It is an exciting time to be a college football fan in the State of Alabama and as fans we look forward to watching our favorite team play on TV but we especially look forward to the games we actually attend. For some fans their tailgate party is more of a small gathering of friends and family, while for others it is the social team party of the century. These game day celebrations often include alcohol, and unfortunately statistics reflect a substantial increase in drinking and driving accidents on football game days.
Several college football teams will play their first home game of the season this Saturday, including Alabama (vs. Colorado State University) and we here at Cross and Smith, LLC are encouraging all college football fans that if they choose to drink alcohol, that they drink responsibly, designate a sober driver, get a cab, use public transportation or contact a friend or family member to ensure they get home safely and without being a danger to others on the road. All fans need to be made aware that, if they drink and drive and cause an accident, not only can they can face criminal charges but they can be sued for damages suffered by anyone that was injured as a result of the accident.
Our Tuscaloosa and Birmingham lawyers here at Cross and Smith, LLC are very committed in seeking justice for car accident victims and their families and put forth all of our efforts to ensure our clients receive the compensation they are entitled to for their losses and if the accident does involve a drunk driver, punitive damages will likely be sought as well.
Please contact our law firm for an immediate appointment if you, a loved one or someone you know has been involved in and/or suffered injuries as a result of a drunk driving car accident.