If you were injured by an intoxicated driver on New Year’s or any other day of the year, contact us right away for a free consultation and case evaluation. You will speak to one of our highly rated attorneys right away. The legal team at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC has over 100 years of combined experience successfully representing injured clients in Kentucky and Indiana.
New Year’s Eve in Louisville
First of all, we hope that everyone has an absolutely wonderful New Year’s Eve and enjoys it responsibly. We have several fun events here such as a cruise on the Mary M Miller, NYE Live! Louisville at 4th Street Live and many more.
Of course, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights of the year for alcohol consumption. It’s not necessarily a bad thing to celebrate with dinner and drinks, but responsibility is the key to bringing in the New Year. As per the National Safety Council, the New Year holiday is one of the most dangerous times of the year to be on the road.
Across the United States, at least 40 percent of all New Year auto accidents are connected with drinking and driving.
Law Enforcement Will be Targeting Drunk Drivers
Louisville law enforcement authorities are well aware of this spike in drunk driving accidents over the New Year holiday. They’re preparing for people who drink and drive too. Since sobriety checkpoints are legal in Kentucky, you can expect that you could encounter one. Then come the saturation patrols that specifically target even minor traffic violations for purposes of establishing reasonable cause to detain suspected drunk drivers.
The simplest way of avoiding a DUI charge or DUI accident is not to consume any alcoholic beverages if you’re planning on being on the road. If that’s in your plans, be aware of the increase of drunk drivers during the holiday. If you’re going to consume alcohol, supplement it with plenty of food, or appoint a designated driver. There are also taxis, Uber and Lyft.
Contact a Louisville Car Accident Lawyer after any Injury
If you were injured by a drunk driver in or around Louisville over the New Year holiday, you’ll want to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation with one of our Louisville car accident lawyers right away. We don’t even charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. Enjoy your New Year holiday. May 2018 be healthy, happy and safe for you and your family.