Auto Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 12

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2013 – Central Texas’ largest assemblage of plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers, has elected a new president. “I’m honored to have been elected as president of CATLA,” said Brooks Schuelke, a plaintiff’s Austin personal injury lawyer. “The attorneys in this group are driven every single day to ensure their clients are not taken advantage of by corporate wrongdoers or insurance companies. Justice is not just a concept to them. It is a personal mission.” CATLA’s dedicated mission is to work together to effectively represent clients injured by the negligence of others, and to make […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2013 – Every 15 minutes in the U.S., someone is killed by a drunk driver. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a recommendation that the legal blood alcohol level be lowered to 0.05. The Texas office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has formally backed the new proposal, stating that the lower limit would save lives. Austin Police Chief, Art Acevedo, released a statement in which, while he did not formally endorse the new level, stated the change was worth “robust exploration and debate.” “Driving under the influence continues to be […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2013 – Atlanta personal injury attorney James Rice has been defending victims of drunk driving accidents for years and there is no lessening in the incidence of drunk driving accidents. “Despite all efforts to end drinking and driving, people still drive while intoxicated,” says Atlanta Car Accident attorney Jim Rice. National public awareness campaigns to educate the general public about the dangers of drinking and driving, and state and local law enforcement increasing enforcement of driving while under the influence continue to rise, as do the incidences of arrest and accidents due to […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire)May 23, 2013 – It is difficult to know what motivates people to drive recklessly, or commit criminal acts. No one will know why in this case, as the driver killed herself in a wreck. “This is one of those accidents that no one ever wants to see again. The aftermath was complete carnage,” outlined Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “The worst part is, this type of accident could happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere.” Consider the case of a 30-year old woman driving at […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2013 – In a recent case, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled that an injury sustained during a car accident at the end of a work day was compensable. In the case, Goss v. North Shore Trust & Savings, the petitioner, who was a director of investments, drove to a retail store at the close of business to purchase a rug for her employer’s booth at a local business exposition. On the way to the store, she was involved in a car accident and suffered injuries. The commission affirmed the decision of the […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2013 – Auto insurance fraud, by most measures, is more widespread in Florida than in any other state. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) conducted an analysis of staged accidents occurring from 2007 to 2009 nationwide. According to the report, Florida was the top state for staged accidents during that period, at 3,006. Second place went to New York, with just over half that number. “Florida, unfortunately, is home to a great deal of insurance fraud, but local measures are improving the situation,” commented Zephyrhills accident attorney Robert Alston. The report also listed […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2013 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a car rating system for older occupants. The NHTSA is asking for comments in the Federal Register for the proposed system, which would provide a “silver car” rating in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The proposal asks if there are aspects of car performance that would address the needs of older drivers and passengers in particular, including features that might make vehicles safer in the event of a car accident. “More older drivers are on the road than ever before, and […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2013 – Atlanta personal injury attorney James Rice has been defending victims of car and truck accidents and a recent report from Erie Insurance notes distraction is the cause of 1 in 10 auto accidents. Driving when you’re “lost in thought” can be deadly or cause major harm, says Atlanta personal injury attorney Jim Rice. The study done by Erie Insurance reports that teen drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction is the cause. Texting while driving (TWD) is a big crash […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2013 – A traffic accident led to the arrest of a Texas woman. On March 1, a two-vehicle crash eventually proved fatal. A 2010 Ford Fusion driven by a 74-year-old woman, Millie Powell of Port Arthur, Texas, rear-ended another vehicle. The vehicle she hit had been lawfully stopped while waiting to make a turn into a private driveway. The collision caused minor damage. The other driver was uninjured; Powell was sent to a local hospital with minor injuries. But Powell’s passenger, 92-year-old Ruby Jones, also of Port Arthur, experienced moderate injuries. 
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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2013 – A teenage Tampa woman was killed in an auto accident on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County. Amanda Pierce, 18, was driving her 2001 Acura westbound toward Tallahassee with her friend, Taylor Lazzara, 18, in the passenger seat. Pierce came upon stopped traffic, the result of two earlier crashes. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Pierce swerved to avoid the cars, went into a slide on the shoulder, and collided with a tree. Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce commented, “This tragedy is a reminder of how important it is to be […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2013 – A cluster of tragic car accidents involving teenagers belies the national trend of fewer such accidents. Four high school friends died recently when their car skidded off a bridge in rural Illinois and fell into a creek. The tragedy came just one day after five Texas teenagers died in a fiery crash and an accident in Ohio claimed six lives. However, statistics show that fatal crashes involving teenagers are actually decreasing. “Our hearts go out to the victims of these horrible events, and we are reminded that young drivers are especially […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2013 – Traffic fatalities in Illinois increased in the first several weeks of 2013. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) show that there were 115 fatalities resulting from 97 crashes in the state as of February 23, 2013. That is an increase from 109 fatalities during the same period in 2012. Twenty-four of the deaths occurred in Cook County, with 13 of them in the City of Chicago. The data are provisional. “It is unfortunate that traffic fatalities have increased so far this year, just as they did last year,” said […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2013 – Six pedestrians in the Washington, D.C. area were killed by cars in the month of February. According to AAA, three pedestrians died in collisions with cars in the District in February. Two of those accidents were hit-and-run. Another three were killed in Montgomery County that month. The number of February pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County was fully half the number of such accidents in all of 2012. Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer David Lietz commented, “Although the District area achieved a recent low in pedestrian deaths last year, we clearly still […]


