Louisiana residents may have noticed that as soon as the calendar changed over from October to November, all of the pumpkins and witch hats in their favorite stores’ displays magically changed into snowflakes and Santa caps. It is November and now the long and celebratory stretch of holidays beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year’s Day is on individuals’ radars. This period it often marked with happiness and goodwill, celebrated through an increase of parties, get-togethers and other events where people enjoy themselves with good food, entertaining company and spirited drinks.
Holiday drinking is not uncommon but it can be unsafe. When a person indulges in alcoholic beverages at a work celebration or family party they can risk more than making an embarrassing comment to their boss or in-law. They can risk their life and the lives of others if they choose to get behind the wheel of their car.
Drunk driving is a problem all year round but can increase during the holiday season. It can be impossible for an individual to avoid a collision with a drunk driver as their erratic driving and unpredictable maneuvers can make it significantly difficult to know where the drunk driver is planning to go. Drunk driving crashes tend to be avoidable and can be prevented when drunk drivers make good decisions and ask for rides.
The holiday season should be filled with good will and happy moments with friends and family. Sadly, though, the reckless conduct of drunk drivers will put innocent individuals in the way of harm. The Lucky Law Firm hopes that every reader of this personal injury law blog has a safe holiday season but invites those who suffer losses at the hands of drunk drivers to reach out to them to learn more about their legal options.