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Blog Archive - July, 2019


397 Articles

Man Injured in Pool Furniture Accident in Bradenton, Florida

July 31, 2019

BRADENTON, FL. – According to a news story reported online at wctv.tv, a man was injured in a pool furniture accident that happened at his home in Bradenton, Florida. The man was moving some furniture on his patio, when a gust of wind caused a freak accident that nearly cost him his life, the report says.* 

Man Pinned Under Vehicle in Parking Lot in Hialeah, Florida

July 30, 2019

HIALEAH, FL. – According to an online news report posted at nbc12.com, a man became pinned under a vehicle in a parking lot in Hialeah, Florida. It is not clear how the incident occurred, but the man was taken to a local hospital with injuries, according to the news report. Authorities are investigating.* 

Tesla Safety Report indicates that Tesla Fires are Rare

July 30, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online article at teslarati.com, Tesla released its quarterly safety report which indicates that Teslas that are operating on autopilot are not as likely as other vehicles to be involved in an accident.  The report also provides that vehicular fires are rare, with some quarterly reports not indicating that there was a fire at all.*

The Role Trucking Regulations Play in Tractor-Trailer Accident Claims

July 29, 2019

Large truck accidents pose a special threat to other motorists because of the massive size and weight of these large vehicles.  The consequences of a highway collision between a vehicle that tips the scales at 3,000 pounds and one that weighs 25 times that much or more can be devastating for the occupants of the smaller vehicle.  Trucking cases present special issues and challenges that differ from other types of motor vehicle accidents.  The increased danger posed by the bulk of these vehicles has led federal, state, and local governments to pass extensive safety regulations to mitigate the risk to others using the roadways. 

Tractor-Trailer Accident Reported on I-75 in Ocala, Florida

July 29, 2019

OCALA, FL. – According to a news report published online at ocala-news.com, a tractor-trailer accident was reported on Interstate 75 in Ocala, Florida. The cause of the accident is still not known, but authorities reportedly cited the driver of the tractor-trailer in connection with the collision.* 

Alabama Boating Fatalities Approaching Highest Number in 20 Years

July 29, 2019

ALABAMA – According to an online news report from whnt.com, boating fatalities in the state of Alabama are approaching their highest numbers in more than 20 years. Authorities believe a few circumstances might be contributing to the increase in boating deaths and are urging people to use caution during their water outings.* 

Jet Skis Can Pose Serious Danger to Riders, Swimmers

July 29, 2019

FLORIDA – An online news report published at insideedition.com discusses the serious dangers that jet skis can pose to both riders and swimmers. Numerous accidents involving jet skis happen across the country every year, and safety officials say that people need to be aware of the risks associated with these watercraft.* 

Teslas are Eight Times Less Likely to Be Involved in a Fire Per a Recent Safety Report

July 29, 2019

Tesla has released its vehicle safety report for the second quarter of 2019. Similar to previous quarters, the report showed that Teslas operating on Autopilot are less likely to meet accidents on the road compared to vehicles operating without the driver-assist system enabled. Tesla’s report this quarter also included statistics on vehicle fires for the first time.*

One Airlifted to Hospital Following a Serious Accident in Harrisburg, North Carolina

July 28, 2019

HARRISBURG, NC – According to an online news report at wsoctv.com, a person has been taken by medical helicopter to an area hospital following a rollover crash that occurred on Morehead Road at Rocky River Crossing close to the Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Another individual was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries.*

PSTA Bus Crash on 34th Street in St. Petersburg, Florida, Results in Injuries

July 27, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – According to an online news report posted at wfla.com, a PSTA bus was involved in a crash on 34th Street in St. Petersburg, Florida. The crash reportedly resulted in injuries, though details about the number and extent of injuries were not immediately reported. The St. Petersburg Police Department is investigating the accident and has released limited information so far.* 

Driver Tragically Killed in Vehicle Crash on S.R. 60 in Brandon, Florida

July 27, 2019

BRANDON, FL. – According to an online news report published at patch.com, a driver was tragically killed in a vehicle crash that occurred on State Road 60 in Brandon, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol will be in charge of the accident investigation, and they say that charges are currently pending against the driver of the second vehicle involved in the collision.*

Florida Seeing Increase in Frequency of Parking Lot Car Accidents

July 27, 2019

Car accidents in parking lots have been increasing in frequency in the state of Florida. Recent crash data indicates that these accidents are not only happening more often, they are also leading to more injuries. Many of these accidents are likely due to drivers becoming distracted behind the wheel in parking lots.* 

Vehicle Crash on Mableton Pkwy in Cobb County, Georgia, Tragically Kills Juvenile Driver

July 27, 2019

COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported at wgxa.tv, a vehicle crash that happened on Mableton Parkway in Cobb County, Georgia, caused the tragic death of a juvenile driver. Another juvenile in the vehicle was injured, according to the report, and taken to a hospital. Police officers said the two juveniles were in a stolen vehicle at the time of the accident.* 

Tragic, Fatal Vehicle Crash Reported in Union City, Georgia

July 27, 2019

UNION CITY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at ajc.com, a fatal vehicle crash occurred earlier in July in Union City, Georgia. The accident involved a transit van and a tractor-trailer and resulted in the tragic deaths of two people. Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash and has been releasing additional information as it becomes available.* 

Woman in Rented Tesla Hits Couple in San Francisco, California

July 27, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – According to an online news report posted at mycentraloregon.com, a woman driving a rented Tesla hit a husband and wife who were out walking in San Francisco, California. The woman had reportedly rented the Tesla through a cellphone app and failed to stop for a red light at an intersection. Mycentraloregon.com reports that the husband tragically died in the accident, and the wife was critically injured.* 

