Articles Posted in Auto Accident

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Prescription drug use (and abuse) is a rising factor in auto accidents across the United States. Drowsiness, slowed reaction time, and disorientation are just a few side effects of prescription medications that can affect a person’s driving abilities.

A man driving the wrong way crashed head-on with a vehicle that carried a mother and two children. Police said the car’s computer showed the man was driving at up to 70 mph at the time. The woman sustained foot, leg and neck fractures, according to reports. Her three-year-old daughter suffered a broken collar bone, while her two-year-old son suffered cardiac arrest and permanent brain damage. The negligent driver was also hospitalized with serious injuries.

Tests revealed that the man benzodiazepine, a prescription drug that can induce sleep and hypnotic states, in his system at the time of the crash. He did not have a prescription for the drug. He was charged with aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm.

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After an auto 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. We all want to believe that working with the insurance company will be easy, but that is typically far from the truth despite, hearing “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”

A Florida woman has filed an auto accident lawsuit against a vehicle owner and State Farm alleging negligence.

On October 18, 2016, the woman’s vehicle was struck by another driver, leaving her with serious injuries. The woman said that as a result of the collision, she has endured great physical pain and mental anguish, and incurred medical bills and expenses. She filed a lawsuit holding the vehicle owner and State Farm responsible. The complaint alleges that the driver (who is not the vehicle owner) negligently operated the vehicle and State Farm allegedly failed to pay all covered losses resulting from the accident.

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After tearful testimony, a Virginia Beach man was sentenced for killing a woman in DUI crash.

In April 2016, a 23-year-old woman preparing to complete her first year of medical school lost her life to a drunk driver. Last month, the negligent driver was sentenced to 6 years in prison, and he will remain on probation once released.

Police said the 39-year-old man was driving a Toyota RAV4 when he rear-ended a Dodge Caravan stopped at a red light. The impact pushed the van into a car. Three people in the minivan, including the young woman were taken to the hospital. The woman died a short time later. The driver of the van and the rear-seat passenger were treated and released. The driver of the SUV was treated for minor injuries, while the driver of the car refused medical treatment.

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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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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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When negligence causes a fatal car crash, family members have the right to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one. Unfortunately, insurance companies will do everything they can to deny a claim outright. When that doesn’t work, they’ll try to deny it based on contributory negligence. They are also experts at devaluing claims.

Winning a wrongful death lawsuit requires the expertise of a personal injury attorney who specializes in car accident fatality cases. Although hiring an attorney is the best course of action to achieve the largest possible settlement, it doesn’t mean a quick settlement. Especially in wrongful death claims, it often takes years to seek justice.

Once a case is filed, if a plaintiff starts to worry about how to pay the bills and stay financially stable throughout the litigation process, it is time to consider a lawsuit cash advance, known as lawsuit funding.

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Thousands of people are injured or killed because someone ran a red light. In fact, it is the leading cause of urban accidents.

A woman died in a southwest Omaha car crash last week after the driver of a Nissan Maxima ran a red light and was struck by a Silverado. The deceased woman was a passenger in the Nissan. The negligent driver suffered a head injury, broken leg, broken ribs, fractured pelvis and other injuries; she is expected to recover. Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the Silverado refused medical attention; he was wearing a seatbelt.

The negligent driver can, and should be, held accountable. An experienced auto accident attorney can help protect your rights and present an effective case. Without a strong advocate, you may not receive the compensation you deserve.

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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.