Today is St. Patrick’s Day – a day of fun, good food and reverie. We all have the chance to be Irish on this day, whether our ancestors are from the Emerald Island or not.
Unfortunately, St. Patrick’s Day also ranks among the most popular days of the year for Americans consuming large amounts of alcohol. According to the yearly statistics published on WalletHub, St. Patrick’s Day ranks as the 4th most popular drinking day in the United States; only surpassed by Christmas, Independence Day and New Year’s Eve.
According to the website’s findings, 30 people were killed in drunk driving accidents over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period in 2015. And a whopping 75% of automobile accidents on the average St. Patrick’s Day involve a driver who has consumed at least 2 times the legal alcohol limit. You can check out all of the interesting statistics that Wallethub compiled this year here:
And in another recent St. Patrick’s Day article related to too much drinking, more people tend to binge drink over this period than usual, which leads to an increased rate of DUI and death from alcohol poisoning.
Here at Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A. we often use our blog to report on alcohol-related accidents and fatalities because we believe that if we can save just one life of someone who reads this then we are offering an important service. As we have been saying for over 40 years, even one death from an automobile accident is too much.
Sadly, too many of our fellow Floridians and Americans just do not seem to be get the message until it is too late – stop using alcohol or drugs before getting behind the wheel of an automobile. You are putting your own life, and the lives of everyone around you in serious danger.
If you are injured in an auto accident because the other driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol, or distracted by texting while driving or some other cause, you may have a right to bring a claim for various damages and injuries incurred. Call us at Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A. We offer a free initial consultation, and our phone number is (561) 686-3400.
At Slinkman, Slinkman, & Wynne, we know that motor vehicle accidents happen at an increased rate on holiday weekends like this one. If you are in an accident because of the willful negligence of another driver then you need to contact us right away. We help our clients obtain payment to cover hospital and other medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more, if the situation warrants it.
If you want to learn more about how we can help you in a situation where someone you love has been in an auto accident, then go to this page on our website: http://www.sswlawfl.com/areas-of-practice/auto-accident/. We also specialize in Slip and Fall accidents, Wrongful Death & Serious Injury, Medical Malpractice, Defective Products, Motorcycle Accidents, Boating Accidents and many other types of legal situations where injury or death has occurred. Our main office is conveniently located in Jupiter. We proudly serve south Florida including Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Tequesta and the Treasure Coast as well as anyone in the state of Florida who needs a law firm who knows how to protect your rights.