The very phrase, “New Year’s Eve” prompts visions of champagne toasts at midnight, parties with spiked punch, and light-hearted complaints about hangovers on New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, the phrase is also associated with drunk driving accidents in which people die or are injured so severely their lives are never the same. At Springer & Lyle, we recognize the danger posed by New Year’s Eve drunk driving. Between 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 6 a.m. New Year’s Day, there are 71 percent more drunk driving accidents than on an average day. January 1 has the highest percentage of alcohol … [Read more...]
What Should I Do If I’m in a Car Accident with a Drunk Driver?
A drunk driver accident can change your life. Many of these accidents result in physical injuries and high financial costs. Medical bills, repairs, and auto insurance claims may tempt you to speed up the process of trying to settle your claim too soon. Following a process could help you maximize your recovery. Get Familiar with Your Rights Remember a few things before signing off and taking a check from the insurance company. It’s their job to try to settle claims quickly and pay the least amount they have to. When you settle, you’re giving up your rights to hold anyone accountable. That … [Read more...]
What To Do If You Are Hit By a Drunk Driver
Each time you get on the road, you take care to follow the traffic rules and regulations. Unfortunately, there are others who do not abide by the same rules as you, so there is always a risk of being involved in a car accident. All too often there are people who endanger all of those who cross their path by drinking and driving. When a drunk driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel of their car, they are putting themselves and the lives of all those they come in contact with at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunk driving kills one person every … [Read more...]