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drunk guy grabbing car keys September 8, 2020

Drunk Driving Accidents Increase Over Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is synonymous with celebrations that often include drinking and an increased number of accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. Car accidents are all too common around Labor Day weekend and can result in serious injuries.

 

Labor Day weekend is a time to relax and enjoy celebrating with family and friends. Unfortunately, excessive drinking around this holiday also results in a high number of drunk driving accidents that lead to serious injuries for everyone involved. Part of staying safe over Labor Day involves learning how to recognize if you are in the presence of a drunk driver. If you have been injured and believe that a driver was operating their vehicle while intoxicated, it is advisable to seek immediate medical attention to treat your injuries and then speak with an experienced Las Vegas car accident injury attorney who can help to outline your legal options.

Recognizing the Signs of a Drunk Driver

One of the largest annual celebrations in the United States also is correlated to an increased number of serious car accidents. Although it can be difficult to avoid an accident, especially when the drunk driver’s behavior is erratic and unpredictable, here are a few key signs to watch for that might indicate a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol:

 

  1. Driving significantly above or below the posted speed limit
  2. Driving without headlights at night
  3. Swerving in between lanes
  4. Stopping for no apparent reason
  5. Ignoring traffic signals
  6. Failing to stop at stop signs or pedestrian crosswalks
  7. Road rage, yelling out the window of the car
  8. Driving too closely to the car in front of them
  9. Other unpredictable behaviors that seem strange and dangerous

 

Any of these signs can indicate that a driver should not be on the road and maybe under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

What to Do if You Suspect a Driver is Intoxicated on Labor Day

If you notice that another driver on the road is displaying any of these behaviors, leading you to believe they could be intoxicated,  it is recommended that you safely avoid the other car. This might mean that you:

 

  • Exit or pull off to the side of the road until the other driver has passed.
  • Contact your local police department or highway patrol authorities to report the drunk driver.

 

By notifying the highway patrol or the police that you believe there is a drunk driver on the roads over the Labor Day weekend, you could potentially save the lives of others. If you are hit by a drunk driver, you should seek medical treatment right away, and then call our law firm to discuss your legal options.

Don’t Delay – Call a Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been hurt in a car accident and believe that another person is liable for the injuries that you have suffered, it is advisable to speak with a skilled Las Vegas car accident lawyer right away to learn more about your options. Call Breeden Malpractice & Injury Law today at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your situation.

 

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