Can a Bar Be Held Liable For an Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver?

Injury lawsuits can be incredibly complicated. The number of people who can be held responsible for an accident sometimes can extend far beyond those directly involved in an accident. In the case of drunk driving accidents, in fact, sometimes not only is the DUI perpetrator to blame, but the bar who served them the alcohol. [...]

January 31st, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

New Safety Technology Could Prevent Drivers Who Are Too Drunk To Care

Do you know how many people are killed every year on Florida roads due to drunk driving accidents? Would you be shocked to learn that one out of every four traffic deaths in Florida is alcohol related? While drunk driving has decreased significantly in the last three decades, alcohol related accidents continue to be a [...]

July 10th, 2015|DUI|Comments Off on New Safety Technology Could Prevent Drivers Who Are Too Drunk To Care

Drunk Driving Laws Need to be Tougher, Advocates Say

How many DUI arrests do you think there were in Florida last year? Would you be surprised to learn that there were more than 40,000? In the Tampa Bay area alone, there were nearly 11,000, according to a WTSP Channel 10 News report. A bigger problem may be the repeat offenders. A Brandon woman was [...]

May 8th, 2015|DUI|Comments Off on Drunk Driving Laws Need to be Tougher, Advocates Say

St. Petersburg Driver Charged with Driving While Impaired and Causing Two Deaths on Thanksgiving

While most people were happily enjoying food and football on Thanksgiving evening in St. Petersburg, a car accident involving an alleged drunk driver took the lives of two people. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Anthony Neeley of Seminole was driving his Porsche SUV on Central Avenue at high speed when he crashed into a [...]

December 11th, 2014|Car Accident, DUI|Comments Off on St. Petersburg Driver Charged with Driving While Impaired and Causing Two Deaths on Thanksgiving

Spring Breakers Urged to Stay Safe

Spring break season has begun, and college students are heading for the beaches of Florida. For many students, spring break is a time of hard partying, prompting this warning from the Florida Highway Patrol: “Be safe! Be smart!” The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says that March is the leading month for [...]

March 11th, 2014|Car Accident, DUI|0 Comments

Florida Drivers Ranked Among the Nation’s Most Dangerous

Many people have an opinion about which states have the worst drivers. According to CarInsuranceComparision.com, Florida has the sixth-worst drivers, based on their rate of careless driving and tickets received. Careless drivers put at risk other Florida motorists who obey traffic signals and are very safety conscious. The car insurance website concluded that Louisiana drivers [...]

January 24th, 2014|DUI|0 Comments

MADD Applauds Florida Legislators

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently recognized two lawmakers for their work to stop drunk driving in Florida. Senator Dorothy Hukill and Representative Dennis Baxley were singled out for their efforts. Hukill and Baxley were responsible for House Bill 479 and Senate Bill 796, which require the use of ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk [...]

January 3rd, 2014|DUI|0 Comments

Being a Responsible Social Host

New Years Eve is a great time for parties but it is also a time where more alcohol-related car accidents happen. To those who are planning on hosting a party this New Years Eve, it is important that they understand the potential liability of being a social host, as well as tips to avoid the [...]

December 23rd, 2013|DUI|0 Comments

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is a particularly busy month on the roadways as people visit friends and relatives around the holidays. And because holiday parties and other festivities often involve alcohol, December is also a dangerous month to be driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close to 30 people in the U.S. die every [...]

December 19th, 2013|DUI|0 Comments

Drinking Changes Attitudes about Drunk Driving

Most people seem to understand the danger of driving while intoxicated. However, a recent survey by researchers at the University of Missouri, suggests that caution can  fade quickly after a few drinks. Researchers had 82 people – 43 men and 39 women –  attend two laboratory sessions. In the first, the participants consumed a moderate [...]

December 13th, 2013|DUI|0 Comments