Halloween is today and for many of us, Halloween is a holiday filled with candy, haunted houses, and scary movies. While some choose to stay home and give out candy to trick or treaters or snuggle with their loved ones while watching a scary movie, many people venture out on Halloween in their costumes to trick or treat and/or attend Halloween parties. You can bet your bottom dollar that many of those attending the Halloween parties will be consuming alcohol. So, what does this mean for you, the responsible Halloween partygoer? This means that you need to be aware of all your surroundings and particularly careful when driving to and from the Halloween party.
Every 30 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk driving accident. Last year alone, over one million people were injured in alcohol related traffic accidents. Halloween is a particularly dangerous day because of the number of drunk drivers on the road. As reported by MADD, who cited the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 41% of all highway fatalities throughout the nation during the Halloween period in 2010 involved a driver with a BAC of .08% or higher.
Here are some particular tips from MADD about how to keep safe this Halloween: http://www.madd.org/blog/2012/october/Halloween.html
If you suffer personal injury this Halloween, contact Daniel Selwa immediately. You may have a claim for negligence against the driver who injured you. Automobile drivers are under a duty to use reasonable care under the circumstances and a failure to use reasonable care results in negligence. If the driver who injured you was over the legal limit of alcohol at the time of the accident, the judge will take this fact into consideration. It is likely that the judge will infer negligence if the plaintiff can prove the defendant was inebriated at the time of the accident. Liability may also extend to the establishment that served the driver alcohol. Contact Daniel Selwa immediately so that he can ensure all of the liable parties are held responsible for their wrongful actions.
Eat, drink, be scary, but most of all be safe this Halloween! Happy Halloween!