While the major fall and winter holidays are still a few months away, The National Highway Safety Administration has already begun to roll out their drunk driving prevention campaign. Drunk driving accounts for over 30% of all fatal car accidents in the United States and is a factor in hundreds of thousands of additional accidents as well. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident with a drunk driver, call Bakersfield personal injury attorney Mickey Fine at (661) 333-3333 to learn more about your rights.
How drunk does a driver have to be before they become a danger to everyone else on the road? Not very drunk at all. In fact, even one drink can impair driving abilities and increase risks of causing an accident. You can help protect your family by refraining from drinking if you are driving and by paying close attention to the actions of those you share the road with. If you suspect a fellow motorist is impaired, call 911 and report them to the California Highway Patrol.
Of course, even if you play it safe, you cannot always prevent a drunk driver from causing harm. Please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your options. We serve all of California from our offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach.