This is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but it is often, in fact, the most dangerous time of year for those who choose to drink and drive, and for those innocent people who are harmed by drunken drivers’ recklessness.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011
Washington DUI accident lawyer Dean Brett today cautioned drivers to be wary of drinking and driving throughout December and the upcoming holiday season.
Brett, whose law firm represents the victims of drunk driving accidents in personal injury and wrongful death claims in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Bellingham and surrounding areas, pointed to a recent National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism report.
According to the report, two- to three-times more people die in alcohol-related vehicle crashes during the winter holidays – excluding New Year’s Eve – than during comparable time periods the rest of the year.
“This is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but it is often, in fact, the most dangerous time of year for those who choose to drink and drive, and for those innocent people who are harmed by drunken drivers’ recklessness,” Brett said.
On New Year’s Eve, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than four times as many people are likely to die in alcohol-related crashes than on other mid-winter evenings.
“Christmas parties are held every day during December, so the possibility of a drunken driving hazard, plus the normal worsening of road conditions with the onset of winter, makes the final days of the year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve a time to be particularly cautious as a driver, whether you drink or not,” the veteran Washington auto accident attorney said.
Brett said the personal injury and wrongful death attorneys of Brett Murphy – Washington’s Injury Lawyers will continue to pursue personal injury and wrongful death damages for people throughout the state who have been harmed by car crashes involving drunken driving, drowsy driving and other actionable causes.
“If you have been in an alcohol-related car crash or an automobile accident in which the other party was at fault for injuries to you or the death of a loved one, it’s important to contact an attorney who will ensure that your rights are protected and will seek the compensation for your losses that you deserve.”
About Brett Murphy – Washington’s Injury Lawyers
Brett Murphy – Washington’s Injury Lawyers is a Washington personal injury law firm with offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Bellingham, Mt. Vernon and Vancouver, Washington. The firm represents car accident victims, including those injured in DUI/DWI accidents, and other personal injury victims throughout the state of Washington. The firm’s practice areas also include motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, construction accidents, railroad collisions and aviation crashes. For more information, call the firm at (800) 925-1875 or use its online contact form.