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31 Mar 2014, 4:27 pm by Patrick Dougherty
Nobody likes to think about being in an accident, yet planning ahead for the possibility of an accident is important. Many accident victims jeopardize their health, safety and legal rights because they make critical mistakes after an accident. This is usually because the victims are in shock and aren’t prepared to deal with the complex legal and medical issues that follow an unexpected event. You can protect yourself by thinking ahead and knowing what you should, and should not do, after an… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 2:18 pm
Residents of Florida's Gulf Coast can be thankful that they don't have to drive in icy or snowy conditions like drivers up North. Unfortunately, many Sarasota and Bradenton traffic accidents occur during periods of inclement weather. Drivers in Sarasota and Bradenton have to drive during heavy rain, fog and severe thunderstorms. Lately we have experienced many mornings thick with heavy fog. Fog or rain can make driving much more dangerous and drivers need to take extra precautions. One of the… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 1:19 pm by Jeffery Robinette
Ignition Switches — GM had Knowledge of Defective Products for More Than 10 Years In a memo released on Sunday, March 30th, 2014 by the House subcommittee charged with investigating the handling of the ignition switch defect by GM, it was brought to light that General Motors discussed two different fixes for these defective switches, but cancelled them both without taking action. Congress is now investigating why, when GM knew there were problems with the ignition switches as far back as… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 11:22 am
Speeding is the leading cause of traffic accident deaths in New York City but the 160 new speed cameras requested by New York City Mayor De Blasio as part of the Vision Zero action plan have been denied by Albany. Also denied were speed cameras for Nassau County, Long Island. The installation of new speed cameras are part of De Blasio's Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic fatalities. According to the Vision Zero action plan, previous studies in other cities such as Washington DC show that… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 10:18 am by Matt Powell
Despite the fact that cold weather is still plaguing a large portion of the country, summer truly is just around the corner.  For millions that means the perfect time to make some necessary repairs to their vehicles.  Even for those enjoying a smooth, easy ride each day, there is good reason to inspect several car components before the thermometer begins its drastic uphill climb. Checking the Cooling System For obvious reasons, a vehicle’s cooling system is put under greater strain… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 8:05 am
Allowing teenagers to drink alcohol in your home doesn't make you a "cool" parent or friend. Neither is it particularly smart because there is a good chance you could be jailed or face civil liability if one of those teens goes on to hurt themselves or someone else after drinking alcohol you supplied. Just ask a 24-year-old Stacyville man, who was arrested not once - but twice for the same offense, even though the first incident reportedly resulted in a crash. Our Bangor car accident attorneys… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 5:05 am
What happens when you get in an automobile accident where the other driver is never identified? If you have uninsured motorist coverage, your insurer should cover the damages. Georgia law defines a vehicle as uninsured when "the owner or operator of the motor vehicle is unknown." But there must be adequate proof an accident occurred. This was the subject of a recent Georgia Court of Appeals decision, which illustrates the legal burden of proof in these so-called "phantom driver" cases. Leslie v.… [read post]
30 Mar 2014, 2:30 am by David Benenfeld
A vacation can be an exciting adventure, but it often requires quite a bit of preparation. While your car needs to be maintained all year long, driving long distances in extreme temperatures often takes a little extra care. Use these Tips for Avoiding Car Problems to make sure that your car is road ready: Source: Free Digital Photos Tires are one part of your car that you are likely to forget about until something goes wrong. Before leaving on a trip, be sure to check the tread on your tires. Worn… [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 5:44 pm by Robert Kreisman
On April 26, 2009, Julie Paterson was driving westbound at Route 116 in Fauber Road in Germantown Hills, Ill.  The defendant, Corey Funk, was driving northbound, did not yield the right-of-way and struck Paterson’s car in the intersection.  Paterson was going about 55 mph. The impact caused Paterson’s car to roll over. Paterson suffered a laceration above the elbow with a possible tear of the common extensor tendon, scarring and residual pain treated with physical therapy and… [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 3:39 pm
Seven people were injured, at least one critically, in a two-vehicle crash in Lake Los Angeles the evening of March 27, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the major injury collision occurred at the intersection of 165th Street and Avenue S east of Palmdale. Initial reports state that as many as three people were in critical condition and that the crash involved two vehicles colliding head on. Some of the crash victims were airlifted to a regional hospital. Two of those victims… [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 1:44 pm
