Auto Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 14

Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2012 – A tire tread separation was the cause of a multiple car accident that claimed the life of an El Paso, Texas man. The incident was just one of numerous high-profile tire separation accidents this summer. While regular tire maintenance is a routine part of tractor-trailer care, accidents due to tire failure still can occur. Accidents caused by tread separation, tire blowouts and tire failure, and can happen when one or more tires has a design flaw, or were manufactured with a defect. A tire failure can mean loss of control for […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2012 – An accident above Florida’s Turnpike in Boca Raton, Florida may have been a suicide. Authorities are investigating a crash that took place below the Southwest 18th Street overpass. Apparently, a man driving on the overpass, went off the road and into the guard rail, which was not strong enough to prevent his vehicle from careening off the overpass, onto the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike below. “It looks like this particular incident was not nearly as bad as it could have been,” said Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce. “Still, […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2012 – Google’s self-driving cars have so far traveled approximately 300,000 miles, piloted solely by computers, without causing one single accident. When it comes to people-piloted cars, however, the statistics show a different story. In the U.S., as of 2008 (the most recent year listed by the U.S. Census Bureau), there were some 10.8 million traffic accidents, resulting in 35.9 million fatalities. State by state statistics also show a high number of incidents. According to the latest information from the Texas State Department of Transportation, there were just under 58,000 serious injury car […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2012 – According to a new study released by State Farm Insurance, one-third of teenagers polled admit to sending and reading text messages while driving. The report supported recent federal research which showed teens and other drivers below the age of 25 as a higher-risk group than their elders when it comes to driving and texting. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens; teens are statistically more likely to die in a car crash than any age group under age 80. Teens and texting is of great concern: the federal […]


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Norfolk, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2012 – Summer is coming to a close, school is back in session, and you know what that means – FOOTBALL! College football season is upon us, much to the delight of the thousands of Virginia college team fans in our area. Unfortunately, celebrating a new season can also bring danger in the form of drinking and driving. Between tailgating parties, sports bars, and home viewing parties, alcohol consumption and game day are often synonymous. And one too many drinks can lead to very serious consequences. Recent studies show that the drinking and […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2012 – A DPS Trooper said they are moving ahead with warrants for people involved in a deadly traffic accident. A young Magnolia man died when he lost control of his vehicle on July 31. He was struck by a white truck on Hardin Road about 30 miles northwest of Houston between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. When the young man’s Nissan Maxima was struck from behind by the truck, it entered a ditch next to FM 2978. The Maxima then backed out of the ditch and back onto the road where it […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2012 – A man was killed after being thrown from his vehicle and then run over on Interstate 90 in Santa Rosa County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A 40-year-old Milton man was driving a Ford F-150 at about 4 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle. He was headed east and in some proximity to Smith’s Fish Camp Road. After losing control of his truck, he was thrown from it and landed in the eastbound lane. Here he was struck by another vehicle and died. The victim was not wearing […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2012 – A 27-year-old Houston woman died recently in a head-on collision. She was in the western part of the state returning from a trip to the Grand Canyon, when a pickup truck struck the vehicle she was riding in. The pickup truck was traveling the wrong way down a one-way street in Lubbock. The driver of the car she was in at the time of the accident was critically injured. The victim was not wearing a seat belt and the impact from the accident launched her out of the vehicle. She was […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2012 – Volvo is developing a number of high-tech safety features, many of which focus on adapting to modern driver behavior. Surveys have shown that drivers in the United States spend up to 30 percent of their driving time doing other things, such as making cell phone calls or texting, and this distracted driving is a major cause of automobile accidents. The new technologies are being developed in three major areas: helping drivers stay safely in their lane, avoiding accidents at intersections and collisions with wild animals. “These new systems may prove to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2012 – This bizarre case includes a coven of witches and a warlock trying to hex disbelievers. The bottom line is the witch was driving under the influence of alcohol. “I’ve been involved in, heard about and read a lot of strange cases over the years I have practiced personal injury law,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Texas. “But this one really took the cake: witches, warlocks, a stripper, Wiccan members, drinking and death by impalement. This story was almost too bizarre to believe, […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2012 – At least he was honest. A Texas man texted his friend and told him he needed to stop right before he drove into a ravine, suffering severe head trauma that included a broken neck and other fractures. Fortunately, he survived, and he has since started an organization to help educate the public on the dangers of driving while texting. “There are so many auto accidents resulting in serious injuries and deaths even without texting,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John D. Hale. “Texting while driving exponentially increases the chances of an […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2012 – Ann Schneider, the Illinois Transportation Secretary, has launched a new safety campaign intended to reduce highway deaths throughout the state. The program will display several important safety messages on digital message boards on state roadways and has launched an Internet and social media campaign. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there have been 561 roadway fatalities so far this year, an increase from 510 during the same time period last year. “It is tremendously important for both the government and private individuals to do everything possible to reduce traffic […]