State Trooper in Critical Condition After Hit-and-Run in Charlotte, North Carolina

July 27, 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC. – According to an online news report posted at foxcarolina.com, a North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper is in critical condition following a hit-and-run collision that happened in Charlotte, North Carolina. The details of the accident have not been fully disclosed, but authorities are asking for people who have information about the incident to come forward.* 

Tractor-Trailer Overturns on I-75 in Macon, Georgia

July 26, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to an online news story reported at wgxa.tv, a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 75 in Macon, Georgia. The cause of the accident is not clear at this time, and authorities are still investigating. It appears only the tractor-trailer was involved, and it is unclear if anyone sustained injuries in the wreck.* 

Vehicle Hits Woman, Child on Shotwell St. in Bainbridge, Georgia

July 26, 2019

BAINBRIDGE, GA. – According to a news report posted online at walb.com, a vehicle hit a woman and a child on Shotwell Street in Bainbridge, Georgia. Limited information about the incident has been released so far, but authorities say that a woman in a wheelchair and child were crossing the street, when a vehicle struck them.*

Vehicle Crash on Williamson Rd. in Bibb County, Georgia, Leaves Seven Children Injured

July 26, 2019

BIBB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report published online at underthegeorgiasun.com, a vehicle crash that happened on Williamson Road in Bibb County, Georgia, left seven children with injuries. The children were riding in two vehicles that collided at an intersection for unknown reasons. The accident is being investigated by deputies with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.*

Truck Crashes into Motorcycle on Thomas Dr. in Panama City, Florida

July 26, 2019

PANAMA CITY, FL. – According to a news report posted online at newsherald.com, a pickup truck crashed into a motorcycle on Thomas Drive in Panama City, Florida. The motorcyclist was seriously injured in the accident, according to the news report. Florida Highway Patrol is handling investigation of the wreck and has not released information about potential charges.*

Montlick and Associates, Attorney at Law, Offer the Following Motorcycle Accident Prevention Tips

July 26, 2019

Montlick and Associates, Attorney at Law, Offer the Following Motorcycle Accident Prevention Tips to Reduce your Chances of being Involved in a Crash

When a motorcycle crash occurs, there is a significant chance that it will result in severe injuries due to the fact that motorcycles do not offer the same protections as passenger vehicles, such as seat belts, airbags and other safety features.  However, there are several tips that motorcyclists can follow to reduce their risk of being involved in an accident. 

Police Officer Injured in Car Accident in Fitzgerald, Georgia

July 26, 2019

FITZGERALD, GA. – According to an online news report posted at walb.com, a police officer in Fitzgerald, Georgia, was injured in a car crash. The crash reportedly took place while the officer was on duty, and Georgia State Patrol is investigating. Information regarding the nature of the crash was not included in the report.* 

Man Tragically Killed in Tubing Accident on Dog River in Mobile, Alabama

July 24, 2019

MOBILE, AL. – According to a news report published online at al.com, a man was tragically killed in a tubing accident that occurred on Dog River in Mobile, Alabama. Two other people were also injured in the accident, according to the report. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has provided details about the accident, as well as identifying information on the victim.* 

Suspected Road Rage Incident Leads to Injuries to Motorcyclist in Prattville, Alabama

July 24, 2019

PRATTVILLE, AL. – According to a news story reported online at alabamanews.net, a suspected road rage incident led to injuries to a motorcyclist. The Alabama News Network indicates that a woman has been charged with assault in connection with the incident, the details of which have not yet been fully reported by authorities. Investigation into the matter is still ongoing.* 

Siblings from Tennessee Electrocuted in Guatemalan Hotel Swimming Pool

July 24, 2019

TENNESSEE – According to a story published online at nypost.com, two siblings from Tennessee were electrocuted in a hotel swimming pool in Guatemala. The brother and sister were reportedly visiting the country as part of an academic program, and their family was staying with them for a few days when the incident occurred. The report says that the brother was tragically killed in the accident, and the sister sustained unknown injuries.*

Tractor-Trailer Crashes into Van on Hwy 115 in White County, Georgia

July 24, 2019

WHITE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported at whitecountynews.net, a tractor-trailer crashed into a van on Georgia Highway 115 in White County, Georgia. The accident resulted in the tragic death of one person, according to the news report, and Georgia State Patrol Troopers are investigating the circumstances of the collision.* 

Several Children Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident on Bloomfield Dr. in Macon, Georgia

July 24, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to an online news story reported at 41nbc.com, several children were injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Bloomfield Drive in Macon, Georgia. One of the injured children is said to be in critical condition, according to the news report. Little information about the nature of the accident has been released by investigators at this time.* 

Pedestrian Tragically Killed in Traffic Collision on Victory Dr. in Columbus, Georgia

July 24, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA. – According to an online news report posted at wtvm.com, a pedestrian was tragically killed in a traffic collision on Victory Drive in Columbus, Georgia. Authorities have identified the victim but have not released information about the driver of the vehicle that hit the victim. The accident is still under investigation, and it is not clear if charges will be filed.* 

Child Tragically Drowns in Pool in Warner Robins, Georgia

July 24, 2019

WARNER ROBINS, GA. – According to an online news report posted at wgxa.tv, a child tragically drowned in a pool located in Warner Robins, Georgia. Authorities are still in the process of investigating the incident, but so far, they believe it was an accident, according to the news report. Charges are not anticipated in the case.* 

Vehicle Crash Reported on Forest Road in Columbus, Georgia

July 24, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA. – According to an online news report posted at wtvm.com, a vehicle crash was reported on Forest Road in Columbus, Georgia. Sparse information concerning the accident has so far been released, and it is not clear how many people sustained injuries. Authorities are investigating to determine the cause.* 

