Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving Accidents

Jan 05

Being a responsible driver requires close attention to the road and the other drivers around you. The effects of alcohol makes this impossible, making drunk driving one of the most dangerous forms of reckless driving. Drunk driving is defined as operating a vehicle with an blood alcohol content level of 0.08% of higher. According to the internet site of the Hankey Law Office, about 32% of vehicle related fatalities was due to drunk driving.

Drunk driving impairs a number of important functions necessary to drive a car. Alcohol can impair your vision, decision making skills, and reaction time. As such, the likelihood of a drunk driver causing a wreck is significantly higher than a sober driver. The roadways are already dangerous due to high speeds and heavy machinery, so a driver that is incoherent in any way significantly adds to the treacherous nature of driving.

In the U.S., drunk driving is a serious offense that is fully persecuted by the courts. Many car crash injury lawyers focus a lot of their practices on pursuing claims against drunk drivers. The act can have many names which include driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated or impaired (DWI), or operating while intoxicated or impaired (OWI). While these offenses can be determined using a breathalyzer or blood sample, an officer can also use his or her own observation and judgement to determine an individual’s capacity to safely operate a vehicle. This may include asking a driver suspected of drunk driving to perform a sobriety test outside of the vehicle to test motor skills and the presence of slurred speech.

Unfortunately, drunk drivers often fail to understand that there are victims other than themselves that are affected by their actions. You may be eligible for compensation for the physical and emotional injuries you suffered.

Challenges of Suing the Government

Challenges of Suing the Government

Sep 03

It can be very difficult to determine who can be liable for damages following a car accident when the cause of the accident was poor road conditions. Because the person at-fault of the accident can be a government agency, there are certain considerations that should be looked into before filing a personal injury claim. According to the website of the Williams Kherkher, verifying the right agency plays a vital role in not only determining who is to be sued in the injury claim, but also to see whether the agency can be legally sued.

Generally, majority of government agencies fall under the “governmental immunity” or “sovereign immunity”, which means they can have immunity against lawsuits and they cannot be sued. However, most of these government agencies give exemptions and acknowledge any lawsuits that are filed against them through particular circumstances. It is important for the injured party (plaintiff) to prove that the negligence of the government agency in charge of the maintenance of the road was the main cause of the accident (or that they were very negligent in their action/inaction). Another exception is when a municipality has insurance that covers these types of lawsuits.

Although the precise circumstances for which a victim or a car accident can sue vary from state to state, the rules that are generally set by the state to each smaller agency within their jurisdiction usually do not differ. Statute of limitations is also something that should be minded, since this gives the plaintiff a limited amount of time to file case. If the plaintiff fails to file the case before the allotted deadline, the court has the right to dismiss the case. Before actually starting the lawsuit, the plaintiff has to inform the government agency of their intention to sue and explain the reason behind the lawsuit. If the plaintiff fails to do this before the designated statute of limitation, then the case will be dismissed by the court.

Getting Cheap SR-22 Quotes

Getting Cheap SR-22 Quotes

Oct 24

People who are required an SR-22 may be classified as problem drivers: their licenses are either revoked or suspended because of DWI/DUI, speeding, repeat offenses, or at-fault accidents. Having an SR-22 means you are financially capable of covering for damages or injuries that claimants may ask after an accident. It is a form of proof submitted to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles), and you are required to carry it for a certain amount of time (at least three years).

Since an SR-22 is a high-risk type of insurance, it can be tough to find an insurance company that would cater to this special circumstance. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® strongly recommends using online auto insurance quotes which are readily available and often free. With an online assessment, you can change your coverage in order to suit your needs.

Since every case is different, it is vital to find an insurance company that can insure and cover your specific circumstance. There are high-risk cases where insurance companies refuse to take; knowing how to work with your situation is the key. Also, it would be best to get quotes from different companies and compare them with each other. Find the one that best provides for your needs at your convenience. Online SR-22 quotes often come with discounts which can completely change your coverage.

Lastly, make sure that you are dealing with a reputable and reliable insurance company, because your driver’s license depends on it. Check with your State and your court order to understand the specific SR-22 requirements you need to have, since these can vary from state to state. It can also help inform you of other things that you need to know. After choosing a good insurance company that can provide you with SR-22 bond, be prepared to pay a significant amount of down payment: SR-22 are often expensive. This price, however, is necessary to have your driver’s license reinstated after being revoked or reinstated.

Damage to Commercial Property – A Probable Result of Forceful Collisions

Damage to Commercial Property – A Probable Result of Forceful Collisions

Oct 20

The continuous increase in the number of cars and other motor vehicles on US roads clearly indicates two types of growth: the first is economic growth, which is positive; the second, which is obviously negative, is growth in daily and, therefore, yearly number of car accidents.

Records released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that the most common causes of accidents are drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving and driver error (including driver distractions which has also increased over the recent years). An article in the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, adds poorly maintained roads and faulty vehicle equipment in the list of the causes of accidents. It also says that, quite often, even drivers who are safety-conscious end up getting injured in mishaps due to the negligence or recklessness of others. These car accidents have caused millions of injuries and thousands of deaths, changing forever the lives of the victims or of their families.

There is another damage caused by these car accidents that may have been less talked about, though, as many consider them less serious (since they are not affected) – damage to commercial property. Commercial property refers to real estate (land or building) that is intended for profit generation. It includes restaurants, service stations, malls and offices among others.

One would regularly see any of those mentioned above, either completely damaged or exploding, in action-packed films. Oftentimes a scene becomes more exciting if the damage is made worse and more probable to occur. However, real situations happen wherein commercial establishments really get destroyed; and one cause is car accidents.

Car accidents can definitely cause damage to commercial property (in urbanized areas, most especially, where commercial establishments are lined one next to another) especially if the collision produces such a force that would throw a car off the road and into a building.

If ever you get involved in a vehicular accident and among those damaged is to a commercial establishment, it would be wise to seek legal assistance to help you determine the extent of your liability or the amount of compensation (in case you are a victim) your are entitled to receive.