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January 2018 Archives

You can defend your rights if you're stopped for a DUI

Although you know that drinking and driving is not a smart decision, you still got behind the wheel and drove while intoxicated. You were rightfully pulled over, but you don't want to face time in jail or penalties for your actions. You thought your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was low enough to drive, and you were able to perform the roadside sobriety tests accurately. The only problem is that you blew a .08 percent on the Breathalyzer.

Do medical issues resemble being drunk?

If you have a medical condition that can make you dizzy, give you panic attacks or otherwise change how you act in a given situation, you may find that you become falsely accused of being drunk. Several medical conditions result in the appearance of being drunk including diabetes, seizures and narcolepsy.

What can you do to prevent sailing injuries?

Sailing is fun, and it brings people together. Whether it's a hobby or something you've put your entire working life into, sailing is important to you. What you do need to know, though, is the danger sailing can pose. If you're not prepared, a mistake could end up leading to serious injuries or death.

Workers' compensation: Not the same for maritime workers

Unlike traditional personal injury or workplace accident laws, maritime injury laws have their own rules and regulations. Workers in this field don't qualify for traditional workers' compensation if they're hurt. Instead, they have to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

Growing divorce rates lead to larger American families

When you get a divorce, it divides your family and can mean you lose some family members. That's short-lived, though, if you end up getting remarried, according to a news article. Divorce is actually responsible for making American families bigger than ever, growing them up to 66 percent thanks to stepparents, parents, half and step-siblings and others coming together into one family.

Boating under the influence

When most people think of DUI offenses, boats do not always come to mind. Yet a boat is also a vehicle that can cause substantial damage and injuries if operated improperly.

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