DEA Agent Crashes with Ambulance on Tara Blvd. in Clay County, Georgia

July 24, 2019

CLAY COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online at ems1.com, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent’s vehicle collided with an ambulance on Tara Boulevard in Clay County, Georgia. The DEA agent is reportedly in critical condition following the crash, and the accident is under investigation. Little information regarding the crash has so far been released.*

Numerous Injuries Reported in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 701 in Horry County, South Carolina

July 24, 2019

HORRY COUNTY, SC. – According to a news story reported online at myrtlebeachonline.com, numerous injuries were reported following a multi-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 701 in Horry County, South Carolina. The details of the accident are not yet completely clear, but authorities say that 10 people were injured in the crash. Investigation is still ongoing.* 

Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle on MW Rickenbaker Rd. in Clarendon County, South Carolina

July 24, 2019

CLARENDON COUNTY, SC. – According to a news report published online at wltx.com, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on M W Rickenbaker Road in Clarendon County, South Carolina. WLTX reports that the pedestrian, who has not been identified at this time, tragically died in the collision, and the accident is still undergoing investigation by South Carolina Highway Patrol.*

Driver Tragically Killed in Traffic Crash on S.R. 60 in Hillsborough County, Florida

July 24, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – According to a news report posted online at tbreporter.com, a driver was tragically killed in a traffic crash that happened on State Road 60 in Hillsborough County, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers, who are managing investigation of the accident, say that the collision took place because a driver failed to stop for a red light at an intersection.* 

The Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Alabama

July 21, 2019

If you are in an accident with a truck, is not the same as being involved in one with a passenger vehicle.  This is because the severity of these types of crashes and injuries are amplified due to the massive force of the impact of these accidents.  Trucking accidents are also more complex in terms of proving fault.  

Two-Vehicle Crashes Occur on MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach, Florida

July 21, 2019

MIAMI BEACH, FL. – According to an online news report published at miami.cbslocal.com, two-vehicle crashes occurred on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach, Florida. The first collision involved a rear-end crash, and the second collision involved a vehicle crashing through police barricades while officers were still on scene. One person was tragically killed in one of the accidents.* 

Motorcycle Strikes Pedestrian on U.S. 321 in Lexington County, South Carolina

July 21, 2019

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news report posted at wltx.com,a motorcycle struck a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 321 in Lexington County, South Carolina. The news report indicates that the pedestrian tragically died in the accident, and the person riding on the motorcycle sustained injuries. Authorities are still in the midst of their investigation, and no information about potential charges has been reported.* 

Pedestrian Tragically Killed in Parking Lot Collision in Robeson County, North Carolina

July 21, 2019

ROBESON COUNTY, NC. – According to a news report published online at wpde.com, a pedestrian was tragically killed in a parking lot collision in Robeson County, North Carolina. At this time, limited information regarding the collision and the parties involved has been reported. Authorities are in the process of investigating the accident, and it is not clear if charges will be filed.*

Who is Responsible for Injuries on E-Scooters?

July 21, 2019

Electric scooters or “e-scooters” have entered the market in Atlanta as a fun alternative to walking, bicycle riding, driving, or taking public transportation. E-scooters are not like the old fashion push scooters many people had as children. They are about the same size as traditional foot pedal scootersbut run on an electric motor that propels riders on streets and sidewalks. The e-scooters offered for rent by companies such as Bird and Lime are quick and are easy to maneuver provided that the rider maintains his or her balance and pays close attention to the surrounding traffic situation in the street and on the sidewalk.

Trucking Company Liability in a Georgia Large Truck Accident

July 21, 2019

It seems clear that someone injured in a large truck accident would look into a legal claim against the truck driver, but that person should also explore the possibility of pursuing a claim against the trucking company, as well. Georgia law allows for injured parties to file claims against both employees and employers under certain circumstances.

I-77 in Huntersville, North Carolina, Shut Down After Fatal Accident

July 21, 2019

HUNTERSVILLE, NC. – According to a news report posted online at fox46charlotte.com, Interstate 77 in Huntersville, North Carolina, shut down following a fatal vehicle accident that occurred on the interstate. Fox 46 reports that one person was tragically killed in the crash, and another person sustained serious injuries. The victims have not been identified, and the accident is under investigation.* 

Pedestrian Tragically Dies After Hit-and-Run on Folly Rd. in Charleston, South Carolina

July 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC. – According to an online news report posted at live5news.com, a pedestrian tragically died of his injuries after being struck by a car earlier in the month of July on Folly Road in Charleston, South Carolina. Police have not released the identity of the victim, and officers are still looking for the driver of the vehicle, who reported fled from the scene of the crash.* 

Lawmakers in Austria Vote to Ban Glyphosate

July 19, 2019

AUSTRIA – According to an online news report at edition.cnn.com, lawmakers in Austria voted to ban the uses of glyphosate, which is an ingredient that is found in several week killers including the brand Roundup due to concerns about the substance’s link to cancer – specifically, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.*

Two Tragically Killed in Head-On Crash on Hwy 45 in Citronelle, Alabama

July 19, 2019

CITRONELLE, AL. – According to an online news report posted at fox10tv.com, two people were tragically killed in a head-on vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 45 in Citronelle, Alabama. Details as to the cause of the accident were not included in the news report, and authorities are still in the process of investigating the collision, the report says.* 

Fiery Single-Vehicle Wreck on Hwy 58 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Tragically Kills Driver

July 19, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, TN. – According to an online news report published at newschannel9.com, a fiery single-vehicle wreck that happened on Tennessee Highway 58 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, resulted in the tragic death of the vehicle’s driver. The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating the accident, and officers are still trying to determine what happened. Officials have released identifying information on the victim.* 

How Much Auto Insurance Should I Purchase?

