Are you ready for some football?!
The NFL football season is ending with the annual Super Bowl this weekend and it is heavily sponsored by companies including Anheuser-Busch InBev. Football, food, and beer seem to go hand in hand for many folks.
Super Bowl Sunday parties have become big events across the country and many participants buy cases of beer and alcohol for their parties. While drinking responsibly over the age of 21 is not a crime, those that drink excessively and get behind the wheel begin to cause problems on the highways.
In 2014, an app called BACtrack, used to determine a user's blood alcohol content, showed that its users had an average BAC at .09% on Super Bowl Sunday. In South Carolina, and in most states, a .08% BAC is the legal limit for drinking and then driving.
According to a report released by MADD and Uber, "nearly 300,000 people drive drunk every day." They also estimate that every 52 minutes someone is killed as a result of drunk driving.
Companies like Uber have helped decrease drunk driving across the US in the markets they serve. With easily accessible options like a ride service and the old fashioned designated driver, driving drunk should not be an option for party goers.
When a person drives drunk, we all know the potential consequences. They could cause an accident and they could kill themselves as well as others on the roadway. While we can't control what others do, we can attempt to protect ourselves by having enough insurance to cover our medical bills in the event we are hit by a drunk driver who either doesn't have enough insurance, or has no insurance.
Many people do not realize that if a driver hits you and you sustain enormous medical bills, you could be liable for part of those bills if there is not enough insurance coverage available.
Don't let a situation like this happen to you. Download your FREE copy of "3 Feet From Disaster" by South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Dirk Derrick to find out what limits you need on your policy. And as always, don't drink and drive!