New Year’s Eve Safety Tips
New Year’s Eve is not only a time of celebration but also a time when DUI related deaths are the highest. Drinking and driving are dangerous not only to the driver, but also to passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers on the road. To keep the roads safe during New Year’s Eve, DUI checkpoints are often stationed around town to prevent potential DUI accidents. JaxLegal has some tips to keep not only you but others safe as well while you welcome in the New Year:
- Have a designated driver. If you plan to spend time during the evening drinking make sure to prepare a designated driver. The driver you choose should remain sober throughout the night in order to be able to safely provide transportation.
- Use a taxi service. Often times during New Year’s Eve taxi services and AAA will provide free or discounted transportation services in order to keep the roads safe. Keep a number to a local taxi service handy during the evening if you plan to drink.
- Plan to stay. Parties often take place in the homes of family and friends, if you plan to drink during the evening you can always make plans ahead of time to stay after the party. Hotels are also an option if you find yourself out and about in the city during your celebrations.
If you or a family member have found yourself the victim of a drunk driver, contact Hardesty, Tyde, Green, Ashton & Clifton to schedule an appointment or call (904)-414-4906 today.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)