Auto Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 17

Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2011 – Even though this was a single car accident, accident reports indicate the possible cause was a defective truck part. “It appears that the victim in this reported case was in the wrong place, at the wrong time,” reported Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. “On top of that, it also turns out there was a possibility that this accident happened because of a defective truck part.” The story ends with a single vehicle accident involving a young school teacher and an accident reconstruction […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 14, 2011 – Not paying attention at a stop sign usually ends up causing an accident. It certainly did in this reported case. “Traffic signs are not put up as decorations,” says Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Texas. “But apparently some people seem to think they are, or that the signs don’t apply to them. This accident would not have happened if the biker had not breezed through a stop sign at the junction of a byway and a highway.” The blue 2007 Honda had […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) December 12, 2011 – One of Central Pennsylvania’s’ most successful personal injury and workman’s compensation law firms, Freeburn & Hamilton, announces the opening of new local offices in Lancaster and York. The Lancaster office is at 8 North Queen Street, 4th Floor, phone number is 717-392-0877. The York office is located at 135 South Duke Street, phone number 717-845-3265. The expansion has been motivated by a growing demand to serve clients throughout Central Pennsylvania, and to provide convenient and timely service to accident victims, including a company policy of making house calls. “When you have […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 2, 2011 – Drunk drivers just do not seem to realize that their actions behind the wheel have deadly consequences. “I’ve been a lawyer for a long time and have seen my fair share of motorcycle crashes and car wrecks,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm. “But the accidents that disturb me the most are the ones that did not need to happen; the drunk drivers who take out a whole family in a car wreck or the inebriated idiot who plows into a biker because […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 2, 2011 – Driving while distracted is taking far too many lives. It is not necessary to text or talk and drive at the same time. “We never used to have cell phones in vehicles, and we always got to where we were going, where there was a phone, and if we needed to use it, we did,” commented Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense, and business law. “We paid attention to the road and others traveling around us. […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2011 – Two big rigs getting into an accident occurs more often than one might think. This reported accident killed a trucker. “It was a strange sort of accident, that no one saw coming. It happened in the blink of an eye,” said Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. “The trucker happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and although he made it to the hospital alive, after being taken out of the truck with the jaws of life, he died […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2011 – Sometimes other vehicles cause big rig wrecks. This fatal case clearly illustrates that. “In this reported case, it was a clear day, fairly early in the morning, and the roads were good and visibility was fine,” reported Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “That didn’t stop the horrific crash that took the life of the Durango driver, putting the truck driver in the hospital to deal with serious injuries.” The 44-year-old Durango driver was heading west on the highway at the time of the wreck. […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) November 18, 2011 – Blinking traffic lights often cause confusion. In this case, they caused a death. “While cities may have their reasons for reverting some traffic lights to blinking status after a certain designated hour, they can be confusing. This reported case is a clear example,” explained Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense, and business law. “The young teen in this reported case, a 17-year-old, was a passenger in a car with his mother, when they were T-boned by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2011 – People do not seem to understand that speed and inattention can kill. It did in this case. “This reported case was particularly awful,” explained Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm. “Not just because a semi rear-ended the two riders on a motorcycle, but because both were ejected off the bike and the woman landed in the travel lane of the highway where she was run over by the same truck that rear-ended them.” This was one accident scene that really bothered many of the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2011 – A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that driving under the influence of alcohol still accounts for roughly a third of all fatal auto accidents throughout the U.S. This equals approximately 11,000 lives that were taken due to alcohol. The CDC’s survey also involved polling people about their alcohol use while driving. Of all the impaired driving episodes, men accounted for 81 percent of the drunk driving and 85 percent of these episodes were due to binge drinking. “Drunk driving still causes too many wrongful […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2011 – Even police officers get involved in car accidents. This case resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit. “This reported case involved a police officer and an 82-year-old man,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The elderly gentleman was heading south on a highway, and tried to make a left hand turn onto an adjoining avenue. While in the middle of that turn, the man’s car was hit was a marked police unit in pursuit of a fugitive.” The impact was so severe that the elderly […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2011 – One woman caused three separate accidents as a result of being drunk and belligerent. She had a blood alcohol level of .277 and completely disregarded her victims. “You have to shake your head in complete amazement when you find out the woman involved in three car wrecks blew .277, which is more than three times the legal limit of .08,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Texas. “And yet, she was still trying to drive. Obviously she wasn’t doing a good job […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2011 – Autopilot cars may be the way of the future. However, if the driver makes a mistake, there is still a crash. “I was somewhat amused by an article I recently read on the Internet, about Google’s autopilot car crashing. Why did it crash?” asked Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “It crashed as a result of human error, which lays bare some of the common misconceptions people have about autopilot cars. The first one is that no one needs […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2011 – A national initiative is gaining support to ban rental car companies from renting or selling unrepaired, recalled cars. The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2011 was recently introduced in the Senate after two sisters were killed when they rented a Chrysler PT Cruiser that Enterprise Rent-A-Car had not fixed. The vehicle had been recalled by Chrysler due to a defect that caused power steering fluid to leak onto the engine or the catalytic converter. This design defect could lead to a fire. The recall was ignored by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2011 – When 18-wheeler tires come off a big rig, the results typically involve a gruesome accident. This case was no exception. “This reported case painted a very grim accident scene in which one woman died instantly and another managed to survive with just cuts to her arm,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The miraculous part of this accident was that the woman who survived was 82 years old. However, her daughter who drove the car was crushed by two truck wheels and died on […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2011 – The premier Chicago car accident attorneys at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg have launched an online Car Accident Information Center. The Chicago Car Accident Center offers unique and important information that individuals and their families need after any type of automobile accident. The information center is a convenient way to research questions and find answers for those who are suffering physical, emotional and financial injuries after a serious collision. “Having access to information like this 24 hours a day is critical to making smart decisions after you or a loved one is […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2011 – When kids play around vehicles, often the unthinkable can happen. It did in this case. “Cases that involve the death of little ones are the worst,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “This one was a heartbreaker for the families involved. A 10-year-old boy is dead and a very lucky seven-year-old is in the hospital with a broken leg.” This tragedy occurred on a hot day in Atlanta, Georgia. It was the kind of day where kids love to play in the water and get ice […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2011 – It was a normal day at work, until a pickup slammed into one of the road workers. “It is a no brainer that if you are driving in a construction zone, you slow down and reduce your speed,” said Austin personal injury attorney Robert W. Lee, of The Lee Law Firm. “The lives of the people working there depend on you to follow the rules. In this tragic case, a man in a pickup truck lost control of his vehicle, hit the highway crew’s truck, the message board trailer, and a […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2011 – What is the difference between life and death on the road – one mistake by a trucker. “If a trucker makes one mistake and takes his eyes off the road, the consequences are usually not nice, and indeed, may be fatal for the trucker and his innocent victims,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer. “Did you know that an 18-wheeler going at 70 mph packs twice as much force and energy as another vehicle doing 50 mph? In other words, the truck can completely […]


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Portland, OR (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know how helpless and overwhelming it can make you feel. With the new Car Accident SideKick phone app, a lot of the stress is taken away and the errors we make under duress, like forgetting to ask crucial information, are eliminated. A new free phone application, launched last week by the American Lawyer Academy, helps car accident victims when they need it – on the scene. The Accident SideKick is now available on the iPhone. Portland personal injury law firm Shulman DuBois […]


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