Articles Posted in Auto Accident

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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.

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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.