Prom night is over. Graduation has come and gone. Your child is no longer technically a child and is instead preparing for college. Yet, your job as a parent isn’t over. You may be relieved that your child, and his classmates, got through prom night and graduation night without any drunk driving accidents, but the risk is still there.

Summer Risks You Need to Know

Prom night and graduation get a lot of attention. They are important milestones that young people often celebrate, and those celebrations may include alcohol. Accordingly, schools, advocacy groups, police, parents, and others often talk to teens about the dangers of drinking and driving on these specific nights. This type of education is important, but it is incomplete.

Your child needs to know that she is still at risk and should never drink and drive or get in the car with someone who has been drinking. As a parent, it is important to be especially alert over the summer when there are more opportunities to party and when your child may be more relaxed. Drinking and driving after a day at the beach is every bit as dangerous as drinking and driving on prom night.

Encourage Your Child to Call a Stephens City Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

If your child has been hurt because of someone else’s decision to drink and drive, she may be entitled to a legal recovery. Please encourage your child to learn more about his or her rights and to call a Stephens City drunk driving accident attorney directly for a free consultation. We can be reached at 540-341-0007 or 888-907-2631.

Andrew Thomas
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Civil litigation attorney in Virginia and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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