The holiday season is upon us, and it’s difficult to imagine a more magical time of year. While you no doubt have plenty of plans, including shopping, attending holiday parties, and visiting loved ones, it is important to recognize that drunk drivers are even more prevalent – and dangerous (due to increased traffic) – over the holidays. If you or someone you care about is injured by a drunk driver this holiday season, consult with an experienced Fargo personal injury attorney.
Drunk Driving: The Statistics
The U.S. Department of Transportation shares several significant statistics related to drunk driving and the holidays, including:
In other words, drunk driving is a problem all year long, but the problem is exacerbated over the holidays.
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones
Drunk drivers pose serious threats on our roadways – especially during the holiday season – but there are things that you can do to help protect yourself and your family from harm, including:
Identifying Dangerous Drunk Drivers
While drunk drivers are generally erratic drivers who engage in any number of dangerous driving behaviors, there are several such actions that are most closely associated with drunk driving, including:
Any of these actions alone is exceedingly dangerous, and when in combination, they are even more so. Add to this the fact that impaired drivers are less coordinated and less capable of safely controlling their vehicles, and you have a recipe for disaster.
If a Drunk Driver Leaves You Injured over the Holidays, Consult with an Experienced Fargo Personal Injury Attorney
Drunk drivers are dangerous drivers, and they are out there. The experienced personal injury attorneys at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss in Fargo have the knowledge and dedication to skillfully advocate for your claim’s best possible resolution. Our formidable legal team is here to help, so please email one of our experienced personal injury attorneys – Tatum O’Brien, Tim O’Keeffe, or Sara Monson – or give us a call at 701-235-8000 or 877-235-8002 (toll-free) for