Roman & Gaynor wishes everyone a happy Labor Day weekend! If you and
your loved ones have plans to celebrate the upcoming holiday weekend,
our team of personal injury lawyers would like to remind you about the
importance of making safety a priority.
Statistically, Labor Day weekend has been shown to be one of the more dangerous
times of year. During the holiday weekend, hospitals see a spike in emergency
room visits for a variety of injuries, including those involving:
Auto accidents and
drunk driving accidents
- Alcohol-related incidents
- Pool accidents and drownings
- Burn injuries from barbecues and fireworks
Although there are a number of accidents that tend to increase over the
Labor Day weekend, few are as concerning as the surge in auto accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
Labor Day weekend is a dangerous time on our public roads and highways
particularly due to alcohol-involved crashes.
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, a time when the weather is
still nice and most people can enjoy a three day weekend. As such, it’s
become a holiday many people choose to celebrate with drinking. Unfortunately,
when people make the negligent decision to get behind the wheel after
having too much to drink, they place others on the road in serious danger.
To combat the spike in alcohol-related accidents that tends to occur during
the Labor Day holiday, law enforcement across the country - and throughout
Florida - increase their efforts to crack down on impaired drivers. Often,
this period of increased enforcement will consist of planned DUI checkpoints
and more officers on patrol.
At Roman & Gaynor, we have worked with many
car accident victims and families whose lives were forever changed by the negligence
of impaired motorists. We encourage anyone who plans on celebrating this
weekend to drink responsibly or plan a ride. Remember, impaired drivers
can be held criminally accountable for their actions, and civilly responsible
for the damages they cause victims.
For more information about victims’ rights following drunk driving
contact our firm for a FREE case evaluation.