DC Public Works Truck Involved in Fatal Traffic Accident

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September 15th, 2014    Posted in Accident News

Dump Truck Accident 300x225 DC Public Works Truck Involved in Fatal Traffic Accident Washington, D.C.- Most Washington D.C. residents agree that the streets of the capital city can be hazardous, and sometimes deadly for motorists. Earlier this month, on September 6th, a Department of Public Works dump truck was involved in a truck accident that left two people dead and several other people injured.

The accident occurred around 9 a.m. on DC Route 295 near Pennsylvania Ave. when the dump truck slammed into a passenger vehicle, carrying four passengers, according to NBC Washington. Two adult passengers in the car were pronounced dead on the scene, they have been identified as 23-year-old Edmond Crawford Maryland and 29 year-old Ltonya Brown, both of Maryland.

Two other passengers in the car, a juvenile and another adult, were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The diver of the dump truck and two other passengers were also injured, but they were not life-threatening.

No cause of the accident has been determined.

Personal injury and wrongful death suits filed against a city, state or federal entity is more difficult than filing a claim against other motorists. The victims have more hoops they must jump through, have a tougher burden of proof and limited time to file their claim. This is not an endeavor, a victim of a surviving family can take on their own. Claims against government agency must be handled by a Washington D.C. accident attorney.

The success of any injury suit lies in the victim’s ability to convince the insurance company or a court that the driver is at-fault. They must be able to prove that driver’s actions were the direct cause of the any injuries or deaths incurred in the accident. What the victims or their families do in the aftermath of an accident can make or break their claim. When they enlist one of our adept and skilled accident attorneys, accident victims don’t have to worry about being shortchanged.

Getting proof of negligence is the main objective of an accident attorney, and since it can be difficult, it’s critical they have enough time to build a solid case. Collecting the right information and photographic documentation of the accident scene can provide valuable information that will give your negligence claims the credibility necessary to secure a fair accident settlement. When a victim enlists a Washington D.C. accident attorney, they can focus on healing while their legal representative work on crafting their injury or wrongful death claim.

When negligence on the part of a driver causes any road death, the victim’s family may not know where to turn. They’ve lost someone they loved an on top of that they now have additional financial burdens to deal with. Medical care and funerals are expensive, and losing a loved one in an accident takes an immense emotional toll on the victim or victim’s surviving family members. They need to know that someone is on their side, making sure they are treated right, and are fairly compensated for their long and short-term medical costs,  lost wages and any other expenses resulting from an auto accident. An attorney will do just that.

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Kentucky Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with Pickup Truck

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September 12th, 2014    Posted in Accident News

Motorcycle Collision 300x163 Kentucky Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with Pickup TruckLexington, KY- It only takes one mistake on the road to change someone’s life forever. Oftentimes, a mistake from motorists can cost a person their lives. Earlier this week, in Lexington, Kentucky, a motorcyclist was killed when a driver turned in his path, causing his bike to catch fire.

The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon on Tates Creek Road as the driver of a pickup truck was attempting to take a left turn onto Duvall Street, the Lexington Herald reported. The driver failed to see the approaching motorcyclist and struck him with the front passenger side of his truck.

The motorcycle caught fire upon impact. The Herald reported that police tried to offer aide to biker but he didn’t survive his injuries.

The pickup driver was shaken up about the collision and was taken to University of Kentucky for observation. He suffered only minor injuries.

Police have not released the identities of the parties involved in this accident and have not said if they plan to charge the driver.

Making an improper turn into the path of a motorcycle is one of the more common mistakes drivers make. Drivers are notoriously oblivious to the presence of motorcyclists and are more often than not at fault for motorcycle/vehicle collisions. Even though their actions aren’t intentional, they still have to answer to the people they harm.

Most drivers have no intention of causing harming anyone else but some drivers act with disregard for others. They don’t want to cause and accident, but that is often the result of their negligent actions. They send texts, speed, ignore traffic signals, drive drunk and fail to pay attention to the road. When they cause an accident, they become liable for the all the costs related to their careless actions.

Your ability to prove fault is the key element to any successful personal injury or wrongful death suit. In order to do that you need a skillful Kentucky accident attorney working on your case. They know how to conduct an investigation and will consult with experts to give you the leverage needed to secure a fair settlement.

