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Bernstein & Maryanoff

December 22, 2014 19:01 ET

Bernstein & Maryanoff Offer Advice on Holiday DUI Accidents

The Personal Injury Attorneys at Bernstein & Maryanoff in Miami Represent Victims of All Types of Accidents; During the Holidays, These Experienced Lawyers Have Advice for Those Who Are the Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Dec 22, 2014) - The attorneys at Bernstein & Maryanoff in Miami see a large number of innocent victims injured or killed in drunk driving crashes each year. This holiday season, these experienced personal injury attorneys have some advice for those who are facing injuries sustained in a drunk driving crash so that they can recover compensation to pay for their expenses.

Drunk driving leads to a great deal of death and injury for innocent victims. Mothers Against Drunk Driving points out that 697 people lost their lives in Florida in 2012 due to drunk drivers, representing 29 percent of the total accident fatalities for the state that year. Additionally, there were a total of 12,016 injuries directly related to DUI crashes. According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, the Miami/Dade area had the second-highest number of DUI convictions in the state in 2011 at 2,274. This is an average of more than six people per day. Even more sobering, experts estimate that only a fraction of drunk drivers on the road at any given time are caught.

Even if a driver does everything correctly, such as refraining from drinking and driving and operating a vehicle defensively, he or she may still be the victim of a drunk driver. When that happens, personal injury attorneys may work with the victim to recover compensation to pay for medical bills and other expenses. In fact, victims who have the help of a personal injury attorney are often able to collect more in damages than those who negotiate with insurance companies and others without legal advice.

"Victims of drunk driving accidents are often entitled to payment of their medical bills as well as lost wages, pain and suffering and other costs," says Jack Bernstein, one of the partners at Bernstein & Maryanoff in Miami. "However, it may be difficult for these victims to recover those costs and expenses without the help of a personal injury attorney, particularly if the drunk driver has a prior record."

Many victims find that working with a personal injury attorney makes it easier to recover damages in a car accident case. Bernstein & Maryanoff provides advice and representation for these victims to help them protect their rights and interests.

About Bernstein & Maryanoff: Bernstein & Maryanoff is a personal injury firm in Miami, Florida, whose experienced attorneys help the victims of all types of accidents recover compensation from those responsible for their injuries.

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