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Drunk Driving Accidents

In a city that truly never sleeps, with bars and clubs on every corner, intoxication is extremely common, and unfortunately, accidents related to drunk driving are too. Driving intoxicated is illegal in every state, however, it still happens, and it happens enough to cause approximately 30 deaths every day in the United States. Driving drunk yourself is completely preventable, however, getting in an accident with an intoxicated driver is not controllable by you. 

Being Prepared

You may not be able to prevent every drunk driving incident on the roads, but there are numerous ways that you can be better prepared to avoid these situations, or to handle them should they arise. 

First of all, if you plan on drinking while you are out and about, plan in advance how you will get home. Designate a sober friend who will be your chauffeur at the end of the festivities, or choose to ride along with one of the many rideshare or taxi options that Las Vegas offers. 

Second of all, help arrange rides for your friends who have been drinking as well. Ask a sober friend or order them an Uber or a Lyft to ensure that they arrive home safely, and do not cause an accident or injury to anyone else on the roads either. 

Third of all, whether you are driving sober, or if you are riding along with a friend or in a rideshare option, always be sure to wear your seatbelt. If you should happen to be involved in an accident with a drunk driver or not, a seatbelt provides you with extra protection in any accident circumstance. 

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What Next? 

So you’ve done your best to prevent being involved in an accident, but a drunk driver still collides with you on the roadway. What happens next? Like with any accident, there are certain steps that should be taken. Unlike most other accidents, however, the other driver may not be fully aware of what is going on. It’s important to make sure they stay on the scene, and do not flee for fear of being charged with a DUI. 

With drunk driving related accidents, it is more important than ever to have an experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate accident attorney on your side. Eric Blank Injury Attorneys have the expertise to help you win your case and get the full compensation that you deserve. Contact us with your case today! 

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