People throughout Oklahoma are about to hit the road for Thanksgiving travel. The number of fatality and other injury accidents dramatically increase during the holidays, as the number of vehicles, fatigued, and intoxicated drivers on the road increases. At Wandres Law, we want to remind Thanksgiving travelers to be safe and take extra caution when on the road during this long holiday weekend. Avoid driving at night whenever possible, plan your route well, take precaution if you may encounter bad weather, and most importantly, don’t add to the problem by drinking and driving!
According to AAA, approximately forty million people will travel at least fifty miles or more this weekend for Thanksgiving. It’s hardly surprising that this long weekend exceeds all other holiday periods for fatal drunk driving accidents. Although local and state law enforcement attempt to step up DUI checkpoints during this weekend, many alcohol-related accidents still occur.
At Wandres Law, we believe traffic fatalities caused by drunk drivers are both needless and tragic. Our Tulsa personal injury lawyers are committed to seeking justice for the victims of drunk drivers and to diligently pursue the best possible outcome for those victims. If you or a loved one is injured due to the fault of an intoxicated driver, call us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Tulsa personal injury lawyer today.