According to published statistics, someone in the United States is hurt every two minutes – and someone dies every half hour – as a result of an alcohol-related accident. With plenty of parties taking place during this Holiday Season, the odds for accidents resulting from drinking and driving increase exponentially. One of the most common excuses we all hear is that anyone can handle a couple of drinks without problems, but this is simply not true. A research study conducted by the University of California San Diego revealed that people driving even with blood alcohol levels as small as 0.01% in their system face a higher risk of being involved in accidents that cause injuries much more severe than in those accidents where alcohol is not a factor, leading the researchers to conclude that there is no level of alcohol that can be considered safe for driving. Do yourself, your loved ones and everyone else around you a major favor this Holiday Season – if you drink, don’t get behind the wheel. It’s really that simple. And that concept, by the way, is important not only for the Holidays, but also for every other day of the year!
If you, unfortunately, have suffered injuries in a vehicular accident due to someone else’s drinking and driving, contact the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert. We have over three decades of experience in vehicle accidents, slips and falls, and personal injury cases, and we will evaluate your options free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.