You have one of two ways to get the compensation, you can settle with an insurer or take your case to court. Which option you choose is dependent on how much you need to cover your present and future medical expenses, the cost of your rehabilitation if necessary, and how much work you missed as result of your accident. You won’t know what type of settlement your need until you consult with and attorney who understands Kentucky personal injury statutes.

To assure you get a settlement you need an attorney to advocate for you. When your act immediately and contact a Kentucky accident attorney, you have a better chance of the settlement amount you need for your recovery and your future. Having legal representation let’s all involved parties know you are serious about getting the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.

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Massachusetts Driver Injures Two Motorcycle Officers

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September 11th, 2014    Posted in Accident News

accident 300x225 Massachusetts Driver Injures Two Motorcycle Officers Boston, MA- Two motorcycle police were rushed to the hospital last Friday after they were struck by one of Boston’s notoriously risky drivers on the east side of town.

According to Boston.com, the two officer were struck by a woman making a left U-turn from the far right lane. The officers were struck as they attempted to pass her car. The impact of the crash caused significant damage to the front end of the driver’s car.

One of the officers suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital several hours after the accident. The other officer had more serious injuries which included a broken leg that will require surgery.

Police are still investigating the accident and charges against the driver are still pending, Boston.com reported.

Unless, you’ve been in serious auto accident before, you may not understand the challenges ahead of you. Your first and biggest hurdle is recovering from your injuries. This process can be hindered by your concern and worry over who is going to take care of your medical bills and property repair costs. During this troubling time, money is the last thing you should be worrying about and with the right legal representation your won’t have to.

The auto accident attorneys at Colucci Colucci Marcus & Flavin, P.C. are aware of the challenges before you. They are willing to stand by your side and voraciously fight for your rights. When you have them on your legal team, you can relax knowing someone is working to make certain you get the justice you deserve.

This is just one of the many injurious accidents that occur in and around the Boston area. In a recent survey by Allstate, one of the country’s largest auto insurers dubbed Worcester and Boston as the top two cities with the riskiest drivers in the entire country. According to the survey, drivers in Worcester average one traffic accident every 4.3 years, making them 134.8 percent more likely to cause a traffic accident than any other American. Compare that the city with safest drivers, Fort Collins, Colorado, where drivers average an auto accident once every 14 years.

Boston and D.C. drivers come in as the second and third cities with dangerous drivers. In fact the majority of the top ten worst cities to drive in are on the east coast. You can read more about the study by following this link.

Being in an accident leaves victims stunned, afraid and unsure what they need to do next. They understand their recovery should be their top priority, but they can’t help but be nagged the financial issues that arise as a result of their accident. With the high cost of medical care, it’s normal for accident victims to expect an at-fault driver to cover all of their accident-related costs. The accident attorneys at Colucci Colucci Marcus & Flavin, P.C. understand the financial burden ahead of you and as their client will fight to get your every penny your deserve.

Collectively the personal injury attorneys at Colucci Colucci Marcus & Flavin, P.C. nearly two decades of experience helping accident victims get high-dollar settlements for their injuries. They along with their team of experts are willing to go the extra mile to assure your get a settlement reflective of the injuries and pain you are suffering or have suffered. Call their office at 1-866-528-3515 to set up a consultation.

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Brownsville Drivers Among the Best in Nation

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September 10th, 2014    Posted in Accident News

Brownsville Texas City Skyline 300x225 Brownsville Drivers Among the Best in NationBrownsville, TX- Every time we get behind the wheel of our cars, the risk of getting into a traffic accident is ever present. Despite our vigilance and safe driving practices, we have no control over whether another motorist is going to act recklessly. A new study details which cities nationwide have the riskiest drivers and which ones have the safest. As it turns out, drivers in Brownsville, Texas, are some of the safest in the country, but you might want to avoid Worchester, Massachusetts, where the drivers are the most dangerous.

Last week, Allstate released its 10th Annual “Best Drivers Report” which detailed the best and worst cities for traffic accidents nationwide. After looking at millions of accident claims and accounting for the density, population and weather of each city, researchers determined which cities have the best—and worst—drivers in the nation.

This year researchers found that the safest city for drivers in America is Fort Collins, Colorado, where citizens average an accident once every 14.2 years. This is the fourth consecutive year

The 2nd safest drivers in the U.S. are in Brownsville, Texas, who average a traffic accident every 14.2 years. Other safe drivers live in Laredo, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Boise, Idaho; and Kansas City, Kansas.

