A child was struck by a car in Charlotte and seriously injured as she walked to her school bus stop on one recent morning. school bus

According to WBTV-3, the incident occurred at around 7:30 a.m. on LaSalle Street. Her grandmother reportedly was walking the girl to the stop, and the girl stepped out into the street. The girl’s grandmother said the driver of the vehicle was speeding and did not have time to stop. Witnesses said the car “jumped out of nowhere.” The girl, 11, was thrown into the air and landed hard on the pavement.

Her family is lamenting the fact that the school district had not acquiesced to earlier requests to move the bus stop back to where it had been last year, a block away on the other side of the street. Before, students at that stop did not need to cross the street, which is known by those in the area as a busy thoroughfare, with drivers who tend to ignore speed limits, particularly during the morning rush hour. This, of course, coincides with the time during which students are making their way to their bus stops.

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In August, a 66-year-old South Carolina orthopedic surgeon and survivor of the Boston marathon bombing was killed on Hilton Head in a bicycle accident by a hit-and-run driver. The Island Packet reported the physician was struck by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle eastbound on the right shoulder at around 6 p.m. The driver of that truck, later identified as a 64-year-old resident of the community, allegedly did not stop. Authorities later found him and arrested him on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. Investigators believe the driver ran onto the shoulder and struck the doctor.driving

The defendant was released on $50,000 bond. But none of this apparently stopped him from once again getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while drunk, according to local news reports. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office reportedly responded to a report of a swerving vehicle on U.S. 278. A deputy initiated the stop shortly after 5 p.m. It was the same driver reportedly involved in the earlier fatal bicycle accident. He was once again arrested and charged with DUI. A state prosecutor has expressed his intention to request a revocation of bond from the judge. That would mean the decedent would remain in jail until trial.

The doctor leaves behind a wife, two children, and grandchildren. There is no word at this point whether his survivors have any plans to initiate civil claims against the driver. Should they choose to do so, they may have a few different options under South Carolina law.

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Jurors in Illinois awarded $4 million to a drunk driving victim who happens to be the aunt of Olympic gymnastics star Shawn Johnson East. The Olympian testified for about 20 minutes of the trial in reference to how her aunt’s quality of life had been altered by the crash. That was a central issue in this case, which focused on damages, rather than fault or causation. Beer

The defendant drunk driver (who had already pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated) and his father (whose vehicle was being driven at the time of the crash) did not deny liability. They didn’t deny that the 25-year-old son had been drinking, got behind the wheel, and drove negligently, causing a crash in January 2005, which resulted in injuries to the 58-year-old plaintiff. However, what was in dispute was the extent of the plaintiff’s damages.

Damages are a central part of any injury lawsuit, and it’s a portion of the case in which it truly pays to have a skilled injury attorney.

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A new investigative report by Circa, a news service for mobile devices, details how the U.S. General Services Administration is apparently auctioning off vehicles to the general public, despite the fact that these vehicles still have open recalls.Car Crash

Vehicle recall response rates are already low. A federal law passed this summer (after years of legislative wrangling) requires rental car companies to repair any recalled vehicle before it is rented out. However, it remains legal for used car companies to sell vehicles that are under recall.

Still, one might expect the federal government to be held to a higher standard when it comes to distributing potentially dangerous products to the public. That’s what makes the new report on the GSA so troubling.

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A 21-year-old Asheboro man is on trial for three counts of felony second-degree murder and one count of misdemeanor reckless driving after a North Carolina drunk driving accident that killed three people, including a six-year-old girl. Beer Bottles

The deadly crash happened in July 2015 on Interstate 85, just west of Hillsborough. Previously, the defendant pleaded guilty to a number of other charges, including three counts of felony death by a motor vehicle, driving while impaired, and felony serious injury by vehicle. Testimony at trial indicated three of the people in the car – one of those being the grandmother of the six-year-old – died from blunt force trauma. A fourth person, a girl who is now 11, survived the crash, albeit with bone fractures and other injuries.

There is no dispute about what happened. The defendant was drunk and was driving in the wrong direction on the highway. The question is whether he acted with malice. That charge goes above and beyond simply driving drunk. It involves an intentional act. Meanwhile, at least two wrongful death lawsuits by victims’ families are pending. Among the defendants named in those cases are the driver, his parents, the owners of a bar in Chapel Hill called “He’s Not Here,” the owners of the “La Residence Restaurant and Bar,” and the Farrington Farm Restaurant.

