117% increase in drunk driving-related deaths expected New Year’s Day

BOWLING GREEN, KY, December 12, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — As National Impaired Driving Prevention Month unfolds this December, Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers is taking a proactive stance to promote road safety and raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving.

The holiday season often brings joy and celebration, but unfortunately, it also sees an increase in impaired driving incidents. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are two of the most celebrated holidays of the year, but according to the National Safety Council (NSC), also two of the most deadly days on our roads. This year, the sobering statistics from MoneyGeek indicate an expected 117% surge in drunk driving-related deaths above the baseline average, making it the most dangerous holiday of the year for drunk driving. Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers is urging drivers to exercise utmost caution this holiday season, showcasing responsible behavior on our roadways.

Impaired driving poses a significant threat to public safety. During the holiday season, the risk of accidents involving impaired drivers is notably higher. Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers recognizes the importance of addressing this issue and is committed to promoting safe driving practices within our community.

“As advocates for justice and safety, we believe in using our platform to make a positive impact on our community. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month provides an excellent opportunity for us to unite against impaired driving and work toward creating safer roadways for everyone,” said Lee Coleman, Attorney and Founding Partner of Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers. “This holiday season, ensure you are taking steps to safeguard our community and our loved ones.”

In anticipation of the upcoming holiday and end-of-year festivities, Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers implores community members to take decisive actions:

1) Designate a Sober Driver: One of the most effective ways to prevent impaired driving accidents is to plan ahead. If you’re attending a holiday event where alcohol will be served, make sure to designate a sober driver or arrange alternative transportation. Impaired driving not only jeopardizes lives but also has severe legal consequences. Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers emphasizes the importance of understanding the legal repercussions of driving under the influence and the potential impact on one’s life. For those playing the host during this festive season, the mantle of responsibility extends even further. Guarantee the safety of your partygoers by actively facilitating a secure ride home.

2) Don’t Overserve Guests: You should also ensure your guests are not being overserved. Overserving on your property not only jeopardizes the well-being of your guests but could also pave the way for legal ramifications should the person be involved in an auto accident.

3) Community Engagement: Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers encourages community members to actively engage in promoting holiday safety. We invite local businesses, organizations, and individuals to join us in spreading awareness regarding the dangers of impaired driving and making our roads and celebrations safer for everyone.

Hughes & Coleman has a team of drunk driving accident lawyers who are committed to fighting for those who are injured in drunk driving incidents. The firm recognizes that cases like these are far too common and remains committed to representing those wronged by negligence and recklessness in order to recover the most money possible on their behalf, including pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, medical bills and more. Hughes & Coleman gets results for their clients, including a $207,800 settlement for a drunk driving accident victim following a head-on collision.

To learn more about how the Hughes & Coleman car accident injury lawyers can help following a car accident, watch “What to do after being injured in a car accident,” or to request a free case evaluation, call 800-800-4600.

About Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers:
Hughes & Coleman was founded in 1985 and has recovered over a billion dollars for our clients in Kentucky and Tennessee injured from auto accidents, big truck wrecks, motorcycle accidents, defective medical products, nursing home abuse, slip and fall accidents, and wrongful death. Hughes & Coleman operates 10 offices in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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