Are There Many Drunk Driving Accidents on the Fourth of July?

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Drunk drivers can always be a danger to themselves and others, but it is especially important to watch out for them during some holiday weekends. The Fourth of July is a good example. The roads can get quite crowded during this holiday and the days surrounding it, and this particular holiday is also known for being a good one for beers and barbecues. So an impaired driver might cause an accident, and you may be involved. If you or a loved one do get hurt in a car accident around the Fourth of July, a San Mateo County, California drunk driving accident lawyer from our firm can help you.

What Makes Fourth of July Weekend Deadly?

When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration analyzed the data, they saw an increase in impaired driving crashes during the Fourth of July holiday. In the years, 2017 through 2021 alone, more than 1,400 drivers died in crashes. 38 percent of these drivers were drunk.

Driving under the influence of alcohol affects your judgment and slows down your reflexes. This can make it much easier to get into a crash, even if your blood alcohol concentration does not rise above the legal limit. If you get hit by a drunk driver and the accident injures you and your loved ones, you may be wondering if you have any options. Even if the driver gets a DUI, that does not pay your medical bills or address the other expenses stemming from this car accident.

Can I Pursue Compensation if I Get Into an Accident on the Fourth of July?

That is why you should seriously consider pursuing compensation if you get into an accident on the Fourth of July or another holiday weekend. A fair compensation offer can help you make up for the cost of:

  • Any missed paychecks
  • Medical bills
  • Repair or replacement of your vehicle

That compensation can also address long-term needs. If you or a loved one have injuries that will affect you for years to come, the compensation can also help make up for any loss of earning potential or the cost of future care.

How Long Do I Have to Sue for Damages?

In California, you have two years to sue for compensation after you get into an accident. It is in your best interest to act quickly though. The earlier you act, the more time your lawyer has to build a case. They can talk to eyewitnesses or secure surveillance footage before memories fade or hard drives get overwritten. Focus on your family and your recovery. Let us take care of the paperwork and all that legal stuff.

Schedule a Consultation With Our Team

If you are ready to pursue compensation, we are ready to help you. Contact the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao and schedule a consultation. We can tell you more about how we can help with your case and hold any irresponsible drivers liable. We hope you and your family stay safe this holiday season.

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