Articles Tagged with Auto Accident

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After a car accident, victims have a lot to worry about – from physical injuries and medical bills to unpaid time off from work, car repairs, and insurance negotiations. You may believe that working with the insurance company will be easy because, well you have paid your bills on time, never filed a claim before, and they told you that you were “in good hands” because they are “like a good neighbor.” News flash: It is never that easy!

Once you file your claim, an insurance agent may contact you offering a settlement. At first blush, the offer may seem generous, but you need to consider the total cost of your injuries – present and future. You should not agree to a settlement before the full extent of your injuries are determined and how long will you be out of work. If you accept an offer, in some cases, you wave your right to file a lawsuit.

Lawsuit Financial advises victims to consult an experienced auto accident attorney who can assist in you in determining how much your case is worth and help you deal with the insurance company. If you need help locating an attorney in your area, we are happy to assist you from our nationwide database. This is a free service!

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During the holidays, traffic on our roadways not only increases due to local shoppers and holiday parties, but also out-of-towners preparing to spend time with distant family and friends. Unfortunately, with increased traffic comes more serious and fatal auto accidents.

I-295 in Jacksonsville, Florida was the scene of a fatal auto accident which claimed the life of two out-of-towners.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the driver of a Ford 500 sedan left the roadway and struck a concrete median. He, then, re-entered the highway and struck a U-Haul attached to a Toyota Sequoia. The force of impact caused the SUV to flip over ejecting a man and a woman passenger, killing them both. According to the FHP report, neither was wearing a seat belt. The other three passengers were taken to hospitals with serious or minor injuries. The driver of the SUV was not injured. All occupants of the SUV were from out of town. The driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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Motorists have a duty to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner. This duty can be breached if a driver is exceeding the speed limit, following at an unsafe distance, driving while distracted, or otherwise driving in an unreasonable or unsafe manner.

On December 1, a high school senior tweeted “Seatbelt warnings are smart for cars. You could just be driving and someone else could be the dumbass. Be safe.” Less than two hours later he was killed in an auto accident, but not because he was speeding or driving while distracted, and not because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the teen was stopped at an intersection when the driver of a Nissan minivan ran a red light at a “high rate of speed”, jumped the center concrete median, and slammed into his Honda Accord. Those two vehicles veered into the path of a commercial gasoline tanker truck, pushing it into a Lexus.

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A 19-year-old Missouri teen was seriously injured in a head-on car crash on an icy stretch of highway. He was transported to University Hospital in Columbia where he was diagnosed with several skull fractures and brain swelling. Doctors placed the teen in a medically induced coma. When he awoke, the young man received more tragic news.

His parents were on their way to see him in the hospital when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck their vehicle head-on, killing them instantly. The couple in the other vehicle was also killed in the crash. The teen’s parents were wearing seatbelts; the other couple was not. Police said that the driver who caused the crash had been in a single-vehicle accident earlier that day. It is believed that icy roads were a factor in all three accidents.

Our condolences go out to this young man who has since been released from the hospital. A GoFundMe page has been set up by a Walmart co-worker to help the teen with medical and funeral expenses.

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If you were involved in an auto accident, you should always take all the necessary steps assuring the safety of those involved, regardless of the party at fault. You should also understand the ramifications that may follow.

Taking an auto accident injury claim to court is a lengthy process. Once you have hired an attorney and your personal injury lawsuit has been filed, it could be as little as six months, but more likely a year – or even years – until the date of the trial. It is not uncommon for the defendant’s attorney to try to wear you down in hopes of settling too soon for too little. Even if you hang in there and are successful in proving the other driver’s negligence caused the accident, with various post-trial motions and a possible appeal, it could still be some time before you actually receive a settlement. In the meantime, you will probably run up significant expenses, including medical bills and the cost of repairing or replacing your car. Obviously, the longer your litigation is pending, the more financially strapped you may become. If you are currently in the process of an injury claim or lawsuit but need financial staying power to pursue the case to trial, Lawsuit Financial can help with a financial support option known as lawsuit funding.

