Category: DUI Accidents

Teen Drivers: Why Floridians Should Steer Clear This Season

In one recent Ohio accident, a 17-year-old driver was speeding and overcorrected, which ejected two teens from the vehicle and injured the other passengers. One of those teens was killed in the crash.

The reason the driver was speeding? The teens were running late to prom.

Over 5,000 teens are injured in car accidents every year across the nation during prom and graduation season, and one-third of teen driver [..]

How to Avoid a Valentine’s Day Drunk Driving Accident in Florida

We don’t tend to think of Valentine’s Day as a “drinking holiday” like some others, but many people do drink when they go on Valentine’s dates. A lot of people.

 

In fact, One breathalyzer company collected data from 100,000 anonymous users and found that Valentine’s Day ranks as the third most popular American holiday for people to register as legally drunk on breathalyzer tests. The average blood alcohol [..]

Why More People Drink and Drive During the Christmas Season

 

The Christmas season is a time for family and friends to come together in celebration of the holiday and of the bonds they share. It’s also a very special time for young children, who celebrate the Christmas season with unbridled enthusiasm.

 

Alcohol consumption is central to the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations of many people. Fortunately most choose to drink responsibly, including planning ahead to prevent driving [..]

Watch Out! Common Ways Florida Kids Get Injured Around Christmas

Any parent or relative of small children will tell you that there is nothing quite so special and rewarding as sharing the holiday season with little ones. Children’s unfettered enthusiasm for Christmas is contagious, helping to bring out the kid in all of us.

 

The Christmas holiday is therefore an occasion marked with excitement and joy for Florida families. However, all of that excitement means that kids and [..]

What Happens If You’re Drinking and Driving and You Get Hit

We all know that drinking and driving is a dangerous decision. The laws against drinking and driving are harsh, and it is common knowledge that having a few drinks puts you at a huge risk for getting into an accident if you get behind the wheel.

 

Here’s something most people don’t think about, though: what happens if you driver after having a few drinks and another driver hits [..]

Boca Man Uses Role in Fatal DUI Accident to Raise Awareness

For many people who drive drunk and end up killing someone, the worst part is not the fines they have to pay, the license suspension, or any other criminal penalties. The worst part is the guilt that comes with unintentionally killing another human being. Something like that can irrevocably change a person’s life. What that change means, though, is different for everyone.

 

After killing an unborn child and [..]

Drunk Driving Deputy Example of Why to Fight for Compensation

When it comes to drunk driving, no one is immune to the consequences of the crime – including law enforcement officers themselves.

 

A few weeks ago, Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Clayton Sperring was leaving a parking lot when he hit a vehicle. Twice. He left the scene without stopping to examine the vehicle’s damage or talk to anyone who owned the vehicle.

 

Sperring was shortly pulled [..]

Which Is More Dangerous: Distracted Driving or DUI?

Most of us probably have at least one ad campaign, billboard, or commercial about dangerous driving habits in the back of our minds when we get behind the wheel.

 

Controversial and shocking ads about dangerous driving are commonly created to scare people into practicing safe driving habits. Over the past few decades, the most typical “scare ads” revolved around drunk driving. In recent years, however, you may have [..]