Written by: Daun
Portland, OR- A four-vehicle pile-up late Sunday night on Interstate 84 in Oregon left two people dead and shut down the westbound lanes for over eighteen hours.
The chain of collisions began to unfold around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night when a tractor-trailer driver lost control in the westbound lane of the icy highway which winds through the Blue Mountains. The tractor-trailer crashed on the side of the highway and part of the rig obstructed traveling lanes.
Two other trucks came upon and the wreckage but they did not notice until it was too late. Both those trucks slammed into the disabled tractor-trailer, according to the Oregonian. One truck driver, a 51 year-old man from Texas was thrown from his rig and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver of the second truck, also a 51 year-old man was killed in the cab of his truck, the Oregonian reported.
But the collisions didn’t end until a fourth commercial truck crashed into the wreckage of the other commercial trucks. The occupants of that truck suffered only minor injuries.
A total of six tractor-trailers were involved in the deadly collision.
The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 were closed and remained close throughout the night. They were opened Monday afternoon almost 19 hours after the first accident.
Police noted that the roads were icy, and said the area where the accident occurred can be treacherous in winter weather conditions.
According to KTVB-TV, the area of Interstate 84 was the scene of another tragic accident in which a tour bus plunged off the side of an embankment which killed 8 people and injured 39.
Any road can be treacherous when they are covered in ice and snow. Other inclement weather such as rain and fog can also create very dangerous situations. But inclement weather does not excuse a motorist from liability if they cause and deadly or injurious traffic accident.
Motorists should take weather and road conditions into consideration when they are driving. When a motorist takes small measures such as reducing their speed they can prevent a tragic accident. But too many drivers fail to the necessary steps to prevent a collision they are liable for any injuries, death or property damage which result from their reckless actions.
Medical care can be costly even when an accident victim suffers a minor injury, but when those injuries are serious, the victim’s ensuing medical costs can balloon. Accident victims who suffer serious injuries can accrue tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands in medical debt, and they are often left unable to work. Those who are injured in a traffic collision can be become permanently or temporarily disabled.
When an accident victim is saddled with debt because of another person’s negligence, they should contact a Portland accident attorney to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit on their behalf. With the assistance of an accident attorney, an accidental injury victim can be confident they will get a generous injury settlement.
Written by: Daun
The girl, who has not been identified, was hurrying to attend an honor class at the college when she darted into heavy traffic at the intersection of 17th and Bristol streets, the Orange County Register reported. The girl was crossing against a red light and almost made it to the other side before she was struck by not one but two vehicles.
In video surveillance footage captured by cameras on the Santa Ana campus shows the girl first being struck by a red pickup truck, and then she was stuck again by a black Cadillac. The girl was thrown a few feet. She attempted to get up but fell back to the ground.
She was taken to the hospital to be treated for leg injuries; she was released later that day.
According to CBS Los Angeles, a Good Samaritan followed the truck and called 911. The driver of the truck, Adan Camacho was apprehended and arrested several miles away from the accident scene. He told police he fled because he did not have a driver’s license, but now he is facing a felony charge for the hit-and-run along with the driving without a license.
The driver of the Cadillac, Amanda Aie Sananikone, did stop after hitting the girl and can be seen picking the girl’s back-pack off of the ground. Sananikone actually stood around for a short time, but left the scene before the police arrived.
After questioning, Sananikone was arrested for hit-and-run.
All parties involved in this accident acted carelessly. The 14 year-old girl put herself in grave danger by darting into heavy traffic. And the drivers who struck her should have never fled the scene, regardless of how minor an accident victim’s injuries; it is illegal for anyone to leave the scene of accident until they have spoken to police and are released.
“Had they (the drivers) stuck around, it merely would have been an accident with the 14-year-old responsible for breaking the law,” Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna told CBS. “But because they fled, it’s a felony hit-and-run case.”
California has a serious problem with hit-and-run accidents, more so than other states, and recently proposed changes to traffic laws which would require jail time for hit-and-run drivers and a suspension of their driver’s license.
While this hit-and-run accident did not result in a serious injury, many others do and they usually flee the scene because they are unlicensed, uninsured or intoxicated. It is true that some hit-and-run drivers are never caught, but when they are, they can face criminal charges. They can also be held financially responsible for injuries that result from their negligence.
Accident victims who have suffered serious injury or lost a loved one because of a careless driver are encourage to contact an Orange County accident attorney to seek compensation on their behalf.
Written by: Benjamin Roussey
Police have charged Keith Green, 44, with a second offense DUI, driving while privilege revoked, following another vehicle closely, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Green was arrested after his black Jeep Grand Cherokee hit a Knox County school bus. His SUV also hit another SUV before it hit the school bus on the driver’s side. The driver and Green as well as several children were taken to various hospitals for treatment.
A Legal Mess
When children are injured in a drunk driving accident their guardians or parents can consult with a drunk driving lawyer to ensure that the children receive proper financial compensation for their pain and suffering. The impaired driver or his insurance company will be liable to pay financial compensation for the treatment of the injured – both the children and the driver. Additionally, the children will have more time to claim compensation than the adults injured in the accident.
