Hit By A Drunk Driver Over Spring Break?
Over spring break, many young college students and other tourists flock to California to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing time in this great state. However, spring breakers also are known to engage in a lot of fraternization involving liquor consumption, which can lead to poor decision-making on their part.
Some make the mistake of driving while intoxicated, which can present great risks for everyone in the area. If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, you may become a victim to one of these spring break partiers who has made the poor decision to drink and drive.
Studies Show Spring Breakers Lead To Increased Risks to Drivers
A study done by the University of Miami found that a spike in auto accidents occurs during spring break in counties known as spring break destinations. The study examined counties in California, Florida, Alabama, and a few other popular states. The findings were as follows:
- Traffic fatalities increased by 9.1 percent during spring break time.
- Many traffic crashes involved out-of-state drivers.
- Most fatal accidents involved young people under age 25.
- Other states did not experience the same spike in traffic fatalities or accidents during spring break.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident due to the negligent behavior of a drunk driving spring breaker, you need an attorney who can ensure the drunk driver is held accountable for their actions and that you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.
Speak with a Beverly Hills Car Accident Lawyer
At Jalilvand Law, we have dedicated attorneys that will fight to make sure you receive full compensation for injuries and losses resulting from an auto accident caused by a reckless driver. Contact us for a consultation today – either online or by phone at 310.478.5800.