According to the United States Department of Justice, 1.2 million Americans were arrested for driving under the influence in 2011. Before you assume it can't happen to you, realize that being impaired by even a small amount of alcohol can put you at risk of facing prosecution. If you're ever put into a situation where you're drinking before getting behind the wheel, here are a few do's and don'ts to keep in mind:
- There are a number of reasons why a social security disability claim may be denied. You may have filled out the forms incorrectly or failed to provide enough medical documentation to substantiate your claim. Regardless, when you receive the denial, you may find yourself wondering what happens next. If you received a denial, you may wish to appeal the decision. Here are a few frequently asked questions you may have about appealing a social security disability claim that was denied.
- Whether you've been injured in an auto accident or even physically assaulted at the hands of another, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit to help you recover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages stemming from this incident. While personal injury lawsuits are generally handled like other types of tort claims (from product liability lawsuits to wrongful termination), filing a personal injury lawsuit against someone employed by the state or a governmental agency without following proper protocol could lead to the dismissal of your lawsuit.
- There are few situations as scary as waking up after surgery and realizing that an error occurred during that surgery. Some errors, such as damaged nerves, might be immediately recognized once you awake (or the medical team might know about them before you even awake). Other errors, like having left a surgical instrument in the operating site, might become obvious during the healing process. When your surgeon makes an error, it is often fairly easy to file a medical malpractice case.
- Even if you do not have to serve any jail time, having a felony conviction is not something you should take lightly. If you were convicted of a felony, your life will change in many ways and you may not have the privileges you once had. It is important to be aware of how much a felony conviction will affect your life. Here are five consequences of having a felony on your record: