An exit ramp in Chesterfield County recently closed due to a tractor-trailer crash. The wreck happened when the truck hauling potatoes overturned on the ramp from southbound state Route 288 onto I-95 around 4 in the morning. Officers attempted to keep the ramp shut-down until approximately 6am. Virginia State Police let traffic through the area in one lane. The truck was hauling 45,000 pounds of potatoes at the time of the wreck. Northbound US 1 onto Route 288 was also shut-down after the wreck, according to officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Emergency crews cleared the crash scene by mid-day. Police reports said that driver distraction is the cause of the wreck, and the 62-year-old trucker is being charged with reckless driving, according to news reports.
As a Silver Spring personal injury attorney, my thoughts are with everybody involved in this wreck and I hope nobody was harmed in this collision. If you or someone dear to you was harmed in an auto accident caused by negligence, discuss your claim with a car accident lawyer who can evaluate your case and help protect and defend your legal rights. When you have an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your case. An attorney can walk you through the legal processes and answer any questions you may have concerning your case. With an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your case.
A collision involving two women from Talbot County resulted in injuries for both. They were transported to the Memorial Hospital in Easton immediately after the wreck. The 22-year-old from Cordova was behind the wheel of a Mustang heading northbound along state route 309 when she suddenly veered onto the shoulder of the roadway then swung back into the other lanes.They crashed into a Toyota driven by a 61-year-old from Easton. After the collision, they both came to a stop in a nearby field. They were then transported to a nearby hospital. The Mustang driver is being charged with negligent driving, according to news reports.
As a car accident lawyer Arlington, my thoughts are with everybody involved in this wreck and I hope nobody else was harmed. I hope those involved heal fully and quickly from their injuries sustained in the wreck. If you or someone dear to you was harmed in an auto accident caused by negligence, discuss your claim with a personal injury attorney who can evaluate your claim and help defend your legal rights. With an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the full results you deserve for your case. An attorney can work with you throughout the course of your claim, and make sure your rights are fully protected. They can investigate your case and conduct necessary research in order to help you case proceed as efficiently as possible.
A two car wreck was reported around 6pm yesterday on I-66. A Honda driver collided with a cargo van, causing the Honda to veer off the road and hit a cement wall. Witnesses at the scene of the wreck said the van driver stopped and got out to help the Honda driver, but the 21-year-old Honda driver left the car and ran into traffic. They jumped over four cars, hitting their windshields. He was transported to a nearby hospital via helicopter, and the westbound lanes of I-66 were closed for approximately 30 minutes, according to news reports.
As a Washington DC personal injury lawyer, my deepest condolences are with the victims and I hope everyone heals completely from their injuries sustained in this crash. I see many cases of auto accidents, and I always hope that everybody heals quickly. If you or a loved one were involved in an auto accident involving a reckless driver, you may want to get in touch with a car accident lawyer who can evaluate your claim and help protect your rights. When you have an attorney on your side you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your case. An attorney can help you through all the processes and answer any questions you may have while guiding you through the steps and paperwork associated with your case.
A woman was ejected from her vehicle when she crashed on US 340 in Charles Town. The wreck occurred around 2:25pm and resulted in injuries to the driver’s right leg. At the time of the crash, she was attempting to cross 340 and she stated that she didn’t see the truck. “She was on Blair Road and attempting to make a left turn, so crossing (U.S.) 340 and then make a left to come back in toward Charles Town. The other vehicle was traveling east toward Harpers Ferry,” said the press information officer. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital via helicopter. The roadway was shut-down for approximately an hour. The wreck remains under investigation by the Friendship Fire Company and other emergency crews, according to news reports.
As an Arlington personal injury attorney, my thoughts are with those involved in this crash. If you or someone dear to you was harmed by an unsafe driver, discuss your claim with a car accident lawyer who can evaluate your case and help fight hard to protect your legal rights. With a legal time on your side, you are more likely to get the full results you deserve for your case. An attorney can walk you through your case and make sure you complete all necessary paperwork. An attorney can help make sure you get the highest possible compensation.
In a news statement, General Motors LLC, in cooperation with and in compliance with the rules and regulations of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the safety recall of certain model year 2012 Buick Regal vehicles due to the failure of these vehicle’s parking lamps to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards. The recall was initiated when General Motors learned that these vehicles had an error in their computer software, resulting in the inability of the driver to turn on the parking lamps, even when the headlamps are activated. This inadequate lighting decreases the visibility of the recalled vehicles, increasing the risk of their being involved in a collision. The recall affects approximately 3,633 model year 2012 Buick Regals that were produced from February 2011 through February 2012. General Motors is currently notifying owners affected by this recall. Owners will take their Buick Regals to the nearest authorized dealership where a mechanic will reprogram the body control module for free.
As a Columbia car accident lawyer, I’ve seen this sort of voluntary vehicle recall many times before in my practice and know the devastating injuries that can occur through the use of a defective auto product. If you’ve suffered an injury through the normal use of a defective or poorly designed auto product, consult a car accident lawyer experienced in these matters in your city to discuss the potential legal avenues that may be open to you.
