2019 is nearly upon us. It’s almost time to ring in the new year with family and friends, and a glass-or several-of champagne.
While celebrating the new year is a happy occasion for many, it’s also a day of the year that can quickly lead to tragedy. New Year’s Eve sees one of the highest rates of drunk driving all year-and traffic fatalities spike up to three times their usual rate on this day.
Many new year’s partyers fail to recognize the full extent of the alcohol they’ve consumed on their mental state. You may not realize that:
It’s good practice to avoid getting behind the wheel if you’ve consumed any alcohol on New Year’s. Law enforcement patrols heavily for drunk drivers on this day-which could land you with a criminal charge. Plan for a safe night by:
Following the above guidelines can help ensure that you’re not the cause of a drinking-related injury. However, if you suffer injurydue to someone else’s recklessness, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. It’s important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case.