As the holiday season approaches, it is a safe bet that many of us will be attending holiday and New Year’s Eve parties. While these parties can be fun and a great way to visit with friends and family, statistics also indicate that these events also coincide with increased rate of drunk driving. When drunk drivers cause accidents, they may be liable for any injuries that are caused. This legal liability is distinct from any criminal liability, and requires that victims file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties. Anyone who has been injured by a drunk driver should be certain to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith specialize in helping people injured by drunk drivers recover, and work hard to get each client we represent the compensation they deserve.
While drunk driving will continue to occur, there are certain steps that all of us can take to try and make the roadways safer this holiday season. This is especially true for those of us who will be hosting holiday parties, either at home or elsewhere. The information below is intended to help party throwers ensure that their guests refrain from drunk driving this holiday season.
- Be certain to have non-alcoholic beverages available
- Understand that time is the only thing that can sober a person up
- Make sure that all guests have a designated driver
- Have contact information for a cab company handy
- Provide food and snacks
- Do not serve guests who have become intoxicated
- Consider hiring a professional bartender
Contact a Clayton County personal injury lawyer for a free consultation
Unfortunately, not everyone will follow this advice this holiday season, and drunk driving accidents will happen. If you or a loved one is injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys know how to hold drunk drivers responsible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.