Here in New York City, there are plenty of options for having some end-of-summer fun. While the calendar may indicate that there are at least a few more official weeks of summer, the long Labor Day weekend has traditionally signaled the end of summer to many families.
But whether you intend to spend your weekend lounging at the beach or a barbecue among friends, there is a good chance that you might encounter drunken drivers on the roads.
Not everyone who chooses to drink will do the responsible thing and make sure that they choose an alternate way to get home that doesn’t involve driving. Make no mistake — someone else’s bad decisions can definitely adversely affect you.
Drunk driving is a major problem around alcohol-centered holidays, of which Labor Day is one. While drunk drivers put themselves and their passengers at high risk of injury and even death, they also threaten the lives and well-being of pedestrians and other motorists they encounter while driving under the influence.
We hope that all residents and visitors to the Big Apple remain safe and unscathed this holiday weekend. But statistics do not bear that out. If you get into an auto accident with a negligent intoxicated motorist, you may suffer serious injuries that require a lengthy recuperation.
You might not be able to work for quite a while — even permanently, dependent upon the severity of your injuries. In fact, life as you know it could potentially end upon impact with the car driven by the drunken driver.
That’s why we urge our injured clients to allow us to help them file claims for damages against the at-fault drivers who caused their accidents. That way, they can focus on healing and rehabilitation instead of worrying about paperwork after their accidents.