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Woman Picked Up By Drunk Uber Driver | Know Who is Behind the Wheel

When you call a cab, or request an Uber, you are expecting a designated sober driver to pick you up and safely transport you to your destination. However, what happens if your driver arrives and suddenly you feel unsafe? You notice that they are swerving, seem to be nodding off or even get into a car accident due to intoxication?

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About a year ago, Buzzfeed interviewed a woman that was picked up by a drunk Uber driver, “[..]the car crossed over a grass median, coming precariously close to the oncoming traffic lane[..].”

“Gallion’s Uber driver was arrested for driving while impaired [..], he had a blood alcohol level of 0.15 — nearly four times the .04 legal limit for commercial drivers.”

Make sure to be aware and on alert for any suspicious behavior. As the driver to pullover and drop you off in the nearest safe location. Text a friend to call the police or call them yourself if you feel unsafe. Although it should be a guarantee that your driver should arrive sober and fulfill their duties, you can never be too careful.

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Preparing Your College Students for the Dangers of Drinking and Driving

We are less than a month away from the beginning of the fall semester for college students. As a parent you might be roaming Target for the perfect dorm room decorations for your soon-to-be or current college student, working out a budget for an allowance, and checking with your insurance company about your child’s car while they’re out of state. Wherever you’re at in the checklist – make sure that talking to your child about the dangers of drunk driving has been checked off. College students are guaranteed to host parties on and off campus – and where there is alcohol – bad choices are never far behind.

In “A Snapshot of Annual High-Risk College Drinking Consequences” by College Drinking Prevention — 1,825 college students between the ages of 18-24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle accidents.

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Karen Mertes has been a victim of a car accident at the hands of a drunk driver and endured a traumatic brain injury. She wants to raise awareness and offer advice to those fighting the battles she has in the past.


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Preparing Your College Student for the Dangers of Drunk Driving

We are one month away from the beginning of the Fall semester for college students. As a parent you might be roaming Target and HomeGoods for the perfect dorm room decorations for your soon-to-be or current college student, working out a budget for an allowance, and checking with your insurance company about your child’s car while they’re out of state. Wherever you’re at in the checklist – make sure that talking to your child about the dangers of drunk driving has been checked off. College students are guaranteed to host parties on and off campus – and where there is alcohol – bad choices are never far behind.

According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes involving driving under the influence – kill someone every half hour in the United States. In addition, alcohol-related crashes cause non-fatal injuries every two minutes, many of them involving traumatic brain injury. (derived from traumaticbraininjury.com) In “A Snapshot of Annual High-Risk College Drinking Consequences” by College Drinking Prevention — 1,825 college students between the ages of 18-24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle accidents. 12192141-college-students-and-drunk-driving Driving under the influence can be fatal to yourself and others on the road. Make sure that your college student takes every precaution to avoid riding with a driver who has been drinking, and driving drunk. Designated drivers and Apps like Uber and Lyft are necessities to ensure that your child is safe away at school. 510469ad333dc.preview-700

Karen Mertes has been a victim of a car accident at the hands of a drunk driver and endured a traumatic brain injury. She wants to raise awareness and offer advice to those fighting the battles she has in the past.


For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

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Above quote excerpted from Plaintiff 101: The Black Book of Inside Information Your Lawyer Will Want You To Know.

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Karen Mertes on “Fort Wayne’s Morning News” TODAY at 7:08 AM EST

Richter Publishing 2nd Annual Author AwardsUber Complicated: Insurance Gaps Leave Victims Trapped

Karen Mertes, Auto injury survivor, professional speaker, Founder and President of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., and Author of #1 Amazon Best Seller “Plaintiff 101,” appears on Fort Wayne’s Morning News with Charlie Butcher THIS MORNING, 2/9/16 at 7:08 AM EST.

Many of us have come to enjoy the convenience of summoning a ride via our Smartphones with a rideshare service company such as Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar.  However, significant issues exist over whether rideshare vehicles have adequate insurance coverage to compensate people injured in accidents involving those vehicles.

Overall, many options are emerging to provide additional insurance coverage on rideshare vehicles for the benefit of passengers and other third parties at all stages of the transportation process. However, the unknowns are still abundant and continue to lurk on the roads.

Karen Mertesa Drunk Driving Victim and creator of “PLAINTIFF 101” can elaborate on the fears of underinsured motorists and how we are protected. She also shares with us her story of unfortunate circumstance and gives us an in-depth look inside the courtroom at the coverage of the legal and technical issues that arise in a drunk driving case.

Karen Mertes answers the following questions:

  • How has Uber drivers made the car insurance policies a bit more complex?
  • What happens in a case of an uninsured motorist accident?
  • What is the fallout from being a victim of a driving accident?
  • As the victim, what are some of the obstacles you deal with on the stand?
  • What kind of questions should you ask protect yourself financially?
  • What are the financial constraints of litigation proceedings?
  • How can you protect yourself from the many pitfalls plaintiffs face?

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