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16 Apr 2014, 9:25 pm
Two major factors in deciding the value of any automobile accident case are liability and damages. Damages, which we'll discuss in a later post, include things like medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and incapacity. Liability is used (often incorrectly) by lawyers to refer to negligence. In some cases, lawyers might tell the judge or jury that they have conceded liability, which is taken to mean that the defendant admits to being negligent. Technically, if a driver is liable, he was… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 3:01 pm by Whittel & Melton, LLC
A hit-and-run crash in Stuart on Monday that left a motorcyclist hospitalized is the result of a texting driver, according to police. The suspect, a 29-year-old man, was texting while driving when he struck the motorcyclist and fled the scene. A citizen driving near the intersection of Indian Road and Willoughby Boulevard in Stuart on Monday reported the incident to police when he noticed the man hit the biker and failed to stop. The 911 operator confirmed the location of the citizen and police… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 2:52 pm by Bill Hayes
What if someone is driving without car insurance and has an accident with me, can I still get compensation for the damages?   Although it is against the law in most states to drive without automobile liability insurance many irresponsible individuals insist on driving around town without coverage. If they get into accidents in which […] [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 2:48 pm
Tuesday Night in Laurel County, Kentucky a single vehicle accident occurred and seriously injured two young men. The accident occurred along Wyan Road, west of London, Kentucky. The vehicle was a Nissan 300Z, driven by Cameron Harville, age 23. The car reportedly went off the road, traveling nearly 40 feet and crashed head-on with a tree. Both the driver and the passenger, Michael Cornett, age 23, were airlifted to UK hospital to be treated for their injuries. While it is unclear what caused… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 2:21 pm
It appears as though the smallest, seemingly insignificant decision brought an auto giant to its knees. Media outlets and the general public alike have been closely following the General Motors recall crisis, searching for answers and where to place blame. After months of mounting mistakes and shifting responsibilities, a memo discussing a fix for the ignition switch problem plaguing millions of GM vehicles was uncovered by congressional investigators. In it, according to Forbes Magazine’s… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 2:00 pm
GM has been under recent scrutiny for covering up the defective ignition switches tied to the deaths of at least 13 passengers. Now the CEO is creating a team to focus on vehicle safety. According to reports, the new safety organization within GM is designed to build on existing formulas to make cars the "best to drive in the industry." This positive PR may be good preparation for the media spotlight at the New York International Auto Show; however, it does little to help the victims who suffered as… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 10:46 am by Rob Sachs
I was out of the office last week so I need to catch up the “Truck Accident Tally” portion of this blog. Unfortunately, there was a lot of activity while I was gone. Three pedestrians have died as a result of being hit by commercial vehicles. A 19 year old pedestrian in Delaware was hit and killed by a tractor trailer late last night. Apparently the pedestrian was reported in the road by a passing car before he was struck and killed by the truck. On April 13th just after 10 P.M., a… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 9:26 am
Personal Injury Law and insurance claims handling practices have trends. Just like we see trends for runway fashion, or trends on a celebrity packed red carpet; we see trends for accident law. What's hip, sexy, or cool for one insurer, or for one judge on a case, will likely apply to the next insurer or judge. It's a copy cat industry. Now law isn't as trivial or fickle as the world of fashion. It takes judges to rule on the law. It takes politicians to create law. It takes people to elect those… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 4:42 am by Steven Gursten
Picture in your mind a construction worker near the bright orange cones.  Imagine him working in the hot sun, fixing roads this summer. Now imagine drivers whizzing by him at speeds  of up to 70 miles per hour. This will be the new reality for far too many construction workers if a dangerous and ill-advised package of bills (SB 895-898) becomes law. These bills would  revamp Michigan’s speed limit laws. They will mean speeding big rigs – as trucks would be able to legally… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by Matt Powell
