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Hinsdale drunk driving accident attorneyThis coming Monday, our great nation will celebrate its 240th birthday. No country or institution is perfect, but we are fortunate to live in a land that recognizes personal freedom and the value of hard work. Regardless of your political leanings or who you will be voting for in this November’s presidential election, take some time this weekend to appreciate the liberties offered by the United States of America. It is important, however, to do so safely and without putting others at risk. If you are going to drink during Independence Day celebrations, do not get behind the wheel; avoid a DUI by designating a driver or finding another way home.

Deadly Dangers

The Fourth of July is among the deadliest days of the entire year as a result of alcohol-related car accidents, second only to New Year’s Eve. An estimated 40 percent of all traffic fatalities around Independence day involve at least one driver with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) above the legal limit of 0.8 percent. That number, sadly, is even higher among younger drivers. Nearly 60 percent of drivers between age 18 and 34 killed in traffic accidents around the Fourth of July in 2014 were legally drunk.

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illinois personal injury lawyerAs we head into the holiday season, many are preparing to host friendly gatherings and parties. Unfortunately, these parties may also lead to personal injuries that you could be liable for. If you are considering throwing a holiday party this year, there are several things you need to consider.

Update Your Insurance

Before you throw that huge holiday bash, cover your bases financially and contact your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance provider to make sure your policy covers you in the even you are found liable for any injuries that occur on your property during the party.

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