The personal injury lawyers at the Friedland Law Group would like to wish everyone in the state of Florida a safe and happy New Year! Partner Jonathan R. Friedland and associate Michael J. Carmona have over a combined 20 years experience in handling personal injury accidents throughout the entire state of Florida which includes Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe, Hillsborough, St. Lucie and Orange County just to name a few. Our law office is committed to handling all types of personal injury accident cases including car accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, dog bite, negligent security, wrongful death and product defects.
Throughout the years the Friedland Law Group has noticed an increase in car accidents occurring at the turn of the calendar year due to alcohol related accidents on New Year’s Eve and January 1st early morning. As such, we would like to advise you to please be careful while celebrating the New Year. Remember that if you are going to be drinking please make sure to have a designated driver or call a taxi. Also, it is important to drive with caution on the night of New Year’s Eve since others around you may be drinking and driving.
Car accidents are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for all age groups from 1 to 34 years of age. Almost half of these fatal car accidents are alcohol related–32%. During the holiday period alcohol related car accident fatalities tend to be higher than that during the non-holiday period.
“In 2008, 11,773 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. In 2008 over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.” – Department of Transportation (U.S.).
Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Facts, www.dot.gov/, December 31, 2010.
If you or anyone you know should suffer from a car accident on New Year’s Eve or any other injury due to the negligence of another please call the lawyers at the Friedland Law Group at (305) 661-2008. Our office handles all types of personal injury accidents from car accidents, slip and fall, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, cruise ship accidents, boating accidents and product liability cases. Our personal injury attorneys have handled cases in Miami, Kendall, Homestead, Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Pierce and all over Florida.