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A Chicago police officer has been accused of staging an accident between two cars in return for $2,000 from a tow truck driver who hauled away the wrecked vehicles and billed an insurance company.
Gregory Garibay, the officer in question, is also being charged with falsifying a police report and wrongly listing the driver with the best insurance coverage as at fault so the tow truck driver would have a larger compensation.
The incidents stem back to 2007, when Garibay was assigned to the South Chicago District. After authorities uncovered his crimes, Garibay was relieved of his position after 18 years with the department.
According to an indictment against Garibay, he filed a police report stating that the driver of Toyota Avalon, who had full insurance coverage, was at fault in a traffic accident with the driver of a Toyota Camry, who had only liability insurance coverage. This would ensure that the full insurance coverage would cover part – if not all – of the damage caused by the accident, including the towing fees. The tow truck driver later paid Garibay.
In another instance, Garibay was involved in a staged accident so another insurance company would pay for damages, including the towing fees.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A New Mexico jury has awarded $3.86 million in damages to a Florida man who was injured in a hot air balloon accident in Albuquerque three years ago.
According to jurors, the pilot acted recklessly and the Balloon Fiesta organization’s negligence led to the plaintiff, Thomas Hurd, suffering debilitating injuries. The pilot, Timmerly Eklund, was found responsible for 60 percent of the judgment and the organization is responsible for 30 percent.
Hurd, of Port Charlotte, Fla., was found liable for 10 percent of the damages for the balloon accident on Oct. 5, 2009. According to the lawsuit, Hurd fell out of the gondola after it struck a tent on the fiesta field. He suffered a crushed pelvis, a broken back and hip socket, a crushed heel, and several other injuries. However, because Hurd signed an acknowledgment of risk before the ride, he released any negligence claims against Eklund. The jury had to make the decision as to whether or not she acted recklessly. The release did not waive negligence claims against the Balloon Fiesta.
Eklund admitted to having dropped the balloon to a height of about 15 feet, well below a 75-foot height requirement. She said she forgot about the requirement but tried to get around the tent by firing a burner. She admitted responsibility for the accident but denied that she acted recklessly.
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By: Tanya Gonzalez
Will Lindsay Lohan ever get out of the public eye? In the latest news, the redhead bad girl is facing new charges regarding her traffic accident on the Pacific Coast Highway last June.
According to TMZ, Lohan lied to police when she said she was not driving her Porsche when it crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler. Eyewitnesses say Lohan was the driver. Currently, the charge is a misdemeanor but Lohan is also on probation for jewelry theft, so who knows what will become of the once angelic-faced child star.
TMZ reports that Lohan believes the cops are out to get her. She is sticking to her original story and contends she was not driving the vehicle at the time of the car accident and maintains she has been a good civilian since her jewelry theft case.
Have you been involved in a car accident? Did you or a loved one sustain any injuries because of someone else’s negligence? Are you tired of going around in circles with your insurance company for benefits? If so, help is available to you right now so you can protect your rights – accident lawyers.
With the help of an accident lawyer, you can fight your claim in court and possibly obtain thousands – or even millions – in money damages and medical care coverage for your pain and suffering. Regardless of the type of accident you were involved in or extent of the injuries, accident attorneys do everything in their power so your case can resolve with the best possible outcome.
Whether you were involved in a car crash, slip and fall, workplace injury, or medical malpractice case, turn to an accident attorney to file a case and defend your rights.
The parents of a two-year-old child who was killed in a freak accident at the Pittsburgh Zoo may soon be contacting an accident lawyer for help. The boy was killed on Nov. 4 after falling from a barrier railing at the zoo. He was mauled to death by a pack of African painted dogs.
The boy had actually fallen 14 feet onto a safety net, but bounced off and fell into the exhibit where he was killed. The president of the zoo, Dr. Baker, released a statement regarding the tragic accident and offering condolences to the child’s family.
“We discourage people from letting their children sit on the railing…this is a horrible horrible tragedy, but the zoo has been here since 1898, and this is the first time we’ve had any type of visitor injury,” said Dr. Baker, adding that the dog exhibit would be closed throughout the winter. “The zoo feels terrible about this tragic accident that occurred at our zoo. It’s our worst nightmare as zoo professionals.”
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Pittsburgh, PA – A tragic accident has led to the death of a two-year-old boy.
The young victim was killed by a pack of African painted dogs on Nov. 4 after he fell from a barrier railing at the Pittsburgh Zoo. The toddler fell 14 feet onto a safety net, but bounced off and into the exhibit, where he was mauled to death by the dogs. The zoo will remain closed as investigators look into the tragedy.
“We discourage people from letting their children sit on the railing…this is a horrible horrible tragedy, but the zoo has been here since 1898, and this is the first time we’ve had any type of visitor injury,” said. Dr. Baker, president of the zoo, adding that the dog exhibit would remain closed throughout the winter. “The zoo feels terrible about this tragic accident, that this occurred at our zoo. It’s our worst nightmare as zoo professionals.”
Dr. Baker added that officials acted in the appropriate manner, and unfortunately, “the dogs were doing what the dogs would normally do.”
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Accident lawyers help the victims of personal injury incidents, which involve any accident in which someone suffers an injury – mentally or physically – due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Examples include car accidents, medical malpractice incidents and even workplace related accidents. If this has happened to you, accident attorneys do everything possible to help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
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