December is Drunk Driver Awareness Month and it’s an important reminder to be aware of how your actions can affect the lives of others. With the holidays around the corner, we tend to find more drunk drivers on the streets which means more risk for safe drivers.
Why Drunk Driver Awareness Month is So Important
As a personal injury firm, we have seen too many lives damaged by the careless decision to get behind the wheel after drinking.Drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States.
The simple truth is the adventurous nature of the Las Vegas strip and the general connotations this city has, have been known to embolden tourists and make them feel as if it is okay to ignore their usual inhibitions and completely disregard the law.
By doing our part to draw awareness to the drunk driver problem, and making these statistics more known to the public, we have a chance to help sway people to make a conscious effort to plan their time here better.
How to Deal With a Suspected Drunk Driver
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and suspect that the other driver was impaired by alcohol, it’s important to take legal action. Contacting a personal injury attorney is the best way to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Your attorney can investigate the accident and determine if they believe the other driver being impaired, caused the accident. On top of helping to navigate insurance and seek a settlement, they can also help you pursue a civil lawsuit against the drunk driver and their insurance company. This is important, as it can help you recover additional compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident, as well as hold that driver accountable for their actions.
Building Your Case Against a Potential Drunk Driver
It’s important to take steps to collect evidence that the other driver was impaired by alcohol. Take photos of the scene of the accident and contactthe police. The police report can be a valuable piece of evidence, as it will includethe results of a sobriety test and any other evidence that the driver was impaired. In many cases, if the police determined drugs or alcohol were involved in a case that resulted in injury, the state itself may also pursue additional charges against the drunk driver.
Drunk driving is a serious offense,andit’s important to make sure that the driver is held accountable for their actions. An experienced attorney can help you through the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
During Drunk Driver Awareness Month, it’s important to remember that drinking and driving is never okay. It puts yourself and others at risk, and it’s illegal in all 50 states. It’s also important to be aware of the potential consequences of drinking and driving. If you’re convicted of a DUI, you may face jail time, fines, and a license suspension. You may also find yourself facing costly civil lawsuits if you cause an accident that injures others.
Reducing Risk By Planning Things Out
The best way to stay safe and avoid these consequences is to plan ahead. Make sure to designate a sober driver before you go out, and never get in the car with someone who has been drinking. If you’re hosting an event where alcohol is served, designate a sober driver or make sure to provide guests with alternate transportation options.
Let’s all do our part to make sure that Drunk Driver Awareness Month is a success. Be aware of the consequences of drinking and driving, and take steps to plan ahead. Doing so can help keep our roads safe and save lives.
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