New Year’s Eve is an exciting time for parties with loved ones and resolutions for the upcoming year. Many people let loose on New Year’s Eve and enjoy the evening’s excitement and make plans for the next year. Unfortunately, some people drink too much alcohol on New Year’s Eve and make the poor decision to drive drunk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 10,000 people die annually in car accidents caused by drunk drivers, and thousands more people suffer serious injuries every year because of drunk drivers. If you were in a drunk driving accident this New Year’s Eve, you should talk to a Maryland personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss compensation you may deserve under the law.
The Dangers of Drunk Drivers
New Year’s Eve is one of the most dangerous times to be on the roads because of drunk drivers. A drunk driver is dangerous because alcohol slows down reflexes and makes it harder for the driver to control their car or react to other drivers on the road. Accidents due to a drunk driver can cause serious injuries, vehicle damage, and even death. Injuries that result from drunk driving accidents can cause massive medical bills and lost income because of missed work. Injuries sustained in a drunk driving accident are often life-altering and painful, and the effects can stay with you long after the accident. Medical and property damage bills caused by an accident can add up and derail your life financially. The long-term consequences of being hit by a drunk driver can be hard to live with, especially when they were preventable and occurred because of another person’s reckless decision to drive drunk.
Liability in Drunk Driving Accidents
Under Maryland law, it is illegal for anyone to drive while under the influence of alcohol. The law considers drunk drivers to be negligent because they endanger other drivers on the road by not acting safely and by violating safety laws. Not only are drunk drivers breaking the law, they are also usually liable for any accidents and injuries caused by their decision to drive while intoxicated. If you suffered injuries due to a drunk driver on New Year’s Eve (or any day this year), you could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and even physical and emotional pain and suffering that you endured because of the drunk driving accident. It is not fair that you should suffer physical and financial pain because of someone else’s dangerous decision to drive while under the influence.
Call Us Today to Speak to a Maryland Car Accident Attorney About Your Accident
One of the most important things you can do after a drunk driving accident injury is to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. It is important that you contact an attorney to determine what compensation you may be able to seek and that you do not accept a settlement offer that is less than you deserve. Schedule a free case evaluation with Alpert Schreyer, LLC today by calling us at (844) 632-7274 or by contacting us online.