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Fort Mill, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2012 – The South and North Carolina personal injury and criminal defense firm Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP employed three law student interns over the 2012 summer. Divided between the firm’s offices, the three are: Jamie White, Emory Law rising third year, in the Fort Mill office; Brice Peper, Charleston Law rising third year, in the new Charleston office; and Jessica, Charlotte Law rising second year, in the Charlotte office. Fort Mill intern White received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and, immediately after graduation, began his law school career at Emory. […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2012 – Reckless driving and DWI are to blame in an accident that killed one, injured another. “A bizarre set of circumstances has led to the death of a former nurse,” said Mike Smith, an injury and accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. This was a chain reaction crash, caused by two drunk drivers, both senior citizens. “According to the police report, the 68-year-old former nurse stopped to help a pedestrian she had grazed with her car. She got out of her vehicle to help him off the street. As […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2012 – A three-vehicle collision in Fulton County injured three people, including a police officer, in late July. The accident took place near Cascade and Fairburn Road at about 5 p.m. (This area is near Cascade Corners and Mangum Manor.) The officer was driving a police cruiser going west on Cascade Road when he hit the side of a BMW sedan that was headed south on Fairburn. The impact caused the patrol car to catch on fire with the officer trapped inside. He was removed from the car by rescue crews and transported […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 1, 2012 – Many new safety technologies have been introduced in automobiles now on the market, and according to a new study, at least some of them are working. The study, by the Highway Loss Data Institute (Institute), analyzed insurance claims in conjunction with data from automobile accidents. The non-profit institute is funded by the insurance industry. “The emergence of these new safety technologies are an important step toward reducing the number of tragic injuries and deaths that occur on the highway,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the Joyce & […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2012 – It should be common knowledge that using a cell phone while driving is dangerous. Drivers who make phone calls or send text messages take their minds off the task at hand, and can cause serious traffic accidents. But a recent New Jersey case tested the theory that the sender of a text message can be held liable for a collision caused by the recipient of the message. The short answer, according to Superior Court Judge David Rand, is no. Linda and David Kubert were on their motorcycle in Morris County, New […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2012 – Car accidents happen for a number of reasons. In this case, the at-fault driver, attempted to blame the solar eclipse. “I’ve heard a lot of reasons for car accidents, but this one, that I was not involved with, was unique, not to mention original,” commented Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “It seems the at-fault driver insisted she could not see where she was going, due to the glare of the eclipse.” It appears the 26-year-old driver was heading toward […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 29, 2012 – A pregnant woman driving in Houston hit a Ford F-450 wrecker truck with her Chevy Malibu on the Gulf Freeway feeder road. The woman was seventeen weeks pregnant and was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center with injuries that did not threaten her life. The baby, however, did not survive. The woman in the Chevy Malibu allegedly drove through a red light before the impact with the wrecker truck. The accident is under investigation, but it is believed alcohol may have played a role in the woman’s crashing […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 27, 2012 – Recently passed changes to Florida’s insurance laws make it more important than ever to contact a personal injury attorney quickly if you are injured in an automobile accident. The changes to the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law will go into effect January 1, 2013, provided Governor Rick Scott signs the bill as expected. Now, people who are injured in a collision have a limit of 14 days to seek medical treatment, and only those diagnosed with an “emergency medical condition” will be eligible for PIP benefits. The new law favors insurance […]


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