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Liability for Injuries Caused by Intoxicated Guests

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As the holidays approach, many of us are gearing up for the inevitable parties and get-togethers that are typical of the season. Whether they take place at a restaurant or someone’s home, many of these events will provide a setting in which guests can celebrate with an alcoholic beverage. In most cases, these kinds… Read More »

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Florida’s Dram Shop Law

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Most people realize that when someone is injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, he or she can attempt to collect compensation from the at-fault motorist. Few are aware, however, that victims of drunk driving accidents can also hold the person who sold alcohol to the intoxicated driver liable for their injuries…. Read More »

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Dram Shop Liability

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Those who are injured in accidents caused by a drunk driver can collect compensation from the at-fault party to cover past and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. While many people are aware of this option, few know that the injured party may also be able to hold third… Read More »

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Can Someone be Held Liable for Serving Alcohol at a Party?

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The short answer to this question is yes, but only in certain situations. This issue crops up most often when a guest at a party becomes intoxicated and then drives home, causing an accident. Social hosts can be held both criminally and civilly liable in cases where the driver was a minor, so if… Read More »

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Accidents Caused by Drugged Drivers

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Although DUIs are usually associated with driving under the influence of alcohol, the reality is that Florida law actually recognizes a separate offense for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). Drivers who injure someone else because they were driving while intoxicated face serious criminal penalties, but may also be required to compensate the… Read More »

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Polk County Woman And Child Unharmed In Accident

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A Polk County mother and her young child escaped injuries in a recent accident that occurred in Lake Wales. According to police, the accident was a result of the woman’s driving while under the influence of alcohol, as allegedly told authorities she was drunk after drinking four beers. The woman is facing a list… Read More »

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Wrong Way Driver Was Drunk

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Driving the wrong way on the highway – it is hard to understand how it can happen to begin with it, and it happens rarely. When it does happen, though, it rarely ends without incident and tragedy – not just for the wrong way driver but for those other drivers who have the misfortune… Read More »

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A Rough Start To A School Day

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Some students heading to school on a recent Thursday had a bit of a difficult start to their day when the school bus upon which they were riding was rear-ended by a pickup truck. According to this story about the bus and pickup truck accident, as a result of the impact, the back window… Read More »

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Social Host Liability For A Drunk Driver’s Actions

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The holiday season often means going to many parties and celebrating with family, friends, or coworkers, often with alcohol involved. Sometimes after attending these holiday parties, some people choose to drive home, even while obviously intoxicated. If an intoxicated driver goes on to cause an automobile accident that results in injuries to another person… Read More »

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Judge Hands Down Maximum Sentence for DUI in Case of Volusia County Man

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A circuit court judge handed down the maximum sentence for a 43-year-old Volusia County man convicted of DUI manslaughter recently, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Circuit court judge Leah Case handed the convicted man, Chadwick Dean Vogt, 15 years behind bars, according to the report. The case stemmed from a fatal car-motorcycle crash that… Read More »

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