Holidays are known for celebrations and usually celebrations mean alcohol is involved. Many party goers knock a few back with friends and family and proceed to drive themselves home. Driving under the influence of alcohol is extremely dangerous and often results in serious drunk driving accidents.
The number of drunk driving-related incidents increase substantially on or around the fall and winter holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) acknowledges that the holidays are a dangerous time to be on the roads due to intoxicated drivers. The NHTSA even has a campaign for increased law enforcement efforts for DUI called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
Our Pasco County Auto Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want you to know that you can hold a drunk driver liable for your injuries or even the wrongful death of a loved one. While we cannot take your injuries away, or bring back a loved one, you do have the right to seek financial compensation from a drunk driver who causes your accident. We can help you obtain money for the following:
- Economic damages for past and future lost income and past and future medical expenses.
- Noneconomic damages for loss of enjoyment of life, disability or disfigurement, emotional distress, or physical pain and suffering.
- Punitive damages, which is compensation paid to victims meant to punish the drunk driver for their behavior.
Our Pasco County Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are committed to helping DUI accident victims recover full and fair compensation for their losses. These types of accidents are 100% avoidable. We are available 24/7 this holiday season, so please call us at 727-847-2299 for a free consultation or contact us online.
Be safe this holiday season, and from our family to yours, have a very happy New Year!