Category: DUI/Drunk Driving

Aug 01

University of Idaho Football Delivers Consequences For Drunk Driving

There was some disappointment for University of Idaho football fans last week when the report that top receiver senior Dezmon Epps was dismissed from the team came out.  He had been arrested for  DUI arrest in April. Epps was charged after he was found driving the wrong way down a one-way street. He pleaded guilty …

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Jul 23

Drunk Drivers Cause More Deaths And Injuries Than Commonly Reported

We all know that drinking and driving can be deadly, but recent evidence suggests alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents are significantly under reported. A study in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs  reviewed the death certificates for people  killed in motor vehicle accidents. Researchers found that a large number of …

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Jun 20

July 4 Drunk Driving: Stop The Killing

As you’re making plans for the upcoming holiday weekend, staying safe should be a top priority. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that the Fourth of July has more fatal car crashes than any other day of the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that over the Fourth of July weekend forty …

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Jun 16

Running a Red Light Isn’t Worth the Risk

Last week, Boise resident Elizabeth Montandon was arrested for driving under the influence after she was pulled over for running a red light. She became angry and kicked an officer in the leg during the arrest, leading to a charge of felony battery on an officer along with misdemeanor counts of DUI and resisting arrest. …

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Jun 09

Your Medications Can Turn You Into a Dangerous Driver

Driving requires focus and attention to detail.  Anything that disrupts that attention can lead to an injury accident. Many people overlook the impact of medications on their driving ability.  Prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs each can negatively effect your ability to drive safely.  Not just tranquilizers, narcotic pain pills, and certain antidepressants are known to …

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May 23

Accidents Involving Impaired Drivers

A night out on the town can take a tragic turn if you come into contact with someone driving under the influence. The CDC reports that impaired drivers are involved in about 30 percent of all collisions, with one person dying every 48 minutes in a crash caused by someone driving under the influence. If …

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May 21

Filing an Insurance Claim After a Hit and Run Accident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the number of hit and run accidents has been on the rise since 2000. Our clients who have been  victims of a hit and run driver are always quite frustrated. Most people understand that part of being a responsible driver (and citizen) involves stopping and filing a …

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May 14

Reasons Why an Insurance Company Might Deny Your Claim After a Car Accident

After an auto accident, most people want to get the claim processed as quickly as possible so they can move on with their lives. Unfortunately, claims are denied for many, sometimes questionable, reasons. Issues Regarding Liability Issues related to legal liability are often why a claim is denied.  If you’re filing a claim against another …

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