Articles Tagged with Auto Accident

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Speed appears to be a factor in a four-vehicle crash that left one person dead at the scene.

A man was allegedly speeding when he lost control of his vehicle, went into a ditch. His vehicle went airborne before landing on a SUV on the opposite side of the highway. The impact caused the SUV to collide with two other vehicles.

The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene; his passenger is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The negligent driver and the driver in one of the vehicles struck by the SUV suffered minor injuries. The occupants of the fourth vehicle involved escaped unharmed. The investigation is ongoing.

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Driver fatigue and falling asleep behind the wheel are major causes of car crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there may be as many as 100,000 crashes from driver fatigue each year, with an estimated 1,550 deaths and 71,000 people injured.

A jury recently awarded a permanently disabled man $8.7 million resulting from an auto accident lawsuit caused by a severely fatigued driver who fell asleep at the wheel.

The accident occurred in January 2014 when a group of seven crew members were on their way home from a 22-hour, non-stop shift at a Texas mill. The driver of the vehicle was traveling 70 mph when he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and rear-ended a school bus picking up children at a RV park. Three men in the van were killed; four others were injured. No one on the school bus was injured.

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You never choose to get in a serious auto accident, but when it happens you will most likely be injured once again by the system when filing a personal injury lawsuit.

The litigation process can take several months to years depending on the complexity of your case. While waiting on a legal settlement, you may feel stress and anxiety regarding to money and how you pay the bills and put food on the table. They mortgage/rent, utilities, car payments, and medical bills need to be addressed. If you are seriously injured, for an extended period of time, or permanently, how will you and your family survive financially?

When your attorney is fighting a lengthy litigation battle to get you the maximum settlement you deserve, but you need cash now, consider lawsuit funding.

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Our legal system is not designed to immediately compensate victims for injuries and damages sustained in an auto accident.

Waiting to settle a lawsuit can be a financial drain; many plaintiffs will experience mounting bills and increased debt. Yet, banks are not willing to provide a loan against a pending lawsuit or to those out of work. At times like this, Lawsuit Financial is able to help.

Two lawsuits have been filed against a rubber products company and one of its employees after the plaintiffs were allegedly injured in an auto accident. According to the complaint, the employee was actively working within the scope and duty of his employment when he caused a rear-end collision, resulting in serious injuries to both plaintiffs. The suit claims the negligent driver failed to yield the right of way; failed to keep a reasonable and proper lookout; failed to maintain control of the truck; failed to apply the brakes of the truck in time to avoid the collision; failed to observe traffic; and followed too closely, among other violations. The plaintiffs are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

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Imagine that you’ve been seriously injured in an auto accident. You are unable work and the bills are piling up. You hired an attorney to help you with your claim, but things are moving slowly. You need money know or the utilities will be turned off. You could soon lose your home.

Creditors don’t care that you are in a pending lawsuit. They don’t care that the wheels of justice are turning slowly. They don’t want to hear that you will achieve a large settlement and once that happens, your bills will be paid. They want their money, and they want it now!

So what can you do?

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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.