This past week another senseless and preventable drunk driving accident occurred in New York City. Stuart J. Lieberman of Monsey smashed his Porsche into the back of a tractor-trailer while driving west over the George Washington Bridge. There was a half empty bottle of vodka in the front seat. Luckily, no one was killed, however Lieberman broke both his ankles and his pelvis.
Drunk driving is an avoidable crime that affects thousands of innocent Americans each year. If you have had too much to drink, it’s simple; don’t drive. There is never a good reason to get behind the wheel of any type of vehicle if you have been drinking. Even if you think you are not drunk, your ability to operate a vehicle with precision is impaired.
According to madd.org, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, there were 344 deaths related to drunk driving in the state of New York in 2012. These accidents made up 29% of traffic deaths in New York for the year. This doesn’t even include the thousands of seriously injured people who were victims of drunk driving related car crashes.
There were 10,322 drunk driving deaths in the U.S. during 2012, which equals 31% of all traffic deaths that occurred nationally in 2012.
While the dangers of intoxicated driving have been taught for years, there are still many who risk their own lives and the lives of the innocent. This destructive behavior should not go unpunished.
Fellows Hymowitz Rice, accident and injury lawyers in Rockland County, NY advocate for safe driving. At Fellows Hymowitz Rice accident and injury law firm, we represent victims of drunk driving crashes and see firsthand the aftermath of these avoidable and preventable accidents.
Driving while under the influence is a preventable crime that needs to stop. As responsible parents and friends, we can spread the word, not to drink and drive.
At Fellows Hymowitz Rice we are passionate about educating the public on driving responsibly. The car accident lawyers at Fellows Hymowitz Rice have represented too many seriously injured victims and their families who suffer from the selfish act of drunk drivers.
If you or a family member have been hurt by a drunk driver call Fellows Hymowitz Rice for a free confidential consultation. Fellows Hymowitz Rice Rockland County, NY law firm can answer all your questions and a skilled, dedicated attorney can review the details of your case free of charge.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a drunk driver, contact the experienced, car accident attorneys at Fellow Hymowitz, PC free of charge at 845-639-9300.
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