According to the National Highway Travel Safety Administration, occurrences of drunk driving are 22% higher on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other Sunday of the year. Some of these drivers are pulled over before they have a chance to injure others, but Super Bowl Sunday also sees an increase in the number of drunk driving-related accidents – by as much as 57% in some areas of the country.
If you plan on driving to a Super Bowl party, stay sober or arrange for a ride home. If you plan on hosting a party, take responsibility for your guests and help them get home safely. The only way to ensure you do not cause an alcohol or drug-related accident is by not driving while intoxicated. This Super Bowl Sunday, take the steps necessary to keep yourself and everyone else on the road safer.
What if I’m Injured?
When you are injured by an intoxicated driver, that person may face criminal charges. These are separate from and unrelated to civil proceedings that seek compensation for victims of injury. Even in cases where a plea is struck or charges are dropped or not brought at all, victims of injury have the right to hold intoxicated drivers accountable for the damages they cause and to seek compensation for things including:
- Lost Wages
- Medical Expenses
- Personal Pain & Suffering
- Property Damage
You may be able to recover some of these damages through an insurance settlement, but once you have accepted an offer, you will be barred from taking additional legal action. Before you take an offer from insurance, be sure to talk to a qualified and experienced lawyer who can assess your case and help you understand all of your rights and options.
Contact Us for Help
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a drunk driving accident, please call Kelleher Law at 833-546-3675 to schedule a free case review today. We maintain offices in Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida, as well as in Atlanta, Georgia, to serve you.