July 18, 2019

In the event of a car accident— whether you are a victim or the person who caused the accident — you want to make sure that you have sufficient auto insurance to cover the damages.  States have minimum mandatory insurance coverages, but unfortunately, it is often the case that these minimums do not cover all of the property damage or injury expenses a person may incur in a car accident.

Two 18-wheeler Accidents Cause Traffic Backups on I-75 in Lowndes County, Georgia

July 18, 2019

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at valdostatoday.com, a semi-truck blew a front tire and as such, lost control of his truck, ran off of the roadway, landed into a ditch, and then turned over.  Another truck was involved in an accident where a trucker struck a lead semi-truck after following the vehicle too closely.  These accidents caused major traffic backups on Interstate 75.*

Pedestrian Tragically Killed When Hit by Car on Sands Dr. in Greensboro, North Carolina

July 17, 2019

GREENSBORO, NC. – According to an online news report posted at wfmynews2.com, a pedestrian was tragically killed when he was hit by a car on Sands Drive in Greensboro, North Carolina. Police say that some people inside of a van that was traveling by the area might have seen the accident, and officers are asking for these people to come forward to provide information about what they saw.* 

Vehicle Hits Child Getting Mail in Hardinsburg, Kentucky

July 17, 2019

HARDINSBURG, KY. – According to a news report posted online at ncadvertiser.com, a vehicle hit a child who was getting mail from his home’s mailbox in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. The news report states that the child was tragically killed in the accident, and the driver fled the scene of the collision. A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the accident.* 

Truck Hits Woman Riding Electric Scooter in London, England

July 17, 2019

LONDON, ENGLAND – According to an online news report posted at spectrumlocalnews.com, a truck ran into a woman who was riding on an electric scooter in London, England. The news report says that the woman tragically died from the accident, and the tragedy raises questions about the safety of scooters on the roadways.*

8-Year-Old Child Tragically Killed in Car Crash in Lawrence, Massachusetts

July 17, 2019

LAWRENCE, MA. – According to an online news report posted at ncadvertiser.com, an 8-year-old girl was tragically killed in a car crash that happened in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Four other people were seriously injured in the accident, according to the news report, including two other children. Police are still investigating the collision at this time.*

Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Collision Reported on Holloway St. in Durham, North Carolina

July 17, 2019

DURHAM, NC. – According to an online news report published at abc11.com, a hit-and-run pedestrian collision was reported on Holloway Street in Durham, North Carolina. The victim was transported to a local hospital, according to the news report, and the driver, who ended up fleeing the scene after the accident, is still missing. Authorities are actively looking for a suspect.* 

Ways That Car Accident Lawyers Maximize the Value of an Injury Claim

July 17, 2019

We recently addressed research conducted by the insurance industry providing evidence that car accident victims who hire an attorney often receive substantially larger settlements from insurers (click here to review the article).  While that article focused on the question of whether injury victims benefit from hiring a lawyer, this article addresses the specific advantages that law firms provide to car accident injury clients. Although each case, law firm, and situation is different, we highlight reasons that might explain why injury victims with attorneys achieve better results on average than those with no legal representation.

How Do Rollover Accidents Occur?

July 17, 2019

Rollover vehicle accidents are one of the most serious risks facing motorists on the roads today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that more than 10,000 people are killed every year in these kinds of crashes. Below is some information about how rollover accidents occur.*

Left-Turn Collisions: Who Has the Right-of-Way?

July 17, 2019

Left turns are a major cause of vehicle accidents in the country. Many of these accidents end up causing serious injuries to the people involved, especially when someone involved is a motorcyclist. Who usually has the right-of-way in a left turn?*

Two Workers Injured in Construction Accident at University of North Carolina

July 15, 2019

CHAPEL HILL, NC. – According to a news story reported online at wsoctv.com, two workers were injured in a construction accident that happened at the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) morningcampus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The circumstances of the accident have not been fully reported at this time, and investigators are still reviewing the facts.* 

Car Accident on Interstate 95 Results in Lawsuit Against the South Carolina Department of Transportation

July 15, 2019

SOUTH CAROLINA – According to an online news report at postandcourier.com, a lawsuit that was filed against the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The lawsuit alleges that fencing off parts of Interstate 95 to control wildlife on the roadway could have prevented a car accident that resulted in the death of a woman and her two children.*

The Most Deadliest Intersections in Savannah, Georgia

July 15, 2019

SAVANNAH, GA – In Savannah, Georgia, there were 20 deadly automobile accidents and over 20 fatalities in 2017.  Two of the crashes involved impaired drivers and eight fatal accidents involved pedestrians. The state as whole had about 1,550 traffic accidents last year. Intersections are the most common area for accidents to occur in Savannah, Georgia.*

The Most Common Causes of Intersection Accidents in Florida

July 14, 2019

Intersections across the state of Florida are extremely common locations for accidents to occur.  When drivers do not yield or they fail to follow traffic signals, it places other drivers at a higher risk of serious injuries and sometimes even death. One of the top reasons for an intersection-related accident is a failure of a driver to stop when there is a red light. 

Drinking $5 Coffee or Eating a Burger Might Be More Dangerous Than Texting While Driving

July 14, 2019

Text messaging while driving has become a widely acknowledged threat to highway safety.  An April 2019 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) disclosed that 2,935 people died in distracted driving accidents in 2017, which amounted to nine percent of all roadway fatalities.  While cell phone use constitutes the distraction that has drawn the most attention from lawmakers, public safety experts, and the media, these portable electronic devices accounted for only 14 percent of all driving distraction-related fatalities.  Although this is a significant number of cell phone-related fatalities, the consumption of fast food, snacks, and vanilla lattes might be just as dangerous when similarities between these distractions are considered.

