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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2016 – One word sums up living in the electronic century: distracted. That distraction is the root cause of a large number of injury and fatal accidents. There appears to be good news on the horizon, somewhat tempered by more bad news following in its wake. According to State Farm Insurance Company texting while driving accidents have declined thanks to a heightened awareness by drivers that impaired driving may kill or get them fined. Add to this mixture the reality that law enforcement now uses real-time location finders to determine if a cell […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2016 – Speed and alcohol may have been factors in the boating accident that killed two on Lake Austin in mid October. The boat was being driven by well known Houston businessman, Shawn Hurwitz. Onboard were two men and two women. In the wee hours of the morning on a Sunday, lake residents placed at least two calls to the police complaining of loud music coming from the boat. It subsequently crashed into the side of a concrete barge at 5 a.m., killing Hurwitz, 50, and passenger Jennifer Walley, 34. Three others were […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2016 – The Missouri State Highway Patrol held a press conference on November 24 to address the increased number of traffic crash fatalities in Missouri. They also discussed what motorists can do to enhance their safety on the roads. Nearly 800 people have died on the state’s roadways as of the beginning of December 2015, marking an increase of 80 deaths in comparison to the same period in 2014. The 11-percent rise goes against the overall decline in crash deaths over the past decade. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also reported investigating […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2016 – The statement of claim in this case involves allegations of negligence in the workplace, a vessel servicing Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s offshore platform Lucius. Plaintiff Alfred Holmes, who filed a personal injury lawsuit in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas, was living and working on the offshore platform Lucius in Sept. 2014 when he sustained serious injuries while working with and on inadequate and/or malfunctioning equipment. At the time of the accident, Holmes was performing a pipe-tightening operation. The named defendants in this lawsuit are Stranco Services and Anadarko […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2016 – Prior to a Christmas parade that occurred in the North Cape May section of Lower Township, New Jersey, a fugitive hit and injured two persons, and then left the scene of the accident. The accident occurred before 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, when the 34th yearly parade for the Lower Township Rotary Club took place. The 45-year-old motorist, whose name is Michael Morelli, was driving north on Bayshore Road in the vicinity of Pontaxit Avenue when he struck a woman. He resumed driving for many more yards, at which point […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2016 – A drunk driver with a yen for fast food landed behind bars when the police caught up with him after he rammed his car into a Sonic in Denison. It was a Sunday morning, about 10:15 a.m. when the man turned in to the Austin Street Sonic going way too fast. Losing control, he crashed into the wall, causing cooking equipment on the other side to shift. As a result of the jostling, the cooking grease slopped out and landed on the back of the assistant manager, resulting in second-degree burns. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2016 – Young drivers and senior drivers are the age groups that are involved in the most car accidents, in Florida and throughout the United States, according to national statistics. Drivers age 16 to 29 have the highest rate of car accidents per miles driven. This may be unsurprising, as young drivers are inexperienced and may be more reckless. However, fatal crash rates also increase significantly for drivers age 70 to 74 and hit a peak for drivers 85 and older. That crash rate is of particular concern because the number of senior […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2016 – Anthony Anania, out drinking in Austin at 2 a.m., ran a red light, slamming into two cars. He killed one person and seriously injured another. It was just another night out for 21-year-old Anania, a good time with friends, talking, laughing, drinking, drinking to excess. On his way home, he admittedly ran a red light at the intersection of Slaughter Lane and MoPac. One man died. Another was badly injured. It was Austin’s 81st fatal car crash of 2015. “The gentleman who died was relatively well known in Austin for his […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2016 – Cars these days are almost as connected to technology as people. This could still spell accident looking for a place to happen though, as distracted driving is still a result of not paying full attention to the road, which happens while trying to respond to texts, etc. It’s no secret that smartphone technology is becoming more integrated into vehicles on the assembly line. Take for an example the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, wired for voice recognition in support of smartphones. It does not support voice recognition for texting. Cars are now being […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2016 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Florida state court against Lyft by the widow of a car crash victim, claiming that the ride-sharing company failed to provide adequate training to the driver involved in the accident. Loinier Perez was killed on Oct. 31 while riding his motorcycle, when he was struck by a Lyft driver carrying two passengers. The Lyft driver allegedly made an improper left turn. Poliana Perez, the widow of the victim, filed the wrongful death lawsuit. “When someone is killed as the result of someone else’s […]


