It’s holiday time, and that means you’ll be seeing friends, family, spending time off work and going to a lot of fun parties! It is the season of joy, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about safety. With all the festivities, there will be a lot more drunk drivers on the road, and Michigan residents need to watch out for them.
You also need to watch out for yourself. It is a lot easier to drive drunk than you might think. One drink leads to another, and before the person knows it, he or she is behind the wheel of an automobile driving home, feeling like the king or queen of the world. Alcohol destroys our ability to make responsible decisions for ourselves, so it is understandable why it causes so many people to engage in this extremely dangerous and irresponsible behavior, but this is never an excuse.
This is why Michigan residents need to make a commitment this holiday season not to drink and drive. If one drink leads to another with you, then you shouldn’t even start unless you have a designated driver to take you home. Have a number for a taxi, get signed up with the Uber app, designate a responsible friend or family member as your driver, or just spend the night at the home where you plan to celebrate. All of these are more desirable options than endangering the lives of yourself and others by drunk driving.
At the Law Offices of Harris & Literski, we help people seek justice and financial restitution relating to injurious automobile accidents. This holiday, we dearly hope you will follow our advice, drive carefully, drink responsibly and avoid accidents. However, if you or a family member do suffer injury as a result of another person’s negligence or drunk driving, our firm is here to help.