Articles Tagged with Auto 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.

Even the most cut-and-dry tractor trailer accident case is not always easy to try and can take years to resolve. Lawsuit Financial is dedicated to assisting victims and family members who have been injured or killed in a crash due to no fault of their own. We are a direct funding company providing cash advances for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits nationwide.

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We always believe that the unthinkable cannot happen to us, but the sad truth is that a fatal auto accident can happen at any time, to anyone. While the crash can happen for any number of reasons, the highest occurrences are due to a distracted driver, especially when it comes to texting. In the split second one takes their eyes off the road to send or read a text, tragedy can occur.

Although nothing can bring a loved one back, laws have been established to help compensate aggrieved families.

The family of a San Antonio man who was hit and killed last September by a distracted driver has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

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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.