MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 -- The Florida DUI accident attorneys at the law firm of Bernstein & Maryanoff handle Florida personal injury litigation on behalf of clients who have been harmed as a result of the actions of drunk drivers. The firm also handles the representation of families who have lost loved ones in crashes that were caused by those who consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheels of vehicles. Given the time of year we are approaching, the attorneys at the firm are asking anyone who will be driving during this holiday season to take certain steps that will help minimize the chances that Florida drunk driving accidents will occur.
One of the many reasons that the attorneys at the firm are making this public plea is because of the statistics that relate to Florida DUI accidents that take place during the holidays. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, more than 20,000 Florida car accidents occur every December, and approximately 200 of them are fatal. Based on general statistics that indicate that approximately one-third of all fatal crashes in the state involve alcohol, the result is that between 65 and 70 fatal crashes will occur during December because one of the drivers involved had consumed alcohol before driving.
The Florida DUI accident attorneys at Bernstein & Maryanoff ask anyone who may be driving during the holiday season to take precautionary steps that will help them avoid all of the negative results of drinking and driving. The first step, and most obvious, is to simply avoid consuming alcohol if you will be driving. The second approach could be to make sure that a sober designated driver is in place on evenings when alcohol will be consumed. Finally, if neither of those plans is possible, anyone who will be consuming alcohol should make plans to stay the night at the place where they may be celebrating.
About Bernstein & Maryanoff
Bernstein & Maryanoff is a law firm comprised of Florida personal injury lawyers who have been serving as legal advocates for injured clients who have been wrongfully harmed in Florida drunk driver accidents, slip and fall accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of traffic accidents. The firm also handles cases that include Florida nursing home neglect and abuse, sexual abuse and other matters that require litigation in order to recover compensation on behalf of those who have been injured by negligent, reckless or intentional actions.
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