SUMMER WEATHER GIVES MORE PEOPLE A REASON TO DRINK AND DRIVE
Despite aggressive efforts by educators, lawmakers and police to curb the numbers of people who choose to drink and drive, drunk driving continues to be a serious danger to people in Tennessee and the rest of the country. We have seen numerous tragic drunk driving cases at Cantrell, Goodge & Associate. As such, we are determined to help clients find justice and closure after their lives have been torn apart by a drunk driver.
According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., almost 13,000 people lose their lives every year to someone who was driving while intoxicated. Many more are injured. It’s estimated that about 32 percent of all fatal crashes in the United States involve alcohol. This staggering percentage indicates a number of deaths that were entirely preventable if people simply chose not to drink and drive.
Now that summer is here, would you face even more risk of being injured or killed by a drunk driver? When you think about it, you can see how the summer months can pose a great danger. During this time, high school and college students are out of school and eager to blow off some steam. People are going on vacation and letting loose, or just going out to enjoy the nice weather on the weekends and maybe hit a few bars. Of course, there is also Independence Day, which is a big reason for many to drink alcohol and then drive home after watching the fireworks.
If you are injured in a drunk driving accident, the intoxicated person who hit you may be held responsible for your medical expenses. To learn more, visit our page on drunk driving accidents.