accident | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2015 – John Russ Pearson is claiming negligence in his personal injury lawsuit against Buffalo Marine Service Inc. Pearson, a seaman, was at work on the marine vessel San Kennedy when in the process of docking it and its tow, a line snapped and struck him, causing him to fall to the deck and sustain serious injuries. According to the statement of claim, Pearson endured impairment, suffering, pain, disfigurement, loss of earnings and medical expenses. His lawsuit further alleges that Buffalo Marine Service Inc. failed to train or properly supervise the crew, have […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2015 – This multi-vehicle accident involved an 18-wheeler and four other vehicles. It was a miracle that no lives were lost. On Aug. 26, an 18-wheeler traveling south on 59 Eastex Freeway near Greens Road suddenly veered right, onto the shoulder, then corrected to come back left. During the overcorrection, the big rig took out four other vehicles as it crossed over into the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane and came to rest leaning over the guardrail. Emergency crews arrived quickly and went to work moving vehicles involved in the collision away from […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2015 – A survival action was filed against an Oklahoma trucking company relating to wrongful death charges in an accident that took the life of Joe Bradford. This fatal accident occurred May 2014 when a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle exiting a parking lot. According to police and eyewitness reports, the tractor-trailer was heading west on W. Ferguson on May 28, 2014. The trucker was Ronald Dickson, owner-operator of Dickson’s Trucking of Atoka, Oklahoma. As his truck was making its way down the street, Joe Bradford was coming out of a parking lot. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2015 – Geoffery Parker died in a horrific big rig crash in 2014. The cab survival space was allegedly too small and the cab was not adequately designed to withstand a rollover, and he suffocated. At the time of the accident, Parker was driving a blue 2012 Peterbilt, a Paccar built product. He was headed south on U.S. Highway 69 when a bull appeared in his travel lane. The truck hit the animal, causing the trailer and truck to jackknife and separate. The cab rolled onto the roof, crushing the driver’s compartment. Parker […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 25, 2015 – Hit and run car accidents in Florida have been increasing over the past two years, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). FHP reported that there were 80,000 hit and run crashes in Florida in 2014, an increase of 7 percent from 2013, which also saw an increase from 2012. Hit and run crashes involving fatalities jumped 23 percent from 2013 to 2014. Almost half of 2014’s hit and run fatalities were pedestrians, an increase of 17 percent from 2013. Overall, a quarter of all accidents are hit and run crashes. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2015 – The DuPont and Co. pesticide plant, 25 miles from downtown Houston, took the lives of four workers. According to the Houston Chronicle, the DuPont and Co. pesticide plant that claimed the lives of four workers had a history of reporting regular malfunctions to their ventilation systems at the La Porte facility. Those malfunctions had previously put workers at risk by exposing them to dangerous fumes. Environmental issues were reported and on record; the plant has been cited more than 50 times in recent years for illegally releasing chemicals and other violations. […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2015 – According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the driver of a Walmart tractor-trailer that crashed into a limousine that was transporting comedian Tracy Morgan last June had not slept in more than 28 hours. However, the board also stated that Morgan and other passengers contributed to the seriousness of the accident when they neglected to wear seatbelts and adjust headrests. The accident occurred on June 7, 2014, at approximately 1 a.m. The Walmart driver struck Morgan’s limousine from the rear, and as a result, comedian James McNair was killed, and […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 2, 2015 – Elizabeth Karnicki was killed when her head was run over by a duck boat in Chinatown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her horrified husband watched, unable to assist her. The Karnicki family allege there was negligence involved in her death and have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia, the parent companies of the tourist operation that ran the duck boat tours and the builder of the boat. Karnicki, 68, was apparently crossing the street at Arch and 11th streets on May 8 when the duck boat hit her, crushing […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2015 – A Florida jury awarded $24 million to a man whose pregnant wife died when a vehicle crashed into their pool cabana. The jury handed down the verdict in favor of Michael Demella, whose wife, Alanna, was killed at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale when she was struck by a drunk driver. “When a loved one is lost due to another’s negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit can provide some compensation to the grieving family,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa wrongful death attorney with Joyce & Reyes, who is not involved in […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2015 – One man was killed and another injured during an explosion at USA Metal Recycling in Neosho, Missouri, on June 15. The blast was caused at around 3:30 a.m. by an explosive device in a pile of empty military shell casings that were scheduled to be recycled at the facility, according to city authorities. Of the two men handling the aluminum casings, Cody D. Brisco, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Tyler Spencer, 23, was taken to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries. While working, the two men “discovered […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2015 – An Illinois man died in a construction accident after being pinned between a lift and a beam. Patrick C. Wilda of Plainfield was working in a lift at a construction site in Wilmington, Illinois, when he became pinned, Wilmington Police Chief Philip Arnold said. The lift had been extended to the roof beam, according to Arnold. Co-workers performed CPR until emergency services arrived. Wilda was pronounced dead at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, a Joliet hospital. