Auto Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 14

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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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2012 – The Illinois State Police joined more than 500 law enforcement agencies throughout the country in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Police were out in force during the Memorial Day weekend to issue tickets for drivers who fail to wear seat belts. NHTSA statistics indicate that in the year 2010, safety belts saved approximately 12,546 lives throughout the country. “Safety belts are one of the most important tools that drivers and passengers can use to protect themselves in a car accident,” said Chicago car accident attorney Robert Briskman. In Illinois, on […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2012 – An investigation into Georgia Highway Patrol wrecks showed that troopers were at fault in 99 automobile crashes involving their cruisers across the Peach State from January of 2011 to March of 2012. Some of the at-fault troopers were in multiple crashes and one trooper killed a woman on New Years Eve when his cruiser slammed into her SUV in downtown Atlanta. “The hard work done by the Georgia Highway Patrol probably prevents a great number of accidents from happening on our roadways, but there is no excuse for this many Trooper-cased […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2012 – One way to reduce motorcycle accidents is to be more aware of all the traffic present in the area. Paying attention could save a biker’s life. “This accident was one of those things that tend to happen far too often when riding a motorcycle. Car drivers just do not see the bikers and often turn right in front of them. Without nowhere else to go but into the side of the vehicle, many a biker, and their passengers, have been gravely injured and/or killed,” recounted Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2012 – As many Americans try to save money, they often cut corners on maintaining their vehicles. However, avoiding repairs and common replacements can lead to car accidents and possibly injure others. Car owners are familiar with standing in a lobby as their mechanic approaches with an assessment of their vehicle’s health. That assessment often leads to expensive repairs, and according to Consumers Reports National Research Center, forty percent of consumers are postponing repairs like brakes, lights, and tires. Dallas car accident attorney, John Hale of The Hale Law Firm said, “Drivers are […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2012 – In an effort to reduce distracted driving, automakers are enabling drivers to control their mobile phones, navigation systems, vehicle climate, and other items with their voice. While voice controls may prevent drivers from looking away from traffic, their focus may still be on controlling their gadgets. “It certainly is better for drivers to be able to keep their eyes on the road, but voice controls don’t go far enough,” said Chicago personal injury attorney Robert Briskman. “Distracted driving is really a matter of the driver’s mental state. Multitasking while operating a […]


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