The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident
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The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

I was recently involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, since it was my first accident, I was scatter-brained and anxious. What I did not realize at the time was that the actions you take immediately after the accident can affect a personal injury case and the outcome of that case. I wanted to find a way to share my experiences and mistakes with other. Since the Internet is so popular, I figured this would be a great way to do so. While you likely aren't planning on being in an accident soon, if you are, hopefully you remember some of the tips I share on this website.

The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

Don't Sing The DUI Blues: Tips To Stay Legally Sober

Yvonne Russell

So you were caught driving under the influence. Drinking and driving got you in this predicament, but you are a wise person who takes each life-lesson to heart. All you need to do is understand the law and your own personal drinking capacity. You can do that by hiring a good lawyer to help you with your DUI case and considering some of the following suggestions that can help you stay legal from now on when you drive.

Consider Your Own Body 

The following are a few factors that will change the way your body reacts to alcohol:

  • Age
  • Metabolism
  • Weight
  • Rate of consumption (your body will have time to absorb alcohol better if you take your time)
  • Medications that you may be on
  • Emotional state
  • Health
  • Whether you ate before you started drinking

What you have to keep in mind is that the amount of alcohol that you can consume depends on your body. So do not be surprised if the amount of alcohol that you can handle varies from other people.

Control Your Alcohol Consumption

You probably know that your alcohol test cannot read anything above .08%. And you should keep your alcohol levels below that to make sure you do not get another DUI. 

You should do your best to only have one standard drink per hour. Make sure you keep in mind some of the specifications mentioned earlier because that one drink can be too much, should you be too thin or you did not eat before drinking alcohol. One standard drink is about half an ounce of alcohol, which is roughly a 12-ounce beer, 5 ounces of wine, or a 1.5-ounce shot of a spirit. Drink less than what is recommended, just to be safe. Besides, the good feeling that you get when you drink usually happens when you reach a .05 alcoholic level.

You can also drink a lot of water before drinking beer. This will dilute the alcohol so that you only consume a diminished amount of alcohol. You can also try adding yeast to your drink. Some claim that eating yeast and yogurt can help break down the alcohol before it enters your bloodstream. 

The best thing that you can do is stay away from alcohol altogether, even though it may be difficult socially. You could also consider purchasing a portable breath-tester. This alcohol tester is very accurate, and you can purchase it online at a reasonable price. The help of a lawyer like Baudler, Maus, Forman, Kritzer & Wagner, LLP and the suggested precautions should help you ensure that your DUI incident remains a singular, inexpensive incident in your life.