Posts Tagged ‘drunk driving accidents’

How Do Dram Shop Laws Protect Public Safety?

How Do Dram Shop Laws Protect Public Safety?

Dram Shop Laws are an aspect of social host liability. These laws discourage serving alcohol to someone who is already under the influence. However, this isn’t the only reason for Dram Shop Laws. Social host liability holds the host of a private gathering responsible for an injury or death directly caused by serving alcohol to a guest. Dram Shop Laws are in place to hold an establishment such as a bar or a restaurant liable for the negligent actions of a patron.

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DUI Accident Cases Pose Serious, Costly Civil Liability

It’s important to understand that a DUI can happen to anyone, no matter how high they believe their tolerance to alcohol. When they let their guard down and act irresponsibly, assuming they won’t get caught, or that they can’t possibly hurt anyone after “just one drink”, life threatening accidents happen. Drinking and driving is a risk no one should ever take.

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Staying Safe on Halloween: Follow These Quick Tips!

Share This!Halloween: for most of us we have fond memories of trick-or-treating with friends, dressing up in spooky costumes, and eating way too much candy–all while our parents kept us safely in their sights. Most children wait all year for this holiday, and it’s one that creates happy memories for years to come.

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Staying Safe This July 4th is Easy, Follow These Tips!

While most of us will be celebrating the upcoming 4th of July with family and friends, enjoying the fireworks, food, and what feels like the heat of summer in full effect, there are always people who will choose to act recklessly, putting innocent lives in danger. Unfortunately, the reality of alcohol-related accidents on holidays where alcohol flows freely such as July 4th, when the heat is high are all too real. To avoid becoming the victim of someone else’s recklessness, or getting into an accident yourself, it’s important to have plans in place for alcohol consumption. This is especially true if you’re a parent or guardian of minors.

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Civil Liability in DUI Driving Accident Cases: A Personal Injury Point of View

Civil liability is not the first thing we think of when it comes to drunk driving accidents. However, it is one of the most common actions taken against a defendant after they’ve been charged with a DUI. Usually when people think of a DUI, the first image that probably comes to mind is a celebrity being arrested and charged with a felony (or other criminal charges). This article will seek to show the less talked about but more common legal actions taken after a drunk driving accident: civil liability.

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