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Beware of drunk drivers during the holidays

With the holiday season here, people all around our area are going to be heading out to enjoy festivities. Unfortunately, some individuals are going to enjoy a few drinks and then think that they are able to drive home when the fact is that they are drunk. This can lead to serious accidents, especially when they are traveling along major thoroughfares like I-10.

Whether you are hitting the Atchafalaya Basin bridge to head toward Lafayette or hanging around Tigertown, you need to make sure that you are watching out for impaired drivers who aren’t going to drive safely. They might stop suddenly or tailgate other drivers. Sometimes, they drive way too fast for the conditions or swerve between lanes.

When you are struck by a drunk driver, you can suffer from serious injuries. These are often costly and can dramatically change the course of your life. Ultimately, you may have to quit working and might need extensive personal care. This can have a negative impact on your finances.

You do have the option of seeking compensation from the impaired driver. This could help you reduce the out-of-pocket expenses that you have to deal with because of this situation. We know that this might be a very difficult undertaking for a person who has been dealt a catastrophic injury. We are here to help you put the case together and get it taken care of.

One important point to remember is that you must get your claim filed quickly. Louisiana laws set strict time limits for personal injuries claims, including those that involve a drunk driver.

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