Woman Accused of Carjacking in Greenville, South Carolina

July 14, 2019

GREENVILLE, SC. – According to an online news report posted at vancouversun.com, a woman has been accused of committing a carjacking in Greenville, South Carolina. Police investigating the incident describe a bizarre serious of events that included the woman throwing a live snake at the driver whose vehicle she stole.*

Two Semi-Trucks Crash on I-95 in Robeson County, North Carolina

July 14, 2019

ROBESON COUNTY, NC. – According to an online news report posted at spectrumlocalnews.com, two semi-trucks crashed into each other in Robeson County, North Carolina. It is not clear yet how the crash happened, but the news report indicates that two people were injured, and authorities had to clean up spilled cargo.* 

Florida Road Ranger Stresses Move-Over Law After Fatal Collision on I-4 in Lakeland

July 12, 2019

LAKELAND, FL. – According to a news story reported online at wfla.com, a Florida Road Ranger is stressing the importance of the state’s move-over law after being involved in an accident on Interstate 4 in Lakeland, Florida, that claimed the life of one person. The Road Ranger and his colleagues in emergency response say the law is meant to keep responders and motorists safe.*

Driver Crashes into Road Ranger on I-4 in Lakeland, Florida

July 12, 2019

LAKELAND, FL. – According to an online news report published at wftv.com, a driver crashed into a Road Ranger on Interstate 4 in Lakeland, Florida. WFTV reports that one person was tragically killed in the accident, and two others were injured. The collision is still under investigation by Florida Highway Patrol.* 

Two Tragically Killed in Related Vehicle Crashes in Orlando, Florida

July 12, 2019

ORLANDO, FL. – According to an online news report posted at mynews13.com, two people were tragically killed in related vehicle crashes that occurred in Orlando, Florida. Authorities report that one of the drivers involved has been criminally charged in connection with one of the crashes, while the other driver is still missing.*

Driver Accused of Crashing into Several Cars in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee

July 12, 2019

MEMPHIS, TN. – According to a news report published online at wmcactionnews5.com, a driver has been accused of crashing into several cars in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee. Police believe the driver caused the crashes as he was driving under the influence, and WMC reports that he has been charged with numerous crimes. It does not appear anyone was seriously injured.* 

Two-Vehicle Crash Reported on I-40 in Nashville, Tennessee

July 12, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN. – According to an online news report posted at newschannel5.com, a two-vehicle crash was reported on Interstate 40 in Nashville, Tennessee. One person was reportedly trapped in a vehicle after the accident, but it is not clear how many people sustained injuries in the crash.* 

Car Crashes into Laundromat in Raleigh, North Carolina

July 11, 2019

RALEIGH, NC. – According to a news report posted online at wral.com, a car crashed into a laundromat in Raleigh, North Carolina. Police were reportedly investigating the case as a hit-and-run but later uncovered additional information and accused a woman of lying to officers about details of the accident.* 

Two Fatal Train Crashes Occur in Central Georgia in Two Days

July 10, 2019

GEORGIA – According to a news report published online at 13wmaz.com, two fatal train crashes occurred in Central Georgia in just two days. One of the crashes happened in Reynolds, Georgia, and the other happened in Chauncey, Georgia. Two people were tragically killed in the accidents, and three people sustained injuries, according to the news report.*

Summer Brings Special Injury Risks – Premises Liability Claims

July 10, 2019

If you suffer injury from a hazard on private, public, or commercial property, you might have the right to monetary damages.  Generally, property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe, but the scope of this duty varies significantly depending on the specific facts and situation. Summer activities tend to include resorts, swimming pools, amusement parks, concerts, and other seasonal forms of recreation.  

Has Georgia’s Hands-Free Law Curbed Distracted Driving

July 09, 2019

Despite efforts of lawmakers, vehicle safety experts, and the media, cell phone use while driving continues to cause accidents resulting in serious injuries and preventable deaths.  Even laws in many states imposing fines for texting and driving have not curbed this dangerous practice.  While texting and driving does pose a significant threat to roadway safety, cell phones have evolved into portable computers that can search the web, play movies and games, and perform a multitude of other functions.  The risk of distracted driving accidents caused by the many functions of cell phones led Georgia to pass a hands-free law that became effective July 1, 2018.  Although the law was designed to discourage a wide range of cell phone uses by motorists, the significant number of citations issued suggest that people continue to engage in risky and illegal cell phone activity while driving.

The UK Tries Imposing Potential Life Sentences for High Risk Driving Practices Resulting in Fatalities

July 09, 2019

Although surveys of driver attitudes reflect an increased awareness of the danger of extremely reckless driving practices like drunk driving, texting behind the wheel, and street racing, these dangerous activities continue to cause accidents. While engaging in any of these forms of driving can lead to civil liability for money damages and criminal penalties, these dangerous types of driving behavior continue to endanger lives.  In an attempt to further detour motorists from recklessly endangering others, the UK has announced that drivers convicted of “looking at their mobile phones” will be exposed to a potential life sentence under proposed new sentencing guidelines according to The Telegraph.

