Auto Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 11

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2013 – A 17-year-old boy was struck and killed by a minivan as he walked to school in Polk County, Fla. Enrique Hernandez, of Auburndale, Fla., was walking northbound on Old Dixie Highway toward Teneroc High School shortly before dawn on a recent Wednesday morning when the accident happened. He was struck by a Dodge minivan traveling in the same direction. Investigators think Hernandez was wearing headphones at the time. “There are no street lights, sidewalks, or even shoulders at this stretch of road,” said Tampa personal injury lawyer Robert Joyce. “Combined with […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2013 – Four people were injured on Houston’s most dangerous roadway when a motorcyclist hit several pedestrians near Allen Parkway. The motorcycle rider allegedly lost control of his vehicle, which jumped a curb and landed on the sidewalk, where it struck two pedestrians. Though the accident was not fatal, the rider, his passenger and the two pedestrians who were struck were all injured and brought to an area hospital. The rider and his passenger were later reported to be in stable condition, while the pedestrians were reported to have sustained serious injuries. “Allen […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2013 – Seven people were injured in an auto accident near Tampa, Fla. involving 11 vehicles. The collision occurred around noon on a recent Saturday on southbound Interstate 75 just north of State Road 60. Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) say an out-of-state driver caused the pileup by cutting off a semi truck while changing lanes. Tampa auto accident attorney Robert Joyce says it should serve as a reminder to drive defensively. “Anyone on the road is a potential danger,” Joyce said. “People unfamiliar with the area might have trouble navigating […]


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Beverly Hills, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2013 – The Los Angeles personal injury law firm of Glotzer and Sweat, LLP recently negotiated a settlement in the amount of $835,000 for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The incident occurred in Orange County CA and involved a valet who was driving negligently when he hit and injured a 43 year old male waiting in a service bay of a local car dealership. The plaintiff sustained injuries including a fractured tibial plateau and torn labrum, which required multiple surgeries. Steven M. Sweat, Joshua W. Glotzer and George Aldrich were the […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2013 – An auto accident in Dallas, Texas, on Interstate 35 claimed the lives of two men who were thrown from the vehicle. Both men and a third passenger were wearing seat belts at the time. “While seatbelt use has proven to prevent a significant number of serious injuries and deaths when there is an accident, in this case, the seatbelts may not have adequately restrained the men inside the vehicle,” commented Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale. The fatal single-car accident occurred on June 5th on a southbound service road around 6 […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2013 – Two teenage girls in Pasco County, Fla., died in a car crash on a recent Tuesday. Courtney Lynn Little, 17, and Kathy Markou, 16, died at the scene of an accident on Moon Lake Road near Bethwood Avenue in New Port Richey. The road has a reputation for being the site of frequent accidents. According to Pasco County statistics, 155 crashes occurred on Moon Lake Road between January 2010 and December 2012 – about one per week. “The loss of two teenage lives in this accident is tragic,” said Zephyrhills auto […]


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New Atlanta car accident attorney joins James A. Rice, Jr. PC, a Georgia personal injury and wrongful death law firm. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2013 – Mrs. Kimberly McGowan completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and her law degree at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. She is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and a member of Tort & Insurance Law Section of the Georgia Bar Association. Mrs. McGowan was admitted to practice in all Georgia Courts including Trial Courts, Federal District Court, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2013 – A mechanic with a blood-alcohol reading of .17 killed a 4-year-old boy and seriously injured the father in a deadly 2010 drunk driving crash. “Cases that involve the death of children as a result of a drunk driver hitting the vehicle they are in are the hardest to come to grips with,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober & Reyna. “No one who responds to a crash scene wants to see young children hurt or killed. This case was shocking for the force of the impact […]


