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June 2017 Archives

What is an 'ignition interlock device' in Texas DUI

Th past three decades or so have seen the rise of an awareness with regard to the dangers of drinking and driving. Beginning in the 1980s, both official agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations have been creating public service campaigns warning about drunk drivers, and urging changes in the law. With this pressure have come tougher sentencing guidelines and a decrease in the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) needed to convict someone of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Recently, there has also been a movement to add certain other penalties to the legal regime under which those convicted of DUI can be sentenced.

Legal help to get compensation for injuries in crash

A crash affects not only those who were involved in the accident but also their family members--a car accident can leave accident victims and their loved ones reeling in its aftermath as they try to come to terms with either losing a loved one or seeing a family member suffer through their injuries. The process can be frustrating-as you are trying to come to terms with what happened, insurance companies start hounding you, offering settlements and hospitals come knocking for payment on the bills.

Multiple dead in fatal multi-vehicle car crash

When a sudden car accident claims the life of a loved one, family members often feel devastated not only by their loss but by the senselessness of the act-they do not understand what happened and why the driver who caused the accident was not more careful in avoiding the crash. The daughter of a couple who died in a fatal multi-vehicle car accident in Texas recently voiced the same sentiment, just asking to understand what happened.

Industry's push for heavier trucks could compromise safety

Certain segments of the trucking industry are pushing for new legislation that would allow heavier commercial trucks to take to the nation's roadways. However, some safety advocates fear this would place other motorists in considerable danger.

What is a disability under SSD?

Even though individuals across the country pride themselves on working hard at their jobs to support their families and retain their independence, there are certain medical conditions that can prevent them from working at their full potential. Whether it is due to a workplace accident or some other condition, it can end up affecting the Texas resident's ability to provide for their family and support them monetarily. Federal programs, in the form of Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income, can help fill the gap.

Does a DUI arrest stay on my record?

Texas residents may not think much of having a few drinks and getting behind the wheel. Unfortunately, that one decision has the possibility of ruining a drunk driver's life, both in the short term and the long term. Much has been said previously about the penalties associated with a DUI conviction-license suspension and fines and the escalation of penalties with multiple offenses. But many people may not understand the long term consequences of a DUI in their background.

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