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How to Identify a Drunk Driver

The Harding Law Firm - Thursday, July 21, 2016

You can’t control the actions of other drivers on the road, but your awareness could save a life. There are several possible signs of drunk driving:

  • Straddling the center lane, driving on the wrong side of the road, or on the shoulder of the road
  • Taking extremely wide turns
  • Driving at least 10 mph below the speed limit
  • Signaling inconsistently with driving actions
  • Driving without headlights on
  • Braking erratically or following another car too closely
  • Slow or inappropriate responses to traffic signals (such as stopping at a green light)

So, what can you do to protect yourself and others when you suspect you’re sharing the road with a drunk driver?

  • First off, do not try to pass the car, stop the car, or follow it too closely.
  • Be extremely aware and expect the unexpected.
  • Make note of the location, description of the car, behaviors of the driver, and direction of travel.
  • Call 911 as soon as possible with this information and report the suspected drunk driver.

If these tips fail and you are victim to an automobile accident, contact Harding Law for your next steps.

Pre-Marital Agreements

The Harding Law Firm - Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Some may think that pre-marital agreements (or “prenups”, as they’re often called) only lead to divorce. In fact, pre-marital agreements can aid a couple in many areas throughout their marriage. This is why many find it comforting to know they have settled important financial and property matters beforehand.

There are many reasons to consider a pre-marital agreement. They can:

  • Protect each spouse from the other’s debts, also protecting their joint assets should a creditor ever get involved.
  • Ensure that children from previous marriages will inherit the property left to them.
  • Specify what happens to all property in the case of death. This is especially helpful if one party has possession of a family heirloom that they would like kept in their birth family.
  • Specify management of household expenses and bills, joint bank accounts, credit card spending and payments, contribution to savings accounts, college bills, etc.

In the case of a divorce, this agreement is helpful and can save a lot of headaches, arguments, and money. However, what some don’t realize is that pre-marital agreements can also lead to a smoother marriage, as it encourages a couple to discuss financial responsibilities that may otherwise be overlooked and cause tension and disagreements during the marriage.

Have questions? Contact Harding Law today for your FREE consultation!