Motor Vehicle Collisions

Hurt & Without a Lawyer: Hidden Victims of the Legal System

Saul Gruber, Esq. A 2013 new study by Emory University School of Law contends that 95% of people who seek an attorney for harm endured from a medical treatment will be rejected counsel, primarily for economic reasons. If your case is worth less than $50,000, chances are that an attorney won’t take it–even if it would be an easy case to win, the study contends. Most won’t take a case with damages less than $250,000. Why? Attorneys defend that it is not for greed or lack of heart, but monetary expenses. To sue a hospital is a costly venture added …

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Fairview High senior killed in two-vehicle wreck

Fairview High School students will honor their classmate, Lewis Wyatt Beam, 17, who died in a car wreck Friday evening with a  service at the school gym Sunday. Beam, a senior and member of the high school band, was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Alabama 69 currently under investigation by the Alabama State Troopers. Beam was apparently killed instantly when he was struck on his driver’s side by a 2002 Chevrolet truck driven by Michael Pair, 56, of Falkville, Cullman County Coroner Steve Rodgers said. The wreck occurred about 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 1534. Beam …

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Outcry Over “Affluenza” Defense In Tragic Texas Accident

Pamela Mullis, Esq. A dramatic case from Fort Worth, Texas has made headlines for it’s defense and final ruling, which many are calling ridiculous and appalling, among other things. Last month, 16 year old Ethan Couch was sentenced to ten years probation. The charges? Four cases of intoxicated manslaughter from drunk driving. His evasion of a heavier penalty has a community far beyond Fort Worth very upset. Fueling the the mêlée of Judge Jean Boyd’s decision is an outcry over the defense Couch’s defense strategy, which was largely centered with sympathy over the boy’s upbringing in wealth–one that lacked vital …

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South Carolinian Drivers Some of the Worst in the Country

Pamela Mullis, Esq. According to carinsurancecomparison.com, drivers in South Carolina are some of the worst in the country–second only to Louisiana by a few points. Using statistical data from trusted sources such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the National Motorist Association, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), their methodology is hard to ignore. The data was sorted into five categories: 1. Fatalities Rate per 100 million Vehicle Miles Traveled 2. Failure to Obey ( ex. traffic signals + seat belts) 3. Drunk Driving 4. Tickets 5. Careless Driving While South Carolinians aren’t terribly offensive with traffic signals …

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New Bus Regulations Making Civilian Safety a Top Priority into the New Year

Back in September, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed new regulation regarding passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Also known as buses or motor coaches, the FMCSA’s new rulings seek to exercise more oversight on the lease and interchange of the vehicles between companies with the following rules: 1. To properly identify the motor carrier operating a bus or motorcoach that is responsible for FMCSA safety compliance. 2. Ensure that the lessor (the carrier leasing the property), surrenders control of the vehicle for the full term of the lease or temporary exchange of …

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