(PRWEB) February 03, 2011
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 3, 2011 -- For NFL fans, there is no day more enjoyable than Super Bowl Sunday, California personal injury attorney Mike Bomberger says. But Super Bowl Sunday is also well-known for alcohol-related accidents that result in serious injury or death. The drunk driving injury lawyers at ESTEY BOMBERGER would like to remind you this Super Bowl Sunday that drinking and driving is simply not worth putting your own life and everyone on the road at risk.
It's no secret that Super Bowl Sunday is a big day for consuming alcohol, and many law enforcement agencies throughout California are stepping up efforts to combat drunk driving this weekend. The California Office of Traffic Safety has funded a number of Avoid DUI Task Forces in California on February 6th. But law enforcement by itself cannot prevent all DUI accidents. Motorists and football fans must be responsible and make the decision to not drink and drive.
Super Bowl Sunday is second only to New Year's Eve as the deadliest alcohol-related traffic accident day of the year, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
According to numerous studies, impaired driving negatively affects driving performance and increases the likelihood of being involved in a collision. Consuming alcohol affects vision, information processing, attention, psychomotor skills, and perception, all brain functions that are necessary to drive a motor vehicle. Even with a very low blood alcohol concentration (BAC), driving skills can be impaired. Despite awareness campaigns, more than 11,000 people are killed every year in alcohol-related accidents in the US.
"Driving under the influence is selfish. Accidents caused by drunk drivers are 100% preventable," says Bomberger, founding partner of ESTEY BOMBERGER. "Avoiding these accidents is easy. If your Super Bowl plans involve alcohol, make the right decision before kickoff. Designate a non-drinking sober driver."
If you are hosting a party, part of your responsibility is to ensure your guests make it home safely. The following quick tips from MADD can help you encourage safe driving at your party:
The injury lawyers at ESTEY BOMBERGER all too familiar with the devastation that alcohol-related injuries and fatalities caused. "Our firm has successfully represented dozens of victims of drunk driving accidents and their families. In 2010, we recovered a $6 million settlement for a victim of a head-on collision caused by a drunk driver on Interstate 10," Bomberger says. "But even with a fair settlement, you can never really undo the pain these accidents cause, not just to victims, but their entire families. If you have been drinking, it's important to stay off the roads."
About ESTEY BOMBERGER
ESTEY BOMBERGER is one of the top personal injury law firms in the State of California. The firm's California DUI accident victim attorneys exclusively represent victims of serious injury and wrongful death, and take special pride in their role representing victims of drunk driving accidents and others injured by the negligent conduct of others. For more information, visit http://www.dui-accident-victim-lawyer.com and http://www.californiaduiinjurylawyerblog.com.