Articles Tagged with Driver Negligence

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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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Tiredness and fatigue can often affect one’s driving long before it is noticeable. In such cases, accidents are often more serious because reaction times are delayed or the driver fails to react at all. When a tractor trailer is involved, the results are even more devastating due to the weight and size of the truck. If a trucker drives beyond the regulated hours and fatigue sets in or he falls asleep behind the wheel, the driver and the trucking company may be liable for the accident.

A West Virginia woman filed a lawsuit against a commercial motor carrier and one of its drivers, alleging negligence resulted in the death of her husband.

According to the lawsuit, the commercial truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel, lost control, and struck the victim’s car. The plaintiff also alleges that the defendants failed to properly and adequately inspect the truck to ensure that the tires were safe and negligently placed the truck into service even when the treads were excessively worn. She seeks a trial by jury and compensation medical, funeral and burial expenses, lost earnings and loss of companionship.

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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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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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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.