Liam’s Law: Will a Lower BAC Lower Accidents on Utah’s Roads?

Legal Assistance for the Victims of Intoxicated Drivers

The lowering of the blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for motorists in Utah may help reduce intoxicated driving accidents and related deaths and injuries. Driving while under the influence (DUI) is still a problem, though, and the victims of intoxicated drivers will continue to need legal assistance for the purpose of obtaining monetary damages. They can find such help from the law firm of Howard Lewis & Petersen.

Understanding Liam’s Law

Liam’s Life Foundation is named a 15-month-old boy who was struck and killed by a drunk driver. The organization is dedicated to lowering the BAC limit to 0.05 from the 0.08 standard that is used in most American states. Utah was the first state to adopt the new rule. It has been determined that a driver’s abilities and reaction times drop significantly at the 0.05 BAC limit. According to one study, the adoption of this measure could prevent nearly 2,000 traffic deaths in the United States every year, the the same way a drop from 0.10 to 0.08 significantly reduced DUI fatalities. However, even lower BAC levels could affect some drivers, and the victims of such impaired motorists can benefit from the services of Utah accident attorneys.

Seeking Compensation After an Accident

Utah has a no fault insurance system, which means that the personal policies of motorists are required to cover their own damages. Compensation can be sought when the damages exceed the coverage limits of any one policy, as is often the case in a DUI crash. This is when Provo personal injury attorneys can be of assistance. Damages may be sought to cover medical bills, lost wages and related expenses. In order to ensure that the damages are sufficient, however, victims will need proper legal representation, the type available from the law firm of Howard Lewis & Petersen. Contact our office today to begin building your defense.

Posted May 31st, 2019