Auto Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 18

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – The road is less safe thanks to mobile phones and people’s insistence to use them in an inappropriate manner. “Incidents like this are becoming commonplace,” reported Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “If you recall that woman who fell into a fountain because she was texting and not paying attention to where she was walking, you will understand what happened in this case. A woman was talking on her cell phone while crossing a street and was killed by a vehicle.” According to police reports, the 39-year-old […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2011 – Whiplash is one of the most misunderstood injuries a person can sustain in an accident. It cannot be seen and is largely maligned as being inconsequential. “Whiplash is anything ‘but’ inconsequential,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Even a mild case causes the victim serious discomfort. More serious grades are excruciatingly painful. Unfortunately, many victims are not properly compensated for their suffering and medical expenses, which can be considerable. Why is that? It’s largely due to the fact that whiplash is commonly referred to […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2011 – Freeburn & Hamilton, P.C., Harrisburg PA personal injury lawyers are pleased to announce that its founder, Richard E. Freeburn, Esq., has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV, which means that he was and is deemed to possess pre-eminent legal ability and very high professional ethics. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and exceptional qualifications receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2011 – Certain Jeep Grand Cherokees models are extremely susceptible to bursting into flames when slammed from behind. Where is the recall? “It is not often you will hear a personal injury lawyer wondering why a certain item on the market has not been recalled,” insisted Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm. “But when it comes to the Jeep Grand Cherokee from model years 1993 through to 2004, I believe they should be recalled due to their poor fuel system design that makes them likely to […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2011 – Freeburn & Hamilton, P.C., is pleased to announce that its founder, Richard E. Freeburn, Esq., has been selected to SUPER LAWYERS, 2011 edition, as one of the top personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased, and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. A statewide survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least 5 years leads to the nomination of the best Pennsylvania […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2011 – Red light cameras at traffic signals are getting a lot of attention in the greater Tampa Bay area. At least 15 intersections will have them installed soon and violators will receive a $158 ticket when at fault. In the Tampa Bay area, more than 1,200 auto accidents happen because of drivers running red lights. Serious injuries and even death occur due to red light runners. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says that half of the accidents involve pedestrians nationwide. “Pedestrians and other drivers will benefit from these cameras,” said […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2011 – Serious automobile accidents are an unfortunate occurrence statewide in Connecticut. In just the last month, drivers have seen roads such as Highway 104 to major roads like I-95 shut down. It is not just construction that is causing the shutdown, it is car accidents that are causing delays. A four car pileup on Highway 104 in Stamford caused two people to go to the hospital. A landscaping pickup truck crashed into a Jeep Wrangler, which then caused the Jeep to turn into oncoming traffic and hit an Audi. The Audi […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2011 – Property brokers may have insurance coverage that can help increase a victim’s awards in the aftermath of a wreck. “Big rig wrecks are, unfortunately, not new,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “There are far too many accidents, and in most instances, the truck doesn’t have a great deal of liability coverage; usually about $1 million worth of coverage. While $1 million sounds like a lot of money, if the plaintiffs sustained brain trauma or other catastrophic injuries $1 million won’t even touch what […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2011 – Driving recklessly while in the vicinity of a toll booth is never a good idea. This death was tragic and unnecessary. “Speeding is never a good idea to begin with,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation in Southfield, Michigan. “In this reported case, the driver of the out of control car hit and killed a toll booth operator. The speeding vehicle hit a cement barrier and went airborne, directly into the attendant.” The police report indicated that the vehicle, a Chevy Camaro, was zipping down the road at […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2011 – Hit-and-run accidents are raising some serious concerns in Illinois in the last couple of months. Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash from late July that killed a teen from Lake Zurich and injured two of her friends as they were walking to the Alpine Fest in Lions Park. Police have narrowed the search to an Astro or Safari van from pieces of it found at the scene. In Chicago, a young girl was hit by a vehicle at dusk in her neighborhood. Paramedics came to the scene and took her to […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2011 – Being a cop these days is not an easy job. The risks they take on a daily basis often see many injured in the line of duty. “Take this reported case,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “The officer was parked on the side of the road, doing traffic watches for a ticket campaign to warn drivers about speeding and other road hazards, when another car rammed into his cruiser.” The officer on duty had already flagged over […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2011 – If the car in this case had not been traveling so close to the cyclist, the man would not have suffered traumatic brain injury. “The cyclist in this reported case was severely injured by a car turning into a school driveway. The driver did not look where he was going, and as a result of this accident, the cyclist was deemed incompetent to provide instructions to his legal counsel, and did not have the capacity to understand any of the court proceedings. He sustained severe trauma to his head,” said Robert […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2011 – Starting July 1, it is now the law that drivers must stop a minimum of 10 feet when a school bus is displaying its flashing red signal lights. The Connecticut law lets school boards and cities put cameras on buses to monitor for drivers who disobey the law. The first offense is a $450 fine, and a second offense or more can equal up a $1,000 fine, and possibly imprisonment. “We support this law and how it will hopefully cut down on some of these tragic accidents,” said Connecticut personal […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2011 – The drunk driver in this case killed a toddler and seriously injured three others. Drinking and driving kills. “This case never should have happened. But thanks to a drunk driver who thought he could handle driving his car while inebriated, this devastating wreck killed a little boy one week shy of his first birthday. Three others in this collision were also seriously injured,” said Robert W. Lee, a personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. It is cases just like this one that make people wonder just […]


