Record High Drunk Driving Accidents and Injuries Expected in 2016.

The early hours of January 1 is one of the deadliest time periods of the year in America.  This is primarily because of drunk and reckless driving.  Police increase traffic stops and patrols to deter and catch drunk drivers, but police action does little to compensate victims after a drunk driver causes serious injuries or a wrongful death.  One of the only ways for a victim of a reckless or drunk driver to recover for their injuries is by hiring a personal injury attorney to file a lawsuit on their behalf.  A victim may be able to recover personal injury damages for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost work, as well as any loss of enjoyment of life and future pain and suffering.  While it is important to be attentive for dangerous or drunk drivers, especially during New Year’s, if you are injured, consulting a personal injury specialist today; this may be the only way to recover personal injury damages for your loved ones.

2016 does not seem to be starting on a high note in certain respects.  While data and reports are still being compiled, officials expect 2016 to continue a five year trend of increasing drunk driving accidents on New Year’s Eve and Day.  This is particularly alarming because, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an average of 118 motorists are killed on New Year’s Day.  According to autoblog.com, drunk driving is a risk 365 days of the year, as drunk driving deaths have accounted for roughly a third of all traffic deaths since the mid-1990s, causing just under 10,000 deaths in 2014 alone.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that they expect the death toll from drunk driving to increase in 2016 by 8%-14%.  This could result in thousands of additional injuries and fatalities caused by drunk drivers.

If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, please contact our Boston drunk driving injury lawyers. We will provide you with a free initial consultation about your injury or wrongful death accident, and can meet with you in our office, at the hospital or in the privacy of your home.  Please email us at info@gilhoylaw.com or call us at (617) 787-3700 today!

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