Thursday, November 17, 2005

Drinking and Driving is Always Synonymous to Mishaps

Many people are still unaware of their rights during an accident. As a result, they lose important evidences that risk their chance of receiving a fair settlement. As the famous maxim asserts, ‘ignorance of the law is no excuse’, it is evident that you should make it a point to at least know the basic rules and regulations when accidents occurs. The do’s and don’t in an accident scene are very important to remember.
Police reports and television news oftentimes tells us of the gruesome story of car accident victims. Drunk driving is the number one cause of auto accidents. Every thirty minutes someone dies in the road all because of the negligence of another driver. My friend got involved in a car accident three months ago. She was hit by a drunk driver while driving hone from work. Luckily she just suffered minor bruises. The other driver happened to be a couple of college students having a cruise after going to a frat party. This people never learned their lessons. Every day they see in the news stories of those who were unlucky after a collision and they still go get themselves drunk and drive around town. Regret is really always in the end. When will we learn our lessons?
These accidents always affect the families of not only the victim but also the offender. What would happen to the children and family of these victims if they die? How will they cope with the loss? Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) help educate people to refrain from driving while under the influence of alcohol. They help victims of accidents get their lives back to normal as well as teach others to be a responsible driver. If, unfortunately, you get yourself in an accident, you have to make every effort to get medical attention as soon as possible and speak with a vehicle accident attorney immediately. Now that Christmas is near you have to take extra precautions when driving in the highway as this is the time most people get themselves drunk. Remember that drunk driving robs the lives of so many people every year. So don’t be one of those reckless drivers. Be a responsible one!