Lawsuit funding is a cash advance to help take care of life’s necessities (mortgage, rent, food, utilities, gas, car payments, medical expenses, transportation, etc.) during a long, and sometimes, bumpy road to resolution. To be eligible for funding, you do not need good credit. In fact, you can have bad credit, or no credit at all, and still be approved. This is because we approve funding based on the merits of the case. Additionally, there is no need for employment verification, and we do not require upfront fees or monthly payments.

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There are many contributing factors in many auto-pedestrian accidents; driver inattention being the most common cause.

A 38-year-old Clearwater, Florida man has been charged with two counts of fleeing the scene of a crash involving bodily harm after he struck two pedestrians on a sidewalk.

According to police, a 2003 Honda Civic driven by the man, passed through an intersection and veered off the road, striking the pedestrians. When the driver failed to stop, a witness on a motorcycle followed him to a convenient store, called 911, and detained the man until police arrived. The two pedestrians were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

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Anything that results in a loss of income is hard enough, but when due to serious injuries from an auto accident, it can be devastating.

A married, father of three had just started back to work after nearly a year of unemployment. On his way to his newly acquired job, the man was rear-ended by a distracted driver traveling at 60 mph. Due to injuries sustained he underwent neck fusion surgery to join together broken bones. Although the surgery was successful, the rehabilitation was a lengthy process and he was unable to return to work. He ultimately lost his job. The negligent driver’s insurance company offered $60,000 to settle the case.

No one and nothing should force an innocent victim to settle for less than rightfully deserved. Aware that the offer would not even begin to cover his medical expenses let alone lost income, the victim contacted an auto accident attorney. Six months later, the case settled for an undisclosed amount.

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Head-on collisions often cause death because both cars hit with extreme opposing force. These accidents are often due to miscalculating the speed and distance of the oncoming car or veering into an oncoming lane due to speeding, reckless driving, distractions, or drunk driving.

Witnesses told police the driver of a white Yukon had been weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed prior to a head-on crash that killed a 7-year-old boy and a 25-year-old woman.

The crash occurred when a white SUV drifted into the lane of a Mazda, striking it and forcing the Mazda into a spin before it was struck by an oncoming Dodge Durango. Police said neither driver had a chance to avoid the impact.

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A 69-year-old dialysis patient was killed when the medical van in which he was a passenger was hit head-on by another vehicle in western Pennsylvania. According to reports, the man was properly restrained in a wheelchair when the SUV hit the Med-Van, but it was not enough to prevent his death. An investigation is underway, but state police said weather was a factor. The road was snow-covered and icy at the time of the crash. The drivers of both vehicles were hospitalized.

An auto accident that results from driving in inclement weather leaves many wondering about liability issues. For innocent victims, it is important to speak to an experienced auto accident lawyer who can review all factors and build a strong case on your behalf. But, the litigation process can often times leads to financial problems that only a quick settlement can resolve. Lawsuit funding can bridge the gap between filing a lawsuit and receiving fair compensation for injuries sustained.

Securing a lawsuit cash advance can provide the financial staying power to achieve full compensation for damages. There is a simple application, so plaintiffs can get the money they need quickly and focus on their lawsuit instead of their finances. There is no need for credit checks or employment verification because funding is based on the strength of the case. Because it is a non-recourse cash advance, there is no risk to you, the plaintiff.

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Auto accidents caused by distracted drivers are among the most likely to result in serious or fatal injuries. Cellphone usage alone is responsible for thousands of car crashes and injuries in the United States every year.

Despite study after study showing the devastating consequences of distracted driving; despite many states implementing laws against cell phone use and texting while driving — many motorists are still doing it. Most people don‘t even give it a second thought; they are convinced that they will be unaffected by this behavior. Auto manufacturers will acknowledge the risks, but continue to develop more gadgets that lead to more distractions. When will it stop?

Contrary to the negative public perception of personal injury attorneys, many of those attorneys have placed themselves squarely on the front lines in the fight against distracted driving. They advocate for safer roads and they stand up for the rights of seriously injured victims, or family member who have lost loved ones because someone was driving while distracted.