Why Halloween Is A Drunk Driving Nightmare

Why Halloween Is A Drunk Driving Nightmare

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

Drunk Driving Victim Sues Estate; Settles for $1.45 Million

Drunk Driving Victim Sues Estate

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.

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Is It Time to Change the Legal BAC Content for Drunk Drivers?

Is It Time to Change the Legal BAC

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

Learn How Nation’s Deadliest DUI Crash Brought About Change

Learn How Nation’s Deadliest DUI

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

Why is this drunk driving victim’s family suing bars?

Why is this drunk driving victim’s family suing bars?

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

Study Says Alaska Has 3rd Strictest DUI Laws In Country

Study Says Alaska Has 3rd Strictest DUI Laws In Country

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

Woman Awarded $8 Million After Being Rear-Ended by Drunk Driver

Woman Awarded $8 Million

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

Mother Kicked Out Of Courtroom For Laughing During DUI Trial

Mother Kicked Out Of Courtroom

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.

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Tiger Woods DUI Arrest Classic Case of Drugged Driving

Alaska Truck Accidents

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

Repeat Drunk Driver in Crash That Killed 75-Year-Old

Repeat Drunk Driver

We’ve talked before about drunk driving being a scourge on our society. Backing us up on that claim are numbers from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which state that of the more than 1.2 million drivers arrested each year for driving drunk, about one-third are repeat offenders. As for repeat drunk driving offenders, there’s a heartbreaking … Read more