Ah!  The warm weather has finally arrived throughout the United States and with it comes plans for a fun-filled summer.  Unfortunately, all too often unexpected car repairs or Tampa auto accidents can ruin those plans.  One of the more common car failures involves the cooling system.  This is the essential component of any vehicle that maintains normal operating temperatures and keeps the engine safe from overheating.  When the cooling system fails, the heat gauge on the… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:21 pm
Drivers throughout Boston break the rules of the road every day and some of those drivers receive traffic tickets. As a new report from CNN shows, drivers who break the rules and receive citations face significant costs as a result. Even a relatively minor driving violation can result not only in a fine but can also significantly increase your insurance rates. These higher costs will affect your budget for a long time to come. Avoiding dangerous driving behaviors is smart to prevent a ticket and… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 5:03 pm
As discussed in a recent decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court, to sustain a claim of negligence, a plaintiff must establish that the defendant owed him a duty, that the defendant breached that duty, that the plaintiff was injured, and that the defendant's breach was the cause of those injuries. Defendants often attack the elements of a plaintiff's negligence claim by arguing that the plaintiff cannot prove "causation." In other words, the defendant claims that even if there was a breach… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 2:19 pm
With spring in full swing, high school seniors are preparing for prom, graduation celebrations and one last summer of fun before embarking on the next chapter of their lives. What parents may not realize is that these gatherings often involve alcohol consumption. Numerous studies have shown that teenagers are more prone to dangerous binge drinking than those in other age groups. As April is Alcohol Awareness Month, our Daytona car accident attorneys intend to drive home the point that parents must… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:51 am
Here's a hearbreaking story from the M Streets neighborhood: a Dallas hit-and-run this morning tragically took the life of a young man, Ethan Vasquez, who was 13 years old. His mother, Sandy, age 40, was critically injured. My prayers go out to her and her family. Ethan was the son of Victor Vasquez, a sergeant with the Cedar Hill Police Department. The collision occurred at Monticello Avenue and Homer Street, just off Central Expressway near Henderson. The Highland Park police could not stop a… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:59 am
People who ride bikes have likely experienced - or know someone who has experienced - a crash of some kind. Some incidents, such as slipping off the edge of a road or losing control on a soft shoulder and ending up in the ditch, may leave you with a bruised ego, road rash, and minor discomfort. Other bicycle accidents and collisions can be far more serious, especially if they are hit by a car or other motor vehicle. Cyclists are hit by cars more often than you might believe. Usually, the accidents… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Daniel Gibalevich
 Former Baseball Player Dies High in Crash On February 14th a former minor league baseball player did in a South Bay car crash. Thirty-seven year old, Christian Franco had drugs in his system as well as a high blood alcohol content. The medical examiner’s report showed that his blood alcohol content was almost three times the legal limit. Christian Franco was driving his Jaguar along the State Route 125 when he was killed in an early morning car crash.  According to the California… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 8:17 pm
Lawmakers throughout the United States have been relaxing the rules for marijuana use, permitting people to take cannabis for medical purposes and even recreational purposes. Many people are embracing the more lax regulations because marijuana use has become increasingly popular. In fact, even in states where marijuana has not yet been legalized for recreational use, more people than ever are using this drug. Unfortunately, the increase in marijuana use can have serious consequences for road… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 4:58 pm
Distracted driving is a growing problem in Missouri. Amid a host of efforts by law enforcement to mark Distracted Driving Awareness Month, state transportation department officials are looking for creative ways to snag motorists' attention.Car accident attorneys in St. Louis note the agency will soon start using machines called long range acoustical devices (LRAD) to get drivers to pay attention, particularly while traveling through work zones. State transportation workers said that work trucks… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 3:46 pm
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Kayla Mendoza crashed into another car while driving the wrong direction on the Sawgrass Expressway. Before the accident, Mendoza was at a bar and restaurant where she drank tequila shots. 20 year-old Mendoza's receipts from the establishment show that she paid for two margaritas and two shots of Patron Silver tequila. After leaving the bar and restaurant, Mendoza crashed into a Toyota Camry, causing the death of Marisa Catronio and… [read post]