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Avoid getting in a car accident this New Year’s Eve

On Behalf of | Dec 26, 2014 | Drunk Driving Accidents, Firm News |

Christmas is behind us and as we approach the new year, Virginia Beach drivers need to be aware of various safety concerns for New Year’s Eve. Most importantly, drivers need to know that on New Year’s Eve, there will be more inebriated drivers on the road than usual. In order for you to make it back home after going to a friend’s celebration, make sure to drive defensively, with care and completely sober.

While police do what they can to keep our roads safe during the holidays, there is only so much they can do. Indeed, numerous car accidents will no doubt occur throughout the country and throughout the world this New Year’s Eve, so we must all do our part not to become another number in the statistics.

At the Dickerson and Smith Law Group, our hearts have been broken time and time again by viewing the details and records relating to fatal and catastrophic injuries suffered in drunk driving car accidents. The price that victims pay is dear, and that is why victims — at the very least — can pursue claims for restitution and hold the people who caused their drunk driving accidents financially accountable under the law.

If you or your loved one suffers injury or death as a result of drunk person’s decision to get behind the wheel, you will likely have strong claims for financial restitution under the law. Nevertheless, it is important that you present such a case in court in a way that ensures you receive the full amount of compensation owed.

At the Dickerson and Smith Law Group, we have extensive experience representing those who have been hurt in drunk driving car accidents. However, we would prefer it if our clients could avoid drunk driving accidents and never get hurt in the first place. For this reason, we definitely celebrate any driver who takes a taxi home or gets a ride with a friend rather than getting behind the wheel while intoxicated this holiday season.