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Wrongful Death from New Year's Eve Drunk Driver

Updated on: 11/7/2019

MADD Washington

Holiday Drunk Driving

The holidays make for a time of a lot of drunk drivers on the road. Police are patrolling even more this time of year to keep drunk drivers off the road. New Year's Eve is a dangerous time to be driving. It is advised to stay where you are that night to avoid driving at all. Just because you are sober, does not mean that those around you are.

Top Ten Holidays Associated With Drunk Driving Collisions

Below are the dates and holidays most associated with drunk driving accidents in the United States.

1. Fourth of July Weekend
2. Halloween
3. Labor Day Weekend
4. Thanksgiving Weekend
5. Christmas Week
6. Memorial Day Weekend
7. New Year's Day
8. Super Bowl Sunday
9. New Year's Eve
10. St. Patrick's Day

Wrongful Death from Drunk Driving

In Washington State, 54% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. In 2009 265 people in Washington State lost their lives in drunk driving crashes. In Washington State there is a sharp increase in the number of drunk driving incidents near major holidays. Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 16,694 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the United States in 2004. This figure represents 39% of all traffic incident deaths. In fact, more than 500,000 Americans are injured annually in drunken driving crashes.

If you have a potential wrongful death case, contact Davis Law Group.

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