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What damages are available through a personal injury claim?

If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you know how difficult the aftermath of an accident can be. A traumatic injury changes your life. You can no longer get up and go to work in the morning like you used to. If you had a physical job, you may never be able to perform your job duties again. The healing process is often paired with exorbitant medical costs. Finding happiness may now be a challenge. All of this can take its toll on your family as well.

An Oregon DUI charge carries hefty penalties

Getting charged with a DUI can change your life in a matter of minutes. One moment, you're headed home from work or a social gathering and the next, you're on your way to spend the night in jail. The whole experience can be traumatic, especially if you weren't breaking the law. There are a number of reasons why people could be falsely arrested with driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) in Oregon. Untreated diabetes or other medical conditions could result in a failed field sobriety test and breath test. Mistakes or uncalibrated breath tests could also cause serious legal issues for someone.

What happens if you refuse to take a breath test?

Imagine that you are driving home after a night out watching the game with friends. Your night suddenly goes from great to worrisome when you see the lights of a police car in your rearview mirror. You pull over to the shoulder and wonder if maybe you had one too many drinks. If the officer asks you to take a breath test, will you agree?