Truck Drivers Have Mixed Reactions to Proposed Speed Limiting Bill

July 09, 2019

UNITED STATES – A news report published online at wrcbtv.com, contains reactions from truck drivers to the speed limiting bill recently proposed by two lawmakers. A senator from Georgia anti d a senator from Delaware created a bipartisan bill that would prevent large trucks from traveling at speeds higher than 65 mph.* 

Car, Semi-Truck Collide on I-75 in Sumter County, Florida

July 09, 2019

SUMTER COUNTY, FL. – According to a news report posted online at villages-news.com, a car and a semi-truck collided on Interstate 75 in Sumter County, Florida. Several injuries were reported. The news report indicates that the accident occurred when a young woman was distracted by her children in the backseat of her car.* 

20-Year-Old Man Hit by Vehicle on North Lake Drive in Covington, Georgia

July 09, 2019

COVINGTON, GA. – According to an online news report posted at covnews.com, a 20-year-old man was hit by a vehicle on North Lake Drive in Covington, Georgia. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office confirms that the man tragically died of his injuries, and deputies believe he was intentionally struck by another man with whom he’d been arguing earlier.* 

Motorcycle, SUV Crash on Rio Road in Savannah, Georgia

July 09, 2019

SAVANNAH, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wtoc.com, a motorcycle and an SUV crashed into each other on Rio Road in Savannah, Georgia. Limited information about the crash has been reported at this time, and it is not clear if anyone sustained injuries. The collision caused traffic delays in the area.*

Frequently Asked Questions About Charter Bus Accidents in Georgia

July 07, 2019

Many people in Georgia use charter buses for transportation, vacation travel, and social gatherings. But these outings can quickly turn tragic if the bus is involved in a collision. If you were involved in an accident on or with a charter bus, the questions below may be helpful as you decide whether to pursue a legal claim.

The Most Common Signs of Negligent Child Care

July 07, 2019

As a parent, you are not able to be with your child at every second of the day. Whether you have a full time job or have other responsibilities, you are in reliance of a child care provider/center to take care of your babies when you are away from them. You, as do many of us, entrust the provider or facility with the care and safety of your child. Unfortunately, however, daycare negligence is on the rise in the United States, leading to serious injuries and sometimes the death of children in the care of others.

Determining Liability in a Georgia Car Accident

July 07, 2019

Sometimes determining liability can be pretty simple, such as when there is a rear end collision.  Other times, it is not always clear who was responsible for the accident. A car accident investigation is crucial following an accident so that fault can be determined and legal rights be preserved. This article discusses the investigation of liability in such accidents.*

Logging Truck Accident Claims in Carrollton, Georgia

July 07, 2019

ffffffCarrollton is an essential junction for logging trucks in the northwest corner of Georgia. Located within a short drive of the Alabama border, Carrollton serves as a gateway for logging trucks entering Georgia from Alabama. Also, the roads leading to Carrollton, such as State Roads 166, 16, and 27, which runs north from Carrollton to intersect with Interstate 20 running east and west through Georgia into Alabama, are filled with logging trucks moving forestry products and equipment into and out of Georgia. As the logging industry continues to thrive in Georgia and Alabama, the number of logging truck accidents may increase.

A Guide to the Legal Issues in Georgia Logging Truck Lawsuits

July 07, 2019

Logging truck accident claims in Georgia fall under the law governing personal injury cases. Because of the specialized nature of the logging industry, Georgia logging truck accident victims should have experienced lawyers, and our attorneys Know What It Takes To Win.TM Our Georgia Logging Truck Attorneys know the complicated legal and practical issues that arise in these types of cases, the nuances of the law and claims processes, as what is necessary to navigate the litigation process.  We fight hard on behalf of each and every client in order to help them and their families obtain justice under the law and valuable compensation for their injuries.

Who Pays for Damages Caused by E-Scooters?

July 07, 2019

E-Scooters are increasingly popular across the U.S., especially in cities. Riders do not need to purchase insurance before they rent the motorized vehicle and zoom down the street. On the other hand, e-scooter companies like Lime and Bird do not conduct any testing at all to determine whether the rider who leased time on their e-scooter is a safe rider. Additionally, Lime and Bird do not perform safety checks on their e-scooters to make certain that their safety equipment such as the brakes and lights are in working order. So when an accident inevitably happens, the first question people will ask is, “who pays?”

E-Scooter Accident Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia

July 07, 2019

The last thing that people think about before they speed off on an electric scooter is the idea that they might end up in an accident.  If, in the event you or a member of your family has been hurt or killed in an e-scooter accident, there several reasons why hiring an experienced, knowledgeable, and aggressive Georgia e-scooter injury lawyer to can be a critical step to navigating the claims process and receiving maximum compensation under the law for your injuries.

Car Chase Ends in Crash, Sends Three Officers and Suspect to Hospital

July 07, 2019

GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. — A witness to the incident from Defuniak Springs, Florida, which is about 127 miles east of Mobile, Al on Interstate 10, said that he hopes the scene he witnessed was a once-in-a-lifetime event. According to WTVY, the man called 9-1-1 to report the location of a stolen vehicle wanted by police. The man said he saw the notice of the stolen vehicle on social media. Police from Samson, Alabama tried to stop the man driving the stolen vehicle, but the man fled instead of stopping. Officers captured the fleeing suspect only after the suspect slammed the stolen vehicle into three patrol cars. The suspect and three officers went to medical facilities with injuries. Fortunately, all three officers were released from the medical facility later that night. The suspect remained hospitalized after the crash. *

Man Fleeing Police Crashes into Home and Kills Sleeping Woman

July 07, 2019

SENECA, South Carolina — A 19-year-old man faces several criminal charges after crashing into a woman’s home and killing her while she slept. Fox News Carolina reported that the 19-year-old driver fled from South Carolina Highway Patrol while attempting to avoid a license check at a roadblock. Officers gave chase, and the teenager drove off of a road, upon a grass hill and lawn of a home and then plowed through the brick wall of the home. The car landed in the basement of the home, on top of the woman who made her bedroom in the basement, killing her instantly. The man then ran out of the home and tried to run from police. Officers apprehended the man after a foot pursuit. CBS 17 reported that the Oconee County Coroner stated the accident happened at 11:37 p.m. The Oconee Sheriff’s office, with assistance from the Greenville County Sheriff’s office.*

