It is no secret that arrests for driving under the influence, or DUI, increase around holiday times. As the winter holiday season approaches, parties abound, and people are out celebrating more frequently. If you plan to celebrate this holiday season, it is important to understand how to protect yourself from a DUI arrest.
Trucks are a frequent sight in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania. Other drivers will generally give these large vehicles often traveling at high speed significant room to avoid being involved in a crash with one. Because trucks are so large and can cause such massive damage, an accident can lead to severe injuries and fatalities. What makes these crashes worse is when they happen because the truck driver was behaving recklessly, negligently or was outright breaking the law. When there is a fatal truck accident, the people who have suffered the loss of a loved one should make sure they understand the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
When a person is placed under arrest for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania, it is vital to understand everything encompassed within the allegations. There are multiple penalties and long-term consequences that can increase exponentially depending on the level of charges. If, for example, the person is charged with driving under the influence and fleeing law enforcement, it will be worse than a simple DUI charge. Regardless, having a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney is essential.
When a Pennsylvanian seeks treatment from a medical professional and medication is provided or prescribed, there is an inherent trust that the medication will be given in its proper amount, in the correct dosage and for the right duration. However, it is an unfortunate reality that mistakes can be made. When it is a medication error, it can lead to a worsened medical condition, personal injury and death. Those who have been harmed or had a loved one harmed because of a medication error should remember their rights to seek compensation in a lawsuit.
There is an inherent trust that drivers in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania will have that other vehicles will be operated safely and be in good working order. Unfortunately, there are times when accidents will occur because of issues with a vehicle. This does not assuage the driver or the vehicle owner's responsibility and, when there are car accidents, it is imperative that those who are affected understand why so they can consider a legal filing to receive compensation.