actions of other drivers, it can also cause drivers to take unnecessary risks as well.
All of these factors increase the likelihood of drunk drivers causing car accidents. These accidents can cause significant injuries and completely change victims' lives. Many of the victims suffer spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and many other injuries. These injuries not only affect the victims physically, they can also be very costly financially. The medical bills can add up very quickly and people can also lose income if they are unable to work as well.
Most people in New York are well aware of the fact that drinking and driving is not only illegal, but also dangerous. However, this does not stop people from drinking and driving. Unfortunately this means that there are many victims of accidents with drunk drivers and sometimes these accidents can be very traumatic for the victims. The victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of this compensation and may be able to help one receive what they deserve.