Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season in the U.S. In other words, the time of year when twice as many people die on the streets of Miami and all across the U.S. in car accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers.
Fact: nearly 2,270 DUI arrests occurred between December 13, 2013, and January 1, 2014, in the U.S. (that’s roughly 90 DUI arrests every day!).
Statistically speaking, Miami is one of the most dangerous places in the U.S. during the holiday season. According to the National Highway Transportation Association, Florida has the third highest number of traffic fatalities caused by drunk driving in the U.S. (behind Texas and California).
One recent car accident involving a drunk driver showed the devastating consequences of getting under the wheel under the influence of alcohol.
Last week, a 32-year-old male bicyclist was hit by a car driven by a driver who was three times over the legal blood alcohol limit at the time of the incident. Three times!
The car accident occurred in the area of Dade Boulevard near Alton Road at around 8 am, which begs the question: had the driver had to drink one too many in the morning hours of Friday or was he heading back home after a long night at a bar?
The victim, Carlos Garcia, was rushed to the nearby hospital with severe head trauma. Personal Injury attorneys are currently investigating the terrible Miami traffic collision involving the impaired driver and determining the full value of compensation for the victim’s damages and injuries.
Car accidents caused by alcohol-impaired drivers have become a normal part of life in the U.S., where more than 10,000 people die in alcohol-impaired traffic collisions, and 1.1 million drivers are arrested for DUI every year, according to the CDC.
Here at the Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert Law Firm, our Miami car accident attorneys care about your safety on the streets of Florida, which is why we have prepared a survival guide for pedestrians and car drivers of our beautiful state to avoid car accidents involving drunk drivers:
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