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Blog: Drunk Driving

  • Reducing Speed Limits Causes Accidents

    February 07, 2019

    Legislators are presented with a quandary when trying to determine whether to reduce the speed limit in certain areas of New Jersey. In one situation, state legislators are trying to determine whether to lower the speed limit along a state highway in front of a school where a teen was fatally injured by a drunk […]

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  • DWI Cases May be Dismissed Due to Bad Breathalyzer Tests

    January 11, 2019

    A November ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court has cast doubt in over 20,000 drunk driving convictions. The unanimous ruling is that all guilty judgment verdicts relying on breathalyzer tests as evidence are inadmissible. A Supreme Court Justice wrote in the final decision that alleged human failings have cast doubt on the calibration process. […]

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  • Social Host Liability

    November 21, 2018

    Everyone loves a party, but if you are the host and serve alcohol to guests, keep in mind you could end up liable if someone you served hurts themselves or another party after drinking. That is known as social host liability. The state’s social host liability laws are similar to its premises liability statutes. The […]

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  • Traffic Fatalities on U.S. Roads

    November 14, 2018

    Traffic safety is no accident. Roadway safety measures, speed limits, driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement, responsible traffic planning, and other tactics have the goal of making roadways safer. Yet over 10,000 people in the United States are fatally injured in car accidents each year due to excessive speeding. Car accidents are caused by a […]

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  • The Difference Between Truck and Car Accident Claims

    November 12, 2018

    Both car accidents and truck accidents can cause severe and fatal injuries, and they can occur due to similar circumstances, such as inclement weather, intoxicated driving, or human error. However, truck accidents often involve many unique factors that do not apply to car accidents, and this can affect the extent of injury and types of […]

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  • Drunk Driving Fatalities Lower in States with Tighter Laws

    August 16, 2018

    A study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that when state alcohol policies are more restrictive, there are fewer fatalities involving drunk driving. Although many states have increased their drunk driving laws, the study indicates that policies effecting consumption tend to reduce excessive drinking. These policies need to be implemented along […]

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  • DWI Dismissals on the Rise

    July 31, 2018

    Most people think of drunk driving when a person is driving while intoxicated (DWI), but a DWI violation can involve any intoxicating substance and can cause catastrophic car accidents. Most people with a DWI charge will be convicted, however, over the past 10 years, the rate of convictions has gone down from about 85 percent […]

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