Every year on July 4th, Americans celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It is a holiday filled with barbecues, parties and picnics. However, the nation also sees a spike in car accidents on this day due to those who make the poor decision to drink and drive. If you unlucky enough to need a car accident lawyer in Pennsylvania, The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C. are here to defend your rights.
The lives of many people are put at risk when someone drinks and drives, including the drunk driver, anyone else in the same automobile, and anyone else unlucky enough to be innocently driving on the same roads. Driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence is selfish, foolish and dangerous. The risks heavily outweigh the rewards, yet somehow, many people still choose to do it.
There is a multitude of safer options available. Here is what you should do instead of getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol:
- Designated Driver
Choose a designated driver, someone who will refrain from drinking in order to safely drive those who do drink.
- Don’t Drink
Deciding to remain sober is the best way to ensure that you don’t drive drunk. You can also help your friends and family get home safely by acting as their designated driver.
- Taxi Services
Hire a taxi. On a holiday, it may be wise to book one in advance, as they will be busier and harder to get at the last minute. Furthermore, you can use a car service app if a cab isn’t booked earlier. A car is just a few clicks away on your phone — it doesn’t get any easier.
- Find A Place To Stay
Depending on where you are going to celebrate, see if your host will allow you to spend the night. If you accidentally get too intoxicated to drive and your host can’t accommodate you, they may be able to drive you to a nearby motel so that you can sleep it off safely.
The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C. specialize in all kinds of personal injury lawsuits like car accidents, whether the situation involves a drunk driver or not. If you are a victim of another driver’s poor decision making and need a car accident lawyer, please call (856) 665-5709 as soon as possible. Otherwise, please browse the rest of our website for more information.