Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 27, 2011
The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates, a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury lawyers who represent consumers who have been harmed in ways that include crashes, hereby alert the public of the dangers regarding drinking and driving as the New Year’s holiday approaches and asks motorists to take extra precautions during this time so that the number of Tennessee DUI accidents can be minimized.
According to statistics kept by the State of Tennessee, approximately 9,000 Tennessee car accidents occur every year where alcohol is listed as a contributing factor to the crash, and more than 25,000 Tennessee car accidents overall occur on average when combining the months of December and January. In addition, law enforcement officials have advised people to avoid drinking and driving during the holiday season in an effort to promote public service and safety.
The Tennessee auto accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates suggest that anyone who will be venturing out for an evening over the New Year’s holiday weekend of 2011 and 2012 to designate a sober driver for that evening. If a sober driver cannot be located, motorists are advised to write down phone numbers to taxi cab companies or arrange to spend the night either at the location or near the location where alcohol is consumed. These steps, if taken by enough people, will likely lead to fewer Tennessee DUI accidents than if no one takes these precautions.
About Michael D. Ponce & Associates
Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, whose Web site can be found at the URL of http://www.poncelaw.com, is a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury lawyers who have been handling cases on behalf of clients in legal matters including personal injury and negligence, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, premises liability, swimming pool accidents, dog bite injuries, bed bug cases, wrongful death and social security disability matters.