Protect Your Family from Traffic Accidents During the Holidays
According to Safety and Health Magazine, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, and Christmas make up the 4th, 5th, and 6th holidays, respectively, with the highest concentration of alcohol-impaired motor vehicle deaths. In fact, in their 2015 study, Thanksgiving was reported to have the overall greatest number of motor vehicle-related fatalities over the period of 3-4 days around the holiday, reporting an average of 392 deaths. How can you protect your family over the holiday season?
If you’re the designated driver for your family this Thanksgiving, remember:
• Drive defensively. Chances are, not everyone on the road is being as careful as you are.
• Buckle up, and make sure all children are in their appropriate car seats.
• Minimize distractions by putting away your cell phone and focusing your attention on the road, not on what everyone is doing around you.
• Don’t drive buzzed. It’s easier to take a cab than to have to deal with the criminal justice system if you are arrested for driving while impaired.
If you’re with someone else, never feel embarrassed to refuse a ride from an impaired driver, even if it is your friend or spouse. It’s up to you to defend your own safety, and the safety of your friends and family.
We hope you never have to make that call to the Schulz Stephenson office that you need help pursuing legal action against a drunk driver who didn’t consider you or your family around the holidays, and caused a significant automobile wreck. But if are ever put into that unfortunate situation, we are here to help. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, or you’ve lost a family member because of someone else’s act of negligence, you need an experienced attorney.
At Schulz Stephenson Law, you will find a personal injury or wrongful death attorney with more than 30 years of experience serving victims and families in Beaufort, Morehead City, New Bern, Carteret County, Craven County, Pamlico County, and many areas throughout Eastern North Carolina. An accident can cause incredible financial burden and stress on a family, and our goal is to help you overcome these consequences. Whether is requires negotiation or trial, we will take aggressive action to get the compensation you deserve.