Three-Car Crash Causes Injuries in Spartanburg County, South Carolina

July 07, 2019

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — A three-car crash in Boiling Springs, Spartanburg County, South Carolina sent two women to the hospital with serious injuries. WSPA reported that the accident in which the two women were injured occurred near the intersection of Double Bridge Road and Highway 9 around 10:15 in the morning. One of the injured women was riding a motorcycle, and the other was driving a Toyota. South Carolina Highway Patrol officers have the case under investigation, and they have not reached a conclusion as to who could have caused the accident at this time. *

Studies Indicating That Hiring a Lawyer Increases the Value of Your Claim

July 07, 2019

When you are involved in a car accident while driving the streets of Atlanta or the highways of Georgia, you expect to be reasonably safe if you obey traffic laws and adhere to safe driving practices.  Unfortunately, you and your family can be exposed to serious injury by other motorists who do not exercise prudence or disregard traffic safety statutes. The pain and shock that accompanies such a traumatic event along with the unfamiliarity of the situation can confound your ability to determine what steps need to be taken to protect your insurance claim or lawsuit.  Many car accident victims elect not to speak to an attorney or procrastinate in taking this step.  However, the decision to contact a skilled and experienced lawyer early in the process can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of your auto accident claim.

NTSB: Engine Failure Might Have Caused Plane Crash in Addison, Texas

July 06, 2019

ADDISON, TX. – According to a news report posted online at fox13news.com, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently gave a news conference in which it shared more information about the small plane crash that occurred in Addison, Texas. The crash might have been due to an engine failure, based on the recording obtained from the cockpit.*

Texas A&M Football Player Involved in Semi-Truck Accident

July 06, 2019

TEXAS – According to a news report posted online at sports.yahoo.com, a Texas A&M football player was involved in a collision with a semi-truck. Little information about the accident itself has been reported, but the story from Yahoo! Sports indicates that the player was not seriously injured in the wreck.*

E-Scooters: Dangerous and Unpredictable

July 06, 2019

Many e-scooter riders think that they are free to do whatever they like because there are very few rules that govern how riders should conduct themselves. As always, the law lags well behind technological advancements. Consequently, the spread of this newly popular method of travel that leaves behind a smaller carbon footprint than other modes of transportation has created legal issues of first impression in many places like Atlanta. 

Electric Scooter Accident Issues in Atlanta

July 06, 2019

The laws regarding e-scooters in Atlanta and the state of Georgia are limited. Although the city of Atlanta passed ordinances governing how riders must store e-scooters accompanied by a few other regulations, there is little guidance from either the city or the state in terms of liability for accidents, riders’ responsibility, or riders’ bill of rights, so to speak. The lack of a legal framework to guide riders and e-scooter companies alike have left a vacuum. Notwithstanding, the law will catch up — it always does — eventually.

Investigation Underway to Determine Why a 15-Year-Old Boy Fell to His Death on the First Day of Work

July 06, 2019

CULLMAN, AL — Authorities are working to determine why a 15-year-old teenager on the first day on the job fell 40 feet to his death. The 15-year-old boy was working for a roofing company when he fell around 11:00 a.m. according to WHNT news. Authorities believe that the young worker was not wearing a harness when he fell. Rescuers pronounced the young man dead at the scene of the fall. Law enforcement authorities have not released the teen’s name because of his age. *

Man Paralyzed in an E-Scooter Accident Tells How Dangerous They Are

July 06, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The accident happened in a flash. One moment a happy, healthy man hopped on an electric scooter, or e-scooter, and was enjoying the ride, and in the next moment, the man’s life, and his family’s lives were irrevocably altered. According to a feature appearing on Yahoo News, the man wants people to learn his story and realize just how dangerous e-scooters can be at times. *

Electric Scooters Prove to Be Nuisance

July 06, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The capital city of the U.S. and many other major metropolitan areas around the nation are littered with electric or e-scooters. Many people have begun to complain that they are a nuisance and are unsafe to operate. CBS News claims that cities that allow e-scooter companies to operate experience three significant problems with the e-scooter programs running in their respective cities. First, e-scooters can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. E-scooter riders frequently ride e-scooters on sidewalks, thereby endangering pedestrians. Secondly, auto insurance companies will not cover liability claims for personal injuries or property damage while riding an e-scooter. Third, the only safety requirements of e-scooters are those established by an “honor system.” Many people feel that something must be done. *

Parents Grieving Death of Two-Year-Old Toddler Demand $900,000.00 in Damages from Tennessee

July 06, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The devastated parents of a two-year-old toddler who died tragically in a Tennessee state park has demanded the state pay them $900,000.00 as compensation for the loss of their child. According to News Channel 3, the family was visiting Cummins Falls State Park when a flash flood swept away the baby boy while the family desperately attempted to escape. The legal claim alleges that the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation did not perform its duty to close the park because of the possibility of flash floods that fateful day like it had in the preceding couple of days. The state of Tennessee has 90 days under state law to deny or pay the claim. *

Vehicle Crashes Close Roads in Montgomery County

July 06, 2019

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala — Law enforcement and fire officials were busy responding to a crash that closed a highway in Montgomery County. WFSA 12 News reported that a crash located on Troy Highway, also known as U.S. Highway 231, within the vicinity of the junction with U.S. Highway 82. That crash, which involved a vehicle that rolled over, closed the southbound lanes. The Alabama Department of Transportation stated that the accident happened near milepost 105.9. Neither police nor fire provided any details about the crash nor whether there were any injuries. However, the Alabama Department of Transportation reported that the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 231 reopened about 90 minutes after the crash was called in to authorities. *

