Holidays, like the upcoming Labor Day holiday, are popular times for parties in Texas. However, those who have consumed too much alcohol at a holiday celebration and then decide to drive drunk place not only themselves at danger but also pose a danger to those on the road who are driving safely. According to one source, some holidays are more prone than others to see fatal drunk driving accidents.
What holidays are projected to see the most DUI fatalities?
The holiday that is projected to see the most DUI fatalities in 2020 is New Year’s Day with a risk of 232% higher than average. The Independence Day holiday season is projected to see the second most DUI fatalities with a risk of 134% higher than average. Thanksgiving follow that with a risk of 89% higher than average, and after that the summer holidays of Labor Day with a risk of 74% higher than average and Memorial Day with a risk of 57% higher than average.
Drunk driving breaches a motorist’s duty of care
Drunk driving is an act that breaches a motorist’s duty of care to drive reasonably under the circumstances. If this breach leads to a crash that causes another driver or passenger to suffer damages, the accident victim may have cause to pursue a personal injury claim. Compensation sought may include recovery for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Holidays should be a time of happy memories, but these special days can be tarnished if you or a loved one are struck by a drunk driver. This post does not contain legal advice. Personal injury attorneys may be a useful resource to those in the Austin area who have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver.