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UC San Diego Study: ‘Buzzed’ Driving Still Major Car Accident Risk

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, concluded that drivers who drink and then operate a car with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) below the legal limit are still significantly more likely to be at fault in a car accident. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, Carlsbad lawyer Zev Rubinstein can pursue the compensation you deserve no matter what condition the other driver was in.

Drivers who are buzzed have consumed alcohol but maintain a BAC below the legal limit (.08 percent in California). In the UC-San Diego report, the first nationwide analysis of data on “buzzed” driving, drivers with a BAC of just .01 were 46 percent more likely to be at fault in a collision.

If you’re the victim of a drunk driving accident and you suspect alcohol was a factor, it’s important to take the following steps:

  • Seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible
  • Make sure all diagnosis and treatments you receive are thoroughly documented
  • Gather information about the accident, including name and license plate number of the other driver, contact information for witnesses and, if possible, photos of the scene
  • Cooperate with police on the scene, but don’t discuss fault or apologize for the accident
  • Ask for a copy of the police report when it’s complete

Mr. Rubinstein will investigate the auto accident thoroughly, including whether or not the driver who caused the collision was intoxicated, and build a strong case on your behalf.

To find out more about how our auto accident lawyer in Carlsbad can help you recover the damages you deserve for your injuries, please contact The Rubinstein Law Group or call 855-365-9955 today to schedule a free consultation.