Tips For Staying Safe This Holiday Season
The winter holiday season means office and family parties that usually include copious amounts of alcohol. Because of this, many people drink more than they typically do and decide to operate a vehicle. The months between November and January is one of the most dangerous times of the year, as thousands of individuals are injured as a result of a drunk, distracted driver.
Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys hope that you stay safe this year by paying close attention to the drives around you and keep the following tips in mind.
Hire A Professional Driving Service
Instead of risking the chance of hurting another person or yourself in a drunk driving accident, hire a professional driving service. It’s easier now than ever to contact a reputable transportation company such as UBER or LYFT to drive you to or from a party. Just download their apps on your smartphone, include your contact information and provide a credit card to avoid the ramifications of getting a DUI charge or crashing into another vehicle.
Every year tens of thousands of families lose a relative because of a car accident that involves intoxicated drivers. Don’t ruin your or someone else’s life by following through with something that’s entirely avoidable – hire a professional driver.
Make Sure Your Vehicle Is Prepared For Winter
Making sure that your vehicle is equipped with the right tires to handle winter’s slippery conditions, new brakes, and functional headlights are essential for avoiding accidents related to poor weather conditions. If you are driving and hit a patch of ice, you will want tires and brakes that help you stop quickly without rolling your vehicle or landing in a ditch.
Should the community experience a heavy snow or ice storm, new windshield wipers and headlights can help you see your surrounding environment better and react faster to the actions of other drivers.
Avoid Driving Late At Night or In The Early Morning
Most drunk driving accidents occur between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. If you plan on staying out late, consider booking a local hotel room ahead of time or staying the night at the host’s home.
Enjoy This Year’s Winter Holiday Season
We hope that you and your loved ones can celebrate the winter holidays accident-free. If you do happen to experience some auto collision, pick up the phone and dial (404) 592-0318 anytime day or night. Fast Help is Atlanta’s premier accident helpline that connects thousands of victims with experienced attorneys and doctors.
Our team provides legal and medical services to ensure that you are compensated for your damages and recover from any injuries you may sustain. To ensure a positive outcome for your long-term finances and health, it’s imperative that you call Fast Help immediately after an accident occurs.
Collecting essential forms of evidence to support a lawsuit and receiving medical treatment as soon as possible is necessary for to achieve a positive outcome.