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The holidays should be happy occasions with friends and family gathering to celebrate and have a good time. Unfortunately, many people suffer injuries or lose their loved ones over the holidays, especially those associated with drinking alcohol. The latest Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) report on holiday traffic fatalities indicates that driving on holidays is often a high-risk proposition.
Please call 888.352.2886 today in order to schedule a complimentary consultation with Mt. Dora auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham if you or a loved one has suffered injury due to a car accident.
Mt. Dora Car Accident Lawyer Pursues Just Compensation
According to the FLHSMV report for 2009, the 96-hour span that encompassed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day saw the highest auto accident fatality rate per hour than any other holiday, over half of which involved alcohol. The numbers of lives lost per holiday are as follows:
- Thanksgiving (120 hour span): 36 fatalities, 16 alcohol related
- New Year’s (96 hour span): 34 fatalities, 19 alcohol related
- Fourth of July (96 hour span): 30 fatalities, 17 alcohol related
- Christmas (96 hour span): 28 fatalities, 9 alcohol related
- Labor Day (96 hour span): 23 fatalities, 13 alcohol related
- Memorial Day (96 hour span): 22 fatalities, 11 alcohol related
These statistics are somber reminders of why the holidays are special causes for concern. Many cars clog the roads as people travel to visit one another, increasing traffic and all other associated driving risks. Drivers may be easily distracted by cars full of celebrating passengers, or they may be speeding to reach party destinations. Not surprisingly, partying often includes drinking alcohol, and many forget to designate a sober driver before indulging.
After an Automobile Accident, Mt. Dora Attorney Can Help
A holiday weekend is no excuse for reckless or careless driving. You have a right to expect that when you drive down Florida’s highways, other drivers are taking reasonable precautions to avoid causing a collision. When they do not, attorney James O. Cunningham is there to help. After an accident, call 888.352.2886 and ask for an appointment to discuss your case. He will seek the maximum financial compensation possible for any injuries or losses that you suffered after an auto accident.
As a Mt. Dora auto accident attorney, Mr. Cunningham has represented the interests of a wide variety of vehicular accident victims: