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Lawmakers Move Forward in Trying to Get Ahead of Drunk Driving Incidents

By The West Law Office |

Every day in the U.S., almost 30 people die in drunk driving accidents (the equivalent of 11,000 in 2017 alone). That equates to one death about every 48 minutes. As a result, a number of lawmakers have now proposed legislation, called the “Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone (“RIDE”) Act, at the national level that… Read More »

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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Diverges from Texas Supreme Court Decision in Finding That Injured Driver Can Collect Punitive Damages from Drunk Driver’s Insurance Company

By The West Law Office |

In July, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (Texas) ruled that when a drunk motorist collides with another car, a plaintiff can collect punitive damages as a result, in spite of the insurance company trying to claim that the incident technically cannot be called an “accident” because it involved a drunk driver (relying… Read More »

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Legislators Consider Lowering Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit (BAC) To Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents

By The West Law Office |

Every year, on a national scale, over 10,000 people die; just due to drunk driving accidents. As a result, a number of legislators are now working towards lowering blood alcohol content level that is permissible for drunk driving in an effort to reduce the number of associated auto accidents and fatalities. How Would This… Read More »

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