Holidays should be times of celebration and festivities, even a holiday such as Memorial Day, when we remember those who have given their lives for our country. For the families of those who were victims of alcohol-related accidents each Memorial Day, the holiday has taken a deeper, darker meaning.
Because of this, police increased their precautions against drunk drivers on the roadways over the recent holiday weekend.
Since Memorial Day allows for a three-day weekend, many people take to the roads to visit family, boat with friends or have a barbecue. Unfortunately, what correlates with the increase in drivers on the roads is typically an increase in drivers who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
So Colorado State Patrol has answered the need for more safety by putting a greater number of officers on patrol over the course of the weekend. They reported that in just one Colorado county last year, the Memorial weekend resulted in 1 fatality, 11 accidents and 8 suspected drunk driving arrests.
If you were injured by a drunk driver, you may feel like the odds have been stacked against you. As you struggle with medical bills, lost wages, costly vehicle repairs and a lengthy physical and psychological recovery, know that there is recourse.
A Colorado personal injury attorney may be able to help you pursue the maximum amount of remuneration. Using the services of an attorney with a record of going after drunk drivers and holding them accountable could help you get the compensation and justice you deserve.
Source: NBC11News, “State patrol to up presence over Memorial Day weekend,” Carly Moore, May 26, 2016