You may not have planned on meeting your friends for St. Patrick’s Day, but then your phone rang or you received a text message and decided to go out for just one drink. Be mindful that green beer and celebrating with good friends in an Irish Pub or at any location on St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta can sometimes get out of control.  

What do you do when you are out and feeling good, but that one drink turns into three, four or five? Do you have a way home? Most likely, you won’t have a designated driver because you weren’t planning on getting drunk. Sadly, the friends you are there with may also be drunk and should not take you home, either. On a day that is known for drinking, it is important to NOT get behind the wheel while intoxicated and to NOT let your friends drive drunk.

There are many reasons why you should not drive drunk or allow another person to drive drunk, including:  

  • It’s the law
  • You may get arrested at a DUI checkpoint
  • You may get into an Atlanta auto accident
  • You may seriously injure someone else
  • You may get seriously injured yourself
  • You may kill someone else
  • You will have to live with the consequences for life

Emotional Consequences of Drunk Driving this St. Patrick’s Day

The consequences of drunk driving extend beyond your own physical injuries, but the realization that you may have seriously injured or killed someone else. The Atlanta DUI victim and his or her family will suffer emotionally for the careless decision you made to get behind the wheel intoxicated. 

When you have had too many drinks, seek alternate transportation to prevent a DUI and avoid injuring someone else. 

What to Do if You Are a Victim of a Georgia Drunk Driving Accident on St. Patrick’s Day 2012

If you were a victim of a car crash caused by a negligent drunk driver, you need to seek medical attention immediately. Then, call an experienced Atlanta DUI victim lawyer for help seeking justice and getting the compensation you deserve. 

You can call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at 770-HURT-999 or (866) 979-1629 to receive a free consultation with a Georgia DUI victim attorney. We will also give you a complimentary copy of our book, I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? The Guide for Victims of Georgia Drunk Driving Accidents.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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