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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2016 – One of the best things a person can do in the New Year is put their legal affairs in order. This is because life is so unpredictable, and it is impossible to know if and when someone might become incapacitated and unable to manage their own affairs, including taking care of their children and making decisions concerning health care. The estate planning process can include a will that identifies the beneficiaries of assets upon the testator’s death, and specific documents that will help loved ones make important decisions in the event […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2016 – In Pemberton Township, New Jersey, an 80-year-old woman named Nancy Rizzolo from Wenonah, Gloucester County, lost her life late Saturday, December 12, 2015, following an accident involving two cars. She was a passenger in an Oldsmobile Aurora driven by 58-year-old Guy Rizzolo, who is also from Wenonah. The head-on collision occurred on Route 70 at approximately 9:15 p.m. It was reported that she was declared dead at the scene of the accident. It was also reported that 26-year-old Bryan Hansen from Toms River was operating a Honda Civic on Lakehurst Road, […]


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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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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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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2015 – A disturbing new trend in distracted driving has been identified in Michigan. Deputies in the Polktown Township, Michigan, area say they have been responding to accidents caused by people getting high on computer cleaning products. The trend involves inhaling Duster, otherwise referred to as Canned Air Duster or Compressed Air Duster. The most recent incident involved a 20-year-old local man inhaling Duster while driving, losing control of his car and slamming into power poles. “What does Duster do to someone who inhales it?” said, Bobby Lee, a personal injury attorney with […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 17, 2015 – Texas still appears to lead the pack when it comes to drunk driving statistics, deaths and injuries. It is the No. 1 state for drunk driving fatalities, with over 1,300 in 2014. Texas has consistently had the highest number of drunk driving deaths and crash injuries. It is not a distinction anyone likes to boast about. According to Leslie Watson, with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one way to reduce the high number of crashes and death is to use sobriety checkpoints. “Forty-two states use sobriety checkpoints to help keep drunk […]


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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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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2015 – A school bus driver was caught on video texting while behind the wheel of a school bus filled with children. The story in this case is shocking because of the driver’s blatant disregard for the safety of a busload of children in the Bethlehem Area School District in Pennsylvania. A phone video, shot by one of the children on the bus, shows the driver texting while driving on the afternoon run home from school. The video went viral within seconds after it was shot. Upset district officials subsequently greeted the bus […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2015 – Even if a driver tries to alter a crash scene, or tell their version of events, the science behind analyzing crashes reveals the truth. Plaintiff’s personal injury attorneys have dealt with a wide variety of accidents caused by someone driving while under the influence. Victims come to them for assistance in seeking compensation for their injuries and in the worst cases, seek to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Part of the process of determining who is at fault in a drunk driving accident is dealing with the science of crashes to […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2015 – Parents of teenagers may worry more about alcohol, drugs or bullying, but the greatest threat to the safety of teens is the automobile. According to government statistics, 71 Florida teenagers were killed in car accidents last year. The National Safety Council said that the first year of driving and first thousand miles driven are the deadliest time in the life of a teenager. “Teenage drivers are inexperienced and may not have a proper understanding of the dangers they face when they are behind the wheel,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 4, 2015 – A 22-year-old biker loses both legs in a grisly accident on San Antonio’s West Loop 1604 and Wiseman Road. This accident was the result of a grey Ford pickup making a turnaround on Loop 1604. Unable to avoid a collision, the biker ran into the truck and was ejected from his motorcycle. The biker’s trajectory connected him with the Sea World 151 sign, subsequently severing both his legs. A police office, enroute to work, stopped at the scene of the accident and applied tourniquets to both stumps. The young rider was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2015 – John Russ Pearson is claiming negligence in his personal injury lawsuit against Buffalo Marine Service Inc. Pearson, a seaman, was at work on the marine vessel San Kennedy when in the process of docking it and its tow, a line snapped and struck him, causing him to fall to the deck and sustain serious injuries. According to the statement of claim, Pearson endured impairment, suffering, pain, disfigurement, loss of earnings and medical expenses. His lawsuit further alleges that Buffalo Marine Service Inc. failed to train or properly supervise the crew, have […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2015 – This multi-vehicle accident involved an 18-wheeler and four other vehicles. It was a miracle that no lives were lost. On Aug. 26, an 18-wheeler traveling south on 59 Eastex Freeway near Greens Road suddenly veered right, onto the shoulder, then corrected to come back left. During the overcorrection, the big rig took out four other vehicles as it crossed over into the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane and came to rest leaning over the guardrail. Emergency crews arrived quickly and went to work moving vehicles involved in the collision away from […]


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