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Santa Cruz, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2013 – Audi Monterey Peninsula a dba of Cardinale GMC has been sued in Monterey Superior Court for allegedly selling a car without disclosing that it had been in a wreck. A local man bought a car from the Seaside, CA dealership and unknown to him the car had been involved in a prior collision suffering frame damage. The lawsuit alleges that the car was repaired, including repainting the front passenger side to make it appear like new and, allegedly, to conceal the collision damage. Frame damage still exists and the car […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 21 , 2013 – Many American families are all too familiar with what happens when someone drives drunk. Many have lost loved ones to a drunken driver. “Drinking and driving still seems to be a national pastime,” stated Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “No matter how much coverage a death by drunken driver gets, how many educational campaigns are launched, people still drive while under the influence. And, not only that, but they also still choose to ride with a drunk driver; often a serious […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2013 – Kids in Chicago are struck by automobiles most often near schools. Over a five-year period, about 3,630 vehicle-pedestrian crashes in Chicago involved injuries to youths, with about half of them occurring within a block of a school, according to an analysis of accident data conducted by the Chicago Tribune. The data shows that there has been no reduction in injuries since a previous study found that children are involved in pedestrian accidents more often than adults. “When we consider auto safety, we must remember that pedestrians are much more vulnerable than […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 12, 2013 – At least 30 people were injured when a crash at a Nascar event sent debris hurtling into the stands. During the last lap of a race at the Daytona International Speedway, a race car, driven by Kyle Larson, went airborne in a crash involving 11 other cars. The vehicle slammed into the 22-foot protective fence separating fans from the track, sending large pieces of automobiles, including a tire, into bleachers crowded with spectators. Fourteen people were sent to area hospitals, two in critical condition. Tampa personal injury lawyer Robert Joyce, who […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 6 , 2013 – Underage drinking and driving is popular, but comes with significant consequences. The victim in this case was severely injured in a rollover accident. “It’s stunning the number of people who choose to get into a car when the driver is obviously drunk. More often than not, it is the social pressure of shunning a ride from a so called ‘friend’ that makes the person hop in. This is one of the worst decisions someone could possibly make,” added Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2013 – Falling asleep at the wheel with six kids in the car is guaranteed to be an accident looking for a place to happen. “This accident never should have happened,” commented Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas personal injury lawyer. “The man had six kids in the car with him, and one of them was an infant. That should mean driving with due care and attention. Such was not the case here.” The 29-year-old man was apparently tasked with driving several […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2013 – New technology will allow cars more autonomy. Toyota has announced that it is working on technology which would allow its cars and trucks to communicate with each other while on the road, and with the surroundings. In Japan, sensors have been installed along the test site and in multiple cars; the sensors send out information which will help avoid collisions. Through images that appear on a screen for the driver, alarms that sound and automated messages, the driver is alerted to potential dangers and advised to seek alternate routes and avoidance […]


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