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The Dangers of Driving on the 4th of July

The Dangers of Driving on the 4th of July

On the 4th of July, we like to enjoy the day with family, friends, alcoholic beverages, and fireworks. Unfortunately, this is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drinking and driving car accidents. Our Houston car accident attorneys explain why driving on the 4th of July can be so dangerous.

High Number of Car Accidents on the 4th of July

According to the United States Department of Transportation, this is one of the deadliest holidays in the country. On July 4, 2018, 193 people died in motor vehicle accidents, and 40 percent of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-impaired crashes. In 2017, 237 people were killed in a drunk-driving accident during the 4th of July. Research also shows that 71% of those who died in alcohol-impaired crashes were in a crash involving at least one driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of .15 or higher.

Party With a Plan

If you know you will be going to a 4th of July party, and you will drink, you should plan ahead of time to ensure that you drive home sober or stay the night. Even if you've had only one drink, you should plan to have a designated sober driver or use public transportation to get home safely.

If you are hosting a 4th of July party, you can help your designated drivers by serving many non-alcoholic drinks. If you plan on being the designated driver, it is important that you don't drink. It is also crucial that you remain extra cautious when driving to look out for drunk drivers on the road.

Houston Car Accident Attorneys

If you sustain injuries after being in a drunk driving accident on the 4th of July, it is vital that you seek legal consultation. You need an attorney on your side to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered due to another person's negligence. Our Houston car accident lawyers have years of experience helping those injured get the compensation they deserve after suffering serious injuries in a car accident.

Contact our Houston car accident lawyers today at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a virtual consultation!

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