Between an increase in the number of intoxicated drivers and heavy traffic, holidays can be a dangerous time to drive. With Memorial Day around the corner, you should be aware of the risks you may face if you plan on driving to a family party or going on a road trip with your loved ones. Accidents can not only disrupt holiday celebrations but destroy lives. Sadly, many people have passed away in Memorial Day weekend accidents, while others have sustained serious injuries that completely ruined the holiday for their loved ones and presented challenges for months afterward.
Unfortunately, some drivers disregard the risks associated with drunk driving or ignoring traffic safety laws. After consuming alcohol at a family party, someone may get behind the wheel, believing that they are fully able to drive safely. Moreover, some may not be aware that they are intoxicated, since they only had one mixed drink at a celebration. Regrettably, drivers with this mindset put lives at risk and have permanently ruined the holiday for many families. If you or someone in your family is hit by a drunk driver over the holiday weekend, or driver whose behavior was negligent in any other manner, it is pivotal for you to examine all of the legal options that may be available.
From broken bones to injuries that prevent a victim from performing their job responsibilities, many hardships can arise in the wake of a motor vehicle crash. The injury section on our blog has more related to car crash injuries.