Now if you want to avoid the worst drivers, you should stay in away from the East Coast, where the notoriously risky drivers live. The city with the worst drivers is Worchester, Massachusetts, where drivers average one accident every 4.3 years. Drivers in Boston have a similarly bad driving record, averaging a traffic collision every 4.2 years.  Washington D.C. also has its share or careless drivers with citizens averaging an accident once every five years.

Even with low accident rates in Brownsville and other Texas cities, each year thousands of people in McCallen and Cameron Counties are injured in the traffic accidents. While many accidents are nothing more than a fender bender, there are others that end in catastrophic, life-altering injuries, and even death.

Driving and Cell phones in California 300x168 Brownsville Drivers Among the Best in NationMost traffic accidents result from the negligent actions of a driver, which can take many forms. Speeding, distraction, inattention, intoxication and disobeying traffic laws are just a handful of the careless actions many motorists engage in. Despite knowing the risks, these reckless drivers put their own lives, and the lives of others in jeopardy. Carelessness is inexcusable especially when great harm is caused to an innocent person. Our Brownsville accident attorneys will be vocal advocate for the accident victims they represent. And work to make a negligent driver take financial responsibility for their negligence.

Before your make any decisions about how to handle your personal injury or wrongful death claim, you need consult with one of our Texas accident attorneys and discuss the circumstances of your case. They will listen carefully to your concerns and wishes to determine your best options for getting a fair injury settlement. Our Brownsville accident attorneys consider you to be their top priority and will devote their time and attention to your case to assure it is settled fairly with generous compensation.

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Louisiana Off-duty Officer Suspected of Causing Fatal Accident Involving Alcohol

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September 9th, 2014    Posted in Accident News

Teen Killed after Being Thrown from SUV in Crash 300x223 Louisiana Off duty Officer Suspected of Causing Fatal Accident Involving Alcohol Baton Rouge, LA- Most of us are aware of how dangerous drinking and driving and we would expect that nobody would be more aware of those dangers than a Louisiana police officer. But a recent fatal accident involving an off-duty police officer who police suspect was intoxicated shows just how easily someone can put another person’s life at risk for a stupid reason.

According to WGNO, Louisiana state police received a call about an accident at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday morning on LA 433 in Slidell. They later determined that the accident actually occurred at 4:30 a.m. after off-duty police officer John Cole, 31, ran off the road and lost control of his Jeep Wrangler.

Police told WGNO that Cole, for a yet unknown reason, lost control as he was attempting to navigate a left curve and veered of the roadway. After going off the road, Cole overcorrected, causing his vehicle to go into a ditch on the right side and overturn.

Cole’s passenger, 31 year-old Daniel Hanlon was fatally injured in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene. Cole suffered serious injuries to the head and was still in critical condition as of Monday afternoon.

Police suspect Cole was intoxicated at the time of the crash and took a sample of his blood for chemical testing. He has not been formally charged pending test results, WGNO reported. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.

Unfortunately, according to MADD, driving under the influence accounted for 33 percent or a total of 241 unnecessary Louisiana traffic deaths in 2012. That represents a 10 percent increase over the previous year. Additionally, MADD estimates that there were a total of 8,655 DUI crashes in the state during the same year coming in at a $1.1 billion price tag for Louisiana taxpayers.

If a driver who causes the death of one or more passengers, is deemed negligent they could be facing criminal charges and civil actions. A wrongful death suit or personal injury suit assures accident victims are compensated for the suffering they have endured and the high costs they are inundated with.

Our Baton Rouge accident attorneys under the emotional turmoil you are going through after a serious or fatal drunken driving accident. They will take over the reins of your injury claim and build a solid case resulting in a generous settlement to cover your medical expenses and emotional distress. With expert legal counsel, you can have confidence that you will not be undersold or shortchanged in your wrongful death of personal injury suit, and you won’t be expected to cover any of those costs out of your own money.

By utilizing their team of experts and conducting a comprehensive investigation, your Baton Rouge accident attorney is capable of obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries or lost loved one. Our accident attorneys make their clients their top priority and won’t rest on their case until they are victorious and a negligent driver takes responsibility for their carelessness.

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