Intoxicated Driving and the Holidays
Throughout the holiday season, gatherings of family and friends often give rise to much merriment. This frequently is accompanied by the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, some of these celebrants may choose to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking, exposing all whom they encounter on the roadway to a significantly increased risk of severe injury or death in a motor vehicle accident. Driving while intoxicated is one of the most common causes of car accidents throughout the year, but it is especially common during the holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a crash caused by an intoxicated driver, you may be able to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit in addition to any criminal charges that driver might face. Contact the San Antonio DWI accident victim attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Drinking alcohol during the holidays is a tradition at many parties and family get-togethers. Those who drink and drive, though, are likely to ruin the holiday season for the family of a motorist or pedestrian who is struck in an accident. Alcohol use can create the following impediments to safe driving:
- Compromised motor control
- Delayed mental processing
- Inability to focus on the roadway
- Impaired decision making capacities
- Increased likelihood of falling asleep at the wheel
- Inability to gauge distance and speed effectively
If you are on the road during the holidays, it is advisable to remain alert for the potential of a driver who is intoxicated. Regrettably, even your best efforts may be unable to overcome an intoxicated driver’s worst.
To learn more about your legal rights as the victim of a DWI car accident, contact the San Antonio injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999 today.