When you choose to get behind the wheel and drive impaired or drunk, you place yourself in criminal jeopardy and jeopardize innocent lives. Too often New Yorkers read about a drunk, impaired or texting driver who maims or kills a pedestrian, a motorcyclist, a bicyclist and all too often another driver. Drunk driving is a national health epidemic, like opioid addiction. Whether one is addicted to alcohol or excessively drinks at a party, over dinner or at a wedding, the behavior places the innocent in harm’s way.
One such incident occurred on Sunday morning when a drunk driver attempted to pass another car at a high rate of speed. He lost control of his vehicle, traveled across three lanes of traffic and then crashed into a guardrail before flipping over, ending up on the other side of the Grand Central Parkway. This is one of too many reckless acts, prematurely snuffing out the lives of two people and causing seven other innocents to be seriously injured. Heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the victims and their families.
The sickening vehicular catastrophe should result in a conviction or plea to vehicular manslaughter. Click here if you want to read about it.
Fellows Hymowitz Rice implores anyone who reads this blog to never get behind the wheel when drunk or impaired. Better yet, don’t drink and drive. It’s really that simple.
If you do drink alcohol, here are some alternate means of transportation to prevent drinking and driving:
- Designate a Sober Driver – if you plan on drinking, establish a designated driver ahead of time who will commit to being sober and ensure you get home safely.
- Utilize Public Transportation – whenever possible, utilize public transportation such as the subway or a bus.
- Download a Rideshare App – if you do not already have a rideshare app downloaded to your smartphone, it would be advisable to do so. If you ever find yourself under the influence and in need of a ride, download Lyft or Uber or call a cab service.
- Stay put and sleep where you are!
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident caused by a drunk or impaired driver, call Fellows Hymowitz Rice right away at 855-724-9237. At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, our New York and New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers will fight hard to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your accident claim.
We do NOT represent drunk drivers, only their victims. At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front. In fact, you owe us nothing until we recover for you. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.
Let us fight for both maximum money damages and a maximum recovery.
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