On March 17th, millions of people throughout the nation will recognize St. Patrick’s Day by celebrating their Irish heritage, wearing green, eating corned beef and cabbage, attending parades, and consume plenty of alcohol. In 2017, St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated on a Friday, meaning plenty of people will celebrate in Friday evening and well into the weekend.
Unfortunately, this festive day is one of the most dangerous holidays of the year for drivers since a lot of drunk driving accidents occur on this day every year. Our Connecticut auto accident lawyers want to make sure that you can enjoy the celebrations in the safest, most responsible way possible.
Consider the following tips to avoid suffering any unexpected injuries this St. Patty’s Day:
- If you plan on drinking, designate a sober driver or rely on ride-sharing services (such as Uber or Lyft) for transportation from one place to another.
- Take public transportation
- Eat plenty of food and don’t drink on an empty stomach
- Avoid areas around large celebrations
- Watch where you walk and be aware of erratic drivers
- Host a party to avoid having to drive anywhere
- Obey the traffic laws
- Stay off your phones while driving
Suffered an Injury After Being Involved in a Drunk Driving Accident?
If you were injured by a driver you suspect is under the influence of alcohol, contact law enforcement to respond to the scene of the accident. When police respond to the scene, and if they share your suspicions, they will perform sobriety testing to collect evidence of intoxication, helping you establish liability in the process.