Berg Injury Lawyers to Provide Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home this New Year's Weekend in Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley, California

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To assist in the fight against drunk driving, Berg Injury Lawyers, an Alameda, California-based law firm, is again providing free cab rides home for anyone who has been drinking or who doesn’t feel they have a safe way home this New Year’s weekend. The law firm's Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program will be available in the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley, California from 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2005 through 4 am on Sunday, January 1, 2006.

Crowded roadways mixed with the large number of alcohol-oriented parties that traditionally usher in the New Year may prove to be a lethal combination for local motorists. To assist in the fight against drunk driving, Berg Injury Lawyers (http://www.BergInjuryLawyers.com), an Alameda-based law firm, is again providing free cab rides home for anyone who has been drinking or who doesn’t feel they have a safe way home this New Year’s weekend.

Berg Injury Lawyers will team up with Veterans Cab and Yellow Cab of Alameda to provide a free transportation alternative this New Year's holiday weekend. The law firm's Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program will be available in the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley from 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2005 through 4 am on Sunday, January 1, 2006.

To request a free cab ride home, an individual can call Yellow Cab of Alameda or Veterans Cab at (800) 281- 4488 and tell them Berg Injury Lawyers is paying for their safe ride home. Cab rides are made available to area residents who otherwise might attempt to drive home after drinking. Rides are provided to an individual’s residence - not other drinking locations.

“Not all callers are legally drunk. Just one drink might impair someone’s judgment,” notes William Berg, founder and principal of Berg Injury Lawyers. “The goal of our Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program is to make it as easy as possible for people who have ANY alcohol to obtain a safe ride home. We believe that drunk driving is no accident and warn that our law firm will aggressively pursue suit against any drunk driver who harms an innocent victim this New Year or any other day of the year.”

The Berg Injury Lawyers Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program is an ongoing commitment that seeks to raise community awareness regarding the dangers of drunk driving and encourage individuals to make responsible choices by providing a safe transportation alternative on many of the traditionally high alcohol consumption holidays.

This is the second year Berg Injury Lawyers has offered the law firm’s Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program. Launched in the city of Alameda on St. Patrick’s Day 2004 and expanded to include Oakland over Memorial Day weekend and subsequent holidays, the Berg Injury Lawyers Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program made its Berkeley debut over New Year’s weekend 2004/05. The program has been successful in reducing the number of alcohol-related deaths and injuries by providing hundreds of free cab rides. In 2004, the program was a recipient of a Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Alameda County community service award.

About Berg Injury Lawyers

Berg Injury Lawyers has successfully litigated a wide range of personal injury claims throughout northern California since 1981. With a staff of over fifty legal professionals, the Alameda-based law firm specializes in plaintiffs’ personal injury law. Berg Injury Lawyers take great pride in their reputation as aggressive litigators and persuasive negotiators always committed to representing the rights of individuals injured by the negligent conduct of others. For more information, visit http://www.BergInjuryLawyers.com.

Party Safety Tips

  • Always have a designated driver if alcoholic beverages are being served
  • Provide non-alcoholic beverages in addition to alcoholic drinks
  • Think about the dangers and the serious consequences of driving drunk
  • Plan the evening in advance and decide on your transportation alternative before going out
  • Call (800) 281- 4488 to request a Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home – tell them Berg Injury Lawyers is picking up the tab

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