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Miami Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2016 – David C. Barnett, Esq., founder and managing partner of Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. and chairman of the board for The Victory Center, announced that the not-for-profit organization met its preliminary $3 million dollar fundraising goal within a record time of six months. Barnett and The Victory Center will continue to seek contributions for additional monies so that it may acquire furniture, desks, computers, and other essential items. The center provides the necessary resources to children and families challenged by autism and other neuro-developmental conditions, and the recently-acquired funds […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2016 – Teenage drivers and senior drivers cause more car accidents than other age groups. According to national crash data, drivers age 16 to 29 are responsible for more collisions than other age groups. The crash rate decreases with age, until the senior years are reached. There is a large increase in the fatal crash rate for the 70 to 74 age group, and the crash rate peaks for drivers age 85 and older. “Drivers of any age need to take precautions to stay safe on the road,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida […]


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Charlotte, NC (Law Firm Newswire) January 06, 2016 – The law firm of Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo, has launched a brand new website to better display the experience and knowledge base of the firm. The partners emphasize expert and caring representation. Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo, attorneys at law, are pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s new website. With a history in the Charlotte area, North Carolina, and nationally, the practice has more than thirty years of experience, providing representation in the practice areas of wrongful death, personal injury, criminal defense, civil litigation, whistleblower and ABC Law. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2015 – The exact number of deaths in the construction industry in Texas is not known. Some are not reported. Some are poorly documented. Texas workers are moving targets, and proper documentation can mean the difference between a worker receiving medical care or having to fend for him- or herself. Every day in Texas is a workday for construction workers. They may be truck drivers, carpenters, plumbers, pipefitters or oil workers. They all face danger daily, such as truck crashes, falling from scaffolding, electrocution or serious hand and arm injuries. The federal government […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2015 – The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing a case that could determine whether wrongful death should fall under the state’s law that limits how much can be received in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. The case involves the family of Shannon Dodson, who died in 2011 after heart surgery at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Their lawyer argued that capping damages is unconstitutional as they serve to compensate for other forms of harm besides medical fees, lost earnings or other measurable economic damages. “Placing a limit on damages disregards […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2015 – A prominent personal injury law firm is promoting winter safety for motorists and pedestrians this holiday season. “The winter months bring snow and ice that increase the risk of accidents for drivers and pedestrians,” said Paul Greenberg, of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “We want to make sure that people stay safe.” The firm said that there are several things drivers can do to improve safety during the cold weather months. First of all, drivers should make sure that all necessary vehicle maintenance has been performed. This includes having safety systems checked, […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2015 – On Oct. 30, 2013, a 14-year-old girl was involved in a fatal car accident in Vineland, New Jersey. She was hit while crossing a street close to her bus stop. Her brother and sister witnessed the accident, and the girl died later that day. Her father recently filed a claim on behalf of his daughter’s estate and her two siblings. The defendants in the lawsuit are the other parties to the accident, the Vineland Board of Education, City of Vineland and Cumberland County. The accident occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m. on […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2015 – Florida has a high rate of car accidents, and a new report indicates that two of the 10 deadliest interstate highways in the U.S. are located in the Sunshine State. The report, published by Vox, used information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to determine the stretches of highway that have the highest rate of deadly accidents. The report found that two Florida highways, Interstate 295 in Jacksonville and Interstate 4 stretching from Tampa to Daytona Beach, were among the deadliest in the country. “Unfortunately, our state sees more […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2015 – A wrongful death lawsuit claims that a man died in a South Side Chicago Police lockup in August after his pleas for medical attention were ignored. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court by Rhonda Walker, claiming that Charles Edward Jones died because he was denied medical treatment. “When someone dies as the result of another’s negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit is a way for the family of the victim to obtain some compensation for their loss,” said Paul Greenberg, an attorney with the Chicago law firm of Briskman […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2015 – The H-E-B grocery store in southeast Houston was the scene of a tragedy so horrific that many in the store at the time of the accident could not believe it could ever happen inside a store in the checkout line. One woman on a grocery run lost her life saving her daughter. Karla Sanchez had taken her two-year-old daughter and sister with her on grocery run. She was standing in the checkout line unloading her groceries when suddenly an SUV drove through the front glass doors. Sanchez was killed. Six others […]


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