3 Suggestions For Avoiding a DUI This Holiday Season

3 Suggestions For Avoiding a DUI This Holiday Season

Once again, the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, with Christmas and New Years soon following. The holidays are a time to reflect, rejoice and celebrate. Often times, holiday celebration comes in the form of a few drinks with friends and family. Whether you’re enjoying a beer with the Thanksgiving football game, a cup of eggnog by the fireplace or a glass of wine with Christmas dinner, there are a few matters to keep in mind.

First and foremost, driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated are very serious crimes that can have a indelible effect on your life. Simply having a few drinks could lead to death, destruction, embarrassment and loss of privileges. It is important to have a plan when it relates to alcohol consumption, especially around the holidays. Here are three suggestions for avoiding a DUI this holiday season.

1. Always have a designated driver.                  

This piece of advice has been recited ad nauseum, and for good reason. Having a designated driver is the cheapest, most convenient way of ensuring safe transportation to and from a party. If you have a friend or family member who doesn’t drink, you can simply ask them if they could take you home. Make sure to make the trip worth their while. If you have a group of close friends or family who are all known for enjoying a holiday libation here and there, you can take turns staying sober and being the designated driver.

2. Make sure to have the phone numbers of several taxi services.

As easy as getting a designated driver might sound, there are always those special events where sobriety is more difficult than usual. Some gathering that come to mind are office Christmas parties and New Years parties. It is …

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3 Things Your Privacy Policy Should Have

3 Things Your Privacy Policy Should Have

In my last post I discussed why I think virtually every small biz website should have a privacy policy. This time, I’d like to discuss three things every policy should have, which I commonly find to be missing.

First, a quick run-down of the basic purpose for a privacy policy is in order. Privacy policies basically fulfill two functions. They: 1) tell visitors what information you collect from them (whether the collection is overt, such as through an email opt-in, or covert, such as through tracking cookies); and 2) what you will and will not do with the information.

Now on to the three things every policy should have (but often don’t):

A Notice About Tracking Cookie Usage. If you use third-party analytics or ad serving, then it is virtually guaranteed that your site places tracking cookies on your visitors’ computers. If you have any sort of “sign-in” functionality to your site, chances are session cookies are also utilized keep users logged in, for security, or to make log-in easier. Your privacy policy should disclose your cookie usage, how information collected is used, and what cookies are controlled by third-parties. When appropriate, reference the privacy policies of these third-party cookie using providers so your visitors know what they do with information collected.

COPPA Notice. Whether or not your site is oriented toward collecting information from children under 13 years of age, you should be referencing the Children’s On-Line Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) in your privacy policy. On one hand, if your site either expressly collects information children under 13 or can be seen as attractive to children under 13 (think cartoon characters, child-oriented language, toys, etc) then you MUST make sure your privacy policy complies with COPPA. On the other hand, if your site clearly doesn’t market to or collect …

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Can I Sue a Bar For Serving a Drunk Driver in Pennsylvania?

Can I Sue a Bar For Serving a Drunk Driver in Pennsylvania?

Under Pennsylvania Law, The Dram Shop Law, 47 P.S. Sections 4-493.1 state that any business “violates the law to sell, give, or provide liquor or drinks that are tampered with or brewed, or to allow alcoholic or brewed or alcoholic beverages to be sold, supplemented or given to people who appear drunk “Button.

Furthermore, the Statute Law and the Case Law require that serving people who appear to be drunk must be the cause of injury or damage. “Cause” successfully suing the bar means there must be a causal relationship between the presentation of the drunk driver and the cause of the injury. For example, where a bar serves someone who looks drunk then the person gets into his car and the rear ends 10 minutes later, there is a possible “cause” of damage to be able to sue the bar in a civil case and recover. The further in time to when the injury occurs, makes proof of cause to sue a bar less likely or clear. It need not be the only cause, but “a” cause that without it, would render the injury/damages less likely to occur.

So, in a situation where a person leaves a bar, then causes injury to himself or another person, the bar can be found responsible for civil damages. The damages can include: bodily injury, pain and suffering, wage loss, medical bills, consortium claim of a spouse, loss of life’s enjoyment, future lost earnings.

The key question about whether you can successfully sue the bar for serving a drunk driver, is being able to prove that the bar served the drunk driver while he was visibly intoxicated. This can be proven by direct evidence such as eyewitnesses at the bar (for example: other patrons, persons who the drunk driver was with, the bar …

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Can I Still Sue Someone After a Verdict in a DUI Case?

Can I Still Sue Someone After a Verdict in a DUI Case?

The American justice system is unique in the world, as the 5th amendment clearly states that no person shall be prosecuted twice for the same crime. This is important, as it prevents the government from punishing someone found not guilty of a crime by continually trying them in order to get the results it desires.

Most people then think that if someone is acquitted in a criminal case, that is the end of the story and justice has been served. This is true in the strictest sense of the law, as the 5th amendment prevents the government from trying someone again in a criminal setting for criminal punishment.

What that doesn’t mean is that you can’t sue someone that killed someone you love in a drunk driving accident in a civil court. Civil courts cover the realm of law that deals with interactions between people, and if someone you love was killed in a DUI accident you can often sue the person responsible for wrongful death or other associated claims.

There have been many famous cases where this aspect of the law has been applied, and not just in DUI accident situations. Perhaps the most famous one is the O.J. Simpson trial. While the criminal courts found him not guilty of the murder of his two victims, a civil court found him responsible for their wrongful deaths, and awarded their families a significant financial settlement to compensate them for their loss and pain and suffering.

If this seems like a contradiction, it’s not. The law looks at it as if the criminal aspect and the personal aspect of a certain act as two separate parts of one whole. The criminal courts did not prove that the person in question acted criminally, and thus they have no legal ability to punish …

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What You Need to Know About Lawsuits and Attorneys Fees

In the event that you are currently confronting legitimate issues whether it is in regards to family law or residential relations then you may need to know different terms that will enable you to comprehend as you experience the entire procedure. Give us a chance to begin off with the fundamentals or key terms. Claims depend on accurate on genuine conditions. The actualities make the lawful issues. In this way, it is dependent upon the customer to uncover every one of the actualities to his or her lawyer. On the off chance that every one of the realities are not known, the lawyer may make the wrong legitimate inference. Doctors work a similar way. They need all the significant realities before they can reach a therapeutic inference. On the off chance that the certainties warrant a claim, the main thing the Tulsa divorce law firm will do is to notify the potential litigant of obligation and look to settle the case without documenting suit.

Lawyer’s charges are a significant thought in choosing whether the customer should sue. Sometimes possibility charge plan is included, whereby if the offended parties had lost the case, their lawyer would have gotten no expenses. There are two different bases for lawyer’s expenses, the level rate and hourly rate. Sometimes, the lawyer would have gotten pay whether she had won the case. Whatever charge course of action exists, it is referenced in the agreement, either oral or composed, that makes the lawyer customer relationship.

Under the steady gaze of a claim is recorded, the lawyer has an obligation to examine the certainties to decide if adequate proof exists to legitimize case. Prior to documenting suit, notwithstanding, an open door is generally given the respondent to settle the issue. After a suit is documented, the disclosure procedure …

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