On November 30, 2023, President Biden officially proclaimed December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
Although December is a magical time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, President Biden emphasized that “too many American families will have an empty seat at their table after losing a loved one in a drunk or drug-impaired driving accident”.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, we are dedicated to promoting safety on the roads and ensuring that victims of impaired driving accidents receive the justice they deserve.
The Alarming Statistics
President Biden’s proclamation highlighted the staggering reality that over 10,000 Americans lose their lives annually in preventable crashes. Shockingly, almost a third of fatal car accidents involve alcohol. In 2020 alone, a concerning 26 million people drove under the influence, putting themselves, passengers, pedestrians, and law enforcement officers at risk.
The Legal Consequences
As a personal injury law firm based in Denver, Colorado, we understand the devastating impact impaired driving accidents can have on victims and their families. It is crucial to raise awareness about the legal consequences that individuals face when choosing to drive under the influence. Our experienced attorneys are here to help victims pursue justice and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month provides an opportunity for communities, law enforcement agencies, and organizations to join forces in preventing impaired driving incidents. As President Biden states in his proclamation, “The best way to reduce the deadly cost of impaired driving is prevention”. Local initiatives such as awareness campaigns, educational programs, and sobriety checkpoints all contribute to making our roads safer.
The Role of Technology
In the age of innovation, technology plays a pivotal role in preventing impaired driving. Advances in vehicle safety features, such as ignition interlock devices, and the development of smartphone apps that discourage or prevent texting and driving, contribute to the overall effort to reduce accidents caused by impaired driving. President Biden states, “Our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests in technologies that can detect and prevent impaired driving, and it requires all new passenger cars to include features like collision warnings and automatic emergency braking, which can help to avoid accidents.”
Seeking Compensation for Victims
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to an impaired driving accident, our team at Larson Larimer Schneider is here to provide compassionate support and legal guidance. We specialize in personal injury cases and will work tirelessly to ensure that victims receive the compensation they deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
As we observe National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, let us unite in our commitment to creating safer roads for everyone. By spreading awareness, supporting prevention initiatives, and holding accountable those who choose to drive under the influence, we can contribute to a significant reduction in impaired driving accidents.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, we stand with the community in advocating for safer roads and justice for victims. If you or someone you know has been affected by an impaired driving accident, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. Together, we can make a difference and save lives on our roads.