Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense that carries penalties in every state. In Illinois, drivers under the influence are responsible for hundreds of deaths on the state's roads every year, and underage drivers cause around 17 percent of all these fatalities. As such, if your teen drives under the influence, he or she could get into serious trouble. Learn more about the problem and the penalties associated with DUI with the five following crucial facts for parents.
- Because of a semi truck's larger size and greater potential for causing injury than passenger vehicles, semi drivers are subject to a great responsibility toward other drivers to operate their trucks in a safe manner. However, not all truckers are able or willing to uphold this responsibility, and the haphazard manner with which trucking safety regulations are enforced can mean that these truckers fly under the radar while violating state laws.
- Have you been injured on the job under a worker's compensation claim and are in need of continuing physical therapy? Physical therapy can be a very important part to a full recovery of an injury or accident. It is very important to understand your rights for compensation, especially when it comes to physical therapy, which often involves many appointments and related expenses. Here's what you need to know in the meantime.
- If you are hurt on the job, consider filing for workers compensation. Before you file, you should know that there are numerous steps involved with filing and even being eligible for workers compensation in the first place. You can't just simply receive workers compensation; oddly enough, there is plenty of work involved in actually becoming eligible for workers compensation. This brief article will discuss the steps you need to take for a successful workers compensation claim.
- If you've recently been charged with a DWI, you are probably nervous about the possibility of losing your driver's license. The loss of driving privileges can be challenging for most people, especially when a vehicle is necessary to commute back and forth to work. Fortunately, many states have adopted laws requiring DWI offenders have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles. This has allowed offenders to continue to drive to work and other essential places, such as a doctor's office and mandated DWI classes, while keeping the offenders and the public safe on roadways.