Articles Tagged with Auto Accident

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Every year, hundreds of people suffer serious injury or death in auto accidents on icy roads. Many presume that because the crash occurred as a result of an act of God, they cannot seek compensation for their injuries or the death of a loved one. However, a driver is required to exercise due care behind the wheel, including taking into consideration the weather and road conditions. Hence, a driver who is traveling too fast, tailgating, or panics and hits the brakes too hard, resulting in an accident, can be held liable.

A 2012 Mitsubishi Galant hit an icy patch on an I-35 overpass near Oklahoma City, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, according to the Oklahoma Highway Department. The vehicle slammed into a cable barrier before being struck by a tractor-trailer. Two passengers in the Galant died in the crash, one at the scene and the other at the hospital. Two other passengers were also transported to the hospital, one in serious and one in critical condition. The drivers were not injured.

The accident remains under investigation. If the driver of the Galant was speeding or negligent in any way, he could be held liable. If it is found that the truck driver had ample time to react, he and his employer could also be held accountable.

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After an auto accident or another personal injury that has occurred due to the negligence of someone else, you may decide to seek legal compensation for damages and losses. The first step is to consult an experienced personal injury attorney. But, your case may take months, even years, to settle.

Defendants are financed by large insurance companies; their lawyers know the litigation game. They know you are probably strapped for cash, so they delay the case, exhausting your limited resources. The more desperate you become, the happier the defendant. Then, they make a lowball offer. Your attorney advises against it saying the offer is too little, too soon. You want to wait, but the financial pressure is building. You have medical expenses, mortgage/rent obligations, car payments, and monthly household expenses. You don’t qualify for a bank loan, and friends and family can’t help. You see no other options except to tell your attorney to accept the inadequate offer.

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A serious auto accident can result in disabling or fatal injuries leaving victims with lost income, medical bills, even funeral, and burial expenses. When finances run thin, as a lawsuit drags on, plaintiffs often turn to pre-settlement lawsuit funding.

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A New Jersey family of five, including four children, were killed in an auto accident in Delaware, according to state police. One adult was taken to an area hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, a southbound pickup truck crossed the median and struck a northbound vehicle. That vehicle came to rest in the median, while the pickup continued traveling in the wrong direction down the highway before being struck by a minivan carrying the New Jersey family.

An investigation is still underway. The crash has also raised questions about the need to install guardrails.

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Auto accident personal injury claims can take a long time to settle. Although insurance companies have an ethical and legal duty to act in good faith and pay legitimate claims promptly, many will deny, delay, and defend claims as long as possible. Auto accident lawsuit funding can help auto accident victims stay afloat, make ends meet, and avoid financial disaster during the litigation process.

A man suffered serious injuries and underwent numerous surgeries after a 2011 auto accident caused by an uninsured driver. Despite having uninsured motorist coverage under his own auto policy, and despite paying his premiums, the man’s insurance carrier denied his claim and refused to make medical payments. The innocent victim filed a lawsuit, which wasn’t settled for five years. During that time, his family faced financial hardship.

Suffering a personal injury in an auto accident is bad enough, but when your own insurance company refuses, in bad faith, to negotiate or settle the claim, the victim is forced to fight for his/her rights.

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According to reports, the driver of a Nissan drove off a highway exit ramp and onto the grass before crashing into the driver’s side of a GMC truck stopped at a light. The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Nissan driver was arrested and charged with causing a death while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Police also found an open container of alcohol on the floorboard of his car, according to an incident report.

Nothing can be more devastating than losing a loved one due by a drunk driver. Funeral and burial expenses and other bills can pile up and the cost of fighting a wrongful death lawsuit can be staggering. Sometimes a lawsuit can take months, even years, before a settlement is reached.

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In July 2015, a man, his girlfriend, and her two children were returning to Colorado when they approached a stopped vehicle on the highway. They stopped, but their Mitsubishi Eclipse was struck from behind by a flat-box truck. The force of impact was so severe that the driver’s seat was damaged; the man suffered a cervical spine injury and a traumatic brain injury that put him in the hospital for six days.

The defense alleged that the plaintiff and the third vehicle driver were at fault, but after a highly-contested trial, the plaintiff was awarded nearly $12 million.

Awaiting the conclusion of a hard-fought lawsuit cannot only be physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting, but financially as well.

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In the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, it seemed the Houston Cougars had victory over Michigan in the bag. How could 4 seconds change everything?

Houston’s Devin Davis was at the line with four seconds on the clock; his team was up by two points. A make would’ve meant Michigan could do no better than force overtime; two makes would’ve iced the game and pushed Houston into the Sweet 16. Davis missed both shots. Then it happened. Michigan grabbed the rebound on the second miss. In a desperate situation, freshman Jordan Poole sunk a 3-pointer from about 28 feet as the final buzzer sounded, giving Michigan a dramatic 64-63 win.

Life can also change in seconds. It is likely that few people stop to consider that simply getting in the family car can be a life-altering decision. Sadly, for too many, serious auto accidents can change their lives forever. Victims may be unable to work and earn a living. A family might have lost the sole breadwinner. While some people just need time to recover, others need surgery or may be permanently disabled.

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It is not too late for plaintiffs to obtain financial assistance during the holiday season.

You may have been seriously injured in an auto accident or slip and fall accident. You may have mounting medical bills and can’t return to work. How will you get through the holidays, let alone pay the ordinary household bills and put food on the table?

If you are in a personal injury lawsuit and it appears litigation will continue for an extended period of time, don’t become desperate and accept a settlement that is less than case value. Lawsuit Financial can not only help you pay the bills, but with a lawsuit cash advance you can level the playing field, dramatically changing the outcome of your settlement.

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A multi-vehicle auto accident in the San Francisco Bay Area has left four dead and six others injured.

Over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, an alleged drunk driver collided with a Nissan. The impact cause the Nissan driver to lose control, cross the center median, and hit three other vehicles traveling in the opposite direction. The Nissan flipped over; the driver was injured, but four passengers inside were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash was so horrific that the identity and ages of the victims could not be determined, but said one was a minor. Six others involved in the crash were hospitalized for injuries sustained.

The negligent driver fled the scene, but was apprehended a short time later. He has been charged with vehicle manslaughter while intoxicated; driving under the influence resulting in bodily injury; driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level over 0.08 percent; felony hit and run resulting in death or injury; and driving on a suspended license.