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Expert witness testimony may be crucial in certain car accident lawsuits in North Carolina. Rule 702 of the North Carolina Rules of Evidence outlines the parameters of testimony by experts, and the 2014 decision in State v. McGrady by the North Carolina Court of Appeals concluded that a 2011 amendment to the evidence rule (in line with federal practice) must meet the Daubert standard.Car Accident

The “Daubert standard” for expert witness testimony was established in the 1993 U.S. Supreme Court case of Daubert v. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals. This standard is now applied in both civil and criminal trials, and it is essentially a way of vetting the testimony of an expert witness before trial. It tests whether the theory or technique put forth by the expert witness can be and has been tested, whether it’s been subjected to peer review and publication, whether it has a known potential error rate, whether there exists a standard controlling its operation, and whether it’s attained widespread acceptance in the specified scientific community.

Not all injury lawsuits require expert testimony, but for those that do, your injury attorney needs to be prepared to put forth solid evidence by a qualified expert. In the recent case of Sims v. Kia Motors of America, the question before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was whether a trial court in Texas abused its discretion in excluding the plaintiff’s expert witness, based on a failure to rely on accepted methods and data. This was critical in the case because without it, the trial court ruled, the plaintiff couldn’t raise a genuine issue of material fact that concerned key elements of their product liability lawsuit against a vehicle manufacturer.

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The goal is undoubtedly ambitious, but North Carolina Department of Transportation Officials believe it’s possible to slash the number of traffic accident deaths in this state in half by the year 2031. That’s 15 years for anyone keeping track. Eventually, they say, we could feasibly eliminate all traffic deaths.Bush Road

North Carolina Vision Zero combines input from law enforcement officers, traffic engineers, emergency responders, and motorists. Last year, officials reported 1,387 people died on North Carolina roads.

Although driverless cars could eventually help reduce the number of roadway casualties (given that most crashes are caused by driver error), there are a number of other factors we can begin addressing right now, officials say. Motor vehicle accidents are the No. 1 cause of death for people ages five to 24, with significant factors being failure to wear a seat belt, speeding, alcohol, and driver distraction.

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Underinsured motorist coverage in North Carolina offers relief for car accident victims when the person at fault for the crash didn’t have enough insurance to cover all the damage. at the wheel

Although most auto insurance companies in the Carolinas offer UIM coverage as part of their standard policy, questions regarding who can collect on these benefits arise often in court. In fact, UIM cases continue to set precedent. New case law is constantly emerging that outlines the boundaries of when collection is allowed, and how much.

The recent case of Gillespie v. National Farmers Union Property & Casualty Co. was weighed by the North Dakota Supreme Court and involved the question of whether a teenaged girl was entitled to underinsured motorist coverage under her mother’s policy. The girl, who was seriously injured in a crash, had been the one driving. She was operating a car that was owned by her aunt, who was killed in the crash. The aunt’s auto insurance policy (GEICO) paid the girl $25,000 in no-fault benefits. However, it rejected her request for bodily injury liability damages, even though the girl asserted her aunt was liable for negligent entrustment of the vehicle. The girl had only earned her learner’s permit two days prior to the crash.

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A grandfather is suing his grandson for the wrongful death of his grandmother after he accidentally crashed into her while attempting to help her put her minivan in gear in a parking lot. This case raises some interesting legal questions, given that the grandson was just 13 and not a licensed driver.

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People often have an initially poor reaction upon hearing about lawsuits against relatives and other loved ones. There is a sense that “accidents happen,” and unless there was an actual intent to cause harm, families should refrain from taking grievances to court.

But our Greenville accident lawyers want to make sure people understand that in the vast majority of these cases, claimants are not trying to collect money from the individual who is the named defendant in the lawsuit. Instead, they are trying to collect insurance money for the losses incurred, which may include medical bills, lost wages, and more. It is not about punishing the defendant. It’s about helping the victim recover.

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Snapchat. Text messaging. Instagram. Facebook. Email. Pokemon Go.iphone

All of these have one feature in common. They are all instantly available on your smartphone. The U.S. Pew Research Center opined last year that two-thirds of Americans owned a smartphone – more than double the number who did just four years earlier. It’s considered an essential connection to the broader world, no matter where you are. It’s also a source of deadly distractions. And phone companies know this. That’s why Apple years ago created and patented a technology that allows it to block users from accessing their phones when they are behind the wheel.

However, for a number of reasons, Apple never launched this feature. Now, plaintiffs in a car accident lawsuit are suing the technology firm, arguing executives knew company devices were being used for dangerous and illegal purposes. It also knew other approaches to the problem weren’t working, and it had the technology to stop it but failed to do so, according to the filing.

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