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Spooky Halloween Drunk Driving Facts

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Lake County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Halloween can be fun for children, teenagers, and adults alike. Children may look forward all year to the night they dress up in a costume and roam their neighborhoods, collecting candy. Teenagers and adults may look forward to Halloween costume parties, where alcohol tends to flow freely. While “responsible sober driver” may not be the most fun Halloween costume ever, it is essential that a member of each group takes on this role unless public transportation is an option. The combination of drunk drivers and droves of children outdoors after dark can create an extremely dangerous situation. It is almost impossible to avoid drunk drivers around Halloween, as they are everywhere. If you are injured in a crash caused by an intoxicated driver, you are likely entitled to compensation. An attorney can help you pursue the compensation you are due after suffering harm at the hands of a drunk driver over the holiday.

Facts and Statistics About Drunk Driving on Halloween

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year for everyone on the roads, largely due to the ubiquitousness of drunk driving. Driving while wearing a mask that obscures one’s vision may be another problem, but drunk driving is generally a far greater danger.

Roughly 45% of all fatal car accidents that happen on Halloween or the weekend when Halloween is celebrated are related to drunk driving. Nearly half of all people who die in traffic accidents around Halloween are victims of drunk driving. While the perpetrators are often criminally charged for their actions, the victims or their survivors must still pursue compensation in a separate action.

Drunk drivers are a serious concern for pedestrians as well, especially child pedestrians. Almost one out of every four pedestrian fatalities around Halloween is caused by a drunk driver. Too many of the people killed are children. Drivers are aware that children will be out and about after dark, and still make the irresponsible decision to drive drunk.

One of the scariest things about drunk drivers is their unpredictability. It is not always possible to spot a drunk driver before they cause an accident. Even if a drunk driver is noticed, a sober driver or pedestrian still may not be able to evade them.

Contact a Lake County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. is committed to helping the victims of drunk drivers recover compensation. Our dedicated Waukegan drunk driving accident attorneys will fight to hold the drunk driver responsible and get you the compensation you deserve. Call 847-662-3303 to schedule a free consultation.




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