Drunk Drivers Can Disrupt Your Thanksgiving Holiday
Thanksgiving is viewed as the unofficial kickoff of the holiday season. Some people like to celebrate holidays with alcohol, which is their right. However, they do not have the legal right to drink and drive. Their illegal actions can place you and your family in danger. Roughly 36% of motor vehicle fatalities over the Thanksgiving weekend happen in accidents that are connected with alcohol consumption. Although authorities do their best to enforce DUI laws, they are largely powerless to stem the rising tide of drunk driving accidents.
The risk of being involved in a drunk driving accident rises sharply over the entire Thanksgiving weekend. The night before Thanksgiving is often known as “Blackout Wednesday” because of a long tradition of binge drinking. This night coincides with one of the busiest travel days of the year, when millions of motorists are on the road to visit family.
The risks continue throughout the weekend. On Thanksgiving itself, many people head home from their meal after having consumed too many drinks, placing others at risk. The later in the day, the higher the risk because drivers will have consumed more alcohol.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. It does not matter whether the driver is charged or convicted for their actions. Your civil right to financial compensation is not dependent on the outcome of any criminal case. You have a right to be paid for the entire amount of damages that you suffer, both your economic and non-economic losses.
If you have been injured in a car accident, the Oviedo and Casselberry car accident attorneys at Quattrochi Torres & Taormina, PC are here to help. You can schedule a free consultation by calling us at 407.452.4918 or reaching out to us online.