Auto Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 16

New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2012 – Even though the weather has been kinder this winter, it can easily turn icy and snowy in Connecticut as February gets underway. Drivers must take precautions to ensure their and other vehicles’ safety. Keeping aware of news updates is important too as conditions can change during the course of the work day. “Be sure your gas tank is full, you have a scraper or brush for the snow, and are alert before you drive to your destination,” said Connecticut personal injury attorney Michael Stratton, of Stratton Faxon law firm. “Serious […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2012 – At one time, people could drive through the streets of Austin with an open container of alcohol. Times have definitely changed. “It used to be that people could have an open container of alcohol in their vehicle and not be too worried about whether or not they would be pulled over for a DUI. Things have changed over the years and Texas has put its foot down, big time, when it comes to drinking and driving, which is how it should be,” stated Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2012 – Effective January 1, Illinois residents riding in the back seat of vehicles are now required to wear a seat belt. The new law builds on one passed in the 1980s that requires all passengers in the front seat of vehicles and all people under the age of 19 to wear a seat belt. It has been shown that seat belts protect drivers and passengers in the event of an automobile accident. “This is a great move for Illinois because seat belts now will protect everyone in the car and not just […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2012 – Being flattened by a tractor-trailer typically does not guarantee one survives. This man did. “I’ve seen a lot of big rig accidents during the course of my practice,” said Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. “I have helped many plaintiffs go to court to recover for their serious injuries. The man in this reported case should not even be alive today. It was that horrific.” The man was waiting at a red light when the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer pulled away from […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2012 – There is a refreshing move towards banning all portable devices while driving. It may be an uphill battle, but it would save lives. “Driving while distracted is a major issue today with the abundance of devices being used by people while they drive. You cannot drive and text, talk on the cell, eat, drink, comb your hair, put on lipstick, shave or change clothing at the same time. I’ve heard of a couple of other shenanigans people have tried in a moving vehicle, but suffice it to say that should not […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2012 – When logging equipment falls off a truck while crossing a bridge, the results are deadly. “There was no way to avoid the inevitable in this accident,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “Particularly since the logging equipment that fell off the back of a truck landed right in front of a another driver, this became a horrendous scene. Forty-year-old Kyle Brown of Lake Saint Louis slammed into the metal and died.” Evidently, a tire on the truck carrying the equipment hit the bridge guardrail, and caused the logging gear […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2012 – “Construction zones are not as safe as you may think, particularly if there is a big rig in the vicinity and, for whatever reasons, that rig does not stop in time for the line of cars in front of him. The devastation often carries on for hundreds of yards and the injuries and death toll are often catastrophic,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm in Texas. Take the case of Wanda and John Lindsay. They never saw the truck that rammed them coming, […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2012 – A new texting while driving campaign shows how five seconds of distraction can cause a serious accident. The campaign is by the Ad Council in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is called “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.” Specifically, it targets teens who are enticed to stay connected while driving. “Taking your eyes off the road to check an email, text, or make a phone can be all it takes to run into someone and risk your life,” said Connecticut personal injury attorney Michael A. Stratton, […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2012 – Dallas roadways can get icy and blanketed with snow in January and February, so drivers need to take precautions to get to their destination safely. Drivers should plan ahead so that their automobile is safe to drive; they are alert and cautious, and mindful of any news alerts before they head out. “You need to give yourself enough time to get to your destination safely,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale, of The Hale Law Firm. “You should drive slower because everything takes longer on roads affected by winter storms […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2012 – The Michigan personal injury law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is proud to introduce the addition of motorcycle accident attorney, Dondi Vesprini, to their team of already award winning, experienced personal injury lawyers in Michigan! Partner and car accident lawyer, Daniel L. Buckfire stated, “For over 40 years, our Michigan personal injury law firm has not only earned the trust of our clients, but has a proven track record of winning the highest settlements for accident and injury victims. Our team of attorneys has helped us attain this reputation, and […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2012 – Thanks to a series of egregious