Car Accidents. Legal news and articles for February 29 - 29, 2012

Ten Physicians Indicted as Fronts for 'Russian Criminals'DUI death case pretrial hearing continuesFeds dismantle NYC auto insurance fraud ringMoney Minute: Not enough focus on rearview cameras [Video]Eagle Era: How Driving Laws Save Teens' LivesPortland Personal Injury Lawyers Worry That Corporate Settlement Tactics Show ...Dozens charged in US car accident healthcare fraudTougher Penalties Loom for Injuring Bicyclists, Other 'Vulnerable Road Users'Rules to prevent car back-over deaths delayedDistracted Driving Law Proposed in ArizonaGovernment delays rules requiring rearview cameras on cars, trucks to prevent ...Law Firm Wins $1375031 for Atlanta Car Accident VictimAttorney: DUI laws unconstitutionalLA Police Commission approves car impound changesDenver CO Personal Injury Attorney - Vaden Law Firm - Launches New Website

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What to do if you're injured in a car accident
ABC2 NewsFebruary 2, 2012

But what should you do if you're injured in a car accident that you believe was somebody else's fault? “Everyone's seen TV commercials with lawyers who address that very question,” says attorney Martin Sweet of legal information website THELAW.TV .more »

Florida auto insurance reform clears Senate hurdle
Tampa Bay Business JournalFebruary 3, 2012

Insurance companies and law enforcement agencies favor changing the law because it has left the door open to insurance fraud and higher car insurance premiums. The proposed changes are drastic. Accident victims would no longer be reimbursed for massage ...more »

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Ten Physicians Indicted as Fronts for 'Russian Criminals'
MedscapeFebruary 29, 2012

The nonphysician defendants are accused of operating more than 100 clinics — "medical fraud mills," in the words of the indictment — in the New York City area that billed auto insurers for treating patients involved in car accidents.more »

DUI death case pretrial hearing continues
Hattiesburg AmericanFebruary 29, 2012

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/xnXaE8) that Crosby contends the state's DUI laws are unconstitutional in respect to accidents resulting in death or injuries. On Tuesday, the judge denied other pretrial motions by Crosby.more »

Feds dismantle NYC auto insurance fraud ring
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 29, 2012

Investigators say the ring recruited real car accident victims for treatment at corrupt clinics. They say doctors prescribed a variety of unnecessary treatments and then submitted false claims to insurance companies. The state law allows car accident...more »

Money Minute: Not enough focus on rearview cameras [Video]
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 29, 2012

By David Lazarus Federal regulators have been calling on the auto industry for years to help reduce accidents by installing rearview cameras on vehicles. Yet an official rule requiring such technology on new cars and trucks keeps getting postponed.more »

Eagle Era: How Driving Laws Save Teens' Lives
my.hsj.orgFebruary 29, 2012

Angie Ramirez According to www.after-car-accidents.com, 68000 teens died in car accidents in the last ten years and every year 6000 teens die in car accidents. Some of the main reasons that they died are: drunk-driving, texting, being under the ...more »

Portland Personal Injury Lawyers Worry That Corporate Settlement Tactics Show ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 29, 2012

Dale's case is a good example of how large companies sometimes treat car accident injury victims poorly, said the legal partners at Shulman DuBois LLC. During mediation on Feb. 3rd, Portland personal injury lawyer Sean DuBois won his client over ten ...more »

Dozens charged in US car accident healthcare fraud
HealthNewsFebruary 29, 2012

The scheme was designed to take advantage of New York's "no-fault" auto insurance law, which lets drivers and passengers obtain up to $50000 of benefits for accident injuries, regardless of fault, the indictment said. Two defendants, Mikhail Zemlyansky ...more »

Tougher Penalties Loom for Injuring Bicyclists, Other 'Vulnerable Road Users'
Patch.comFebruary 29, 2012

By Rory Linnane Will a new bill introduced in the state senate provide more protection for bicyclists and other vulnerable road users? Community law enforcement officials have mixed feelings. The bill, introduced Feb. 6, would elevate penalties against ...more »

Rules to prevent car back-over deaths delayed
The Associated PressFebruary 29, 2012

The regulations were to be phased in, applying to all cars and light trucks by the 2014 model year. The new rear visibility standard was required by a law that Congress passed in 2008 in response to dozens of accidents in which children were backed ...more »

Distracted Driving Law Proposed in Arizona
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 29, 2012

Those caught texting behind the wheel would receive a $50 fine, which would increase to $200 if the texting driver causes an accident. Phoenix already has a texting ban in place, but this rule would allow for more uniformity in texting laws throughout ...more »

Government delays rules requiring rearview cameras on cars, trucks to prevent ...
Washington PostFebruary 29, 2012

The regulations were to be phased in, applying to all cars and light trucks by the 2014 model year. The new rear visibility standard was required by a law that Congress passed in 2008 in response to dozens of accidents in which children were backed ...more »

Law Firm Wins $1375031 for Atlanta Car Accident Victim
Albany Times UnionFebruary 29, 2012

The law firm of Katz Stepp Wright & Fleming LLC (“KSWF”) recently won a $1395031 verdict on behalf of a client involved in an Atlanta car accident. (Thurman v. United Services Automobile Association, Civil Action File No. 2009EV007882F).more »

Attorney: DUI laws unconstitutional
SunHerald.com (press release)February 29, 2012

By ROBIN FITZGERALD - rfitzgerald@sunherald.com GULFPORT -- The attorney defending a man in a DUI death case plans to argue a pretrial motion that the state's DUI laws are unconstitutional in respect to accidents resulting in death or injuries.more »

LA Police Commission approves car impound changes
San Jose Mercury NewsFebruary 29, 2012

Instead, those who provide car registration and proof of insurance will be allowed to have another licensed driver pick up their vehicles. Drivers who caused an accident, were previously stopped without a driver's license or who had their licenses ...more »

Denver CO Personal Injury Attorney - Vaden Law Firm - Launches New Website
Einnews PortugalFebruary 29, 2012

The Vaden Law Firm specializes in personal injury accident cases, real estate law, car and truck accidents, business law, and trusts and estate planning. Vaden Law provides personal attention to clients offering years of experience, expert knowledge of ...more »

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