Archive for the ‘Holiday Parties’ Category

Intoxicated Drivers and Their Impact on the Holidays

Monday, December 12th, 2022

At MLG Injury, our auto accident attorneys in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi know that intoxicated driving is a significant problem on our roadways year around. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 32 people in the United States die in drunk driving crashes every day. That is one person every 45 minutes.

Last year alone, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from the previous year.

With such grim statistics, it is difficult to imagine that impaired driving accidents, injuries, and fatalities increase at certain times of the year. Unfortunately, it is true. Holidays increase these dangerous circumstances.

Drunk Driving is More Prevalent During the Holidays

In just over one week, during the Christmas and New Year periods last year, there were 209 drunk-driving-related fatalities in the U.S., according to the NHTSA.

In addition:

  • The period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day sees an estimated 25,000 injuries from alcohol-related crashes.
  • 28% of fatal crashes in December involve drunk drivers.
  • Drunk drivers make up 40% of all fatal accidents between Christmas and New Year.
  • New Year’s Day is the deadliest day for alcohol-related crashes, with 58% of crashes being alcohol related.
  • New Year’s Day is the most dangerous day of the year for pedestrians.

Each of these injuries and fatalities was 100% preventable, as are the ones that will occur this year because of impaired drivers getting behind the wheel.

Holiday parties, family reunions, and friendly gatherings can all lead to excessive drinking, which directly correlates to the number of impaired driving crashes that occur in Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

At MLG Injury, our personal injury attorneys know that even when you do the right thing, and designate a sober driver, call a cab or schedule a rideshare service, it is impossible to plan for another driver’s negligence.

If you or someone you love has had their lives changed by an impaired driver this holiday season, we would like to discuss your recovery needs during a free consultation.

We believe you deserve justice, no matter how the driver’s criminal case unfolds. We can help.

Contact our skilled Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana auto accident attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the negligent driver who caused your injuries or the loss of your loved one. Please contact our Florida personal injury lawyers for legal help.

Holiday Parties and Premises Liability Claims

Monday, December 5th, 2022

At MLG Injury, our personal injury attorneys in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi know that the holiday season brings a substantial increase in parties throughout the southeast and the rest of the country.

Whether it is a private party hosted in someone’s home, a work party hosted on public property, or one or the other reserved in a rented event space, most of these celebrations start and end without incident — which is exactly how everyone should enjoy them.

Unfortunately, when negligence is a factor, attendees can get hurt without notice. When they do, they need to know their rights to pursue compensation for their damages.

Can I Pursue a Friend or Family Member for Injuries that Occurred on Their Property?

When negligence is a factor on someone’s property — especially someone you know, like a neighbor, friend, or family member — it can be an awkward situation to hold them accountable for your damages.

That is why we are here. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can take the lead in negotiating with your friend or loved one’s homeowner’s insurance company directly. This will remove both you and the property owner from the equation, so you can preserve your personal relationship while pursuing the financial compensation necessary to cover your complete damages.

Can I Pursue a Restaurant or Bar for Injuries that Occurred During a Christmas Party?

Property owners and operators owe all visitors a duty of care when they are on the premises. That means providing adequate security for a large event and keeping the property free from hazards that can cause them harm. That may include slip, trip, and fall hazards and/or display and other injury hazards. When they do not uphold their duty, and you or someone you love is hurt as a result, you deserve the opportunity to pursue their property insurance coverage for your full financial recovery.

While we hope your holiday plans are enjoyable, and you never need us, if you have been injured during a holiday party on commercial or private property, contact our skilled Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524.

We can help you understand your legal rights and options to pursue the negligent party that caused your injuries, so you can make informed decisions about your case and your financial recovery.

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