As many residents of Charlotte understand, driving under the influence of illegal (or even prescribed) drugs can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. And the combination of a relatively small amount of alcohol with those drugs can create a drunken effect that would make any Mecklenburg or North Carolina driver prone to serious injury from an injury caused by an accident with a "drugged driver."
When a Charlotte, North Carolina resident gets seriously hurt in an accident involving a drunk driver, or, perhaps even worse, looses a loved one to an alcohol-related accident, they may through the emotional and financial turmoil think that at least this sort of case is easy to prove in court.
For many, St. Patrick's Day is a time for celebration, regardless of whether an individual has Irish ancestry or is just Irish for the day. In fact, more than 33 million people celebrate the holiday with food, drink and merriment each year. As the fourth most popular drinking days, behind New Year's Eve, Christmas and Independence Day, St. Patrick's Day also creates more risk for drunk driving accidents.
Drunk driving accidents are a problem in every state in the country. Unfortunately, however, they are a greater problem in North Carolina than in other parts of the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from drunk driving accidents in North Carolina exceed national averages for the rest of the United States.
Lots of people in the Charlotte, North Carolina area like to go out and celebrate New Year's Eve. It's a night to get together with friends and family and celebrate the beginning of a new year. But it can also be a deadly night when people drink too much and decide to drive. Drinking and driving can result in serious car accidents.
Alcohol is a substance that can change the physical and psychological responses of a Charlotte resident's body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a wealth of information on just how a driver's body is affected by alcohol and what possible outcomes can result when he chooses to drink and drive.
Drinking and driving can be a deadly combination. All throughout North Carolina it seems as though many residents know someone whose life has been permanently affected by the reckless conduct of someone who chose to drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car. Drunk drivers create chaos and hazards with their unpredictable conduct and other serious risks of impairment.
From Thanksgiving through the start of 2017, many Charlotte residents find themselves attending a plethora of holiday parties through their professional and personal associations. Often, these events are designed to allow individuals to relax and have fun with the people they enjoy. Many involve the serving of food and alcohol to the attending guests.
Drunk driving accidents can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. Those who have been hurt and the families of people who have died as a victim of drunk driving accident need to be aware of their rights to pursue compensation. Drunk driving injury lawyers can assist with considering a claim.