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Atlanta, Georgia (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2011 – Following the tragic death of student Karla Campos in 2009, the Cobb County School District has installed 100 stop-arm cameras in order to catch drivers who run school bus stop signs at bus stops. Cobb County bus drivers report that motorists break the law by running the stop-arm signs on a daily basis. Atlanta car accident attorney Bryce Angell of The Angell Law Firm believes that the cameras will help save lives on Georgia roads. “It’s really a shame that there is even a market for such a device, but motorists […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 9, 2011 – In this case, a police cruiser killed a 4-year-old boy. It was a wrongful death suit settled out of court. “Unfortunately, it’s not just the average, random driver that may find themselves in the middle of a controversy over hitting a small child. In this reported case, a 4-year-old boy was hit and killed by a police cruiser. His mom filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city administration, initially seeking $8 million in damages,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an injury lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, who practices personal injury, accidents and […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 5, 2011 – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles latest crash statistics show that Pasco County had 5,780 auto accidents and 79 fatalities in 2009. Most of injuries came from a vehicle rear-ending another vehicle. After that, vehicles hitting at an angle caused the worst injuries. Intersections and exit ramps were the site of the most accidents. “Auto accidents can be extremely frustrating and leave you with injuries, insurance issues, and car repairs,” said Zephyrhills auto accident attorney Robert Alston. “You need someone to look out for your best interests as […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 2, 2011 – Recent car accidents involving autos going high speeds highlight the need to slow down. Speeding can have serious consequences, from killing someone to inflicting serious injuries to drivers, passengers, and the rest of the public. In early July, a driver was killed in the Garfield Ridge area after he was going 100 mph and veered off the side of the road. He hit a bridge and flipped his car. Celebrity Ryan Dunn made headlines in late June when he was driving his Porsche at an estimated speed of 140 mph before […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2011 – If a certain location has a reputation for deadly crashes, it would make sense to investigate the scene for problems. “It’s not a good sign, to say the least, when twice in one month, car drivers have lost control of their vehicles, slid wildly out of control and slammed into the same two trees in the same location on the same highway. Bad luck? Bad design? Bad drivers? Bad roads? Who’s to really say for sure, but it would make sense if the site were investigated to find out what […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2011 – Stratton Faxon Law Firm is proud to announce that three of its partners –Paul T. Edwards, Michael A. Stratton, and Joel T. Faxon – have been given the 2011 Best Lawyers in America award. The firm and its skilled attorneys are accomplished in plaintiff personal injury and medical malpractice cases. The award is seen as one of the most prestigious designations as it involves lawyers evaluating their peers. The Best Lawyers in America process takes 3.1 million evaluations of lawyers by lawyers and is the oldest lawyer-rating award. Approximately only […]


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