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Be Safe: Do Not Drink and Drive on New Year’s Eve!

By Burg Simpson
December 29, 2021
4 min read

Stay Safe: Do Not Drink and Drive on New Year’s Eve!

2021 is coming to a close, and the time for New Year’s celebrations is upon us! The end of this holiday season will provide us all with the opportunity to gather in small groups and enjoy the company of our friends, family, and coworkers. But with many people driving across the state this holiday weekend, it is essential to be mindful of the increased risk of collisions due to the number of motorists who may be driving while impaired.

Make Safe Choices

New Year’s celebrations and alcohol are a deadly combination on the nation’s highways. Traffic studies consistently indicate that drinking and driving are the major factors causing motor vehicle collisions and fatalities during the holiday season. So, ensure your safety and the safety of others this New Year’s weekend by not taking any chances:

  • Choose a designated sober driver for your New Year’s outing
  • Hire a driving service like Uber or Lyft to get home safely.
  • Contact local law enforcement if you see a drunk driver
  • Buckle up and wear your seat belt.

Drive Responsibly 

Every person who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle has a duty to exercise reasonable care when driving. In addition to obeying traffic laws, motorists must also take care to travel at speeds conducive to the current weather conditions.

For example, if the speed limit on a major highway is 65 mph, but the roadway is icy due to a recent storm, traveling at this speed is dangerous and indicates a lack of reasonable care.

Common Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Collisions

Injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes can vary from very minor injuries to those that are catastrophic and life-changing:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Whiplash
  • Back and neck sprains
  • Knee injuries
  • Injuries from airbag deployment
  • Facial fractures
  • Broken limbs
  • Disfigurement
  • Fractured ribs
  • Paralysis
  • Death

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you were seriously injured in a crash that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation from the insurer of the responsible party. Your damages may include:

  • Loss of income
  • Medical expenses
  • Damages for future lost income may also be awarded if you are not able to work due to the extent of your injuries.

if you have been seriously injured in a collision that was not your fault, call Burg Simpson for a free case evaluation now.

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

If your loved one was killed by the negligent conduct of another party, you may have standing to file a wrongful death claim. While no amount of compensation can ever replace the loss of your loved one, filing a wrongful death claim may prevent you from having to shoulder the financial burdens associated with funeral expenses and past medical care.

Securing experienced legal representation for a wrongful death matter can significantly improve the outcome of your case. When you hire an attorney at Burg Simpson, you can rest assured that your highly skilled lawyer has the experience you need to resolve your wrongful death claim.

Retaining the Services of Burg Simpson

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision that was not your fault, or you have a wrongful death matter, contact the compassionate and award-winning personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson for a free case evaluation now.

The trial lawyers at Burg Simpson have been representing clients who have been harmed by the negligence of another party for over four decades. Our attorneys construct winning strategies to generate successful results, and our legal teams provide every client with the personalized service they need.

Since 1977, the attorneys at Burg Simpson have established a track record of success and have recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. If you have been seriously injured by the negligence of another party, contact Burg Simpson for help now.

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