Auto Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 20

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2011 – Any head trauma sustained in a car accident has the potential to be devastating. Often the damage may cause life-long problems. “One of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents is traumatic brain injury. The skull is a tough nut to crack, but the brain inside is another story. If the force applied to the head is sufficient enough, the brain inside is knocked about like peas in a tin can. The brain then slams from one side to the other, hitting the skull and bruising. This, as you may […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2011 – This bus accident was devastating for all those involved. Unfortunately, the experienced driver was killed on impact. The busload of churchgoers was not expecting anything to happen on their way to a retreat. It was a typical California day and was slightly overcast, followed by periods of sun that melted the snow on the roads. The school bus was on its way to a planned retreat when the accident took place. “The bus was rounding a curve on wet pavement when the driver lost control and the bus swerved into the […]


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San Diego California parents of injured children and infants can now have easy access to vital legal information necessary to protect their child’s legal and medical interest when they are injured through the negligence of others. Child Accident Lawyer and best selling legal author, Mark C. Blane, recently finished publishing his fourth book, “Justice for the Injured Child,” which has become a California parents’ legal survival guide.


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2011 – Personal injury accidents resulting in wrongful death may be horrific. This case is a prime example. “This was a horrible case and the man killed suffered terribly before he died. His family faced a very difficult time trying to cope with his loss and move forward with their lives,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury attorney and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “While I was not involved in this case, when I read it, it brought to mind that personal injury accidents may happen anytime, […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2011 – The recent deaths of two Central Florida youths show the danger of “ghost riding” and other car stunts. Car stunts might look cool on reality shows, YouTube, and in the movies, but they are causing more accidents and heartaches for families and friends who are affected by their deadly consequences. Nearly 100 people have died because of car surfing, with an estimated 70 percent of incidents involving young men, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Even slow speeds of five miles per hour can cause injuries and fatalities, as any […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2011 – No one could figure out why this fatal motorcycle accident happened. The biker swerved off the road and hit a ditch. “Even though the biker in this fatality was alive when emergency response crews got to him, he died within minutes after reaching hospital,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. At the scene, police and accident reconstructionists were trying to piece together how the accident happened. The police had trouble finding anything that could definitely provide a reason as to why […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2011 – Due to their size, big rigs versus pedestrian accidents often have a fatal outcome. The two deaths in this case are a reminder to use caution around big trucks, whether on foot or on the road. “Often the best way to explain a legal premise or what the law means is to highlight a case that happened to someone else. This particular case was bizarre in that two men were killed four days apart at the same location, in the same manner. Each of these deaths are examples of men who, […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2011 – Driving at high speeds is the second most common culprit of dangerous auto accidents. At high speeds, cars do not have time to avoid potential crashes, and cause more damage and injury. A jury recently awarded $14 million to a man who was severely injured in a car crash after they found the town of Clinton, Conn. responsible for the accident. Plaintiff Walker Hopkins suffered brain damage and will require lifetime care in an institution. Hopkins was only 19 years old when he was in the accident that caused the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2011 – Big rig drivers have a duty to drive safely on public roads and all drivers have a duty not to drive when intoxicated. In this case, the driver was under the influence of alcohol and badly injured an innocent victim as a result. “But for the fact that this grossly negligent truck driver was intoxicated behind the wheel, this collision could have been avoided and the victim would not have been seriously injured in this senseless accident,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2011 – Just because someone pays for insurance and gets a receipt, it does not mean they actually have insurance. A person should always confirm that they have it. “This case stunned a whole lot of people who trusted and relied on an insurance agent to do what she said she would do, but ultimately, never did. It seems this case involved an insurance agent/broker who was consistently stealing the insurance premium money from her clients,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2011 – A witness to a fatal crash is haunted by his attempts to try and avert the accident. It did not work and two died. “It is not too often that when a person sees an accident about to happen that they try and avert it, like one driver did in this case we heard about. It was very early in the morning and a taxi driver was on the highway on the way to pick up a fare, when he noticed a pickup truck speeding the wrong way in the westbound […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2011 – No matter how many times people read about DUI deaths, they still drink and drive. One day, the reality will catch up with them. The holiday season seems to be the time when more often than not, people tie one on and then hit the road. It does not seem to matter that they know drinking and driving is a stupid thing to do. They do it anyway. Some make it home alive. Others injure or kill themselves or others in needless accidents. Consider the three-car collision on Washington State’s Route […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2011 – Claimants can get a settlement quickly if they go along with the insurance company and settle fast and low. Unfortunately, this may also result in the victim not getting fair compensation. “If there’s one thing that I hear a lot of in my practice as an injury lawyer, it is the question, ‘How long will it be before I get a settlement from my car accident?’ The response is usually that getting a settlement takes whatever time is necessary if you are dealing with an insurance company with the assistance of […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2011 – On the surface, some car wrecks look like only one person caused the crash. In reality, the liability may be apportioned. “In Arkansas, there is comparative negligence. While it may seem like this is a distinction without a difference, there is indeed a distinct difference. Comparative negligence lets victims demand compensation for injuries that were not their fault. A good example would be if you were in a wreck and were deemed partially at fault. That means you many still ask for damages from the other party, also at fault, […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2011 – Commercial trucks virtually dominate American highways. Unfortunately, they also dominate in accident statistics. Driving these days is not like it used to be. There are way more large trucks on the highways than there ever were. They are what keeps our nation moving by transporting goods that let us live the lives we have become accustomed to having. However, when one of those rigs goes haywire, the consequences are never pleasant. Consider the case of a woman who met her death in a very bizarre fashion; in between two semis, like […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2011 – It is not hard to understand that if one drinks and drives, the chances of being in a fatal collision skyrocket. Unfortunately, people still drink and drive. “The nasty case I am going to use as an example of what may happen if you drink and drive did not happen in Texas. It happened in Connecticut and took the lives of four promising high school students. The fifth may or may not make it through his recovery,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2011 – The driver of the van in this instance made a fatal decision to change directions after a light had changed. The result was death for a 9-month-old girl. This Cedar City, Utah accident was as inexplicable and unbelievable as it was devastating. Two vehicles, a very large city garbage truck and a van, collided. In the aftermath, a child was left dead, three young boys were critically hurt and the female driver was also in rough shape. “There were eyewitnesses to this wreck and they indicated that the van had gone […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2011 – Public sentiment and the media are revving up the need to ban texting while driving in Florida in 2011. Last year 5,500 people were killed in the U.S. and another estimated half a million were injured due to distracted driving. Most of those fatalities happened to people less than 20 years old. Cell phones can be a great way to stay in touch with family and friends, but a huge detriment while driving. Last year, 17 different bills were proposed by Florida lawmakers in both branches of government to address texting […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Surviving a truck accident is not always easy. Often, there are serious injuries, many that involve a victim’s back. “By far, the most common injury in a truck accident is a back injury. They have the potential to be catastrophic, since the back is our major foundation and any injury to the spinal cord may turn out to be devastating. In particular, spinal injuries and herniated discs are injuries that can alter a person’s life for good,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, who handles personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2011 – A driver going the wrong way slammed into two other vehicles, causing a horrific wreck. The wrong-way driver was killed in the raging inferno of her exploding car. “This particular accident was a shock to all those involved. It happened when a wrong-way driver, in control of a Mercury Tracer, was heading south in the northbound lane of I-35 near Austin. She slammed into a Ford F-150. Just seconds after the first impact, a Toyota hit the Tracer. The second impact detonated the gas tank on the Tracer, trapping the driver […]


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