DUI Accident? You Deserve Compensation For Your Injuries

DUI Accident? You Deserve Compensation For Your Injuries

Nearly one-third of all traffic collisions in the United States are DUI accidents. If you’ve been injured in this type of accident, it can be a confusing and stressful time. The first thing you need to know, though, is that if you’ve been injured by an intoxicated driver, you have the right to sue for damages. The money you receive could help you pay for medical bills, car repair bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and more. Read on to learn more about what to do after being involved in…

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How to Get Insurance After a DUI

How to Get Insurance After a DUI

If you’re charged with driving under the influence, it’s something that can have a severe impact on every part of your life. You may face jail time or hefty fines.  You may also struggle following a DUI charge and conviction to find car insurance.  A conviction for driving under the influence can mean your auto insurance premiums go up anywhere from 30% to 370% depending on your state and insurance company.  With that being said, every insurance company takes its own approach to DUI convictions and calculating subsequent premiums.  A…

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day safely to avoid incidents

St. Patrick’s Day may have started in Ireland, but it’s celebrated in many places around the world and across the United States, but when drinking becomes a part of the celebrations, things can quickly turn sour if you do not enjoy yourself responsibly. Though it’s important to be careful while driving on any day, if a driver’s focus is thrown because they’re looking forward to – or are thinking back on – an exciting celebration, accidents can happen much more easily. This year, insurance experts and law enforcement personnel alike…

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Automobile insurance for those who have had a DUI conviction

Driving while drinking

When a DUI conviction occurs… it can have a significant impact on automobile insurance premiums, and it can lead consumers who face this issue to ask a number of important questions. These questions commonly include the following: • What impact does a DUI have on a person’s premiums? State laws dictate the guidelines for insurance companies in terms of how long a DUI conviction can have an impact on an individual’s car insurance premiums. A DUI – just like the majority of other minor and major convictions – will keep…

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Doctors warn that drinking and walking can be as dangerous as driving drunk

This year, many people have been listening to the requests of government officials and of insurance industry experts and are choosing not to drive after drinking, but many are surprised to hear that ER doctors are also stating that walking drunk can be dangerous, too. In fact, while these medical professionals are saying that you should have a designated driver when you travel home after having anything with alcohol in it, they’re also recommending a “designated walker.” Dr. Thomas Esposito from Maywood, Illinois’s Loyola University Health System said that pedestrian…

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New study shows New Year’s Eve is worst holiday for teen drinking and driving

A new study performed by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) has shown that New Year’s Eve is the holiday on which teens are most likely to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, despite the fact that they believe that it is the most dangerous driving night of the year. The survey included the participation of almost 2,300 students in the eleventh and twelfth grades. When those who were drivers were asked about the degree of danger they believe is associated with certain events…

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Study shows driving with low blood alcohol level is still unsafe

A study performed by a sociologist at the University of California, San Diego, showed that no amount of blood alcohol – even levels that are well within the legal limit – is safe for drivers. Though the blood alcohol limit for driving within the United States is 0.08 percent, this new study has shown that even drivers who have a very low blood alcohol level and are well inside the legal limit have an increased risk of incapacitating injury and death while behind the wheel. The study was published within…

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