St. Patrick’s Day is a day that is centered on celebrating Irish heritage, wearing green, and drinking. Many local establishments have been promoting the events of St. Patrick’s Day for weeks, with contests and specials being pushed to consumers.
It is a common tradition for some establishments to host Kegs and Eggs events in which people wake up very early in the morning and begin drinking as they eat their breakfast. The drinking then continues on for many throughout the day, leading to an increased amount of intoxicated people in the community.
Our office would like to urge readers to be safe this St. Patrick’s Day weekend as many festivities begin two days before the actual holiday. With increased amount of people drinking, it is likely that there will be some individuals driving while intoxicated, as much as we wish it was not true.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol posted an article regarding drunk driving on St. Patrick’s Day, urging motorists to not press their luck. We agree 100% with the state patrol when they tell readers to designate a driver before the party begins, no matter what. Law enforcement will be on the roads with their eyes out for impaired drivers in attempts to keep others on the roadway safe. The campaign they are running is called Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving and we believe that this is a great initiative of the National Highway Safety Administration.
Car Accidents on St. Patrick’s Day
Our office has represented injured car accident victims for many years, so we have seen the effects of drunk driving. While we understand that people wish to celebrate occasions like St. Patrick’s Day, the should not let the party get in the way of safety. If you get behind the wheel intoxicated, or you let your friend drive while they are intoxicated, you are not only putting yourself in danger, but you’re putting everyone else on the road in danger as well.
As you make your plans for the weekend’s festivities, please be sure to designate a sober driver. If there is no one in your group of friends that is willing to be the sober driver, call a cab. The amount of money the cab will cost is far less than the fines, heartbreak, and legal troubles that being pulled over while drunk would cost.
Involved in an accident on St. Patrick’s Day
If you or your loved one ends up being the victim of a drunk driver who failed to be responsible as they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, you deserve justice. Call our Ohio personal injury attorneys for help filing a car accident claim so you can receive the compensation that you need for your injuries and damage that occurred as a result of the accident.
If you have any questions about car accident injuries and how to pursue a claim when injured by a drunk driver, call our office at 800.637.8170. Our car accident lawyers are more than happy to speak with you over the phone and explain the legal options that you have. You can also order our free legal resource, The Ohio Accident Book which can serve as your own personal guide for car accident claims in Ohio.