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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]
10 Apr 2014, 10:05 am
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and a new report indicates that more accidents than ever are caused by drivers who simply weren't paying attention. The National Safety Council's yearly injury and fatality report, "Injury Facts," reports cellphone use causes more than a quarter of all crashes in the U.S. Interestingly, researchers discovered only 5 percent of those are the result of texting, which belies the belief that talking on the phone is somehow less dangerous than… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 8:57 am
Car accidents in Homestead and across Florida are a leading cause of injury and death. They are also a leading cause of child injury in Homestead and other cities. Car crashes cause many catastrophic injuries, including: •Paralysis •Head injuries •Amputations •Internal injuries •Whiplash •Fatalities •Burns •Soft tissue injuries •Fractures •Spinal cord injuries •Crushing injuries •Disfigurement and facial injuries These injuries cause… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 7:34 am by David Harris
Not every lawyer for car accident claims is the same. In Southwest Florida, there are many good accident attorneys who have the experience and skill to pursue maximum compensation. There are also many attorneys who have little experience in these types of personal injury matters, which can affect not only the accident victim’s pursuit of […] [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 6:50 am by Matthew R. Arnold, Esq.
Attorney Matthew R. Arnold answering the question: “Can I wait a few months to pursue a personal injury claim?”   Almost six months after a horrific fair accident left several people seriously injured at the North Carolina State Fair, a group has filed the first personal injury lawsuit in the case. The suit was filed by four family members who were riding the Vortex at the time of the accident and all sustained serious injuries as a result of the malfunction.   The lawsuit was… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Daniel Gibalevich
Young Man Pleads Guilty in Fatality Head-On Crash Case On Monday, the seventh of April, a young man pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. In the summer of 2013 the young man killed seventy-four year old man in Ramona in a head-on crash. The twenty year old that pleaded guilty to the fatality is Garrett Michael Sparks. Garrett was arrested not long after the collision on August 29th. The crash happened on the San Vincente Road which is south of Warnock Drive.… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 5:53 pm by Matt Powell
The summer season brings with it the desire to get out and about, to explore the world around us.  In order to accomplish this goal, you will need a reliable vehicle to transport you.  This means that you should take this opportunity to inspect several car components to be sure that they are in good working order.  Among those is the battery.  Of all the parts of your vehicle, the battery is among the most likely to fail.  The average car battery will last as few as two or… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 3:09 pm
This auto accident happened Thursday in Pike County, Kentucky on U.S. 460. The driver of a vehicle traveling westbound on U.S. 460 crossed the center line of traffic to avoid a stopped vehicle in that lane of traffic. In doing so that vehicle struck a vehicle traveling eastbound, driven by Debra Fouts of Virgie, Kentucky. The accident caused serious injury to Ms. Fouts and two passengers in her vehicle. One of the passengers, Kyla Fouts, was airlifted to the hospital due to the severity of her… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 2:03 pm
On April 3rd the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced a campaign that will take aim at distracted drivers. We have all seen these drivers, and we maybe ones ourselves. This campaign includes placing troopers and local law enforcement in SUVs and tractor-trailers so that they can get a better vantage point to see if drivers are texting. The goal of the new campaign is to reduce traffic fatalities statewide. Tennessee enacted the "Texting while Driving Law" in July of 2009. As a law firm that handles… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 11:57 am
Motor vehicle accidents affect millions of people each year. In fact, a person is injured in a motor vehicle collision every 2 minutes and 20 seconds in California, according to data provided by the California Highway Patrol. In most cases, these accidents occur due to a driver's negligence, and victims are able to recover for their losses by bringing a personal injury claim. The types of damages that may be recoverable in a case arising from a California car accident include compensation for… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 10:50 am by tracy
By Tracy Manzer, Price Benowitz Senior Editor The latest update in the on-going GM recall saga is, perhaps, one of the most satisfying turn of events to date. General Motors is being fined $7,000 a day for missing an April 3 deadline to provide information about its recall of 2.6 million cars. These are the […] [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 10:06 am
Recently, a federal judge in Huntington, West Virginia granted in part and denied in part Ford Motor Company's motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit had been filed by consumers who claimed that the Ford models they purchased were vulnerable to sudden and unintended acceleration. Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers's decision will bar those who bought their Fords used from arguing that Ford experienced unjust enrichment, but will otherwise leave the lawsuit intact. The situation began… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 9:56 am by Matt Hardin
Tennessee courts are serious about their procedural rules. In part, this is because the Tennessee civil court system hears hundreds of thousands of cases a year. In an effort to ensure the orderly administration of justice, the courts have implemented a series of procedural rules that litigants are required to follow. When litigants do not follow these rules, they risk losing very important trial rights that may result in a forgone opportunity. Peterson v. Lepard: Failure to File an Appeal In a… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 9:32 am by Paul Thomson
Toyota is busy yet again making headlines with another product recall affecting 2.34 million cars in the U.S.  Toyota announced today that it is recalling several models for four different defects. The first defect involves a Spiral Cable Issue.   Toyota has said that cable could be damaged when the steering wheel is turned, and that could result in the airbag not activating after a crash.  The models produced from 2004-2010 involved in the recall for the faulty… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 9:21 am
In 2011, teenagers aged 14 to 18 accounted for 21 people, or seven percent, of the population in the United States. Many of these young people were learning, preparing or just beginning to drive. However, according to figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents were the number one cause of deaths among this age group. Of the 2,105 teen drivers who were involved in fatal car crashes, almost half of them--45 percent--died. Moreover, of those teen… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 9:00 am
Tailgating ranks high on the list of most-common driving pet peeves. There are few safe drivers who haven’t experienced another driver following so close you swear you could reach out and touch the other vehicle’s bumper, even from the front seat! In some cases, the driver compounds the annoyance by flashing their lights, honking their horn, or making rude gestures. Our San Jose car accident lawyer knows that tailgating is not only annoying, it is also incredibly dangerous. … [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 8:08 am by Goldstein & Hayes
The National Safety Council (NSC) has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and is campaigning to stop cell phone use while driving and other dangerous habits. According to the NSC, thousands of people die each year in accidents involving cell … Continue reading →The post TIPS FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH appeared first on Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys | Goldstein & Hayes PC. [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 7:00 am
While most parents could not imagine transporting their young children without one in 2014, child safety seats are a relatively new invention. Many adults, especially those raised in the 70s or prior, remember roaming free in the backseat. Early versions of the child seat focused on keeping the child in place, allowing them to see out the window, and allowing the parent to see the child. Today, we know that the right child seats, properly installed, save young lives and prevent life-altering… [read post]