Driving Under the Influence law is also referred to as Driving While the Intoxicated law is a that responds to road users especially drivers and issues relating to their crimes. It also is known as Operating While Intoxicated (OWI).
Alcohol and driving are two incompatible duos at any point in time. Whether it is in the day or at night, there's no time that is reasonable to drive when you are drunk. This is why it is very important that you are not under the influence of inebriation when you drive.
There are a lot of safety risks attached to driving under the influence not just to yourself but also to the people you are carrying with you and to the society at large. This means when you drive and get involved in an auto accident, You will be hurt. Your car will be hurt. Your reputation will be a hut. Your financial savings will be hurt. Your loved ones will be hurt too. In a nutshell, no will be spared of the consequences of your negligence. Because of these and many others, when you are drunk, don't drive. And when you drive, don't drink. And when you drink, don't get intoxicated. If you are thinking of who you love, think of those who love you. This is the simple message of DUI and DWI law.
This law tries to find means to make sure neither do you hurt yourself or do you hurt anyone when you are driving. Some laws even make it more interestingly easy for drivers and set a legal limit for blood and alcohol level (BAL) or BAC in some cases which is blood and alcohol concentration. The legal limit in the United States of America, for instance, is 0.08. This means that if this is not exceeded and you have an accident while driving, it will be understood that the accident is not related to your alcohol because you haven't reached intoxication yet. The accident may now be attributed to something else.
A victim of the drunk driving accident is however allowed to go any length possible to fight for justice. You can get the best DUI lawyer to help you file a lawsuit against the driver and accused him of intoxication while driving. If the driver, the defendant is found to be at fault, he will be asked to pay the plaintiff damages based on the severity of the injury caused.
Damages could be the random sum of money paid for inflicting injury on someone. If the injury caused, for instance, is an irreparable one, like leg amputation or even death, the damages here will be higher and will be accompanied by a jail term.
DUI law protects the interest and safety of people on roads. Intoxication while driving has been the major cause of road accident that is on a rise in recent time. Legal practitioners who specialize in this area of the profession are DUI lawyers. I'd you're a victim of a drunk driver, don't hesitate to report to your lawyer.