Drunk driving-related incidents spike on Super Bowl Sunday according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and an analysis by another group reports that “states and regions with a team in the game can see drinking violations that are double or even triple the norm.”
Ultimately, it is the responsibility of every individual to make smart choices during Super Bowl parties. This means paying attention to how much alcohol you consume at parties and making safe decisions when it comes to transportation. With popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft operating in many areas of North Carolina and South Carolina, there is no excuse for drinking and driving. If you live in a location that doesn’t have Uber or Lyft, a taxi or a designated driver are still dependable and safe choices that should be relied upon if you plan to drink during the holidays. The NHTSA also has a SafeRide app which identifies your location so you can get a taxi or friend to pick you up and give you a ride home.
If you are hosting a party, it is important to consider the safety of your guests and the safety of others on the road. Make sure to watch how much alcohol your guests are consuming at your event, and take the keys away from anyone who has had too much and tries to drive themselves home. By letting people stay at your home or finding them a safe ride home through an Uber, Lyft, taxi, or sober ride, you can ensure the safety of your friend and countless others who are on the road.
If you are hurt in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, you do not have to suffer the consequences of the accident without taking action. A drunk driver is a negligent driver, and they should be held responsible for the injuries they cause. Injured individuals may be entitled to take legal action against drunk drivers who cause them serious injury, and may be eligible for compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses associated with the accident.
If you were hurt in an accident through no fault of your own, you should not have to suffer the consequences. People have a responsibility to drive when they are sober, alert, and prepared to keep themselves and others safe while on the roads this holiday season. If they choose to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel, they may be held liable for the injuries they cause.
Help for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
The experienced car accidents lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP can help if you are injured in a car accident that was caused by an impaired driver. Please contact our firm today for a free claim review and advice about your legal options. We serve accident victims in Asheville, Greenville, Franklin, Waynesville, Spartanburg, and throughout Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.