According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, July 4th weekend is the worst holiday of the year for alcohol related fatal car accidents. According to their most recent study, 40% of all highway deaths between 2007 and 2011 were caused by drunk driving over the 4th of July weekend. Historically, that has worked out to an average of 200 alcohol related traffic deaths over the few days that cover 4th of July festivities.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has even more recent numbers. In 2014, between 6 pm on July 3rd and 6:00 am on July 5th, there were 197 traffic fatalities on our country’s roads; 41% of which were caused by drivers who were legally intoxicated. In 2016, during the same time period, 188 people were involved in car crashes where at least one driver had an alcohol concentration of .08 (the legal limit in Texas) or more. This was up 28% from 2015. Nearly half of the individuals killed in those crashes were with drivers whose alcohol concentration was at least .15, almost twice the legal limit.
Unfortunately, DWI related collisions have become common place over the 4th of July weekend. The Kuzmich Law Firm is uniquely qualified to address this rising phenomenon. Our attorneys have direct and distinct knowledge of these types of cases; with over 20 years’ experience in the personal injury field and 13 years’ experience in the prosecution and defense of criminal DWI cases. The Kuzmich Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to help anyone that finds themselves the victim of a DWI-related accident.
Call the Kuzmich Law Firm at 972-434-1555 if your July 4th weekend is ruined by someone who is not able to control their revelry.
Steve Kuzmich is a Board Certified – Personal Injury Trial Lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The Kuzmich Law Firms’ focus practice areas are auto and trucking accidents, wrongful death and other serious injuries, injuries caused by drunk drivers, child injury cases, (slip and fall accidents) premises liability, and dog bite cases.