Articles Posted in Uncategorized

The risk of having fatal crashes rises when the driver decides to drink alcohol. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there is a significant rise in the risk after 0.05 blood alcohol level (BAC) of a person. This is why all states have defined impaired driving with a BAC of 0.08 or higher in a law they have enacted. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the total of all traffic deaths related to impaired driving in 2009 was 32%.

In recent news, 3 people have been reported to have died in a collision in Loop 101 in Phoenix (AZFamily 08/13/2011). The accident happened at around 1:30 AM on the Loop 101 near Thomas Road. After the two vehicles collided, one car caught fire, killing the three occupants inside. The three occupants haven’t been identified. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment of a broken left hand. After he was released from the hospital, he was booked into jail for three counts of secondary murder. Police say he was impaired at the time of the accident and had a high BAC level.

Continue reading

As a personal injury trial lawyer it is unusual for us to use this space to write about anything other than serious injury legal issues. However, with the news that Rabbi Bryan Bramley of Temple Beth Sholom was accused of sexual assault, I felt it appropriate to address some legal issues in this case.

I have met Rabbi Bramley. My wife and I liked him in our one meeting with him.

An accusation such as this one can destroy an innocent man and his family. Understand that I am not making any judgment as to the truth or the allegation. I am in no position to know of Rabbi Bramley’s guilt or innocence. Importantly, neither are any of the people whose information on this is limited to media reports. None of us are in a position to question adequacy of the investigation, to know what the police did or did not investigate, or to know whether this allegation is true. Justice should be swift to anyone who commits a crime such as this. But, for an innocent man, should there be lifelong punishment as well? Of course, not.

Continue reading

Contact Information