Staying Safe This July 4th is Easy, Follow These Tips!

While most of us will be celebrating the upcoming 4th of July with family and friends, enjoying the fireworks, food, and what feels like the heat of summer in full effect, there are always people who will choose to act recklessly, putting innocent lives in danger. Unfortunately, the reality of alcohol-related accidents on holidays where alcohol flows freely such as July 4th, when the heat is high are all too real. To avoid becoming the victim of someone else’s recklessness, or getting into an accident yourself, it’s important to have plans in place for alcohol consumption. This is especially true if you’re a parent or guardian of minors.

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Dram Shop Laws Keep the Public Safe, Alcohol Out of the Hands of Minors

Dram shop laws are similar, but not entirely the same as another topic we’ve investigated here on the blog known as social host liability. Both of these laws are in place to discourage willingly serving alcohol to someone who is obviously already under the influence. However, this is not the only reason dram shop laws were enacted.

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Civil Liability in DUI Driving Accident Cases: A Personal Injury Point of View

Civil liability is not the first thing we think of when it comes to drunk driving accidents. However, it is one of the most common actions taken against a defendant after they’ve been charged with a DUI. Usually when people think of a DUI, the first image that probably comes to mind is a celebrity being arrested and charged with a felony (or other criminal charges). This article will seek to show the less talked about but more common legal actions taken after a drunk driving accident: civil liability.

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