A drunk driving accident is always a harrowing experience, but when the accident happens during the holiday season, the horror seems increased. The most obvious, and best, way that drunk driving accidents can be prevented is for people who have had alcohol to avoid driving. If a drunk driver does cause an accident, the victims of the accident may choose to seek compensation for the injuries they suffered.
In our previous post, we discussed how drunk drivers claim far too many lives each year. The infuriating fact is that these drivers willingly make the choice to put other people in danger when they decide that they are going to drive after they have been drinking. This willingness to hurt or kill other people is one thing that fuels personal injury cases against a drunk driver.
Drunk driving accidents are one type of accident that is horrendous because they can always be prevented. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that the annual cost of crashes that are related to alcohol runs greater than $44 billion. As you think about that number, take a few moments to think about something that no amount of money can ever fully cover -- the loss of a loved one in a drunk driving crash.
Pedestrians are a common sight around the Stamford area. Each of these pedestrians has a duty to keep himself or herself safe, and motorists share that same responsibility. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the issue of compensation is probably going to come up. For people in this area, understanding the way the law views these accidents is crucial.