As expected, this Fourth of July weekend we saw an increase in auto accidents across the nation. Every year at the same time, emergency response teams see a spike in the number of fatalities and other non-fatal incidents on the road. While so many people just think about barbecues and fireworks during the month of July, it is important to remember to stay safe, too.
Here at Robert J. DeBry & Associates, we were curious why the auto accident rate spikes and so many people require a lawyer around the Fourth of July. It turns out that there are actually a couple reasons why, which means people have to be extra vigilant when driving on the deadliest holiday weekend of the year.
Drunk Driving Ends Lives
A person who gets behind the wheel of a car after a night of drinking (which is sadly a reality on the Fourth of July or even the upcoming Pioneer Day) might just have the intention of ending their night. What they aren’t expecting is that they might also end a life — or multiple lives.
If you cause a car accident due to drunk driving, lawyer bills will be the least of your worries. Driving under the influence is a felony and is punished harshly from Salt Lake City and throughout the state of Utah.
Out of Town Drivers
For anyone whose city or town attracts a big population of tourists during the month of July, they know what a hassle it can be to deal with the influx of traffic. While the crowded roads might be the most common source of frustration, a car accident caused by a driver who is unfamiliar with the roads can be not just frustrating, but dangerous.
If you or anyone you know were involved in an accident of any sort over the Fourth of July weekend, or if you are injured on this 24th of July holiday, contact Robert J. DeBry & Associates to get the attorney you deserve.