During one recent weekend, two head-on collisions in California and Florida left eleven people dead. In Florida, a head-on collision in the Tampa area occurred when an SUV collided head-on with a car that was carrying four students from the University of South Florida. Tragically, all four students were killed as well as the driver of the SUV. In California, a driver going the wrong way down a California freeway struck a Ford Explorer head-on resulting in the deaths of six people. [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 1:12 pm by Dr. Shezad Malik
General Motors (GM) Co., is exposed to a barrage of lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada over faulty ignition switches. According to sources, GM was served with the first wrongful-death suit involving two fatalities in a 2006 car crash. GM recalled 1.6 million vehicles in February. Plaintiff Cobalt Death Claims Megan Phillips, aged 17, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt with two friends in Wisconsin when the ignition switch moved to the “accessory” position and cut power to the car. The… [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 12:46 pm by Whittel & Melton, LLC
While we all use various modes of transportation to get from place to place, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging everyone to remember one key road user fact – we are all pedestrians. The sad reality is that pedestrians were one of a few groups of road users to see an increase in fatalities across the United States in 2011, reaching a whopping 4,432 deaths. This number represents a 3 percent increase from the number of reported deaths in 2010. Another 69,000 pedestrians… [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 9:34 am
Three passenger vehicles and two commercial vehicles were involved in a crash on I-71 in Oldham County, just north of the Jefferson County line, on Tuesday morning. According to Major Jimmie Laytham Jr. of the Oldham County Police Department, 48-year-old Sherri Bray of Pendleton, the driver of one of the passenger vehicles was killed in the crash when a box truck hit her sedan from behind, forcing it under the rear of a semi-truck. Initial investigation has indicated that traffic was slowing or… [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 9:04 am by The Angell Law Firm, LLC
As the warm weather is approaching, we tend to spend more time enjoying the outdoors.  The sun starts to shine and we come out from the depths of winter like bears that have been hibernating.  Local traveling in the car goes from driving with the heat blasting and seat warmers on to opened windows so you can take in the fresh air.  Many opt for walking or biking this time of year.  So what are the rules of the road when pedestrians and cyclists are involved? In Georgia, as in… [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 7:41 am by Matt Powell
In the past two posts, I have mentioned a bit about how social media is influencing the lives and court cases of people today, but what about in lawsuits of the future?  How is the use of social media by jurors, plaintiffs and defendants during a case having an impact on the judicial system? The Ongoing Controversy. Not long ago, headlines were discussing the morality of employers asking for social media login details from potential hires.  The issue, of course, is that some people set… [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 5:24 am by Tom Cummings
According to figures recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, highway accidents were the most frequent type of workplace fatality in Pennsylvania in the year 2010 when such incidents caused 45 deaths. Highway accidents have historically been the most frequent fatal event in Pennsylvania for 17 of the last 19 years. The number of work-related highway deaths have ranged from a low of 35 in 2009 to a high of 66 in 1997. In 2010, fatalities resulting from… [read post]
27 Mar 2014, 9:53 pm by Jeffrey Luhrsen
There was a time when texting and driving was associated with younger drivers, but the recent popularity of mobile devices has given birth to a full-blown distracted driving epidemic. From 18 year olds to baby boomers, Americans are talking, texting, surfing the web behind the wheel – ignorant of the many dangers their actions entail. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below):Courtesy of: LUHRSEN LAW GROUPThe post From Texting to Web Surfing: Drivers Are Taking It Up a Notch appeared… [read post]
27 Mar 2014, 1:34 pm by David Benenfeld
South Florida is undeniably beautiful, with its warm weather and sunshine that draws people to want to live and vacation here. However, with the sunshine comes some glaring dangers. Sometimes the harsh glare of the sun can affect a driver’s ability to see well. Here is the glaring truth about cars, drivers, and the sun: The sun’s rays can temporarily blind a driver when the sunlight hits their windshields. This is called the white-out effect. Indirect sunlight can reflect off of another… [read post]
27 Mar 2014, 1:14 pm
On Sunday, February 2, 2014, there was a tragic accident in a Bradenton retirement community that left three people dead. A woman in an SUV accidentally backed into a crowd of people in a church parking lot, killing three of the pedestrians and seriously injuring several others. Florida has a very high rate of pedestrian and bicycle accidents, but Florida also has a high rate of auto accidents among elderly citizens. As drivers start to age, their eyesight and hearing begin to diminish. It is… [read post]