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How could a Texas DWI charge impact your career success?

Anyone charged with allegedly driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas will likely worry about the consequences of the charges they face. It is common for people to focus on the potential loss of their freedom due to incarceration if they wind up convicted, but it's also important for anyone facing DWI charges to understand the other penalties and consequences that impaired driving can cause.

A conviction can mean a criminal record, as well as the suspension of your license to drive. Although fighting a DWI charge may seem unnecessary or risky, in reality, a defense could help you reduce the long-term impact of DWI charges on your life and career.

What is a wrongful death lawsuit?

When surviving family members have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, they may be left with many questions and face unexpected emotional and financial damages. Wrongful death actions may be able to provide some help to surviving family members coping with the unexpected, and wrongful, loss of a loved one in a fatal accident.

Surviving family members who have lost a loved one because of a negligent driver should ensure they have all of their questions answered concerning how a wrongful death claim for damages may be able to help them with the struggles they face. A wrongful death claim for damages is brought by the estate of the lost loved one for the benefit of surviving family members, which usually includes spouses, children, and dependents. The compensation that is recoverable after successfully pursuing one of these claims can help them with their financial and emotional damages.

The importance of challenging field sobriety tests when necessary

Field sobriety tests can commonly form the basis of drunk driving charges, making it important for accused drivers to understand what field sobriety tests are and how they can challenge them when needed. Challenging a field sobriety test performed by a police officer can be an important part of a

DUI defense.

What are the different types of brain injuries?

There is a range of brain injuries victims may suffer in a car accident or other traumatic accident and all of them can be serious. As this blog discussed recently, brain injuries can also be costly injuries to treat and have a sweeping impact on the victim's life which is why brain injury victims should know how they can receive help with their damages.

A traumatic brain injury is the most serious type of brain injury a victim may suffer. Traumatic brain injuries may be open or closed head injuries. In some circumstances, such as a closed head injury during a car accident that results in a traumatic brain injury, the immediate impact of the harm to the victim may not be obvious right away so victims should be on the lookout for a brain injury following a car accident. There are several different types of traumatic brain injuries victims may suffer.

3 tips for avoiding a tractor-trailer crash on the highway

There are many factors that play a role in getting into an accident, but it's still the reality that there are ways to avoid accidents. It is particularly important to know how to avoid collisions if you are driving around tractor-trailers, because these commercial vehicles are much larger than cars and can cause serious, potentially fatal, collisions.

On average, these vehicles are around 8 feet wide and 13 feet tall. They can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, which would easily crush a smaller vehicle. The average midsize car weighs only around 3,500 pounds.

Tips for safer tailgating this football season

If it's autumn in Texas, that means one thing — tailgating season is in full swing once again. No matter which team it is you're cheering on to victory, tailgating before and during the game can be great fun.

Just as with other fun outdoor pursuits, there is a bit of a risk involved with some tailgating activities. Read on to learn how you can have a safer tailgating experience this year.

Potential challenges to DUI charges

DUI charges in Texas can be damaging for the accused individual and their reputation and can affect their personal and professional lives. As a result, it is essential for accused individuals to understand criminal defense protections related to charges of driving under the influence.

It is essential in a traffic stop for accused individuals to know what their criminal defense rights are and how to enforce them for their protection when they are facing DUI charges. The accused individual may be faced with a difficult decision whether or not to submit to a breathalyzer test and if they refuse a breath test, the accused individual may have their license suspended, may be placed under arrest and may have a warrant to have their blood tested pursued.

How Much do Brian Injuries Cost?

The price of a brain injury can be daunting for Texas victims and their families to handle. Brain injuries can result in significant physical, financial and emotional costs for victims, including acute and hospital care and rehabilitative care as well. Victims can also suffer a significant effect on their personal and professional lives.

That is why familiarity with personal injury legal protections becomes so important for victims of a traumatic brain injury and their families. Brain injuries can cost victims in medical costs, which can be ongoing, lost wages while they cannot work and emotional damages. A personal injury claim for damages can allow the victim to recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages.

Avoid these costly mistakes after a wreck

Whether tourist season is still going strong or things have died down for the winter, there is still plenty of traffic on Loop 337, Interstate 35 and in and around New Braunfels. The more traffic there is, the more at risk you are of becoming involved in a car accident. You probably already know what to do after a car accident, such as not leaving the scene and calling the police, but are you familiar with the mistakes you should avoid?

Even a seemingly minor mistake in the wake of a car wreck can cost you. In some cases, the insurer might flat out deny your claim due to an action you did or did not take after a motor vehicle collision. Here are some of the more common mistakes you should avoid after a wreck.

How pecuniary loss is determined in a wrongful death lawsuit

When someone files a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of a family member, the damages awarded by the court are based on certain criteria. These criteria include loss of support that the survivors received from the deceased family member, loss of prospective inheritance and expenses incurred for medical treatment prior to death, as well as the costs associated with conducting a burial. In the words of the court of law, the compensation awarded for these losses are known as pecuniary damages.

In order to determine the pecuniary losses, courts consider several factors, such as the victim's age, the victim's character and condition, earning capacity (both present and future), health and intelligence and also the financial circumstances of the survivors who have filed the wrongful death claim. Although the determination process may seem straightforward, the fact is that measuring the extent of damages in financial terms is often a challenging task, both for the plaintiffs and for the juries.

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