As we approach the holiday season, it's important to address a growing trend sweeping across the nation: 'Drinksgiving.' This term refers to the night before Thanksgiving, which has recently become one of the biggest drinking days of the year. While it may sound like a jovial celebration, it carries a dark side: a spike in drunk driving incidents.
Breaking Down ‘Drinksgiving’
'Drinksgiving,' often called 'Blackout Wednesday,' is when friends and family gather to kick off the holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, this often involves excessive alcohol consumption. The result? An alarming increase in drunk driving accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2019, there were 515 deaths from motor vehicle crashes nationwide, and 38% of those were in crashes that involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
The impact of these statistics is profound. Behind each number lies a story of disrupted lives, pain, and loss. It's crucial to remember that these are not just numbers; they represent real people - mothers, fathers, children, friends - whose lives have been tragically altered or cut short due to someone else's decision to drink and drive.
So, what can we do about this? Awareness is a significant first step. By understanding the risks associated with 'Drinksgiving,' we can make safer decisions and encourage others to do the same. If you plan to participate in 'Drinksgiving,' remember to plan ahead. Assign a designated driver, use a ride-share service, or stay overnight where you are celebrating.
Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys at The Roth Firm, LLC
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver on 'Drinksgiving' or any other day, know you don't have to face this ordeal alone. Legal recourse is available, and you can seek justice and compensation for your pain, suffering, and loss.
The Roth Firm, LLC is committed to helping victims of drunk driving accidents navigate the complex legal landscape. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll an incident can have on victims and their families. Our experienced team will fight relentlessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We're here to help guide you through this challenging time, providing support, advice, and dedicated legal expertise every step of the way — contact The Roth Firm, LLC for a free consultation.