Navigation Links
Don't Drink and Drive on Fourth of July Weekend, Washington, D.C., Attorney Warns
Date:7/4/2010

A time of celebration can turn into a time of tragedy if people drive while impaired by alcohol, according to Washington, D.C., personal injury attorney Mike Abelson.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 4, 2010 -- There is no place like our nation’s capital to celebrate the Fourth of July, Washington attorney Mike Abelson says. But on the holiday day designated to celebrate the freedoms we all hold dear, don’t let drinking and driving cost you your freedom.

“Enjoy the fireworks and liberties we have as Americans on our nation’s birthday, but don’t drink and drive,” says Abelson, a Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer and founder of the Abelson Law Firm, with offices in the District of Columbia and the Maryland cities of Baltimore and Frederick. “If you choose to drink alcohol, have a designated driver or take a cab.”

During the July 4th holiday period in 2008, nearly 500 Americans died in traffic-related fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of that number, 43 percent involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher.

While tougher laws and stricter enforcement have reduced alcohol-related deaths in the last two decades, drunken driving remains one of the nation’s deadliest problems. Nearly 12,000 people died in traffic accidents in which at least one driver or motorcycle rider was legally impaired in 2008, according to federal statistics. The District of Columbia had 9 alcohol-related traffic fatalities in 2008, while Maryland had 152, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“These lives were tragically lost because someone made a terrible decision to drink and drive,” Abelson said. “Unfortunately, many people still choose to mix holiday celebrations with drinking and driving. But the consequences can be serious: lost lives and jail time for drunk drivers. Expect D.C. police to be on the lookout for drunken drivers on the Fourth of July.

“Drive responsibly and enjoy a safe holiday in our nation’s capital,” Abelson said.

About the Abelson Law Firm

The Abelson Law Firm, based in Washington, D.C., assists victims of serious personal injuries. The firm’s mission is to seek justice and fair compensation for personal injury victims and their families. Senior attorney Michael Abelson has received the Lawyer of the Year Award from the Trial Lawyers Association of Washington, D.C., and has been listed in “The Cream of the Legal Establishment” by Washingtonian magazine. He has more than 35 years of legal experience, and he is a leading member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice. For a free review of your case, call (888) 797-4242 or use the firm’s online form.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/washington-dc/drunk-driving-accidents/prweb4221874.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Don't Be a Sex Ed Horror Story — Keep the VD Out of Valentine's Day
2. It's March Madness and the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling Reminds Fans they don't have to Wager to Enjoy the Game
3. Study Shows You Don't Need Wall Street Sized Bonuses to Raise Employee Morale
4. PCMA: Federal Enrollees Don't Want Congress to Reduce Pharmacy Choices, Impose Price Controls in FEHBP
5. Real Men Don't Take Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Without a Prescription
6. Important Do's And Don'ts to Avoid a Summer “Flip-Flop Fiasco”
7. Don't Forget Your Home During National Sun Safety Week: June 1 – 7, 2010
8. Medical Practice Marketing Strategies and Advertising Don't Mix
9. Marketing Research for Companies That Don't Do Marketing Research
10. Women should be allowed to eat, drink during labor: Queens University researcher
11. 5150 Juice Launches Pocket-Sized Syringe Containing 166.6mg of Liquid Caffeine for Consumers to Add To Their Favorite Drink
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Don't Drink and Drive on Fourth of July Weekend, Washington, D.C., Attorney Warns 
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... of African American/Black students who want to become physicians. PMF also provides a ... as physicians in the Oakland/San Francisco Northern California, Bay Area. PMF’s mission is ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... , ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... Marc Philpart, senior director at PolicyLink, will be the keynote speaker at its ... Boys and Men of Color Framework, which develops comprehensive strategies to create and ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... ... Ray Insurance Agencies, a Dallas area firm providing asset protection services and ... six month charity event aimed at raising local support and donations that will be ... deadliest diseases in America; more than 7.5 million people die from cancer related disorders ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Each February ... History Month (officially African American History Month ). This month-long ... of a diverse race of people, but also the opportunity to examine the ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... A February 6 article on Healio ... It found that the treatments have led to significant improvements in weight loss and ... efforts. It also noted very few problematic results relating to the treatment. Beverly Hills ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... MELBOURNE, Australia , Feb. 21, 2017  IBM (NYSE: ... IBM Watson,s ability to detect abnormalities of the eye,s retina. ... trained a research version of Watson to recognize abnormalities in ... insights and speed in their early identification of patients who ... glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the developed world. ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... , Feb. 21, 2017 Medical Oxygen ... report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04711311-summary/view-report.html Medical oxygen concentrators ... other respiratory diseases. Patients having low level of ... oxygen concentrators. Oxygen concentrators are to be used ... the counter. Medical oxygen concentrators work either on ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... , Feb. 21, 2017   BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals ... the development of innovative immuno-oncology cancer therapies, today ... data from its Phase 2 trial of BeyondSpring,s ... treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with ... this year,s ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: