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12 Apr 2014, 10:47 pm
Both during and after police chases, accidents often happen. Many times, the car being pursued is traveling at unsafe speeds (and perhaps in other reckless manners) in order to elude pursuit. There was another instance of such a crash happening in the Chicago area on Friday evening, April 11, 2014. A police pursuit began after Chicago Police saw shots being fired from someone in a vehicle in the 2300 block of West Division, at approximately 9:45 p.m. After the car failed to stop for police, a… [read post]
12 Apr 2014, 9:32 am
Every case brought in Tennessee has procedural steps to follow, and knowing these procedures and their timelines can be crucial to winning a case. Furthermore, failing to file important actions in a timely manner or missing important deadlines can get your law suit dismissed. Even failing to file actions properly can get a claim dismissed. Last month, the Tennessee courts dismissed the third case in a handful of months for failing to properly follow the statute of limitations. If you or a… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 2:44 pm
As regular readers of this blog will know, there are all kinds of studies and statistics about Missouri car accidents and the numerous contributing factors involved. In Kansas City, Blue Springs, and the surrounding areas, these factors can include road conditions, distracted drivers, weather events, and overcorrection, among many, many others. One factor that is often highlighted - sometimes unnecessarily - is driver age. We'd like to share some facts about older drivers, and help to put those… [read post]
A few individuals in the United States sometimes decide to make unsafe decisions while driving that can result in the creation of dangerous situations. These situations do not always involve just the person making the decision but can sometimes involve others in the immediate vicinity as well. Unfortunately, this can result in the serious injury or even death of innocent bystanders. A motor vehicle accident in California took the life of one child recently.The accident took place after one vehicle… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 12:45 pm
A two vehicle Kentucky motor vehicle accident Thursday night has injured two adults and caused the death of a 5 year old. The car crash happened around 7:00 p.m. in Mayfield on North Sutton Lane. This accident was a head-on collision. Corinne Nichy, age 24, was the driver of one of the vehicles. The other vehicle was driven by April Faulkner, age 34. Jalyn Clark, age 5, was a passenger in Ms. Faulkner's vehicle. All parties were taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center. The 5 year old was… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 12:34 pm by will
Injuries are an unfortunate reality when it comes to car accidents and motor vehicle accidents generally. However, not all injuries are known to the driver immediately, which can present complexities when filing a personal injury claims. Learn more about delayed effects here. [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 12:05 pm
Of course I'm in favor of wearing seat belts, but not that long ago here in Texas a lot of people weren't. The decision to wear one was a personal -- even emotional -- one. Many people considered them a nuisance and an unjustified intrusion into their lives. As a result, state legislators agreed when they finally required their use in 1985 that a plaintiff's damages would not be reduced if he refused to do so in collision cases. This has been the law in Texas for the last almost 30 years. And the… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 11:56 am
General Motors Company has been in the news recently regarding a number of its cars found to have faulty ignition switches. General Motors has voluntarily recalled over 1.6 million vehicles in response to this problem, but a new product liability lawsuit against the automobile giant includes plaintiffs who own a wider range of vehicles than those already recalled. The new lawsuit, which seeks nationwide class action status, was filed in San Francisco by a coalition of 10 different law firms on… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 10:38 am by Matt Powell
Many people think that winter is the time for stocking the car in case of an accident, but the summer can be just as detrimental to those involved in an auto emergency.  As you prepare your vehicle for the warmest months of the year, be sure that you have safety in mind.  That means keeping an emergency kit on hand. First Aid Kit. Don’t confuse a first aid kit for an emergency kit.  This is only a piece of the puzzle, but it is an important one.  A proper First Aid kit… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 9:55 am
In an accident that can only be described as tragically ironic, an off duty central Indiana police officer rear ended another vehicle, killing one passenger and seriously injuring another and her unborn child. According to a report on Tristatehomepage.com, the Edgewood Indiana police officer was off duty on the evening of April 6, 2014 when he slammed into another vehicle and pushed it into a utility pole. The other vehicle was sandwiched between the officer’s car and the pole, which caused… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 9:55 am
In an accident that can only be described as tragically ironic, an off duty central Indiana police officer rear ended another vehicle, killing one passenger and seriously injuring another and her unborn child. According to a report on Tristatehomepage.com, the Edgewood Indiana police officer was off duty on the evening of April 6, 2014 when he slammed into another vehicle and pushed it into a utility pole. The other vehicle was sandwiched between the officer’s car and the pole, which caused… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 9:29 am by Tenn And Tenn
The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill that would make it illegal to use a cell phone, iPad, GPS, or other electronic device while driving, stopped at a light, or while sitting in traffic. Last week the Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony from several people, including Earl Sweeney, the Commissioner of Safety, as to why HB 1360 should pass.  If this does happen, and it’s still a ways off, New Hampshire would be the thirteenth state to make the use of hand-held… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 7:06 am by Daniel Gibalevich
One Car Crash On SeaWorld Drive On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 there was a single car crash near SeaWorld that left one person dead. The police say that the woman was driving a red pickup truck on the southbound Interstate 5. She then veered off of the highway that was near the SeaWorld exit. All of this happened just after midnight, at around 1:30 in the morning. Single Crash Damages the pickup and Tree According to the police, she missed the guard rail and then crashed into a nearby palm tree. The… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 5:23 am by Sansone / Lauber Trial Lawyers
Wearing a watch that tracks your fitness performance might give you the body of a superhero. Wearing glasses with a computer inside might make you feel like one. But your superhero status won’t protect you if your wearable technology distracts you when you’re behind the wheel. Growing evidence indicates that distracted driving – whether it’s talking on the phone, texting, or using wearable hands-free technology – leads to auto accidents. Here in Missouri, legislators… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 1:18 pm
Distracted driving is a major problem in Florida, with the state highway patrol reporting nearly 40,000 crashes, 33,000 injuries and more than 200 deaths each year can be attributed to drivers who weren't giving the road their full attention. As Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys, we know that distraction comes in many forms, and novice drivers tend to be most vulnerable. The most common distraction, however, is the use of cell phones. As April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it's a good… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 11:54 am by Robert May
California Drunk Driving Accidents Require An Injury Attorney If you or a loved one has been injured in a California drunk driving accident, you will likely require the legal services of a car accident injury attorney. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), every fifty-three minutes, on average, someone is killed by a drunk driver — something to mull over on that next long road trip! Further, MADD also points out that every ninety minutes, on average, someone is seriously injured… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 11:36 am by Robert May
Car accidents happen every day in San Luis Obispo and regardless of their severity, the injured persons involved are entitled to financial comensation for their injuries.  Car accidents may happen to anyone including yourself whether it is a result of your own negligence or someone else’s.  In San Luis Obispo, California, an insurance policy on hand will help cover for damages and medical expenses.  However, depending on the details of the police report, your insurance coverage,… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 11:31 am by Robert May
Injured in a Car Accident? 5 Helpful Tips As a resident of California, auto accidents are a risk involved with driving on the state’s roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA) 2,857 residents were killed in traffic accidents along with an additional 612 pedestrians. As a resident, it is important to know what to do in case of an auto accident. Not all accidents are fatal, but all are complex and stressful events that require the correct approach. You could… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 11:25 am by Robert May
Any California car accident lawyer will tell you that on average around 14,000 car accidents happen every day in the United States. In fact, at some point in their lives, a high percentage of US drivers will find themselves involved in a car accident, be it a minor bump or full-on collision. After a road accident has occurred, it can often be disorientating and you’ll probably be quite shaken up, making it all too easy to forget some of the basic legal steps you need to take directly… [read post]