December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Sadly, the holiday season is well known for having a spike in fatal and injury-causing drunk driving crashes. What should be a season of joy and celebration is often tragically cut short for many families in California and across the nation. Drunk driving crashes are 100 percent preventable, and during the month of December, law enforcement and public safety agencies in California and throughout the country will be stepping up their efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving and cracking down on drunk drivers in their jurisdictions.
After a Drunk Driving Accident in California
After any kind of accident involving a drunk or drugged driver, it’s important to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. It can take a long time to recover from injuries, and while you’re out of work, medical bills and other expenses could be piling up. Let a skilled lawyer be your advocate and fight for the compensation you deserve after a car accident.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by a drunk driver in San Diego or anywhere along the Central Coast, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.
Drunk Driving Crash Facts
- In 2017, there were more than 10,000 fatalities involving alcohol-related crashes in the U.S.
- Fatalities in alcohol-related crashes accounted for 29 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2017.
- 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving drunk drivers in the month of December in 2017.
- From 2013 to 2017, there were 4,110 people killed in December crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers.
Designate a Driver For The Holiday Season and Beyond
This holiday season and all yearlong, remember to designate a driver if you plan on celebrating with alcohol. Buzzed driving is drunk driving too, and even one drink can be one drink too many, so don’t risk it. If you’ve been drinking alcohol, get a safe ride home. It can be as simple as using a ridesharing app like Uber or Lyft. Don’t risk your life or the lives of others by getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.