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Thanksgiving weekend is the most traveled holiday period of the year and DUI arrests are at their highest between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Impaired drivers make it a dangerous time to be on the road. Why? Because alcohol and drugs decrease your ability to drive a motor vehicle safely. The more you consume, the more you are impaired. Impaired driving alters your judgment, response time and other driving abilities so when you decide to get behind the wheel to drive, there is a higher likelihood that you will be involved in a car accident.
This general overview may help you gain a better understanding of how alcohol and drugs can affect your driving abilities.
We are proud to announce that Brian Franciskato, Dean Nash and Randy James have all been selected as 2023 Top Rated Super Lawyers, recognized in both Kansas and Missouri.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of mental health disorder caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as a severe car accident. In fact, car accidents are one of the leading causes of PTSD among the general non-military population and 9% of car accident survivors develop PTSD.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. However, there are ways to help them become a safe driver and prevent or reduce these deaths and injuries. One way is to make sure your teen driver knows the risk factors and is aware of the eight danger zones (from the CDC) that can cause a teen driver to crash.
Most people have not met with a lawyer in any professional capacity and may not know what to expect. Know that this is a time for you to assess your choice of a personal injury lawyer. Use these seven tips to help you prepare for your first meeting with your lawyer.
In any personal injury accident claim, insurance companies look for reasons to offer you a low settlement. If a pre-existing injury exists, they might use this when determining an offer. But having a pre-existing condition or prior injury does not mean you do not have a claim or have not suffered trauma. Being in a car accident can worsen an existing injury and contribute to the treatment you need.
For many, impaired driving might be defined as being under the influence of alcohol when operating a motor vehicle. Impaired driving is really driving under the influence of ANY substance that alters your judgment, response time and other driving abilities. That includes both alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired driving.
Driving impaired by any substance—alcohol or other drugs, whether legal or illegal—is against the law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
According to NHTSA, the riskiest driving behaviors include drunk driving, drug-impaired driving, distracted driving, lack of seat belts, speeding and drowsy driving. Many drivers still engage in unsafe driving behaviors, needlessly endangering not just themselves and their passengers but others on the road. Knowing more about these risky driving behaviors can help you be a more defensive driver.
It is easy to get distracted while driving. But the good news: Distracted driving accidents are preventable. These safety tips can help you avoid distractions, prevent distracted driving behaviors, and focus on the road to keep you, your passengers, and other motorists safe.
Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of a property owner to maintain their property in a safe condition for those visiting the property. The extent of liability a property or business owner has is dependent on the types of visitors.