The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is known throughout the law enforcement community as the busiest time of the year for drunk drivers. Starting with Black Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, which is one of the most active bar and restaurant days of the year and lasting throughout December and peaking on New Year’s day, there is a significant jump in drunk driving-related accidents.
Drunk Drivers are a serious threat to our safety
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the year there is an average of 36 alcohol-related accident fatalities per day. During the holidays starting with Black Wednesday, the number jumps to 45 deaths per day. The peak happens during the New Year’s Day holiday, with an average of 54 fatalities per day.
In the time between Christmas and New Year’s, historically, 40% of the accidents that have occurred involved a drunk driver.
While New Year’s Day is one of the most dangerous days for drivers, it is the most dangerous day of the year for pedestrians. According to the AAA, more pedestrians are killed on New Year’s Day than any other day of the year. You are 1.7 times more likely to be hit by a vehicle on New Year’s Day.
Drunk Driver Related Car Accidents cause catastrophic injuries
Accidents caused by drunk drivers can leave victims with fatal or catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injury. These injuries could lead to a lifetime of care, the inability to work, or even live a healthy life with family and loved ones.
Drunk drivers need to be held accountable for their actions. Marc Albert works with the victims of drunk drivers and their families to pursue compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain & suffering, and emotional distress, among other damages. If the driver has insurance, victims receive these damages from the driver’s insurance company. Punitive Damages can also be sought directly from the driver when it is shown they acted with deliberate indifference to the safety of those around them.
Drunk Drivers need to be held accountable
Drunk drivers need to be held accountable for their recklessness and negligence. Victims who are dealing with life-altering injuries or families coping with the loss of a loved one are going through a difficult and emotional time. Marc Albert is a reliable and persistent legal advocate for victims and has been doing so for over 20 years. His experience and track record of successful outcomes through negotiation and in the courtroom are recognized throughout the area. Marc has offices in Astoria, Queens, and Syosset. When you work with Marc Albert, you are working directly with him, so you know you will be treated with respect and have the skilled legal representation that you require to get through this tough period.
Call the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert
Call our office at 855-252-3788 to schedule a time to speak with Marc to discuss your case.