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August 2018 Archives

Drinking hot beverages while driving

For many people, coffee is part of a morning routine, an essential step in getting ready for the day ahead. Often, people who drink coffee and other hot beverages bring their drink behind the wheel, especially if they do not have a lot of time (such as those who have to get to work soon, for example). However, those who are short on time and trying to drive to work quickly may be more likely to spill their coffee. Worse, spilling a hot beverage while driving can result in serious burns and cause a motor vehicle crash which claims lives or causes debilitating injuries.

Controlling your emotions after an uninsured driver hits you

When it comes to motor vehicle collisions, the consequences can be incredibly overwhelming, whether victims experience mental trauma, debilitating injuries or lose their lives. These challenges can be especially difficult for car crash victims in Spokane and across the state of Washington who have been struck by an uninsured driver. At Cooney Law Office, we recognize the multitude of challenges that victims of these collisions may have. In addition to the aforementioned consequences, people in this position may be under a great deal of pressure and they may have uncertainty over taking legal action to access the compensation they deserve.

Labor Day DUI Patrols Announced

The Washington State Traffic Safety Commission has announced extra Driving Under the Influence (DUI) patrols starting in August and running through Labor Day Weekend (see link at the end of this post). This can be an especially dangerous time on the roadways around Spokane as many people are taking road trips over the long holiday weekend and before school starts in September. Anything that impairs or distracts a driver, like alcohol, drugs, cell phones or sleep deprivation, can have terrible consequences!

DUI Last Night. Can I Drive Today?

When a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest occurs in Washington State the government does not immediately take away someone's driver's license. The key word is "immediately." Many people think they lose their license at the time they are arrested for a DUI. This is incorrect. There may be a suspension some time after the DUI arrest, but it is not immediate or even the next day.

Driving around dangerous turns

There are a number of hazards present on the road, from the recklessness of other drivers to poor weather conditions including snow and heavy rain. However, the very nature of certain parts of the road can be dangerous, from steep hills to sharp turns. There are many reasons why driving around a turn can be dangerous and in this post we will take a closer look at this facet of driving.

Should I Sign That Severance Agreement?

Sometimes when an employee is leaving their job they are asked to sign a severance agreement by their employer. A severance agreement is a contract between an employee and an employer which spells out the rights and responsibilities of both sides in the event the position is terminated. The severance agreement will contain language regarding the amount of severance pay the employee is entitled to in exchange for signing the agreement, and the circumstances under which that pay can be withheld or rescinded if there is a violation of the agreement.

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