There are many people who have a few alcoholic drinks with their dinner or consume some drinks at a party and don’t realize they are buzzed or drunk. As a result, they get into their cars and drive home. While some may make it to their destinations, others end up getting involved in car crashes and hurting themselves and other innocent motorists. Now, there is something on the market that may cause more even drunk driving accidents in Florida and nationwide.
Palcohol, a powdered alcohol, hit the market this summer and is creating quite a scare, as many people know that it will be easier for drivers to hide they are drinking. Because it can simply be mixed into water, people could be drinking more than they realize and then get into their cars to drive. Or drivers could purposely be drinking and driving — since Palcohol provides an easy way to conceal the fact they have an alcoholic beverage in the front seat.
The fear is that this product could boost day time drunk driving, as many people, including youngsters, stay at home moms, businessmen, and alcoholics might turn toward this easy-to-use product in order to get through their days.
With summer in full swing, the Fourth of July here, and Labor Day still to come, there will be many outdoor events such as barbeques, parties, and get-togethers that give people a reason to consume alcohol. While most people will be sticking to beer, wine, and hard liquor, there may be some events such as concerts or theme parks that cause people to turn towards Palcohol.
In any event, whether a driver is consuming Palcohol or other alcoholic beverages, drivers who take to the wheel after consuming alcohol will be liable for damages they cause. If you have been injured in a drunk driving crash in Florida, or if a loved one was killed by a drunk driver, you need to speak with a trusted accident attorney in Florida as soon as possible.
For a free consultation and to learn about your rights to a personal injury claim and punitive damages, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 today.