If you were injured in a vehicle collision on Super Bowl Sunday, it most likely involved alcohol. Super Bowl Sunday is a dangerous time to be on the roads because of all the impaired drivers. While it is wise to limit driving during the immediate minutes after the game so that you are not on the road at the same time as drunk drivers, it is also not your fault if you were hit by an intoxicated driver.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 9,878 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2011, which accounted for 41% of all motor vehicle fatalities in the U.S. Drunken drivers injure many, especially during the weekends. According to statistics, drunk driving fatal crashes are double during the weekends than on weekdays and about four times higher at night than during the day.
The latest AAA study done on Super Bowl Sunday crashes indicates that more and more home parties and promotions at restaurants and sports bars have increased the amount of alcohol served on this day, which in turn affects the accident rate. In fact, the AAA study examined California data which showed an increase of 41% of game-day alcohol-related crashes involving injuries and fatalities.
If you were injured by a drunk driver, you need to call the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible at 770-HURT-999 for a free consultation with an Atlanta DUI victim attorney. Not only may the intoxicated driver be responsible for your injuries, but the party host, restaurant, or bar may be liable for their guests driving home after having too much to drink.