As 2020 is coming to a close, we look forward to one of the most joyous times of the year, celebrating the holidays with our friends and loved ones. The holidays’ festivities intensify our anticipation for the new year, hoping for a fresh start and new opportunities. However, many over-indulge in parties and gatherings while celebrating. The holidays’ harsh reality is that many motor vehicle accidents occur, often with life-altering severe consequences and fatalities. More motor vehicle accidents related to alcohol consumption transpire during the holiday season than any other time of year.
The United States National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that 40% of traffic-related deaths during the holidays involve driving under the influence of alcohol. A blood alcohol level of 0.08 or above is considered legally intoxicated. However, even before reaching that level, alcohol consumption can impair judgment, making a driver vulnerable to traffic accidents.
Traditionally, the most traveled holiday is Thanksgiving weekend. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the Sunshine State’s roadways are among the busiest in the country. The travelers include many tourists, often unfamiliar with our roadways, which heightens the risk of having an accident. This year’s COVID-19 pandemic will play a role in increased highway traffic, as airplane travel has drastically fallen.
Drive Responsibly, Get there Safe!
For those planning to be on the roadways this holiday season, it is essential to travel responsibly. Choose a designated driver that does not consume alcohol, or call a cab or Uber driver to get you to your destination. While hosting a party, be mindful that you can be held liable under some circumstances for damages if one of your guests leaves impaired and has an accident. If you observe someone driving erratically, call 911 to report it… you may save a life!
As the victim of a motor vehicle accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney. Insurance companies may challenge and diminish the seriousness of your injuries to reduce compensation. Motor vehicle accidents are very traumatic and cause physical and psychological injuries, such as head trauma, lacerations, broken bones, anxiety, depression, and internal injuries.
Victims of motor vehicle accidents are entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of current and future wages, property damages, pain and suffering, and more. The families of fatalities may be awarded additional monies to cover expenses and secure financial stability, which is beneficial while grieving the loss of a loved one.
Contact Ogle Law, LLC., for a Free Consultation regarding a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim.
Attorney William Ogle is passionate about justice for those that have been victimized by others. He will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Each motor vehicle accident case is unique. As a National Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Attorney William Ogle and our team have proven legal skills. We present compelling evidence of your damages to negotiate a claim with an insurance company or in a court of law.
Although many cases are settled without going to court, our office meticulously prepares each case as if it is going to trial. We have multiple resources, including respected expert witnesses. We investigate the evidence, interview the witnesses, obtain law enforcement reports, review medical records, and secure available photos and videos of the accident scene. At Ogle Law, we have helped many clients and their families recover after a traffic accident. Compensation for an accident claim can significantly ease your financial burden.
At Ogle Law, LLC., we believe that individuals must exercise reasonable care and caution, or they must accept responsibility for their actions. Call for a consultation to discuss your motor vehicle accident claim at (386) 253-2500. Our offices are located in Daytona Beach and Gainesville, Florida.