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Illinois State Police and Wilmington police are investigating the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2015 – Never are the highways and byways of Texas more crowded with traffic than on a long weekend. When the weather is nice, boating is a pleasurable pastime, but it may become a deadly one. The July 4th long weekend ended with Texas Game Wardens investigating several fatalities involving watercraft accidents. Watercrafts are designed to be ridden on the water and may be anything ranging from a canoe to a jet ski. Late that Saturday, a Marble Falls Police Department marine safety patrol boat was patrolling the area when James Fry, 41, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2015 – A drunk driver, his employer and a strip club are named in a wrongful death lawsuit as being at fault for the death of Lieutenant Eric Eslary. “This wrongful death lawsuit was filed by Eslary’s widow. She is seeking compensation to continue to care for her children in the manner in which Lieutenant Eslary would have provided for them,” said Daren Monroe, a Litigation Funding Corp. representative. Two of the named defendants in this case are Clair Fink, who is believed to have been driving drunk at the time of the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2015 – Florida traffic safety officials say that hundreds of lives could be saved if more drivers and passengers buckled their seat belts. In Florida in 2013, there were more than 1,200 deaths in vehicle crashes, and about 48 percent of the people who lost their lives were not wearing their seat belts. According to officials, many if not most of the unbelted deaths could have been prevented. “Far too many Floridians lose their lives in traffic accidents,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes. “It is tremendously […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2015 – Clark Davis died at the scene of an accident involving a big rig hitting a bridge that was built too low. A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the trucker, the trucking company, based in Crowley, Texas, and the construction company building the bridge at the overpass. The accident happened in Salado at the FM 248 overpass. The big rig was too high for the overpass and the overpass too low when compared to normal specs for other bridges along that and other routes. The semi crashed into the bridge […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2015 – People who operate a motor vehicle, ride a bicycle or cross a street on foot generally know that entering the midst of roadway traffic involves a certain amount of risk. By contrast, individuals who are in off-roadway areas generally do not expect that they will be involved in a traffic accident. But one Missouri woman who was tending to her garden was involved in a traffic accident on May 15 when a nearby motorist struck her and then fled the scene. The 74-year-old victim was planting flowers at the corner […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2015 – Mathematician John F. Nash, who inspired “A Beautiful Mind,” and his spouse, were ejected from a vehicle in a fatal accident. New Jersey State Police over the Memorial Day weekend released their preliminary findings in connection with the May 23 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that claimed the lives of famed mathematician John F. Nash Jr. and his wife. While the deadly crash of the taxi that Nash and his wife were riding is still under investigation, the police say that the couple were not wearing their seatbelts when they […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2015 – Summer is a popular season for spending time outdoors in and on bodies of water, and it is common to see people out on their jet skis or boats. However, these activities may become dangerous, as many watercraft drivers do not have proper training or are under the influence while out on the water. “Jet skiing can be deadly,” said Austin, T.X. personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober & Reyna. “If you do not know how to drive one, have no [or limited] experience handling them or are under […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2015 – This San Antonio, Texas crash left one vehicle split in half, two dead and three seriously injured. Marijuana may have played a role in the accident. “Impaired driving can refer to being impaired by drugs,” said Austin, Texas car accident attorney, Brooks Schuelke of Perlmutter & Schuelke, PLLC. “It was later at night, about 11:30 p.m., when the 19-year-old driver of a red Lexus lost control of his vehicle. He was heading south on Highway 281 and the accident happened near 281 and Sonterra Blvd.” According to police and eyewitness reports, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2014 – This was one of the worst accidents police have even seen. Thirteen motorcycles and a pickup truck involved in a horrific crash. “Texas is rife with motorcycle riders, largely because of our year round relatively good weather, the shaky economy, making a bike more cost effective and our large number of good highways. We are not immune to an accident such as this one taking place,” adds Bobby Lee, principal partner at Lee, Gober & Reyna, Austin. The Oklahoma accident was the result of a Denali pickup truck driver, Fred Cox […]


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