The fun, the drinks, and the good times of St. Patrick’s Day might come at a high price. Especially if you are caught drinking and driving. Time in prison and all the expenses associated with breaking the law cause so many headaches. But in reality, this is the best-case scenario, the worst is your own death, or killing some else on the road.
The U.S Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have reported that “drunk driving killed 10,265 people in 2015.” These statistics are a slap in the face. And honestly, it should be, especially if we consider that this could dramatically change the course of one’s life.
The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is filled with fun. But if done irresponsibly, it could have an impossible price tag.
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Reaching this level depends on your weight and the number of alcoholic beverages you ingest. If you decide to drink excessively and drive, you are just selfish and irresponsible. Every year, at least one-third of deaths that involved car crashes occured due to someone deciding to drink and drive. If you live in Georgia, you must understand that your age and weight influence the amount of alcohol concentration allowed in your blood.
The fun of St. Patrick’s Day may become bittersweet. At one point, you are having a good time with your friends in Atlanta and the next hour you are in the hospital. To avoid suffering this nightmare choose not to drink, or if you do, do it with caution and always stay alert of what is going on around you.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without drinking and driving under the influence. Enjoy this day, but drink responsibly.
Do not let the excitement of celebrating a day like St. Patrick’s Day let a scar for the rest of your life. Celebrate responsibly so that you can return to your normal life, and do not create an interruption that can have devastating consequences.
Unfortunately, not all people are responsible and not all of them take the necessary precautions to ensure that they do not put others’ lives in danger. If you are being careful while celebrating with your family and friends, but other people are not and because of them you suffer an accident, you have the right to sue them for their irresponsibility, carelessness, and negligence.
You should not suffer the consequences of an accident because someone did not take the necessary precautions. If you suffer physical injuries or financial losses, you must fight for the compensation you deserve. If you are already in trouble, it is best to act immediately. In Georgia, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will guide you and help you to obtain the best results. Call 404.888.8888 for a free consultation or visit our website www.thebaderlawfirm.com.
Seth Bader is an Auto Accident and Personal Injury Attorney who practices in Atlanta, Rome, Savannah, Norcross, Carrollton, Georgia. He graduated from Florida State University College of Law and has been practicing law for 14 years. Seth Bader believes in fighting for the injured. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.