Articles Tagged with Auto Accident

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

A woman is recovering after being hit by a car in Kenosha, Wisconsin. According to police, the woman was walking in the roadway outside of the crosswalk when a driver spilled coffee on himself and collided with her. The woman was taken to a local hospital with a head injury but is expected to be fine. The driver was issued a citation for inattentive driving. The crash is still under investigation.

Insurance companies will sometimes try to reach a quick settlement and limit recovery to the lowest possible amount. As the investigation continues, the injured victim should consult an experienced personal injury attorney to understand her legal rights before considering any settlement offer.

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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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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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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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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 jury recently awarded $8 million to a Daytona Beach woman who sustained serious injuries in a 2010 drunk driving crash, according to court records.

On the night of the crash, the negligent driver was returning from drinking at a bar in Daytona Beach. According to his passenger, the driver was speeding at the time, probably traveling near 100 mph, when he slammed into the rear end of the victim’s car. When police arrived at the scene, the passenger said the driver was wasted. A blood test indicated that the negligent driver had 0.153 blood alcohol content, nearly twice the legal limit. He was not injured in the crash; his passenger suffered a broken arm.

The plaintiff, on the other hand, sustained extensive injuries, including several disc herniations, requiring her to undergo surgical procedures. She has had to endure a lumbar decompression procedure, after exhausting other more conservative medical measures. She is also in need of a cervical surgical procedure. The woman said she lives in pain every day. The total past medical bills at the time of trial were approximately $188,000.

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An investigation is ongoing in a deadly crash involving a tractor-trailer that struck a 1997 Toyota sedan on the Cross Bronx Expressway early in the morning of March 27. The truck driver fled the scene, but was later apprehended at a rest stop in Ridgefield, New Jersey. Authorities administered a breathalyzer test which confirmed he was legally drunk. He was taken into custody and charged with a commercial driver DUI. Criminal charges against the truck driver are expected in both New York and New Jersey.

The 25-year-old driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene; two women in the car with him were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Both are expected to survive.

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