Florida Spring Break Auto Fatality Spike
According to the Center for Disease Control, deaths from traffic accidents in spring break destinations increase ten percent for those under age 25. In addition, drunken-driving fatalities increase 23% during spring break. With additional statistics showing the average male on spring break consumes eighteen alcoholic drinks per day and the average female ten drinks per day, it is no wonder Florida spring break auto fatalities spike. If you have been injured, or perhaps had a loved one killed in one of these accidents, contact the Florida spring break accident attorneys at Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore for assistance in filing a personal injury lawsuit. [NOTE: spell out numerals less than twenty]
Why Do These Accidents Occur?
According to the CDC, Florida spring break auto fatalities spike for a number of reasons, including:
–Increase in number of drunk drivers on the road;
–Drivers unfamiliar with local area streets; and
–Influx of people into the area.
According to the Transportation Safety Administration, 65-70 million individuals travel to spring break destinations each year. As a result, there are far more people in an area than usual. Along with this, many drivers are unfamiliar with the local area, which results in numerous accidents. And of course, with so much partying happening well into the night at hotels, bars, and other places, many more drunk drivers are on the road, leading to a spike in injuries and deaths.
If you have been injured or had a loved one killed in a Florida spring break auto accident, contact an auto accident lawyer in Tampa as soon as possible. Since these accidents are typically due to the negligence and carelessness of others, you and your family may be entitled to full and fair compensation, to include medical bills, lost wages, and perhaps recovery for pain and suffering. No one should suffer needlessly while a spring breaker who partied too hard walks away unscathed. We encourage you to contact a Tampa personal injury attorney at Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore to discuss getting the justice you and your family deserve.