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Is a DUI Conviction Enough to Prove the Drunk Driver is at Fault?

2020-08-01T00:00:25+00:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: DUI|Tags: , , , , |

Although there is a common perception that a DUI conviction is proof of fault in the event of an accident, this is not necessarily the case. As a matter of fact, negligence on the part of a driver must be proved beyond reasonable doubt in order for them to be held liable by law.  Unsurprisingly, a driver can be slapped with a DUI conviction for an accident that was caused by someone else. The role of a car accident attorney, therefore, is to carefully scrutinize the facts to determine who is at fault. How is Liability for a Car Accident Determined? Just because an individual is careless or reckless at driving doesn’t automatically mean they are at fault in the event of a collision. A car crash can be caused by a number [...]

Why Do DUI Accidents Increase During the Holiday Season?

2018-12-11T19:37:00+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident, DUI|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

December is always a top month for auto accidents to occur. While crashes happen every day, the holiday season always seems to see an increase in not only accidents but DUI accidents as well. When it comes to the holiday season, your mind may be on spirits as opposed to crashes caused by them. However, there is no question that December is at the top of the list for months with car crashes-- particularly those caused by intoxicated drivers. While this is true in all states, Florida has seen a significant increase in car accidents over the holiday season in recent years. During the years of 2015 and 2016, the state of Florida saw an estimated 34,000 car crashes during the month of December (68,000 if you put them together). That's a significant [...]