Holiday Driving Accidents
The holidays are known for being merry and bright, but they’re also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk driving. Every holiday season, lives are lost due to drunk drivers.
The odds of getting into a driving accident increase during periods when there are more cars on the road, such as rush hour, or when driving conditions are less than optimal, as during periods of inclement weather. But when the number of alcohol impaired drivers increases, the odds skyrocket. Research into periods when motorists are most vulnerable to accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers offers an instructive road map for avoiding those times when driving risks are the greatest.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 36 fatalities occurred per day on average in the United States as a result of crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. At certain times of the year, such as summers and holidays, those numbers rose dramatically. During the Christmas period, for example, an average of 45 fatalities involving an alcohol-impaired driver occurred each day, and soared to 54 per day over the New Year’s holiday.
If you or a loved one was injured by a drunk driver, you should speak with Lake Charles drunk driving accident claim attorney N. Craig Richardson about the legal actions that may be available to you. To discuss the particulars of your claim with one of our personal injury attorneys, please call our Lake Charles offices at (337) 381-5349 today.