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NYE Drinking and Driving Statistics – Share with your family & friends before they head out to celebrate!

When it comes to drinking, driving should never be an option. Before you get behind the wheel this NYE after a few drinks think again. It is a commonly known fact that there are more alcohol related car accidents on New Year’s Eve than most other nights. Compared to the average weekend night, the 12-hour window between 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 6 a.m. on Jan. 1 tends to have about 71% more crashes where alcohol or drugs are listed as a contributing factor.

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  • With an average of 140 deaths (based on statistics from 2002 to 2008), New Year’s Day is the second most deadly day for drivers
  • January 1st is the day of the year with the highest percent of deaths related to alcohol from 2008-12
  • Number of people killed in drunk driving crashes in New Year’s 2013: 140
  • Number expected to be killed this New Year’s: 156

Check out myths on drunk driving debunked here!


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Karen Mertes Discusses What to Do When You’re Hit By a Drunk Driver

karen-mertes-radio-interviewDid you know that 41% of car accident fatalities occur on New Year’s Eve? New Years Eve is considered one of the most dangerous nights on the road.

Back in December, on an episode entitled, “The Eve Before New Years Eve,” Karen Mertes gives a compelling radio interview on Late Night Parents with Ted Hicks. She discusses her book, “Plaintiff 101,” and shares her story as a survivor of a drunk driving accident.

You can listen now on PodOmatic!

Click here to listen as Karen and Ted discuss the perils of drunk driving and specifically, how the increase in alcohol consumption combined with travel increases the incidence of drunk driving accidents during the holiday period.

In her book, she explains all the steps you need to take as an injured victim, including what you should do at the scene of the accident that can benefit you greatly down the road. Learn all this and how to win a million dollar case with her best-selling book!

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Happy New Year!

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Wishing you freedom from the past and the strength of a new day. May you find much fulfillment in the year ahead!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

With Warmest Wishes,

Karen R. Mertes, Lt Col (Ret), United States Air Force

&  Michael Harvey, M.S., J.D.

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Karen Mertes on “Late Night Parents” TONIGHT at 8:30 PM EST

New Year’s Drinks, Crashes and Fatalities

Karen Mertes, Auto injury survivor, professional speaker, Founder and President of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., and Author of #1 Amazon Best Seller “Plaintiff 101,” will appear on New York-based radio talk show, Late Night Parents with Ted Hicks THIS EVENING, 12/30/15 at 8:30 PM EST.

In just a few moments, be sure to tune in LIVE and learn more about Plaintiff 101!

Did you know that 41% of car accident fatalities occurred on New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s is one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year with a 23% increase in travel, compared to the average number of long distance trips during the rest of the year. About 91% of travel over the holidays is done by motor vehicle to domestic locations (99%).

Combine this extra travel with lots of parties and an increase in alcohol consumption, and it is a recipe for more car accidents.

Karen Mertesa Drunk Driving Victim herself and creator of “PLAINTIFF 101” shares with us her story of unfortunate circumstance. She also takes an in-depth look inside the courtroom at the coverage of the legal and technical issues that arise in a drunk driving case.

The bottom line is that you should never drive “buzzed,” drunk, or fatigued and should always allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Look at the questions below as they outline how to lessen your chances of being a victim this year and what to do if you are one.

Karen Mertes will answer the following questions:

  • Why does the New Year’s Eve contribute to more careless driving?
  • Do these fatalities help create the action needed to try and prevent these crashes?
  • Will drinking accidents ever be under control?
  • What is the fallout from being a victim of a drunk driving accident?
  • As the victim, what are some of the obstacles you deal with on the stand?
  • What kind of questions should you ask to protect yourself financially?
  • What are the financial constraints of litigation proceedings?
  • How can you protect yourself from the many pitfalls that plaintiffs face?

For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

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Karen Mertes on “SunCoast LIVE” TODAY at 4:05 PM EST

New Year’s Drinks, Crashes and Fatalities

Karen Mertes, Auto injury survivor, professional speaker, Founder and President of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., and Author of #1 Amazon Best Seller “Plaintiff 101,” will appear on Englewood-based radio talk show, SunCoast LIVE with Guy T. Wehman THIS AFTERNOON, 12/30/15 at 4:05 PM EST – WENG 1530 AM & 107.5 FM.

In just a few moments, be sure to tune in LIVE and learn more about Plaintiff 101!

Did you know that 41% of car accident fatalities occurred on New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s is one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year with a 23% increase in travel, compared to the average number of long distance trips during the rest of the year. About 91% of travel over the holidays is done by motor vehicle to domestic locations (99%).

Combine this extra travel with lots of parties and an increase in alcohol consumption, and it is a recipe for more car accidents.

Karen Mertesa Drunk Driving Victim herself and creator of “PLAINTIFF 101” shares with us her story of unfortunate circumstance. She also takes an in-depth look inside the courtroom at the coverage of the legal and technical issues that arise in a drunk driving case.

The bottom line is that you should never drive “buzzed,” drunk, or fatigued and should always allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Look at the questions below as they outline how to lessen your chances of being a victim this year and what to do if you are one.

Karen Mertes will answer the following questions:

  • Why does the New Year’s Eve contribute to more careless driving?
  • Do these fatalities help create the action needed to try and prevent these crashes?
  • Will drinking accidents ever be under control?
  • What is the fallout from being a victim of a drunk driving accident?
  • As the victim, what are some of the obstacles you deal with on the stand?
  • What kind of questions should you ask to protect yourself financially?
  • What are the financial constraints of litigation proceedings?
  • How can you protect yourself from the many pitfalls that plaintiffs face?

For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

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Karen Mertes on “Charles Murphy News” TODAY at 9:30 AM EST

New Year’s Drinks, Crashes and Fatalities

Karen Mertes, Auto injury survivor, professional speaker, Founder and President of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., and Author of #1 Amazon Best Seller “Plaintiff 101,” will appear on Okeechobee-based radio talk show, Charles Murphy News with Charles Murphy THIS MORNING, 12/30/15 at 9:30 AM EST – WOKC.

In just a few moments, be sure to tune in LIVE and learn more about Plaintiff 101!

Did you know that 41% of car accident fatalities occurred on New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s is one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year with a 23% increase in travel, compared to the average number of long distance trips during the rest of the year. About 91% of travel over the holidays is done by motor vehicle to domestic locations (99%).

Combine this extra travel with lots of parties and an increase in alcohol consumption, and it is a recipe for more car accidents.

Karen Mertesa Drunk Driving Victim herself and creator of “PLAINTIFF 101” shares with us her story of unfortunate circumstance. She also takes an in-depth look inside the courtroom at the coverage of the legal and technical issues that arise in a drunk driving case.

The bottom line is that you should never drive “buzzed,” drunk, or fatigued and should always allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Look at the questions below as they outline how to lessen your chances of being a victim this year and what to do if you are one.

Karen Mertes will answer the following questions:

  • Why does the New Year’s Eve contribute to more careless driving?
  • Do these fatalities help create the action needed to try and prevent these crashes?
  • Will drinking accidents ever be under control?
  • What is the fallout from being a victim of a drunk driving accident?
  • As the victim, what are some of the obstacles you deal with on the stand?
  • What kind of questions should you ask to protect yourself financially?
  • What are the financial constraints of litigation proceedings?
  • How can you protect yourself from the many pitfalls that plaintiffs face?

For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

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