Car Accidents Increase During Holiday Season Due to DUI According to Chicago Accident Lawyer
Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2011 – Holidays and drunk driving accidents are a rising concern across the nation. During the Christmas and New Year holidays, nearly 40 percent of all deaths occur due to at least one of the drivers being alcohol-impaired.
“Driving while intoxicated risks your life and others on the roads,” said Chicago car accident attorney Robert I. Briskman, Esq. “Serious injuries and deaths can happen just because you decided to drive while impaired rather than hailing a cab or calling a friend for a ride.”
If holiday plans do involve alcohol, it is best to designate a sober driver ahead of time, rent a limo, or call a cab to ensure safe driving. Many people do not realize if they are pulled over from drunk driving they can be arrested and face court costs, higher auto insurance premiums, and have their license taken away. If a serious injury or death occurs, the guilty party can face even higher costs from insurance and criminal penalties, including jail time.
“Drivers who see an intoxicated driver on the roadways can alert Drunkbusters throughout Illinois to alert police to a potential harmful driver,” said Briskman. “Drunkbusters is run by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists and pays $100 to the caller for every DUI arrest.”
With the increase of DUI fatalities in December, the best gift to give a friend who is too drunk to drive is to help him or her find a safer ride home. Take their car keys away and potentially save their life. Of special note, Illinois is one of the “No Refusal” states that can use an on-call judge to obtain a warrant to get a blood sample from a driver who is suspected to be drunk and refuses a breathalyzer test.
Victims of DUI drivers can get legal advice from an experienced accident attorney to recover their medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related costs. To learn more about the Chicago car accident lawyer Paul Greenberg, visit http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com or call 877-595-HURT (4878).
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