All of us have at one time or another decided to head out to spend time with friends or family, and not many of us stop to consider some of the risks involved with such a plan. Most of us are responsible citizens in that we avoid drinking and driving, but we obviously cannot control the actions of others who may not make the same responsible choice.
If history is any indication, we could be just a few nights away from a deadly night on the roads. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), many of the nation’s drunk driving crashes occur on Halloween night. In this issue, the personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will talk … Read more
A woman who was injured after being involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver has reached a settlement of $1.45 million from the at-fault driver’s estate. Now, the victim is suing the bar that served the at-fault driver liquor for hours before the incident.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will share details from the case.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol concentration) level was at 0.08 percent in all 50 states by 2004. While fatalities from drunk driving accidents did decline, is 0.08 percent low enough? A new study is recommending that the level is reduced even further since the risk of accidents while driving drunk is significant at lower BAC … Read more
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the deadliest drunk driving crash in the U.S. During that incident, nearly 30 people lost their lives. It was an event that brought the dangers of drunk driving to the national forefront and ushered in a host of stronger laws, beefed-up law enforcement and a new attitude about … Read more
The family of a woman killed by a drunk driver is suing the bars they claim overserved the driver. Do they have a case? We’ll talk about it in this issue. The Case at a Glance Before getting behind the wheel of his vehicle, the driver had been drinking at a bar and a social … Read more
A new report backs up Alaska’s well-earned reputation for having some of the harshest penalties in the country for drunk or drugged drivers. In the report, the Last Frontier State is said to have the nation’s 3rd strictest laws for driving under the influence (DUI). In this issue, we’ll talk more about the report, and … Read more
A woman whose car was rear-ended by an apparent drunk driver has been awarded an $8 million verdict by a jury. We say “apparent drunk driver” because the case took an odd turn as the driver was being taken to the police station. In this issue, we’ll talk about what happened. The Case at a … Read more
A judge disgusted by the sickening behavior by the mother of a woman
who admitted to driving drunk when she struck and killed another driver ordered her to spend time in jail for her callousness.
It was a scene captured on camera and watched by millions around the country. We’ll talk about it in this issue.
When pro golfer Tiger Woods was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) on May 29, the immediate suspicion of many was that he had too much to drink. Evidence later proved, however, that his was a classic case of what can happen when someone drives under the influence of prescription drugs. It’s … Read more