On holiday weekends, law enforcement comes in full force. St. Patrick’s Day is no exception, and officers are even more vigilant. It is one of the busiest weekends for law enforcement, who will be anticipating high numbers of drunk driving arrests to occur. In addition to higher numbers of DUI arrest, drunk driving accidents spike during this weekend. The legal team at the Holladay Law Firm, PLLC, hopes you have a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day weekend, which is why our team has created this blog detailing tips for staying safe this weekend.
Are you Planning to Drink this Weekend?
If you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend by drinking, make sure you drink responsibly. Before you leave your house, make sure you have a plan to get a sober ride home.
Tips for getting home safe:
- Call a Cab – Look up the phone numbers of a few cab companies before you leave for your big St. Paddy’s day celebration. Save the phone numbers in your contacts, so you don’t struggle to find a cab phone number while you’re drunk.
- Design a Sober Driver – If you’re going out with friends, consider asking one of the group to be the designated driver. Sweeten the deal for your DD by offering to buy him or her nonalcoholic drinks or food throughout the night.
- Call an Uber/Lyft – Apps like Uber and Lyft have made it easier for people to get home after a night of drinking. If you have never used these apps before, both companies offer incentives to sign up. Depending on how far you need to go, your first trip could be free.
Hit by a Drunk Driver on St. Patrick’s Day?
In Alabama, almost 8,000 people are arrested each year for DUI related offenses. Between 2003 and 2012, over 3,000 people were killed in accidents by drunk drivers. If you or a loved one were injured by a drunk driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Most people don’t realize criminal trials and civil trials are different and fail to pursue compensation. If you were injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver, you are entitled to file a claim against the responsible party. The Woodlands car accident attorneys at Holladay Law Firm, PLLC can help you fight for maximum recovery.
Contact us today for a free consultation.