SOURCE: Bernstein & Poisson
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - The Las Vegas drunk driver accident lawyers at the law firm of Bernstein & Poisson represent clients who have been injured or killed because of the negligent or reckless actions of others. These clients include people who have been injured and family members of people who have been killed by drunk drivers. The firm would like to ask anyone who will be driving during the upcoming holiday season to use extreme caution regarding the dangers presented by drunk drivers and to avoid drinking and driving themselves so that the number of crashes that occur will be kept to a minimum.
According to statistics that are kept and eventually released to the public by the Nevada Department of Transportation, a high number of Nevada car accidents occur during the holiday season. Specifically, the NDOT has recorded an average of approximately 12 Nevada car accidents that occur over the Christmas holiday every year that are categorized as alcohol-related. These Christmastime alcohol-related crashes led to an average of eight injuries and to one fatality. The NDOT statistics also reveal that approximately 20 alcohol-related crashes occur during the New Year's holiday, and these crashes lead to approximately 17 injuries and to one fatality.
The Las Vegas accident lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson would like to suggest to the public that, aside from using extreme caution with regards to being on the lookout for possible drunk drivers that anyone who will be driving during this holiday season take other preventative and protective steps. These steps include avoiding any driving after consuming alcohol and making sure that a sober driver is designated before taking part in any holiday celebrations. Doing so could not only save lives, but could also help people avoid the potential for criminal and civil liability with regards to drunk driving accidents that they could cause.
About Bernstein & Poisson
Bernstein & Poisson is a Las Vegas law firm comprised of Las Vegas personal injury lawyers who represent clients who have been injured because of negligent, reckless or intentional actions of others. The attorneys at the firm handle personal injury matters that include auto accidents, dog bite attacks, bad faith insurance, premises liability, wrongful death, sexual abuse, nursing home neglect and abuse and several other types of legal matters where a client has been wrongfully injured by the actions of others.