Green may not want to leave prison. He is going to have a lot of angry parents upset at him. And this is for good reason. This guy is also going to have an entire community that does not care about him at all. This could hurt him professionally as well.
Green – You need an Attorney Fast
A drink driving accident attorney will examine the evidence against the driver and help the injured file for financial compensation. In case the driver did not have accident insurance, then the drunk driving accident attorney will examine other parties that are liable to pay the financial costs of the medical treatment. This could include the company providing insurance for the school bus, the owners of the school bus, and others in the county.
Drunk driving accidents can cause a lot of unnecessary harm and damage. While the police will charge the drunk driver and prosecute him, the penalties imposed will not provide the financial relief that the injured seek. This can be obtained only when a drunk driving accident attorney files a claim for financial compensation on your behalf. In general, it is best for the injured to retain the services of a lawyer before negotiating compensation with the insurance company to maximize the compensation amount.
Written by: Daun
Pasco County, FL- An accident which occurred in Tarpon Springs on the Southwest border of Pasco County left two men dead and police baffled.
The accident took place at roughly 3 a.m. Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 19 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
An officer on foot patrol heard a loud boom and headed toward the scene of the accident. When the officer arrived at the scene saw that some power lines were down and attempted to close U.S. 19 but before he could do that, two vehicles a struck the downed power lines.
Both the vehicles were damaged but fortunately the passengers escaped with only minor injuries.
A worker at a nearby fast food restaurant told officers that prior to the boom they saw a white car traveling northbound and a red car go airborne, fly over a large fence and crash into a retaining pond on the east side of U.S. 19, according to the WSTP-TV. The airborne car struck three power poles It was later discovered that the red car was actually silver.
Police had to call Duke Energy to the scene to kill the live wires. Once they were able get closer to the scene, police discovered the body of a man who was covered in wires. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police then pulled the silver car from the retention pond and found the body of another man in the passenger seat. They are unclear if the man on the ground came from the submerged vehicle or if he was just a pedestrian who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“We do not know for sure if the man we found dead at the pond covered in those live wires was the driver. That will be up to investigators, but he was laying in a place that would appear he was the driver of the vehicle,” said Captain Young of Tarpon Springs Police Department told WTSP-TV.
Police have also not determine of speed was a factor in the accident but noted that when a car goes airborne it is likely speed played a role.
The identities of the two men have not been released.
Speed plays a role in a large number of fatal and injurious accidents. When a motorist who is speeding causes an injurious or fatal accident, the victim or victims can hold that individual accountable for their reckless behavior. Accident victims can maximize the compensation they receive by hiring a Pasco County accident attorney to build a strong injury or wrongful death claim.
When you have been injured by another motorist’s negligence, your Pasco County accident attorney will know the short-term and long-term ramifications an accidental injury can have for you or your loved one. An accident attorney and will fight to make certain any settlement amount their client receives completely covers all of their medical expenses along with their pain and suffering.
Written by: Daun
Spokane, WA- Every driver in the state of Washington is supposed to carry auto insurance. In fact there are only one or two states where motorists are not required to carry car insurance. Insurance is supposed to guarantee that traffic accident victims are compensated for their medical bills and their auto repairs. Insurance is supposed to be an assurance that accident victims and don’t have to worry about they are going to pay their bills. But that isn’t always the case and often insurance companies use ploys that have the specific purpose of reducing their financial liability.
When you have been involved in a traffic accident, especially a serious one, your or the at-fault driver’s insurance company will contact you almost immediately. They want to settle a claim as soon as possible so they will give you an initial settlement offer. Sometimes this initial settlement is fair especially if the accident was minor, but in numerous instances the settlement offer will be much less than victim needs to cover all of their expenses.
Only under certain circumstances should an accident victim accept the first offer they receive. Instead, the injury victim should contact a Spokane accident attorney so they can discuss the offer and determine if it covers the true costs of their injury. Even if you have no intentions of taking your case to civil court, a personal injury attorney will make certain you get the right settlement amount. Enlisting the help of an attorney demonstrates how seriously you take your injury claim.
Stalling on a settlement is a ploy frequently employed by insurance companies. Regardless of how many times you call you don’t receive a call back. That insurance company is hoping that you will give in and accept their initial settlement offer. A Spokane accident attorney will make all the insurer calls for you and are more likely to get a response. Even with their army of experts, insurance companies want to avoid going to court and they will try to avoid this by responding to your attorney.
An insurer pay refuse to pay all of your medical bills by insisting some of the injuries you sustained were not caused by the accident or they were pre-existing conditions. If you didn’t go to the emergency room immediately after an accident, they can try to claim that your injuries were not serious enough to warrant a settlement or that you are faking your injuries. They can also claim that you exaggerated your symptoms to a doctor in order to make your injuries seem worse than they really are. Refusing to pay your medical bills is common practice that you can avoid with a Washington personal injury attorney.
Personal injury victims are eventually going to have to settle with an insurer, whether it is through out-of-court negotiations or at trial so it is in the accident victim’s best interests to retain a Spokane accident attorney to represent through all stages of a personal injury claim.