Mass Accidents. Legal news and articles for December 30 - 31, 2011

It's the lawNewly-wed British lawyer falls 100ft to her death down Caribbean cliff in ...My phantom crash, jobsworth police - and the reason your car insurance is SO ...Recent lawsuits in Valley test state's new anti-barratry lawDrunk Jersey dad busted behind the wheel with 4-year-old son in the backseatTexting while driving ban eyed by national groupLaw Enforcement SaturdayDUI-Related Accident Could Cost You More This New Year's EveNew DUI laws go into effect Sunday12 killed by car crash in BuriramAttorney: Be a Responsible Party HostLegal : Attributes Of The Car Accident LawyerA New Year's Resolution That Could Save Your Family's Economic LifeChild Car Seat Safety TipsHome » opinion » When will we learn the lessons of road carnage?

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The Law Firm of Dussault and Zatir Settles an Auto Accident Claim for $320000
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

According to a law in Massachusetts, a passenger in a motor vehicle sustains no liability when an accident occurs. Furthermore, because the operators of both motor vehicles involved in the accident each incurred some fault for the accident, ...more »

Chain Reaction in Motorcycle Crash Kills Biker Reports Austin Personal Injury ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)December 2, 2011

“I've been a lawyer for a long time and have seen my fair share of motorcycle crashes and car wrecks,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm. “But the accidents that disturb me the most are the ones that did not ...more »

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It's the law
Chicago Sun-TimesDecember 31, 2011

The bill was signed into law during the summer. It allows police officers to stop a car if they spot an unbuckled rider. Fines start at $25 but can be more, depending on court costs. While most people killed in automobile accidents are front seat ...more »

Newly-wed British lawyer falls 100ft to her death down Caribbean cliff in ...
Daily MailDecember 31, 2011

St Lucia police said her death was an accident and that they are not seeking suspects. Mrs Thomas left her lucrative job as a managing director of tax advisers Alvarez & Marsal Taxand late last year to set up home in the village of Piaye with Mr Thomas ...more »

My phantom crash, jobsworth police - and the reason your car insurance is SO ...
Daily MailDecember 31, 2011

'One of our beefs is that people are encouraged to claim for injuries they simply haven't sustained by no-win no-fee law firms,' Mr Tarling says. A whole industry has grown out of the accident business, with some lawyers texting motorists hours after ...more »

Recent lawsuits in Valley test state's new anti-barratry law
MonitorDecember 31, 2011

Early the next morning, a lawsuit alleges, the man, a disabled veteran residing in McAllen, was barraged with calls to that number from a local personal injury lawyer who said he could represent him and get him a settlement from the car crash. ...more »

Drunk Jersey dad busted behind the wheel with 4-year-old son in the backseat
New York Daily NewsDecember 31, 2011

BY Joe Kemp Lenny Rosado was heartbroken after his daughter, Leandra, was killed by a drunk driving accident. Leandra's Law, is named after the 11-year-old girl. A New Jersey man was busted in Staten Island for taking his 4-year-old son on a wild, ...more »

Texting while driving ban eyed by national group
Newton KansanDecember 31, 2011

Even if a ban is passed, local law enforcement officers believe it may be challenging to enforce. Corporal Paul Jones with the Newton Police Department said it can be difficult to prove cell phones or texting were involved in an accident, ...more »

Law Enforcement Saturday
Herald and NewsDecember 31, 2011

Foothills Boulevard and Vandenberg Road, non-injury accident reported Friday evening. Highway 97, milepost 190, motor vehicle accident with injuries reported Friday evening. Highway 97, milepost 216, non-injury accident reported Saturday morning. ...more »

DUI-Related Accident Could Cost You More This New Year's Eve
Patch.comDecember 31, 2011

A recent state law lets Frankfort recover costs from drivers when police officers investigate DUI accident scenes. By Joe Vince New Year's Eve--like St. Patrick's Day--has a reputation as being "amateur night" for drinkers, bringing out people who too ...more »

New DUI laws go into effect Sunday
Kearney HubDecember 31, 2011

In 2010, 53 people in Nebraska died in alcohol-related crashes and another 790 were injured, according to state accident information. After a law that required ignition interlocks was enacted in New Mexico in 2002, preliminary results of a study showed ...more »

12 killed by car crash in Buriram
Bangkok PostDecember 31, 2011

When you travel in the back of a pick-up, whatever happens is NOT an accident. I have asked many Thai people if it is legal to transport people in the cargo part of a pick-up. Most people believe it is, but nobody seems to be certain about it. ...more »

Attorney: Be a Responsible Party Host
WYTVDecember 31, 2011

You got to be careful," said attorney Mark Gervelis, of Gervelis Law Firm. "Nobody wants to lose a friend or family member to a drunken car accident. So there's a lot of common sense stuff. Gervelis said fun and responsibility go hand-and-hand even in ...more »

Legal : Attributes Of The Car Accident Lawyer
SkyNewswire.comDecember 31, 2011

People develop fear of auto if the cause of the accident is a vehicle. In such cases the perpetrator must be punish because it is due to his/her sheer negligence that the victim suffers. To file a suit against the perpetrator, a car accident lawyer...more »

A New Year's Resolution That Could Save Your Family's Economic Life
Patch.comDecember 30, 2011

So despite their serious injuries and the lack of fault on their part, there was not enough insurance to properly compensate them for their damages. In Connecticut, drivers are only required to carry minimum limits of motor vehicle liability insurance...more »

Child Car Seat Safety Tips
InjuryBoard.comDecember 30, 2011

Here in Michigan, there are laws that require parents to secure children younger than 4 years of age in a child seat in the rear seat of the vehicle. Parents are allowed to place the car seat in the front seat of the vehicle ONLY if all available rear ...more »

Home » opinion » When will we learn the lessons of road carnage?
The NationDecember 30, 2011

The rate of road accidents caused by intoxication has never gone down. With the high death rate resulting from alcohol consumption, fingers are pointed at law-enforcement personnel. In a way, the police are partially to blame for their half-hearted ...more »

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