Last year, 10,876 people died in a drunk driving crash in America. That’s roughly 30 people a day or one person every 48 minutes. Those numbers are staggering and as much as we would like them to improve, the fact is, over the years they haven’t. Families affected by drunk and drugged driving deal with life-long effects from trauma, bodily harm and lost friends and loved ones.
Attorneys at the Law Offices of William K. Berenson know first-hand the devastating effects that drunk driving can have on the victims and their families as they have represented hundreds of families effected by drunk or drugged crashes.
“This is infuriating,” says Bill Berenson, certified personal injury attorney. “How does this keep on happening? And how can we stop the never-ending pattern of this never-ending carnage on our highways?” Berenson is referring to the latest death of two teen sisters from Plano who were killed by a three-time DWI offender.
Attorney Berenson says Americans take 233 car billion trips in cars each year. Of those, about one out of every two thousand trips are taken by those who are driving under the influence of alcohol. Yet, almost one out of every three traffic deaths involve drunk driving. That’s why Berenson and his law firm believe we have to increase funding to our law enforcement and court system.
Texas is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to drunk driving cases by the number. “We must get the message out,” says Berenson. “That is why I support Mothers Against Drunk Driving and try to get our state representatives to support tougher laws and you should too. Our roads are way too dangerous- even when drivers are sober,” stated Attorney Berenson.
The Berenson Law Offices is proud to sponsor Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Bill Berenson is a proud supporter of the Walk Like MADD and the Salute Our Heroes Luncheon helping raise money to increase awareness of the dangers of drunk driving and to support victims of this horrible crime.