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Alcohol Still Trumps Distracted Driving In Fatalities

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 9, 2011

According to news sources, although distracted driving stemming from texting or using hand held cell phone devices while behind the wheel seem to be the dominant issue of the day, a new study released by the U.S Department of Transportation finds that drinking and driving still leads to more than double the number of fatalities each year.

In all, distracted driving accounted for about nine percent of highway related fatalities. In stark contrast deaths stemming from driving under the influence of alcohol on the nations roadways registers at a striking 31 percent, the study said.

However the figures are not all disheartening. The study also found that the rate of fatalities linked to drinking and driving actually decreased year-on-year in 2010 in comparison to 2009 by about 4.9 percent. The 2010 decrease in fatalities associated with drinking and driving is even more significant when compared to the year 2000, with figures showing a 41 percent decrease within the period.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I urge you not to get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking, as often the consequences to you, your loved ones, and to those around you can be much more serious than a DUI. If you have been injured in a car accident at the fault of someone else, contact a car accident attorney Los Angeles to help you as soon as possible.

Survey Shows Adults Admit To Engaging in Distracted Driving

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on November 30, 2011

There are many behaviors that can be classified as distracted demeanors. Handling a cell phone device while driving is one of them but according to various news sources, manipulating foods and drinks can also be perceived as severe distractions.

The great majority of motorists in the United States have admitted to being somewhat distracted while driving before, some even claim they have been distracted to a dangerous extend. A recent poll shows that something like 86 percent of all adults have handled food and beverages while driving and 59 percent have engaged in conversations using handheld devices.

Drinking and driving was another issue covered by the recent survey. Reportedly, a quarter of participants have admitted to driving after having a couple of drinks and a staggering 44 percent claim they have felt drowsy while behind the wheel.

As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer I hope that all motorists reading this post won’t engage in behaviors that may pose as accident hazards in the future. Resisting the temptation can save your life and the lives of others sharing the roads.

Personal Injury lawyers in Los Angeles are always prompt to assist you with any personal injury case related to the distracted driving of others. Remember to contact a qualified attorney in your area in a timely manner whenever necessary.

Holiday parties, a Liability To Party Hosts

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on November 29, 2011

The holiday season is always filled with parties and festivities of all sorts. Hosts should be alert when it comes to offering alcohol to their guests; precautionary steps should make it easy for hosts and guests alike to stay away from common safety problems and occasional accidents.

According to the news, it has turned into a common knowledge that potentially risky accidents could result from the holiday partying routine Americans are reportedly used to. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a study that shows the overall number of alcohol-related car accidents over the holidays has increased ostensibly.

Offering alcoholic beverages to guests without being concerned with the likelihood of possible accidents related to the partying and drinking can put party hosts in a rough spot. As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer I urge all to take the necessary steps to keep their party guests safe from any possible accidents during this holiday season.

Car accident attorneys in Los Angeles are unfortunately very familiar with this type of case. Drinking and driving should never be a reality, it is not only against the law, it’s fatal. Don’t delay in contacting one in your area if you were injured in an accident caused by a third party.

Distracted Drivers Will Be Targeted By The Law Enforcement During The Holiday

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on November 23, 2011

Expect busy roads during the holidays and remember that troopers all over the Country are watching the traffic for accident hazards and drunken drivers.

According to different news sources, holiday travel has increased at least 4% since last year. Interstates and city roads are expected to be intensely patrolled over the holiday. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents during this time of the year but authorities hope to make this fact a thing of the past.

The reports from the authorities show that deadly mistakes are usually made when drivers are distracted or busy with other activities instead of being 100% focused on their driving. Texting and driving is one of the causes of many accidents officers hope not to see too often during this holiday season.

Law enforcement troopers nationwide are expected to be aggressive during the next few days. As a Los Angeles car accident attorney, I urge all motorists to be 100% aware of the road while driving. If you feel drowsy, tired or even distracted, do not go behind the wheel. Leave the driving for another time or for another driver more apt to the task than yourself.

Authorities are watching, personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles understand their concern and hope drivers in California will uphold the law.

Holiday Safe Driving Reminder Is Issued By The Authorities

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on November 22, 2011

According to different news sources, the authorities from all around the country are dedicating all of their local and transportation forces toward law enforcement. This particular effort is part of the Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday mobilization.

Many precautionary steps are being taken by all local and state police forces so safety can be upheld on every roadway during this holiday season. Efforts to educate the population and remind all motorists that seat belts must be worn at all times are part of this mobilization. Other safety measures like placing your cell phone away while behind the wheel and staying away from any alcohol drinking before driving should always be enforced.

According to an Illinois State Police official, all interstates will be highly patrolled. There will be many safety checks to make sure no spot is out of the sight of authorities.

As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, I hope that such measures will be entirely successful during the holiday season and that all drivers will be extremely careful while driving. Many families depend on this dedication.

Personal injury lawyers have taken care of several cases related to the negligence of drivers during this season.

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