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Tips to Avoid a Costly - even Deadly - Winter Season

Tips to Avoid a Costly - even Deadly - Winter Season

At Casey Law Offices, S.C., we focus exclusively on prosecuting injury claims to ensure negligent individuals and businesses are held responsible for irresponsible behavior resulting in injury so those harmed are fairly compensated. We represent Wisconsinites who have suffered a variety of injuries, including those related to car accidents due to irresponsible drivers.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 people across the nation die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver every day. Winter holidays like New Year’s Eve can go from a festive evening to a dangerous or even deadly one for those who mistakenly choose to drive after having one drink too many. Please don’t become a statistic. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Authority notes a DUI, on average, costs about $10,000. Planning a safe ride home on any holiday evenings, including New Year’s Eve, can prevent an enormous amount of pain, suffering, and damages down the road.

To stay safe on the roads this weekend:

  • Designate a sober driver.
  • If you’re feeling buzzed, you should not drive.
  • Don’t allow friends to drive drunk.
  • Call a taxicab or schedule an Uber ride.
  • Look into free ride options on busy evenings, such as those offered through the Tavern League of Wisconsin’s SafeRide program and the Milwaukee County Transit System: www.ridemcts.com

Kudos to Miller Coors for partnering with the MCTS to offer free rides for New Year’s Eve. Now in its 30th year, the Miller Lite Free Rides program has provided more than 5.5 million people with a safe ride home. These rides were available on all Milwaukee County Transit bus routes, on Sunday, December 31, beginning at 8 p.m. You may visit www.MillerLiteFreeRides.com for more information.

If you have a smartphone, download the WisDOT’s DRIVE SOBER app. You can use the Blood Alcohol Estimator to determine if you are too drunk to drive, find a sober driver, select a ride, and make it to your destination safely. You can also report drunk drivers and save a life. Download for iOS Download for Android

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Should you become the victim of a drunk driving accident, remember to seek medical attention immediately. Keeping track of any evidence, including medical documentation, photographs of the scene, or any exchanges with the other driver will be invaluable to you in the long run. It is also important you don’t make any statements to the other driver’s insurance company, which is why you should enlist the services of our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys of Casey Law Offices, S.C. We have the team and legal experience to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Please enjoy a safe winter season! Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (414) 272-3776.

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