Mass Accidents. Legal news and articles for September 29 - 30, 2011

Lubbock Judge Passes Away After Motorcycle AccidentDriving and texting ban takes effect in NevadaCell Phone Driving Law Takes Effect SaturdayPennsylvania Court Weighs a Driver's Duty to Report an AccidentLos Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer Recovers $500000 for Motorcycle Accident VictimNew Law Seeks To Limit Medical Expenses Accident Victims Recover, North ...Illinois Accident Lawyer Applauds Fifth Year of 'Operation Teen Safe Driving'Texas Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Law Firm Launches New WebsiteFlorida Personal Injury Lawyer Supports NTSB Proposal to Ban Cell Phone Use by ...New Md. traffic laws start Oct. 1Nine Accident Attorneys from Michigan Auto Law Are Named Michigan Super ...Law & Disorder: Air Force member from Jacksonville killed in MontanaNashville DUI Accident Lawyers Discuss Skyrocketing Tennessee DUI Arrests So ...DC police need to be better versed in bicycle laws, complaints board saysNew traffic laws taking effect in Md., DC

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Waterville man charged with OUI after car crash
Morning SentinelSeptember 1, 2011

WATERVILLE -- A man was arrested early Wednesday after crashing his car on West River Road and fleeing the scene when he realized law enforcement officers were on their way, according to police. ...more »

Merrymakers turned into mourners by road accidents
The StandardSeptember 2, 2011

Kimutai blames the police for being reactive, saying they only swing to action once a major accident occurs. "This is a dangerous inclination since law enforcement must be regular and indiscriminate. Whether it is a procession to a funeral or any other ...more »

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Lubbock Judge Passes Away After Motorcycle Accident
News/Talk 790 KFYOSeptember 30, 2011

County Court at Law Judge Rusty Ladd is in serious conditition after a motorcycle accident. Judge Ladd's motorcycle was hit by an SUV around 8 this Friday, September 30th at 17 th and Bangor Avenue. He was taken to Covenant Medical Center with several ...more »

Driving and texting ban takes effect in Nevada
Houston ChronicleSeptember 30, 2011

Law enforcement agencies around the state are planning a three-month education campaign when offending drivers will only be given warnings. Billboards, radio and television ads will help spread the message. But come Jan. 1, violators will be slapped ...more »

Cell Phone Driving Law Takes Effect Saturday
Patch.comSeptember 30, 2011

If it contributes to an accident, it's a $110 fine with three points. Sending a text while driving has been illegal since 2009. The new law includes reading or sending messages while driving, even when stopped at a red light. ...more »

Pennsylvania Court Weighs a Driver's Duty to Report an Accident
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 30, 2011

A trial court ruled that the law at issue requires the victim to be alive at the time of the accident, reasoning that “once a victim of an accident is dead, the accident concludes and the statutes cannot apply to vehicles that later come upon the scene ...more »

Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer Recovers $500000 for Motorcycle Accident Victim
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

Although the defendant's insurance carrier tendered the full limits of his liability policy, $250000, the amount was insufficient to fairly compensate the plaintiff for the damages she suffered, according to her demand letter. She secured an additional ...more »

New Law Seeks To Limit Medical Expenses Accident Victims Recover, North ...
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

Raleigh personal injury attorneys Ken Hardison and Ben Cochran of Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, say the recently enacted 'billed vs. paid' law will make skilled, experienced and aggressive legal assistance crucial for North Carolina accident ...more »

Illinois Accident Lawyer Applauds Fifth Year of 'Operation Teen Safe Driving'
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC is a leading Illinois personal injury law firm with offices in Chicago and Waukegan. In addition to representing clients in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, aviation and product liability cases, ...more »

Texas Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Law Firm Launches New Website
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

The firm is dedicated to providing skilled and professional legal services to clients in cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, construction accidents, workplace accidents and slip and fall ...more »

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Supports NTSB Proposal to Ban Cell Phone Use by ...
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

The firm's practice areas include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, dog bite injuries, slip-and-fall injuries, swimming pool accidents and wrongful death claims. The firm represents clients ...more »

New Md. traffic laws start Oct. 1
The Star DemocratSeptember 30, 2011

EASTON Law enforcement agencies and traffic safety advocates gear up for the start of three new state traffic laws, set to go into effect Saturday. This year, the Maryland General Assembly passed the manslaughter by vehicle or vessel-criminal ...more »

Nine Accident Attorneys from Michigan Auto Law Are Named Michigan Super ...
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

These lawyers are honored for excellence in personal injury law — on behalf of car accident victims. This is a great honor for our auto accident attorneys. I'm not aware of a single firm in Michigan where every partner is a Super Lawyer and where 9 ...more »

Law & Disorder: Air Force member from Jacksonville killed in Montana
Florida Times-UnionSeptember 30, 2011

By The Times-Union A 22-year-old Jacksonville woman stationed at a Montana Air Force base died Tuesday following a weekend accident where a suspected drunken driver slammed into a bar and a group of people outside. Senior Airman Daigerrys Leon, ...more »

Nashville DUI Accident Lawyers Discuss Skyrocketing Tennessee DUI Arrests So ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)September 30, 2011

People who have been injured in a Tennessee DUI accident have legal rights and options at their disposal. The Tennessee DUI accident lawyers at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, hereby help to announce and discuss the precipitous ...more »

DC police need to be better versed in bicycle laws, complaints board says
Washington PostSeptember 30, 2011

That was the general conclusion of the District's Police Complaints Board, which recommended Thursday that DC police officers become better versed in the bike laws they enforce. Too often, bike advocates have testified, police have cited cyclists after ...more »

New traffic laws taking effect in Md., DC
Washington PostSeptember 29, 2011

Under the new law, those caught texting can be fined $70 and receive one point toward suspension of a driver's license. But if the action is judged to have caused an accident, the fine increases to $110 and the number of points to three. ...more »

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