Auto Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 20

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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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2011 – An accident can happen anytime when drivers fail to obey the rules of the road. This accident was particularly horrendous, because the driver that caused it drove through a stoplight. The results of that decision killed a woman, left her unborn baby struggling for life and injured three pedestrians. There are always consequences for questionable decisions and actions. “What happened here is that James Cox hurtled his Chrysler minivan right through a red light, hoping to beat it through the intersection. In the process, he careened into a Ford E-250 van. […]


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A head-on collision, fueled by alcohol, left one dead and a family in turmoil and shock. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2011 – The family of off-duty NYPD officer, Andre Menzies, was thrown into complete shock when his vehicle was hit, head-on, by a van going the wrong way on the Northern State Parkway. He never made it home that night. His family, his wife and three kids would never see him again. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck. “The van driver, Michael Bowen, was well and truly drunk when he drove his van […]


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Commercial trucks are a commanding presence on the highways. With over 80,000 Injuries reported each year, law enforcement must work diligently to determine who Is at fault as this plays an important role when filing a compensation claim. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2010 – Truck accidents happen every day; a statistic many Americans would rather not entertain as a part of their daily news. Unfortunately, many families have either experienced a collision with a tractor trailer first hand or know of someone who was badly injured in one or who died. The statistics for 18-wheeler crashes are […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 11, 2010 – “It’s always nice to be able to beat a big insurance company in court,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “This is a stellar case, where two personal injury lawyers took an aggressive approach to a tough case and won the day.” The verdict in this particular trial was close to a million dollars and was the result of a horrendous truck accident case. The insurance company went to court because they felt their position was defensible and they were planning to be tough about it. […]


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A trucker fled the scene of a fatal accident In New Jersey, attempting to avoid being caught. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2010 – This fatal accident took place on the Burlington-Bristol Bridge when a metal bar came off a dump truck loaded with stone and heading for New Jersey. According to police reports, the dump truck suddenly crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a vehicle. The bar pierced the windshield of the vehicle hit by the truck, causing the driver’s death. Rather than wait at the scene of the accident, the trucker took off. “It so happens […]


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Most jobsites are accidents waiting to happen. This case is no exception. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2010 – – “This is was actually a very unusual case of an amputation and a fatality that resulted from a faulty cabbage processing machine. Manfredo Ocampo went to work as usual one day and didn’t come home until many days later as a result of losing his arm at work and needing medical care in the hospital,” outlined Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. Evidently what happened is that Ocampo’s arm was torn off when the […]


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A person filing an Austin personal injury claim really needs the expertise of an attorney. This will ensure a fair settlement. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2010 – – Those who have been hurt in an accident have a variety of options to seek recompense for their injuries. The most frequently pursued avenue is filing a personal injury lawsuit asking for damages for their pain and suffering and even loss of wages from being off work. Filing claims needs to be done just the right way, or there is a real risk that the settlement offer will not […]


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School bus drivers really need to pay attention to their driving. This driver left his bus in neutral and injured another motorist. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2010 It goes without saying that if someone is driving a school bus, they have a duty of care to pay attention to what they are doing at all times. They are hauling a lot of potential victims should they become involved in a crash like the one in this case. No one is quite sure why the bus driver in this instance left his school bus in neutral, other […]


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Georgia has new penalties for dangerous drivers that support trauma care in the state. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2010 – This is quite possibly a groundbreaking development in terms of trying to handle the number of dangerous drivers in the State of Georgia. The “Super Speeder Law,” also formally recognized by the designation HB160, went into effect January 1, 2010. Its main thrust is to try and cut down on the number of speed-related accidents. The new law dings all drivers convicted of doing speeds of over 75 mph on two lane roads and all drivers convicted […]


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A family of five was seriously hurt in this car-train wreck. They hit a CN train. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2010 – “Although you’d think it would be hard not to see a train, or to even get on the tracks at the same time the train is barreling toward you, it does happen. And it did in this case when 16-year-old Austin Broehm hit the westbound engine,” recounted Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. No one is sure why Broehm was on the tracks at the same time as the train, but the crash caused […]


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