According to the Los Angeles Times, the 4th of July holiday is the deadliest day for Los Angeles car accidents. AAA reports that teens account for approximately 10% of the traffic fatalities on Independence Day. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) cites that a drunk driver is involved in 39% of the car accident deaths on the 4th of July. This compares to 31% of car accident fatalities on other days.
The rise in drunk driving accidents on the 4th of July is partly due to the fact that schools and most businesses are closed, so there are more people on the road. This, combined with the many 4th of July parties around Los Angeles, often involving large amounts of alcohol, contributes to many Los Angeles car accidents.
It is also important to note that many police agencies around California will be setting up DUI checkpoints, to try to catch drunk drivers before they cause a Los Angeles car accident.
Please remember to avoid the temptation to drink and drive over the holiday. If you will be drinking, make sure to have a designated driver or taxi available. The cost of a taxi is nothing compared to fighting a DUI arrest or, even worse, being injured in a Los Angeles drunk driving accident. If you are driving and see a drunk driver, call 911. If you, or anyone you know, is injured by a drunk driver, make sure to call a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer. Our personal injury law office represents clients injured in all types of car accidents in Los Angeles, including helping the victims of drunk drivers. Injury victims need medical care and must be compensated for their personal injury damages. We will fight to help make sure that all accident injury victims recover all available remedies and damages. Our Los Angeles injury lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll free, for a free consultation and able to provide car accident advice, at 1-866-INJURY-2 [1-866-465-8792].