California Woman's Workers' Compensation Nightmare
April 21, 2008 13:25
In September 2003, Jennifer Smith, a 20-year-old receptionist in Manteca, Calif., was delivering letters to the post office, a task she performed every day. But on this day, Smith's car was broadsided by a drunken driver who was traveling more than 70 miles... (Read Article)
Notes on Underage Drinking: Are Your Children Sober?
December 21, 2007 07:21
Did you know...?Mixing alcohol and energy drinks causes increased injuries.College students often mix alcohol with energy drinks so that they can drink more and longer, a strategy can lead to more alcohol-related injuries.Wake Forest University School of Medicine... (Read Article)
Social Host Liquor Liability
July 30, 2007 15:21
The Appeals Court ruled that a person hurt by a drunk driver could not sue the driver's drinking companions under a theory of social-host liability. The injured plaintiff argued that because the driver and his friends drank together on a weekly basis and took... (Read Article)
Drunk driver leaves friend injured
June 29, 2007 10:11
A Wisconsin man was allegedly driving drunk when he caused a crash that left a friend seriously injured. The crash occurred after a 20-year-old man ran a stop sign at about 11 p.m.
After running the stop sign, the man's vehicle entered a northeast ditch, striking a large dirt pile and rolling at least once before coming to rest upright. A 21-year-old male passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car as it rolled. He was found unconscious near the vehicle and taken by medical helicopter to the hospital where he was placed in the intensive care.
The driver was slightly injured but declined medical attention. He will be charged with driving while intoxicated.
Police officer injured by drunk driver
June 22, 2007 10:13
Philadelphia--It happened around 2 a.m. when two cars collided, seriously injuring both drivers. Medics transported the accident victims to the hospital where the police officer is in guarded condition. The police officer does not remember the accident having suffered a severe concussion. The condition of the other driver is unknown. Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5084611
Madd's Drunk Driving Campaign Gains Momentum
June 20, 2007 10:12
Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) announced significant state legislative victories in Arizona and Illinois that mandate alcohol ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, moving one step closer to its goal of a drunk-driving free America. The... (Read Article)