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Guardrails must be properly constructed, meet any safety specifications, be installed properly, and serve as an adequate barrier between lanes and the sides of roads. They may not prevent an auto accident, but they will usually minimize the severity of injuries. Yet, several lawsuits in recent years, claim otherwise.

An Overland Park, Kansas man was killed after his truck left the roadway, hitting a guardrail that sliced through the vehicle. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced died at the scene. Investigators determined that the man was wearing a seat belt at the time, but the force of impact apparently caused him to break free of the restraints.

Serious injuries or death in an auto accident can leave the victim and his/her family with serious medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, income loss, and other expenses. There is no reason why a victim should bear the burden of all this without holding the responsible parties liable.

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In February, four people were killed and one critically injured in a three-vehicle crash in Des Plaines, Illinois.

At the time of the fatal crash, police said the driver of a Mercedes was traveling in excess of 100 mph when he slammed into a Chevy Impala as it was turning in to a parking lot. The impact sent the Impala spinning nearly 200 feet, crashing into a Toyota Highlander. The impact was so severe nearly four feet of the front of the car was blown apart, according to reports. A couple and their 20-year-old daughter inside the Impala were killed. The couple leaves behind a 10-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter. The driver of the Mercedes was also killed in the crash; his passenger survived with a traumatic brain injury. Two people in the Toyota suffered minor injuries.

An investigation later revealed that the Mercedes driver was actually driving 135 mph, and toxicology results showed he had a blood alcohol content almost three-times the legal limit. It was also determined that he had received at least nine tickets for speeding and other offenses in the past five years. Despite his license being suspended four times, he managed to narrowly avoid automatic revocation.

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The parents of a University of Missouri student who died two weeks after falling at least two stories from a balcony have reached a $5 million settlement with the property owners.

According to the wrongful death lawsuit, the 19-year-old fell after he leaned against an unsafe second-floor balcony during a party in December 2014. He was found unconscious on the ground directly underneath the balcony. There was no medical evidence of intoxication.

In the lawsuit, the family alleged that the defendants were aware the balcony was defective, but intentionally failed to make repairs because the property was going to be demolished in the near future to make way for a new student housing complex.

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Last April, a 24-year-old woman decided to drink and drive. After hitting a pedestrian, she then chose to leave the scene of the accident. When she was later apprehended, the woman chose to lie about the crash.

On April 10, 2016, the woman crashed her vehicle into the east side of a concrete barrier, according to police. She then hit a 21-year-old young man who was hiking along the shoulder of Interstate 229 when he was struck and killed by a Ford Fusion. As the woman continued driving, she crashed into the west side of the concrete barrier, at which time the pedestrian was thrown from the vehicle and hurled over the wall. The driver then fled the scene on foot. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

When the woman was found a short time later, she told police that she had been a passenger in the car and an unknown male had been driving. However, investigators found only the driver’s airbag deployed, the woman’s blood was found there, and she had the car keys. Yet, the woman maintained her lies throughout the investigation, according to reports.

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Louisiana State Police identified an Alexandria man as the deceased victim in a fiery I-10 crash.

The crash occurred as congestion slowed traffic around 5:30 pm. According to police, the driver of a Freightliner 18-wheeler failed to reduce speed as he approached the slower traffic. He struck the rear of a 2006 GMC Sierra, sending the Sierra off the side of the road. The semi continued forward, striking the rear of a 2004 Chevy Impala and pushing it into the back of another 18-wheeler. The momentum from the impact caused the second 18-wheeler to strike a 2004 Ford F-250.

The Impala was crushed between the two semis and a fire fully engulfed all three vehicles. The fire burned for about an hour and closed both sides of I-10; the Impala was unrecognizable when it was pulled from the wreckage. Its 26-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene; six other people in the chain-reaction crash sustained minor to moderate injuries.

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Every year, hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits are filed over a failure to diagnose, delayed diagnoses or misdiagnoses – all of which can lead to life-threatening consequences.

Following is an example of how health care providers can negligently cause harm to patients. During the lengthy litigation process, Lawsuit Financial may be able to assist the plaintiff with immediate financial obligations.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a New Hampshire hospital, claiming that a woman died after antibiotics were not prescribed for a severe urinary tract infection.

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Did you know that once a lawsuit is filed, lawsuit funding is available for those injured in an intersection auto accident?

Two people were hurt, one critically, in a three-vehicle crash on Route 1 in North Brunswick, New Jersey.

A preliminary investigation shows that a box truck allegedly failed to stop at the intersection, striking a Toyota Corolla with great force, pushing it into an Acura in front of it, police said. The drivers of the passenger vehicles were transported to an area hospital. One driver suffered non-serious injuries, while the other sustained critical injuries, according to reports. The driver of the truck was not injured. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles involved in the accident. The crash remains under investigation.

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Two young women are dead after a three-vehicle crash on I-81 in Wythe County, Virginia.

According to Virginia State Police, a Honda Insight was traveling south on I-81 when it crossed the median, slamming into a Honda Civic head-on. The force of impact caused the Insight to spin around before it was struck by a pickup truck.

The driver of the Honda Insight was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt. A passenger in the Civic was also pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Civic was flown to an area hospital for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger in the Civic were both wearing seatbelts. The driver of the pickup truck and three passengers were treated for minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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A Florida woman has filed a product liability lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon subsidiary alleging that she sustained injuries after being implanted with the Physiomesh during hernia repair surgery.

The woman underwent surgery for a hernia repair in 2010. The Physiomesh was laparoscopically implanted at that time. According to the lawsuit, the device failed, causing adverse health complications, which resulted in the need for the mesh to be surgically removed. In addition, the plaintiff said she required at least two invasive surgical procedures due to the hernia repair complications. The lawsuit further states that neither the plaintiff nor her doctor was adequately warned or informed by the defendants of the defective and dangerous nature of Physiomesh or the risks associated with the product. The complaint contends that the hernia mesh poses an unreasonable risk of severe adverse reactions among patients, including chronic pain, infection, migration, deformation of the mesh, adhesions to internal organs, erosion and other complications.

This case joins a growing number of hernia mesh lawsuits over similar allegations. The Physiomesh was approved by the FDA in March 2010, and is one of the most popular hernia mesh patches on the market. However, it wasn’t long after that the mesh was linked to reports of complications following hernia repair, often leading to risky and painful surgical procedures to remove the device. After failing to identify what was causing the hernia repair problem, the manufacturer removed the product from the market in May 2016.

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Tiredness and fatigue can often affect one’s driving long before it is noticeable. In such cases, accidents are often more serious because reaction times are delayed or the driver fails to react at all. When a tractor trailer is involved, the results are even more devastating due to the weight and size of the truck. If a trucker drives beyond the regulated hours and fatigue sets in or he falls asleep behind the wheel, the driver and the trucking company may be liable for the accident.

A West Virginia woman filed a lawsuit against a commercial motor carrier and one of its drivers, alleging negligence resulted in the death of her husband.

According to the lawsuit, the commercial truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel, lost control, and struck the victim’s car. The plaintiff also alleges that the defendants failed to properly and adequately inspect the truck to ensure that the tires were safe and negligently placed the truck into service even when the treads were excessively worn. She seeks a trial by jury and compensation medical, funeral and burial expenses, lost earnings and loss of companionship.