The holiday season is a time for presents, chimney fires, and family gatherings. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also known as one of the most dangerous times to drive. Many drivers suffer injuries in car accidents caused by irresponsible drunk drivers on the road. For this reason, it is vital that you take precautionary steps to avoid drunk driving accidents this holiday season.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs severely impairs a driver’s vision and reaction times. Since drinking at holiday parties is common, you and your loved ones should plan ahead to avoid getting into an accident. Below we list some tips to help keep you safe this season.
- Get a Designated Driver: If you will be going to a loved one’s gathering and want to drink at the party, you should plan ahead and get a designated driver. Whether you choose a person in your group to be the designated driver or you call an Uber or Lyft, you should have a plan in place to make sure you get home safe.
- Prepare an Overnight Bag: If you don’t want to get a designated driver, you may consider spending the night at your family member’s or friend’s party. Family members often extend an invitation to spend the night in a guest room to avoid drunk driving.
- Avoid Driving When Possible (Especially Late Hours): Even if you don’t plan on drinking this holiday season, it’s possible that other drivers on the road will drive under the influence. You should avoid driving when possible, but if you are planning to drive, you should remain extra vigilant.
If you were injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team at Scarlett Law Group can help you get the compensation you deserve after suffering injuries. We know that the time after an accident isn’t easy – especially when you have to deal with extensive medical bills and lost wages. Our team can help you get your life back on track.
Contact us today at (415) 688-2176 to schedule a consultation!