Posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 2:36 am
DUI accidents usually increase on holidays as more people are on the roads after celebrating the holiday with alcohol. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this weekend, and people will be on the roads after celebrating the holiday with alcohol. Therefore, the roads can be very dangerous over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Law enforcement officers will be on the roads trying to stop drunk drivers, but you should do your part to prevent DUI accidents.
DUI Accidents on St. Patrick’s Day
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 60 people died in drunk driving accidents during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. From 2012 through 2016, 269 people lost their lives in DUI accidents during the St. Patrick’s Day holidays.
As we approach St. Patrick’s Day in 2018, the holiday is on Saturday. This could increase the number of drunk drivers on San Francisco roads because many people will be off work for the weekend. Therefore, we urge you to take precautions as we approach the St. Patrick’s Day weekend to prevent drunk driving accidents from happening.
Plan Transportation for Your Celebrations
If you are going out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you need to plan safe transportation for returning home. When going out with a group, you need to choose a designated driver who will refrain from drinking alcohol, so he can make sure everyone gets home safely at the end of the night. If no one in your group agrees to be the designated driver, you need to arrange for public transportation (i.e. taxis, Ubers, bus, etc.).
When you are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party, you need to be responsible. Some of your guests may have too much to drink; therefore, you need to be prepared. Make sure that you have the telephone number for several companies to provide transportation for guests who have had too much to drink. If you are hosting a large party, you might want to consider hiring a bartender to serve drinks. The bartender is trained to spot people who have had too much to drink, so he can help you keep an eye on your guests.
Filing a Claim for a San Francisco DUI Accident
If you are injured in a drunk driving accident, you might be entitled to compensation from the drunk driver. However, as with any car accident, you must prove the driver did something to cause the accident. While being drunk is against the law and may be a contributing factor, the driver must have done something to cause the crash, such as failing to yield the right of way or crossing the center line.
A San Francisco DUI accident attorney can investigate the crash to determine fault and uncover evidence that can prove the other driver is at fault. For a free legal consultation with a San Francisco DUI accident lawyer, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages.