Articles Tagged with Auto Accident

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In a recent crash, the victim did nothing wrong; he was simply in the wrong place and the wrong time when a woman was driving in the wrong direction on a Minnesota highway. Now his family is suffering the devastating consequences of the woman’s negligent actions.

According to the state highway patrol, the woman was driving north in the southbound lanes when she collided head-on into a Ford Fusion. The Fusion caught fire on impact and landed in the median; the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The negligent female driver was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. No information has been released whether drugs or alcohol were a factor.

The crash remains under investigation, but in the meantime the family of the deceased should consult an experienced auto accident attorney.

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An auto accident can happen for a host of reasons, including speeding, reckless driving, texting, poor road conditions, inclement weather, and more. The results can have a devastating impact of both you and your family. In addition to the pain and suffering, you may wait months even years before receiving monetary compensation. In the meantime, you may be unable to work and have no means to pay the bills. Lawsuit Financial can provide quick and easy financial relief, often within 24 – 48 hours, with a lawsuit cash advance.

A jury awarded $250,000 to a woman who was seriously injured when a van struck her vehicle in downtown Philadelphia.

In March 2015, the plaintiff was traveling in the right lane when her vehicle was sideswiped by the driver of a van, who had been in the left lane and was  attempting to turn right at the corner.

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A road hazard can include debris, oil spillage, and potholes. Dangerous road conditions can also be due to poorly placed construction barriers, inadequate or poorly designed roads, or the lack of traffic signals. Such variables can cause or contribute to an auto accident.

When the auto accident is the result of a spillage or debris from a commercial vehicle, negligence will rest with the driver and his employer. If debris came from a passing vehicle, it may be difficult to determine who was responsible. Claims of negligence against government entities can also be difficult because the agency may have sovereign immunity in such lawsuits. The plaintiff must prove the state agency knew or should have known about the debris or dangerous conditions, yet failed to fulfill its obligations of making the roadway safer or somewhat forgiving of driver error. There must be proof that the accident would not have otherwise occurred.

Seeking compensation from the at-fault party can prove instrumental in helping the injured victims cover medical expenses and other bills, as well as lost wages. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to recognize the specific cause and the responsible party. For this reason, it is important to consult an experienced auto accident attorney.

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If your auto accident involves the potential liability of a government entity and/or a government employee, filing a lawsuit and seeking compensation will not be an easy task. Thanks to a legal concept known as sovereign immunity, government agencies and their employees are protected from many kinds of liability. This doesn’t mean seeking justice is impossible, but due to numerous technical procedures, it is best to consult with an experienced auto accident attorney. Once a lawsuit is filed, the challenge facing many plaintiffs is that the lawsuits could take months, even years to be resolved. For plaintiffs with immediate and long-term financial problems, lawsuit funding can help.

Three people have filed lawsuits against the West Virginia Department of Highways following an auto accident with one of its drivers.

According to the complaint, in January 2015, a couple and their passenger were seriously injured after a highway department employee negligently struck their vehicle. The suit alleges that the Highways Department carelessly entrusted its vehicle to a negligent driver. The plaintiffs seek a trial by jury and compensatory damages that will fully and adequately compensate the plaintiffs’ damages.

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Most auto accident claims are settled successfully without a lawsuit ever being filed. However, if attempts at resolution fail, a trial may provide the only possible resolution to your car accident claim.

A Scottsdale, Arizona family is still recuperating from injuries suffered in a crash on Mother’s Day 2016.

A couple and their two young children were on their way to church when their vehicle was rear-ended by a pick-up truck. The impact pushed the couple’s 2011 Hyundai Elantra through the intersection before it struck a concreter barrier, went airborne, then flipped and landed in an open lot. The pick-up continued to travel through the field into a grocery store parking lot, where it struck a couple of vehicles. A state police accident reconstruction team determined that the pick-up truck was traveling between 71 and 78 mph in a 35 mph zone when it struck the couple’s vehicle. The truck driver and all four family members suffered serious injury. One child was released from the hospital the day after the crash; his brother remained in the hospital for nearly a month. The woman had major back surgery that required insertion of pins and rods. Her husband, who was thrown from the car, needed pins and rods in his right arm.

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A 21-year-old Bryan, Texas man was killed and three others were injured in a rollover accident.

According to police, four people were in a pick-up when the driver lost control and the truck flipped and rolled. One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. A male and female passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 18-year-old driver suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover. The accident remains under investigation, but speed appears to be a factor.

Careless or reckless drivers cause accidents every day, resulting in serious or fatal injuries. The at-fault driver can be held responsible for damages including medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Unfortunately, plaintiffs may not be compensated for years, yet they simply do not have the financial resources to wait out the long litigation process. As the bills pile up, financial hardship mounts. While the case is in progress, lawsuit funding can be used to lessen that financial burden. Without the pressure to settle, the plaintiff’s attorney has time to obtain the largest possible settlement.

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Every year, thousands of people receive that phone call we all dread—news that a loved one has been killed in an auto accident. The news is not only a sudden shock, but emotionally and physically debilitating. Even before the reality of it all wears off, many families will face unforeseen financial challenges as they are suddenly forced to deal with medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and additional financial hurdles due to lost income.

While no one can ever put a value on a life, it is important for the family to understand their legal rights to pursue a wrongful death claim. An experienced attorney can help guide victims through their legal options to recover the maximum possible compensation.

The driver of a Chevy Impala was turning left into a parking lot when he was struck by another vehicle speeding at an estimated 100 mph. The crash sent the Impala spinning at least 75 feet into a Toyota Highlander. The Impala was so mangled that it was hardly recognizable; the Mercedes that hit it was crushed to at least three feet shorter than normal, according to reports.

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Every year thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the teenage driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience, or inattention.

Five high school students who cut class one afternoon last month were in a crash that killed two and left three others seriously injured.

The crash happened just before the end of the school day when a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer left the road and rolled before coming to rest in a field. Three passengers riding in the rear seat were ejected from the vehicle; all were seriously injured. Police said excessive speed likely caused the driver to lose control, before the car flipped several times. The crash is still under investigation.

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Petersburg, Virginia police are still investigation a fatal crash involving a dump truck and three other vehicles.

Two dump trucks were traveling together as they approached an intersection. The first truck driver went through the intersection. The second driver followed, but had failed to notice the light had changed. The truck struck a vehicle that had the right-of-way, before striking two other cars. The dump truck went off the road into a nearby swamp. A pregnant woman was in the first vehicle hit; she was pronounced dead at the scene. Four people, including a child suffered minor injuries.

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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.