For many people across Pennsylvania, Labor Day weekend is the last chance for a summer holiday get away. As such, people traditionally take to the road to reach their favorite destination. The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that traffic volumes will be higher than usual given that gas prices will be lower than in past years
With the increased number of cars on the road, the chances of an accident occurring also increases. Because of this, law enforcement agencies across the state will have additional patrols out to take drunk drivers off the road before a tragic accident occurs.
Indeed, talking about drunk driving (or buzzed driving) is important because of how alcohol affect’s a driver’s motor skills and judgment. Essentially, intoxicated drivers are more likely to take chances that they normally don’t take while in traffic and are less likely to be able to make the sharp, split second decisions that could mean the difference between safe passage and an accident. This is likely why some safety advocates believe that alcohol is the most dangerous, yet legal, drug in America.
If a drunk driver causes an accident, he or she could be held liable for the ensuing injuries and property damage. This means that those who are injured in a crash can seek compensation for a variety of damages, including lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
We hope our readers have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. If you have further questions about pursuing a lawsuit after being in an accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can assist you.