As we reported last week, if you are holding a holiday party, you need to make sure that your guests are safe.
Alcohol-related accidents and deaths rise during holiday periods, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of this, December has been designated National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, aimed at raising awareness.
Keep in mind, if you serve alcohol to guests, you can be held liable for any car accidents that occur. As such, if you are throwing a party, have several partygoers serve as designated drivers for people who do not make plans ahead of time.
Additionally, offer food and gifts to keep non-drinking drivers at your party later when those who are intoxicated may attempt to drive home—and make sure you have phone numbers for taxi services available.
Remember, there are no excuses for drunk driving. There are usually more than 125 drunk driving traffic fatalities in New Jersey each year. This number is unacceptable.
Can I Speak to an Attorney If I’m Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident?
Criminally speaking, in New Jersey, any driver operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or above can be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI).
Additionally, any drunk driver involved in an accident that results in injuries or deaths can be held civilly liable through a lawsuit. For more information, we offer free consultations. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
Donald G. Targan & Associates – Atlantic City Accident Attorneys