Super Bowl Car Accidents

Super-bowl-car-accidentsThis year is the 50th Super Bowl that will be held in San Francisco between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. Super Bowl Sunday is one the most popular sporting events in America. However, this particular Sunday is also one of the most dangerous time to be on the road.

Alcohol-related car accidents rates are much higher compared to any other Sunday out of the year.

Understanding the dangers of drunk driving and how to prevent a Super Bowl car accident can ensure you stay safe on Sunday, no matter which team you’re rooting for.

Super Bowl Related Crashes

In California, the epic football game causes car accidents rates to double.

Statistics explained that most serious to fatal traffic collisions occurred between 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning. Aside from the time, the numbers of severe to fatal collisions are alarming.

Super Bowl Sunday Statistics 2009-2013:

  • 294 fatal collisions compared to 166 fatalities on any given Sunday
  • In Los Angeles County there was a 57% increase in serious to fatal Super Bowl Sunday accidents
  • In San Diego County there was a 117% increase. More than double the average amount comparable to other Sundays.

Having a good time and enjoying the game is important, but it’s critical to you use your best judgement.

Preventing Super Bowl Car Accidents

Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl party or attending as a guest, be responsible. Always makes sure no one is getting behind the wheel if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you plan on drinking, then make sure you have a designated driver or call an UBER or Lyft. Even with surge pricing in effect, spend a little extra to stay safe.

Don’t risk your life or the life of others. Drunk driving puts everyone at risk. Good judgment can prevent a serious accident.

At Bergener Mirejovsky, we know that accidents are unpredictable. Our experienced accident attorneys have handled many alcohol-related traffic collisions. If you or a loved one is injured in a Super Bowl car accident, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us for a free case review at 1-800-881-2021.

That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.