Most Americans associate the Super Bowl with being one of the most exciting times of the year. The electricity in the air while cheering for your favorite team among friends and family is what makes football a staple when it comes to American customs. However, one unfortunate consequence of the biggest sports event of the season is the spike in injury-causing and fatal car crashes. These incidents are often caused by drunk drivers. In fact, drunk drivers are so common on the day of the Super Bowl, that the NHTSA released an anti-drunk driving campaign for the Super Bowl. Because of this, police will increase their patrols on game day to ensure no one is hurt by someone else’s bad decision.
If you plan on enjoying alcohol during your game day celebration, be sure you have a safe ride home. Drunk driving is a serious risk for everyone on the road, and you will be held liable. Depending on the state you live in, even if you’re not the one driving. If you supplied the alcohol you could be held responsible for any damages the driver caused. Remember to encourage your friends and family to get a designated driver if they’re going to drink. If it’s another friend or a rideshare app, be sure everyone can safely make it home.
Drunk Driving Facts
- Of the 2018 traffic fatalities among children 14 and younger, 22 percent occurred in drunk-driving crashes.
- Those fatalities accounted for 29 percent of all crash deaths for the year.
- On average, one alcohol-impaired driving fatality happened every 50 minutes in 2018.
- The estimated economic cost of all drunk-driving crashes in the U.S. in 2010 was $44 billion.
- In 2018, there were 10,511 people killed in drunk-driving crashes in the U.S.
San Antonio Personal Injury Attorneys
Personal injury attorneys have seen the devastation caused by personal injury due to the negligence or reckless behavior of another person or entity. An experienced personal injury attorney in San Antonio can assist you in evaluating your claim and getting the compensation you need and deserve. Villarreal and Begum have extensive experience in personal injury cases. For a free evaluation, call The Texas Law Guns today at our offices in San Antonio, Brownsville, and McAllen, or message us online.