mistakes, this bus crash hurt 20 innocent people. “There is no way this three vehicle accident should have happened,” stated Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “But thanks to a drunk driver, it did, and as a net result there are a large number of people who may well want to speak to their lawyers about their injuries.” Here is what happened in this reported case. A school bus was heading home from a basketball game and was full of tired players just waiting […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2012 – There are far too many inattentive drivers on the roads today. This reported case, involving a police officer, clearly demonstrates that. “When you practice personal injury law, including handling motorcycle crash cases, you sometimes think you just may have seen it all,” commented Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer in Georgia who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. “Then, along comes a case like this one that makes you realize you have not seen it all and that there never seems to be an end to driver inattentiveness that can […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2012 – Being obese while trucking leaves drivers prone to serious health issues. Those issues can affect others on the road. “Pretty much the last thing people think when they see a heavy trucker behind the wheel of a big rig is that he could kill someone because he is obese. The last thing truckers feel like doing, after being in a cab for hundreds and hundreds of miles and having a lunch break at the Greasy Spoon, is work out or even go for a walk. Over time, the poor diet and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2012 – Last fall, Attorney TJ Grimaldi was brought aboard to head up the personal injury division of McIntyre Panzarella Thanasides, P.L. Mr. Grimaldi, born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and whose family founded and ran Columbia Bank in Ybor City for nearly a century, is an experienced personal injury attorney and is spearheading the McIntyre, Panzarella, Thanasides, P.L. personal injury department. The new personal injury division focuses on helping those injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, slip and falls, victims of medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse. “I want to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2012 – Poor road conditions and blurred windshield vision can cause fatal accidents. “This reported case saddened me as I read it. But if bad road conditions were not present, this accident might not have happened,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “On reading the case for a second time, however, this was more than bad luck. If you dig deeper, and that is what personal injury lawyers do, this could have been another story.” Two men and one 44-year-old woman were in a single-vehicle accident […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2012 – Almost a third of drivers admit to driving while drowsy, a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported. Its study showed that 17 percent of all accidents a year, including 5000 fatalities, were caused by drowsy driving. “Do not overestimate your ability to stay awake when you are feeling drowsy and nodding off at the wheel,” said Chicago accident lawyer Paul Greenberg, Esq. “What you should do is get off the road and get some rest when you feel this way.” One in eight accidents caused by drowsy […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2012 – If activists have their way, more states will have interlock ignition device laws in place. This would be a good thing to reduce drunk driving. “If you follow the news, you will note that more groups are getting behind the call for mandatory interlock ignition device laws in more states. While most states have some sort of ignition interlock law, only 14 have mandatory provisions for all offenses. Colorado’s law is not mandatory for a first conviction, so offenders do not have a strong incentive to install one. Three states don’t […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2011 – Holidays and drunk driving accidents are a rising concern across the nation. During the Christmas and New Year holidays, nearly 40 percent of all deaths occur due to at least one of the drivers being alcohol-impaired. “Driving while intoxicated risks your life and others on the roads,” said Chicago car accident attorney Robert I. Briskman, Esq. “Serious injuries and deaths can happen just because you decided to drive while impaired rather than hailing a cab or calling a friend for a ride.” If holiday plans do involve alcohol, it is best […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2011 – Texas Highway Patrol troopers will be out in force for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. This is the second year that police will be monitoring the Texas roadways for drunk drivers. The THP has arrested thousands of individuals who could have caused serious or fatal auto accidents. “Intoxicated drivers can wreak havoc during the holidays,” said Waxahachie auto accident lawyer John Hale, of The Hale Law Firm. “Do yourself and other drivers a favor and either designate a driver who will not be drinking, call a taxi, or call a […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2011 – This is a disturbing accident case involving a teen on a bike with no brakes and a fire truck. The fire truck ran over the teen. “We’ve seen a lot of cases over the years of providing litigation funding to various plaintiffs,” remarked Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “But we’ve not often seen speculation that the biker may have caused his own death. We feel that may well be open for speculation and that his family may elect to file a wrongful death lawsuit.” This accident happened in Winter […]


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