DUI Accidents: Know Your Rights!

Know Your Rights!

While it may be called a “DUI accident,” it’s no accident when a driver consciously chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 1.5 million people are arrested each year for driving under the influence. These millions of drivers knowingly operate a vehicle while under the … 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

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

Why Is Alaska Ranked 20th in States With Worst DUI Problems?

Alaska Ranked 20th in States

In a March report about the best and worst states in terms of problems with drunk driving, Alaska ranked 20th. In this issue, we’ll delve deeper into the numbers. The Study at a Glance Researchers with BackgroundChecks.org released their report on March 9. In it, they used 2015 data from the Centers for Disease Control … Read more

This Man’s Lie About Previous DUI Cost Employer $12 Million

DUI Cost Employer

A man who did not tell his employer about a previous conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) has been found at fault for driving while intoxicated while on the job. It’s a mistake that caused a victim to experience a severe arm injury and cost his employer $12 million. In this issue, we’ll talk … 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

Driver Facing Manslaughter and DUI Charges

Driver Facing Manslaughter and DUI Charges

A 28-year-old man who was behind the wheel of a van with nine passengers is facing multiple felony charges – including manslaughter and driving under the influence (DUI). The Case at a Glance The man was driving the van on a straight stretch of road on June 14 when he veered off the roadway. In … Read more

Holding Bars & Restaurants Responsible for Drunk Driving Injuries

Holding Bars & Restaurants

Drunk drivers aren’t the only ones who can be held responsible for injuries they cause. Thanks to dram laws, bars and restaurants can also be found liable.

Dram Laws in Alaska at a Glance

In general, licensed alcohol providers in Alaska have immunity from liability when a drunk driver causes injuries. There are exceptions, though. They CAN be held liable if:

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