Drunk Drivers on St. Patrick’s Day
With March 17th around the corner, many people throughout the United States and Beverly Hills are getting ready to celebrate St. Paddy’s day. While celebrations may look a little different this year due to the safety concerns associated with the pandemic, it’s a safe bet that many people will do what they can to observe the holiday.
St. Patrick’s Day is often marked by parades, traditional Irish food, and alcoholic beverages. Green beer and Irish whiskey tend to flow liberally on the 17th, and sometimes the celebration goes a little too far with intoxicated people getting behind the wheel.
If you are injured by a drunk driver, there is a good chance that you will be able to recover compensation for your accident-related losses. That said, it’s likely that you’d like to avoid an accident in the first place. Here are some things you can do to reduce your risk of involvement in an accident:
- Don’t be part of the problem – avoid drinking and driving entirely. Even a small amount of alcohol can affect your ability to drive safely.
- Avoid parts of town where you know that people will be celebrating. For example, stay away from entertainment districts with a significant number of bars and restaurants. This year, people may be taking the celebration outdoors, so keep that in mind.
- If you see a driver you suspect is drunk, stay behind them and give them plenty of space. Pull over and report the vehicle to your local police department.
In the event that you are hurt by a driver you suspect is drunk, call the police and seek medical attention for any injuries you may have. Once you are certain your injuries are stable, contact an attorney to discuss your options.
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