Motor vehicle collisions caused by drunk driving are one of the most preventable types of accidents. The single decision to avoid getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol can stop drivers from harming someone else. Unfortunately, alcohol too often impairs the good judgment of drivers and they make the wrong choice.
Since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored ” Alcohol Awareness Month ” in April. The hope is that reminding people about the potential dangers of alcohol might help reduce the number of these serious and even fatal accidents.
The NCADD sponsorship includes raising awareness about underage drinking. The group notes that adolescence is a time in which people are highly susceptible to participating in behaviors that contribute to alcoholism as an adult.
Andrew Pucher, the president and chief executive officer of NCADD, boldly stated “As a nation, we need to wake up to the reality that for some, alcoholism and addiction develop at a young age.” He also warned that “we can’t afford to wait any longer.”
We can’t wait, because drunk drivers really do alter the lives of innocent people every day. No amount of money can erase the damage already caused, but it can help a victim avoid additional financial harm caused by extensive medical bills. It can help them get by during long periods of recovery. It can even act as an acknowledgement of the tremendous pain they suffered.
When someone suffers injuries or the loss of a loved one because of an impaired driver in Georgia, the law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, LLP, is there to step in and help victims obtain the compensation they need to move forward.
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