Although the Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for Amercian families to celebrate our nation's founding with picnics, parades and fireworks, mixing drinking and driving can quickly turn the holiday from festive to fatal. In fact, people do not realize that the July 4th holiday weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year for injuries and death due to Pa car accidents.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data show that in 2012, 10,322 were killed in drunken-driving crashes in the United States — a third of all crash fatalities. But during the July 4 weekend that year, 44 percent of 179 people killed in crashes were alcohol-related.
Follow these east tips to prevent a Pennsylvania drunk driving car accident. Otherwise, you will need to call a Pa. injury lawyer.
• Plan a safe means of getting home before the fun begins;
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver; • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation; • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact 9-1-1 • If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take his/her keys and help that person make other arrangements to get to where he/she is going safely.
If you were involved in a Central Pennsylvania East Shore or West Shore car crash whether and suffered from injuries as a result, you’ll need the help of an experienced lawyer on your side. If not, you may end up paying for expensive medical bills and vehicle repairs as a result, which isn’t fair.
The attorneys of Schmidt Kramer have helped accident victims just like you get the compensation they deserve. Connect with us today to find out if we can do the same for you.
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