In a press release, the Ford Motor Company, in cooperation with and in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary safety recall of certain model year 2011 trucks due to a braking issue that could potentially result in an increased risk for a crash. The recall affects roughly 352 model year 2011 F-650 and F-750 trucks that were manufactured from December 2010 through December 2011. The recall was put into action after the company realized that these vehicles are equipped with Bendix ATR-6 Antilock Traction Relay Valves that could possibly develop internal leakages in extremely cold conditions. This defect could result in consistent pressure being applied to the brakes without activating the appropriate warning lights to either the driver or the surrounding drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. This constant application of the brakes could also result in a fire due to overheating and excessive friction. Ford is planning to begin notifying affected owners in mid-April. Owners will be asked to set up an appointment at their local dealership where a mechanic will replace the relay valves free of charge.
As a Alexandria car accident lawyer, I’ve seen this type of safety recall several times in the past and understand the injuries that can result from the use of defective auto products. If you’ve suffered an injury in a collision that you think was the result of a defective auto product, contact a car accident lawyer in your area to discuss your legal rights as they apply to the matter.
In a news statement, GTC North America, Inc, in conjunction with and in accordance with the rules and guidelines of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary safety recall of certain Advance Extra Grip tires due to their failure to comply with federal safety standards.
The recall affects an estimated 12,289 Advance Extra Grip AR215 Light Truck Radial Tires with a size of P235/75R15 that were manufactured from September 2008 to December 2009. The company initiated the recall after learning that some of these tires included in the recall could potentially develop blistering or bubbles on the sidewalls of the tire. For this reason, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of “New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles”, as dictated by federal motor vehicle safety standards. Blistering in the sidewall, through extended use, could potentially result in tread “chunking”, allowing the belt edge to be exposed and possibly leading to air loss. This increases the risk of both property damage and personal injury, as well as significantly increases the risk of an accident.
The company is currently in the process of notifying owners of this defect. Owners will be advised to take their vehicle to a GTC authorized dealer where noncompliant tires will be replaced free of charge, as well as a free mounting and balancing of the new tires.
As a Arlington car accident attorney, I’ve seen this kind of safety recall many times over the course of my practice and I understand the tragic injuries that can occur due to the use of a defective auto product. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the result of a defective auto product, it may be in your interests to consult a car accident lawyer to learn more about the possible legal avenues that may be open to you.
In a recent study, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) uncovered that distracted driving entails many subtle degrees, depending on the cognitive demand placed on the driver in any situation.
Bryan Reimer, a research scientist at MIT’s AgeLab, stated, “In the past, the emphasis was on whether you’re distracted or not distracted. This is too simple of a categorization. There are levels of cognitive demand, and those levels are statistically distinguishable. The level of thought going on has a relationship to how much a driver is aware of the driving environment.”
The research showed that if a driver’s mind is focused on any topic, including home or work issues, they are less likely to scan the road for hazards in a frequent manner. This data comes just as automakers and other transportation experts are meeting in Washington to discuss whether smartphone and portable GPS device makers should be included in federal efforts to dissuade distracted driving.
As a Annapolis car accident lawyer, I’m all too aware of the distracted driving issue facing motorists today. I urge all drivers to always wear their seatbelts and adhere to the rules of the road to ensure the safety of all. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you think was the result of another driver’s negligent actions, contact a car accident lawyer to discuss your legal rights as they apply to your situation.
Almost 4,300 2012 Sonic sedans and hatchbacks may have a missing front brake pad. As an Annapolis personal injury attorney, I hope nobody sustains injuries due to this recalled car. If you are a vehicle owner, get in touch with a car dealer immediately. The vehicle was recalled when some 2012 Sonics were discovered to have missing front-inner or front-outer brake pads. This may result in noise and a loss of braking performance which may contribute to an auto accident. There have been no reported crashes or injuries.
Dealers say they will inspect your vehicle then replace faulty equipment free of charge, including calipers, pads, or rotors. Owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified beginning January 14, and then a recall officially starts January 24. Customers can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for more information. Experts are unsure which specific cars were affected, however GM said it will fix all problems found in vehicles. The affected vehicles were made from June 2 to November 21 and include 4-door and 5-door versions of the vehicle.
If you or a loved one were harmed by an unsafe, defective product, discuss your legal case with a car accident lawyer who can evaluate your claim, discuss your case and any legal questions. An attorney will fight to protect your rights and help ensure your case proceeds as smoothly as possible.
Approximately 284,000 Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears are being pulled from Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc shelves in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. As a Springfield personal injury lawyer, I hope everyone checks to see if they own this immediately to avoid any potential problems. The bear’s eyes may loosen and fall out, which poses a choking hazard for children. There have been no reported injuries as of now. The recalled product is about 16 inches high. They have multi-colored hearts all over the bear’s fabric, along with black plastic eyes. The recalled toy was sold across the country in Build-A-Bear workshops along with their website from April 2011 to December 2011 for around $18 each. They were manufactured in China. Parents and caretakers are being asked to take the teddy bear away from children and return it immediately. A voucher for a different stuffed bear will be provided to customers by the company, according to news reports. Those with more concerns may contact the company directly.
If you or someone you know was harmed by an unsafe product, discuss your case with a car accident lawyer who can evaluate your case, help assess your claim, and answer any legal questions you may have regarding your case. Consumers should hold companies liable for the safety of their products.