It can be really hard to understand why anyone would drive drunk. in today's modern age, there are ride- sharing options like Uber and Lyft, and, of course, a good old-fashioned taxi cab or ride from a friend are all viable options. However, drunk driving accidents do occur due to a person's decision to get behind the wheel intoxicated.
For those in Ohio who are 21 years of age or older, an acceptable BAC is 0.08 or lower. Even if the BAC is at this threshold or near it, it can still be used as a factor in assessing impairment and fault for a car accident - it just depends on the situation. Many states call for mandatory testing of all drivers involved in car accidents in which serious injuries or death was reported.
In these cases, it's found that implied consent is no longer needed as a motorist may have caused serious harm to those involved in the crash. Of course, if the test comes back negative for any measurable alcohol, then this means the driver was not drunk. However, this doesn't mean the driver won't be found at fault for the accident, just that intoxication wasn't a factor.
Getting the news that your loved one has been seriously injured or even killed in a car accident can be shocking enough. However, finding out that a preventable accident caused the injuries is even more shocking. Figure out what factors were present in your own or a loved one's accident. Seeking damages is well within your rights.