For many of us, Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season – a time when we eat and drink more than usual. Unfortunately, this often translates into more drunk drivers on the road, putting all of us at risk.
The night before Thanksgiving can be particularly dangerous and has even earned the nickname Blackout Wednesday in some circles. Between students coming home and the workforce getting ready for a four-day weekend, the bars are often packed with people celebrating the start of the holiday season.
While there is nothing wrong with having a few, there is something wrong with getting behind the wheel intoxicated. Unfortunately, many people do it anyway, and every year, thousands of people are hurt by drunk drivers around the holidays. Here’s what to do in the event that a drunk driver hits you this holiday season:
- Call the police – it’s important to call the police after any accident, but it’s especially important when you suspect the other driver is drunk. If the police also think he or she is intoxicated, they will likely arrest them so that they do not pose a danger to themselves or others. In addition, if they are charged with DUI, it can make getting compensation for your losses easier.
- Seek medical attention – you should seek medical attention after an accident, even if you do not think your injuries are particularly serious. Doing so will ensure that you have a record of the incident that you can use as evidence of your damages.
- Call a lawyer – finally, call a lawyer as soon as you can after an accident. An attorney will handle all of the legal aspects of your case for you and make sure you get the settlement or award you are entitled to.
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