Mass Accidents. Legal news and articles for April 24 - 25, 2017

UPDATE: Shooting of FSU star's dad was accident, strip club owner says'Bachelor' Chris Soules Arrested After Fatal Car CrashLaw Enforcement ActivityNY Lawmakers Consider Adding a 'Textalyzer' to Accident InvestigationsCounty law enforcement investigates three separate accidents, two fatalitiesWrongful death lawsuit filed against Polaris over double fatal ATV accident in MoabFormer IBM Director Takes $15M Accident SettlementFormer IBM Director Takes $15M Accident SettlementFormer IBM Director Takes $15M Accident SettlementNew law will strengthen penalties for drivers who flee fatal crashes ...Rocky River police officer injured in shooting range accident at JVS ...Managing Risk in Construction Accidents: Why Your Investigation is KeyAsk an Attorney: Dealing with medical bills after a car accidentGoodman Acker Welcomes Michigan Birth Injury Lawyer To Its Accident Injury FirmLaw enforcement to crack down on distracted driving in Macon County

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Florida House Members Move On Auto Insurance Changes
WFSUMarch 27, 2017

Florida's Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, also known Personal Injury Protection or PIP, requires all drivers to carry $10,000 in medical, disability and funeral protection. That's the case no matter who's at fault in the accident. Gorham said she's ...more »

Florida House Members Move On Auto Insurance Changes
WLRNMarch 28, 2017

Florida's Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, also known Personal Injury Protection or PIP, requires all drivers to carry $10,000 in medical, disability and funeral protection. That's the case no matter who's at fault in the accident. Gorham said she's ...more »

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UPDATE: Shooting of FSU star's dad was accident, strip club owner says
Palm Beach PostApril 25, 2017

Fiore would not say who fired the gun, which a law-enforcement source said was a rifle. But, he said, “I'm almost certain 1,000 percent it was an accident.” He said he did not believe criminal charges will be filed, “but I have no idea. You never know ...more »

'Bachelor' Chris Soules Arrested After Fatal Car Crash
Hollywood ReporterApril 25, 2017

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office said they received a 911 call at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday night about a motor vehicle accident involving a pickup truck and a tractor in Aurora, about 15 miles from Soules' farm in Arlington. One fatality ...more »

Law Enforcement Activity
The Rushville RepublicanApril 25, 2017

6:17 p.m.: Accident reported in the 1400 block of North Main Street. 8 p.m.: Marcus Kenneth Bremer, 36, of Rushville, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. A $5,000 bond was listed. 10:26 p.m.: Accident reported in the 800 block of North ...more »

NY Lawmakers Consider Adding a 'Textalyzer' to Accident Investigations
Patch.comApril 25, 2017

CHAPPAQUA, NY — A bill before the New York State Senate would give law officers a tool to check drivers' cell phones after an accident in order to determine if distracted driving was the cause. Titled Evan's Law, named after Evan Lieberman, a New ...more »

County law enforcement investigates three separate accidents, two fatalities
Picayune ItemApril 25, 2017

The Pearl River County Sheriff's Department is investigating two fatal accidents that occurred over the weekend while the Picayune Police Department is investigating a third non-fatal accident that occurred Monday. Saturday at 3:30 p.m., deputies ...more »

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Polaris over double fatal ATV accident in Moab
KSL.comApril 25, 2017

The Salt Lake law firm filing the suit said a total of three people have died in Utah in the past two years due to fires in Polaris off-highway vehicles, including Swann and Dixon who were both on a Polaris Ranger 800. Plaintiff attorney Eric Olson ...more »

Former IBM Director Takes $15M Accident Settlement
New York Law Journal (registration)April 24, 2017

A former IBM managing director has settled a personal injury case for $15 million involving a package delivery truck that hit her based on "strong proof" of liability and loss of future earnings, her lawyer said. Kathleen McDonald, the former director ...more »

Former IBM Director Takes $15M Accident Settlement
New York Law Journal (registration)April 24, 2017

A former IBM managing director has settled a personal injury case for $15 million involving a package delivery truck that hit her based on "strong proof" of liability and loss of future earnings, her lawyer said. Kathleen McDonald, the former director ...more »

Former IBM Director Takes $15M Accident Settlement
New York Law Journal (registration)April 24, 2017

A former IBM managing director has settled a personal injury case for $15 million involving a package delivery truck that hit her based on "strong proof" of liability and loss of future earnings, her lawyer said. Kathleen McDonald, the former director ...more »

New law will strengthen penalties for drivers who flee fatal crashes ...
Fox 59April 24, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law that will strengthen penalties for drivers accused in fatal hit-and-run crashes.more »

Rocky River police officer injured in shooting range accident at JVS ...
Chronicle TelegramApril 24, 2017

PITTSFIELD TWP – A Rocky River police officer was taken to the hospital Monday following a shooting range accident at the Lorain County Joint Vocational ...more »

Managing Risk in Construction Accidents: Why Your Investigation is Key
New Jersey Law JournalApril 24, 2017

New York also has very pro-plaintiff laws, including the New York Labor Law that provides for 100 percent vicarious liability against owners, general contractors and their agents from elevation-related construction accidents. The best ... A ...more »

Ask an Attorney: Dealing with medical bills after a car accident
Las Vegas SunApril 24, 2017

Answer: You're right to be cautious about the settlement offer and you should almost never accept a settlement for a personal injury claim until you're sure all your medical care is finished. While a settlement can seem like a good deal — at least ...more »

Goodman Acker Welcomes Michigan Birth Injury Lawyer To Its Accident Injury Firm
PR Newswire (press release)April 24, 2017

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan personal injury law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C. is thrilled to announce Attorney Bart O'Neill has been added to its team of highly accomplished and top rated accident injury lawyers. O ...more »

Law enforcement to crack down on distracted driving in Macon County
Herald & ReviewApril 24, 2017

Today marks the start of the state's first Distracted Driving Awareness Week, an initiative of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Texting while driving has been outlawed in Illinois since 2010, and using a hand-held cellphone while driving ...more »

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