25% of adults admit that they drink more during the holiday season. The period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s sees an estimated 25,000 injuries from alcohol-related crashes. Fatal DUI accidents are 57% more likely on Fourth of July compared to other summer days.
More than 10,000 people suffer fatal injuries in drunk driving accidents each year across the United States. The chances of being involved in an alcohol-related crash increase around holidays, when social binge drinking occurs more frequently. All drunk driving deaths are preventable, and sadly, fatalities during holiday periods have become eerily predictable.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident, or you’ve lost a loved one due to fatal drunk driving accident injuries, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced drunk driving lawyer to learn about your right to recover damages.