Auto Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 13

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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 21 , 2013 – It only takes one second to change a life. This crash injured 120 and killed two. “We’ve never seen the likes of a massive chain reaction pile-up like this one,” remarked Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “It was foggy, people couldn’t see where they were going and then, it happened, the first of many crashes on Interstate 10.” It was early in the morning, and most thought the fog would dissipate before too long. It was also a holiday, and people […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2013 – One of the worst auto accidents in Florida history continues to work its way through the courts. Following lengthy mediation sessions in late 2012, it appears that the pain and expense of lawsuits stemming from a devastating series of fatal crashes on Interstate 75 in January of that year will be largely avoided. However, legal action against the state of Florida for its controversial role in the incident seems likely to go forward. “This is a terrible accident – probably one of the worst in state history,” said Tampa personal injury […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2013 – A sleeping driver sent ten passengers to the ER. A charter bus carrying 48 passengers veered off the roadway on I-95 near Aberdeen, Maryland on a recent Friday morning, sending ten passengers to area hospitals – one with serious injuries. According to Maryland State Police, the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Washington D.C. personal injury David Lietz commented, “If a bus driver falls asleep at the wheel, that is a very serious transgression. It is very lucky that no one was killed in this accident and that the injuries sustained […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – The City of Chicago has reached a major personal injury law settlement. The City of Chicago has agreed to pay $6.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who suffered severe brain damage when a drunk city worker drove a pickup truck into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk in Gold Coast last year. “This tragedy may have been prevented if the driver had undergone random alcohol testing,” said Chicago personal injury attorney Robert Briskman, who is not involved in the case. “In order to prevent a repeat […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – Texas is looking at renewed legislative support to combat texting and driving. There are now six separate bills that call for a Texas-wide ban on texting-while-driving pre-filed for the upcoming 2013 legislative session. While Texas lawmakers successfully ushered a no-texting bill through the House and Senate in 2011, it was vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry. Gov. Perry has stated that that he believes public education is the best way to deal with texting while driving a motor vehicle. “Distracted driving is a serious danger for other drivers and pedestrians all across […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 22 , 2013 – If it is not one thing, it is another. The next distracted driving reason is ‘webbing.’ “I am not too surprised to learn there is yet another way to drive while distracted,” acknowledged Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “It had to happen with all the technology being thrown at us today, and most of it being used while driving. The latest is dubbed ‘webbing’ and it means surfing the Internet while driving.” While many people might shake their heads to think […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 15 , 2013 – The innocent driver in this case died in hospital after this accident. The other driver blew .106 on the breathalyzer. “The others drivers on the freeway had never seen anything like this accident,” said Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. An electrician was heading south on the freeway in the early morning hours, when he suddenly swerved to avoid hitting a car. He ended up crossing five lanes of traffic. “This forced a Chevy pick-up to slam into a cement wall. The […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2013 – A recent ruling by the Florida Supreme Court allows drivers who strike another vehicle from behind to rebut the presumption of sole responsibility for the crash and sue the other driver. In a statement, Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce said, “Sometimes a rear-end collision is not entirely the fault of the driver that struck the other vehicle. Any driver who is partially to blame for an auto accident should be held legally accountable for their portion of the responsibility.” The case, Cevallos v. Rideout, was filed as the result of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 8 , 2013 – Two drunken drivers caused the death of a young mother. “You don’t see this happen often, two drunken drivers, almost behind one another on the road, both causing accidents within minutes. In this story, a 31-year-old mother, was first hit by a drunk driver. She was a passenger in a vehicle on the Houston freeway. It appeared that no one was hurt, so she climbed out of the car to check on the people in the other vehicle. She was hit and killed instantly by a second drunk driver,” explained […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 28 , 2012 – It is one thing to have a law banning texting while driving. It is another to be able to enforce it. “It’s good that there are laws banning the use of mobile devices when driving. Those kinds of laws are intended to save lives. The issue is enforcement. How does a police officer tell when someone is texting? If the offending driver sees a cop, they just lower the phone, or put it on the seat. It’s tough to just stop everyone in a car or other vehicle just because […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2012 – Tampa transportation officials announced plans for upgraded safety measures at an East Tampa intersection, the site of at least seven car crashes between 2008 and 2010, one of which claimed three lives. The intersection is at 34th Street and Chelsea Avenue. A building set close to the northeast corner obstructs westbound motorists’ view of oncoming southbound traffic on 34th Street. “Area residents rightfully expect safe conditions on our roads,” said Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce. “These safety upgrades are good news for local motorists.” The fatal crash happened in September […]


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Woodland Hills, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 14, 2012 – Woodland Hills personal injury attorneys Freeman & Freeman LLP are proud to announce that a record jury award of $4.89 million was obtained on behalf of their client Lisa Tonetti against defendants Diversified Transportation LLC and Ernesto Salgado. This staggering sum is one of the highest amounts awarded in Norwalk, CA in over 15 years. The record $4.89 million jury award was the result of a lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court in Norwalk, CA, case number VC056699. “We are extremely pleased to see that our client’s case […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2012 – The upcoming holiday season means more sobriety checkpoints throughout Georgia. According to Spencer Moore, the Deputy Director for the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, roadblocks have become an essential part of Georgia’s highway safety program. Moore stated that checkpoints have been an effective tool to deter impaired drivers and to raise public awareness. Officers are using the roadblocks to stop and apprehend drivers they believe are driving inebriated. The National Motorists Association contests the use of roadblocks, arguing that many roadblocks constitute unlawful search and seizure and violate the Constitution’s […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2012 – When an attorney does an outstanding job, they are recognized by their peers and receive accolades for their dedication to justice. Atlanta injury lawyer, Stephen M. Ozcomert of Decatur, GA has been recognized by GeorgiaTrend in its 2012 selection of the “Legal Elite” recognizing “Georgia’s Top Attorneys.” This special honor appears this month in the GeorgiaTrend Magazine, published by Trend Publications. “This is a real honor for me,” said Atlanta injury lawyer, Stephen M. Ozcomert. “I work hard to deliver excellence to my clients, and the fact that GeorgiaTrend has included […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2012 – A new study by Swiss researchers looked at college-age “front-loading” or “pre-drinking:” the act of having a drink or two before heading out for the evening. The study, which included analysis of the behavior of more than 250 students over the course of five weeks, found that the college-aged individuals who participated in pre-drinking were far more likely to later drive under the influence of alcohol (DUI), experience blackouts, and use drugs. Researchers also stated that when the students consumed alcoholic beverages prior to going to the planned event, they tended […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2012 – According to a recent report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), some cars are far riskier than others when it comes to being injured during an auto accident. The IIHS compiled and analyzed claims information from 2009 to 2011 to determine which cars were involved in personal injury protection claims (PIPs) most often. “The report shows that small car owners filed the most claims,” said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago car accident attorney. “This isn’t particularly surprising given that a small car is more likely to sustain damage in a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2012 – Who would have thought that we would see the day when technology has to fight to suppress technology, because people are not smart enough not to text while driving? “How many people do you know who have sent or received a text while behind the wheel of their vehicle? Likely the response is ‘lots.’ The chances are high that just about everyone has done it, is doing it and will do it, no matter what the law says about it. People never think the laws apply to them, because they drive […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2012 – Driving safely includes paying attention to everything one sees on the road, but that did not happen in these two biker deaths. “Drivers have a duty to drive with due care and attention. However, many don’t seem to see motorcycles, and therein lies the problem. If they are not aware enough to see ‘all’ the traffic around them, someone may end up dead due to their inattention. That is what happened in these two cases,” explained Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law […]


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