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Getting behind the wheel of any vehicle when you’re over the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is one of the most dangerous things you can do. To stay safe on nights out after drinking, many people appoint friends or family members ahead of time to be their designated drivers. Being a designated driver doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun, and it also means you can keep yourself, your loved ones, and others on the roadway safe and less likely to be involved in an accident.
Being a designated driver is a big responsibility, and it’s important for both designated drivers and the people they’re driving to respect the role and to do everything in their power to ensure the night ends safely. In an age when many people rely on rideshare services to get home, designated drivers aren’t as common as they used to be, but they’re still one of the most effective ways to stay safe after a night out.
When you’re appointed as the designated driver for the night, you’re responsible for getting yourself and your passengers home safely. Doing so means following a few important steps, such as:
If you’ve appointed someone else to be the designated driver for the night, respect their role in making sure you and your loved ones get home safely. That means following these steps:
Although designated drivers are supposed to make nights out safer, they can still be involved in accidents, especially when they are sharing the road with others who may be driving while intoxicated. At Nurenberg Paris, our Ohio auto accident lawyers help injured car accident victims get compensation after crashes that weren’t their fault, whether they were driving alone, as a designated driver, or even riding with someone else.
The injuries associated with all types of car accidents can be serious, and the medical bills may be too much for many people to bear. If you or someone you love was hurt in a designated driver crash, whether it was caused by another motorist or even your own driver, it’s important to get an experienced legal team on your side.
We know how to investigate crashes to determine who was at fault, and we can also calculate how much victims like you are owed for their accident-related expenses. Get in touch with us today—we’re ready to help you get the money you deserve.
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