Overindulgence during the holidays puts people more at risk in the period between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, thus drivers need to protect themselves, The Law Office Of Hugh Howerton reports
Houston, Texas - November 29, 2017 /MarketersMedia/ —
The holiday season has arrived, and more people are out on the roads. While Christmas Day isn't known for an increase in DUI related traffic fatalities, the same isn't true of other times during this period. Traffic stops related to driver impairment increase by approximately 33 percent on Christmas Eve, likely due to individuals overindulging while celebrating with family and friends. In addition, DUI traffic accidents on New Year's Eve also increase, going up by 42 percent. Drivers need to be aware of this when out on the road and take extra steps to remain safe while driving. In the event a person is injured in a traffic accident, he or she needs to seek the services of a Houston personal injury lawyer right away.
"An accident may happen at any time, but the combination of drinking and driving increases the likelihood of a traffic incident. People who normally don't drink may have one or two alcoholic beverages and believe they are fine to drive. They don't realize this isn't the case until the accident occurs. Fortunately, not all traffic incidents are serious, but those that are can leave a person impaired for a long period of time. When this is the case, the injured party needs to ensure he or she has someone to represent them in the matter, and we are here to help", Hugh Howerton of The Law Office of Hugh Howerton (texaccidentlawyer.com) reports.
The combination of drinking and driving isn't the only reason why accidents are more common at this time of year. Teen drivers aren't in school during this time period, and they may be more likely to take part in risky behavior while behind the wheel of the car. They tend to have the mentality that it won't happen to them, and this puts other drivers more at risk while out on the road.
"Drivers need to be careful at all times, as automobiles are deadly machines. While not all accidents are the result of driving while impaired, distracted driving or other preventable causes, a great many are. The person responsible for the accident needs to be held accountable for his or her actions, and we work to ensure they are and that are clients are fairly compensated for their injuries and pain and suffering," Howerton continue.
Consuming alcohol during the holidays is normal. However, individuals who choose to do so need to make safety the top priority at all times. Plan ahead and select a designated driver, call a cab or stay home to drink. It only takes a moment to change a person's life in a negative way. Don't be the person who does so, as this is something that must be lived with for years to come.
"If you have been injured, we are here to help. This is true during the holidays and every day throughout the year. We understand how devastating it is to be injured through the actions of another, and we do everything we can to help you during the recovery process by handling the legal matters. Contact us today at texaccidentlawyer.com," Howerton states.
About The Law Office of Hugh Howerton:
Hugh Howerton believes the law is a noble calling with great responsibility and feels his job is to help people and make this world a safer place for everyone. Voted one of the TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers every year since 2011, Hugh Howerton is a veteran trial lawyer who has specialized in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases for 29 years. Hugh is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has an AV rating from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. An "AV" rating is the highest rating awarded for both legal skill and ethical conduct.
Name: Hugh Howerton
Organization: The Law Office of Hugh Howerton
Address: 13030 Rummel Creek Rd, Houston, Texas, 77079
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