Deputy Killed on I-10 During Routine Traffic Stop

July 06, 2019

KENDALL COUNTY, Texas — The Kendall County Sheriff announced that a two-year veteran of his force died in the line of duty while making a routine traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Kendall County. According to a report by Fox San Antonio, the deputy who was killed stepped out of his patrol car to encounter a motorist on Interstate 10 near the 533-mile marker. The accident scene is west of the city of Boerne. The deputy was married and was the father of two small children. The accident that killed the deputy, and injured another law enforcement officer, remains under investigation. *

Georgia, Delaware Senators Introduce Speed-Limiting Bill for Large Trucks

July 04, 2019

GEORGIA – According to a news story reported online at ttnews.com, senators from Georgia and Delaware have proposed a bill to limit the maximum speed that large trucks can travel in the United States. The bipartisan measure, introduced in late June, proposes a limit of 65 mph for all newer model large trucks and older trucks with compatible software.*

A Quick Guide to Logging Truck Accident Claims in Georgia

July 04, 2019

Georgia’s forestry industry is a crucial component of the state’s economy. The chances are high that you will encounter a logging truck on your travels throughout Georgia because of Georgia’s thriving forestry industry. Therefore, motorists are just as likely to encounter Georgia logging trucks on interstate highways such as I-95 and I-275, state roads, and back-country roads as well. The increase in the number of logging trucks on the road commensurately increase the chances of becoming a victim of a logging truck accident in Georgia.

Firework Celebrations Can Mean Serious Injuries and Liability

July 03, 2019

Although the July 4th holiday has become closely associated with celebrations that include fireworks, the month of July sees a huge increase in firework-related injuries.  The Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that an average of 280 people suffers injuries caused by fireworks daily each year throughout the month of July.  While some of these accidents involve careless or ill-advised conduct by the injured individual, many burns and fires that result in serious injuries occur for reasons other than unsafe conduct by the injured party.  When a fireworks injury is caused by the negligence of a neighbor setting off fireworks in their backyard or a municipality or commercial entity conducting a public fireworks display, injured spectators or bystanders can have the legal right to financial compensation.

Safety Tips for July 4 Fireworks

July 03, 2019

UNITED STATES – An online article posted at charlotteobserver.com highlights the amount of injuries associated with use of fireworks in the United States and provides tips for staying safe while using fireworks to celebrate the July 4 holiday.* 


Alabama Will Open Roads for Fourth of July Weekend, Offers Holiday Driving Tips

July 03, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Transportation vowed to ease traffic this Fourth of July holiday weekend by promising not temporary road closures due to construction. The Department of Transportation hopes that opening travel lanes will help revelers arrive at Alabama’s beaches, lakes, and vacation areas safely even though the DOT will not remove construction materials or remove work zone speed limit restrictions according to a report appearing in the Gadsden Times. Alabama traffic authorities are bracing for a busy Independence Day weekend and have advised travelers to expect heavy volume from vacationers. *

Former Manager of the Allman Brothers Survives Truck Collision into a Macon Bar

July 03, 2019

Former Manager of the Allman Brothers Indicates that he is Lucky to be Alive after Pickup Truck Rams into a Bar in Macon, Georgia

MACON, GA – According to an online news report at macon.com, a man who was the manager of the Allman Brothers Band indicated that he is “lucky to be alive” after an eighty year old man driving a pickup truck rammed several times into a Macon bar where the manager was playing poker.*

Truck, Camper Overturn on I-75 in Collier County, Florida

July 03, 2019

COLLIER COUNTY, FL. – According to a news report published online at nbc-2.com, a truck towing a camper overturned on Interstate 75 in Collier County, Florida. No injuries were reported in the news story, and authorities reportedly issued a citation to the driver of the truck in connection with the incident.*

New Texting-While-Driving Law Goes into Effect in Florida

July 03, 2019

FLORIDA – According to a news report posted online at abcactionnews.com, a new texting-while-driving law has gone into effect in the state of Florida. The law makes texting and driving a primary offense, but some people are dubious that it will result in a meaningful reduction of accidents caused by distracted driving.*

Alabama DOT Suspends Lane Closures for Independence Day

July 03, 2019

ALABAMA – According to an online news report posted at whnt.com, the Alabama Department of Transportation is suspending lane closures on the state’s roadways for the Independence Day traveling period. The department is also offering some tips for drivers to have a safe holiday.* 

U.S. DOT Seeking to Ease Restrictions on Trucking Industry

July 02, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to an online news report posted at wusa9.com, the U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking to ease restrictions applicable to the trucking industry. Federal regulations currently in place restrict the hours driven by truckers in the country and require close monitoring of those hours.*

Pedestrian Tragically Killed When Hit by Vehicle on U.S. 280 in Shelby County, Alabama

July 02, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY, AL. – According to a news story reported online at wvtm13.com, a pedestrian was tragically killed when he was hit by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 280 in Shelby County, Alabama. The circumstances of the accident are not fully reported, but authorities reportedly believe that the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.*

Alabama Ranks as the Eighth Highest State in the United States for Pedestrian Fatalities

June 30, 2019

ALABAMA – According to an online news report at patch.com, going across a street is more hazardous than twenty five years ago, per a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association.  Recently, the association released its annual “Spotlight on Highway Safety” report based upon state data, indicating that approximately 6,000 pedestrians were hit by vehicles for the second year in a row.  In Alabama, there were about fifty-nine pedestrian fatalities between January 2017 and June 2017.  That translates to a rate of 1.21 per 100,000 individuals and the eighth highest rated in the nation.*

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