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October 2018 Archives

What you should know about sobriety checkpoints in New York

Multiple times throughout the year, there will be checkpoints put in place to catch drivers who might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These can pop up just about anywhere throughout Long Island and the rest of New York. Do you know what to expect when pulled into a DUI checkpoint? If not, it's time to learn all about the DUI checkpoint so you are prepared.

Common defenses used for driving under the influence charges

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Long Island that happens all too often. There are thousands of DUI tickets issued every year in the hopes of curbing this problem, so it's understandable if you wind up getting pulled over and charged with DUI.

Bikers shouldn't be injured because drivers can't pay attention

Even though the weather is cooling down now, there are still motorcyclists on the road. For some bikers, the desire to eek out every opportunity to ride before it snows is strong. All motorists should remember that these motorcyclists have just as much right to be on the road as anyone else.

31-year-old man killed in sudden motorcycle collision

A motorcyclist is always at a higher risk of injury than others on the roads because they're more likely to come into direct contact with the road or other vehicles. When they're involved in a crash, they often suffer serious, life-threatening injuries. Many people die.

How can I prove that another driver was distracted?

Distracted driving is gaining an increasing amount of attention as phones and social media become more central to our lives. The use of phones are not the only types of distractions that can prove to be dangerous in a vehicle, however. Studies have shown that children in the car can be very distracting and potentially more dangerous than the use of a hands-free phone.

What determines how 'hard' alcohol hits you?

Have you ever been surprised to see someone else acting drunk when you know that you have had the same number of drinks and you barely feel anything? It can be a bit confusing, but the reality is that the alcohol could hit you both in very different ways. Don't automatically assume that they're putting it on or that you need to drink more.

Injuries at stores demand action from the victim

You don't count on getting injured when you run to the grocery store to do some shopping. Unfortunately, there are cases of shopping accidents in which the victim suffers greatly. In these cases, the person involved in the accident might decide that they are going take legal action. Filing a premises liability claim can help you to recover the money that you have to spend as you take care of matters related to the accident.