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Washington, DC (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2013 – The Cochran Firm DC a Washington, DC personal injury law firm. recently unveiled a new website that caters specifically to people looking to hire a personal injury lawyer in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. The website includes content and videos that educate and advise people of their rights as they pertain to personal injury matters such as possible medical malpractice claims, auto accidents, mass tort law, and other types of personal injury matters. The website, developed by The Search Ninjas, a website development and SEO firm which caters exclusively to the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2013 – This auto accident was the result of one man consuming twenty three alcoholic beverages in under two hours. “The man who chose to drive while under the influence of 23 glasses of alcohol had a blood-alcohol content of three times the legal limit when he was arrested at the scene of this accident,” said Austin injury lawyer Brooks Schuelke, with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The toddler who survived the accident will never be the same again. He suffered severe traumatic brain injury and now requires around-the-clock care.” The family involved in […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2013 – Three Land O’ Lakes high school students were seriously injured in a car accident near their campus on a recent Friday. Kyle Hunnewell, Shawn Bosley, and Emilio Batista, all 17-year-old seniors at Sunlake High School, were on their way to school when the accident happened. Hunnewell’s car collided with a van driven by William Ase, 49, of New Port Richey. Ase suffered minor injuries. The three students were all wearing seat belts, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report. “This accident could have been much worse,” said Tampa auto accident […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2013 – A mock car accident included a graphic teaching tool for high school students. “This mock reality teaching tool for students is innovative and hits home for those that witness the aftermath of a two vehicle head-on collision, complete with live students acting as accident victims,” outlined Austin injury lawyer Brooks Schuelke, with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The back-story for the teaching scenario: a high school freshman and his friends were on the way to the prom. Traveling in the other direction, toward them, was another carful of students who had been […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2013 – Connecticut has a novel idea to crackdown on cellphone usage in vehicles. “Connecticut has an interesting idea to cut down on the number of people who use mobile devices when they drive,” commented Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer, with Lee, Gober & Reyna. “If it works there, it may have possibilities in Texas.” Connecticut state lawmakers want to inform insurance companies when drivers are cited for using a cellphone while driving. The upshot of the bill would make distracted driving violations reportable to insurance companies, thus increase the person’s […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 8, 2013 – Cellphone-related car accidents are not always reported as such by law enforcement. “Not every car accident resulting in serious injuries or death is attributed to cellphone use. It depends on the circumstances of the case. Consider the case of a young 17-year-old woman, talking on her cellphone, clipping a snow bank, spinning into oncoming traffic and being broadsided by an SUV. Her last word’s were ‘I’m going to crash,’” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. The young lady died in hospital […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2013 – A recent insurance company survey reveals daydreaming is another deadly distraction. “The news is full of stories about people dying as a result of texting and driving and/or webbing and driving. Now, a report by the Erie Insurance Group concludes that one in ten people, of the 65,000 killed between 2010 and 2011, were driving while distracted. Their research was based on studying police reports that, among other things, contained the official notation that the driver had been lost in thought, or day dreaming, prior to the crash,” indicated Austin personal […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2013 – Efforts are underway in Texas to reduce distracted driving, a major cause of traffic accidents. Statistics show that distracted driving is a serious problem, and may be severely underreported. In Texas, public education efforts are underway by local government and cell phone companies to discourage distracted driving. “Distracted driving is a major cause of traffic accidents resulting in injury or death,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale. “It is very important for drivers to realize that taking your eyes off the road for even a second can be extremely dangerous.” […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2013 – A change to Florida’s rules for traffic signals allowed cities and counties to shorten yellow lights, reaping millions of dollars in fines. In a recent report, Noah Pransky of Tampa television station WTSP covered the 2011 rule change by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which reduced allowable minimum intervals for yellow lights below the federal government’s recommended minimums. State and local traffic engineers then worked together to shorten yellow lights at intersections with red light cameras, the report said. “Transportation authorities need to find ways to reduce accidents and enforce […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2013 – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that states lower the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC). The NTSB does not directly set these limits; they are determined by state legislation. Currently, all 50 U.S. states have a BAC limit of 0.08 percent for all drivers 21 or older. Some states hold younger drivers to stricter standards. The agency has called on states to lower the limit for all drivers to 0.05 percent. “Some 10,000 deaths per year on American roads involve alcohol impairment,” said Zephyrhills auto accident attorney […]


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Palm Coast, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2013 – Richard D. Zasada, a Palm Coast and Jacksonville attorney who practices divorce and disability law, has launched a new website at www.zasadalaw.com. “We at Richard D. Zasada, LLC are excited about the new website,” said Zasada. “This is an opportunity to expand our online presence and reach out to potential clients.” Zasada has been a trial attorney for 20 years, building a reputation as a tenacious litigator who cares deeply about his clients. He has taken hundreds of cases to trial, including as an Assistant State Attorney and in civil […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2013 – A bill approved in the Illinois House would toughen speed limits in school zones. Under the proposed legislation, drivers would be required to slow down to 20 mph any time a child is present in a school zone, not only when school is in session. Current law requires drivers to slow down in a school zone only on school days between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, said that children should be protected when crossing the street after school hours. Researchers have found that this time period is […]


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