At the Bruner Law Firm, we are prepared to handle cases involving cycling/bicycle accidents. Oftentimes, these cases are fatal and can even result in death. We feel strongly that many of the motorists in our area do not approach cyclists with the care and caution that the law requires. As avid cyclists ourselves, we feel there are numerous legislative and municipal improvements that could be made in our geographic area that would help ensure better safety for all. Although cyclists are generally permitted to drive on roadways, they must exercise the same care as a walking pedestrian if they take to the sidewalks (where legally permitted to do so.) Tinted windows can make it especially troublesome for cyclists and runners as they are not able to make eye contact with a driver, and thus, unable to make a determination whether they have been seen. Tints also make it difficult for the drivers of such vehicles to communicate through facial expressions and other forms of nonverbal communication. It has often been stated that such nonverbal cues make up the bulk of what we are trying to say anyways.
If you, your husband, or you child has been injured on a bicycle, please contact our firm for a free consultation. Although we don’t accept most cases that contact our firm, we can at least get you pointed in the right direction for pursuing any possible claim you may have.
Judge Neil Gorsuch of Colorado—known for upholding religious rights in battles against Obamacare—has become the odds favorite for replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia. This would restore the balance of “power” on the court, shifting the makeup to four conservatives, four liberals, and one middle/swing vote in Justice Kennedy. Gorsuch currently sits on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Gorsuch is seen by most as an easier confirmation due to his cool manner and clear legal writing. One way or another, Trump is expected to make his pick earlier next week.
The American Museum of Tort Law has just celebrated its first year anniversary. The Museum is the child of renowned consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, who started the project to give Americans a look a the truth and history behind many famous torts lawsuits. Amongst the chief cases exhibited are the famous Ford Pinto, Liebeck v. McDonald’s (the “Hot Coffee Case”), and various Tobacco lawsuits/Engle Progeny. The museum has received donations and funding from various consumer advocate groups. Nader has described the running theme as keeping the powerful accountable. The museum can be visited most days from 10:30am to 5:00pm and is located at 654 Main St, Winstead, CT 06098.
One person recently succumbed to his injuries in Miami, Florida after he was involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle, a report of Miami Patch stated on January 11.
According to reports of the January 10 incident, the victim, identified as Darius Leroy Roberts, 23, was ejected from the motorcycle he was driving on State Road 989 in the vicinity of Old Clutter Road after having a collision with a sedan vehicle. Information coming from the Florida Highway Patrol revealed that the sedan involved was making a left turn when the motorcyclist struck the sedan’s windshield. Roberts was transported to a medical facility where he succumbed to his injuries. The 52-year-old sedan driver, identified as Beverly April, was injured in the mishap. April’s three passengers, including a child and a teenager, were unharmed, reports said.
The Fort Walton wrongful death attorneys of Bruner Law Firm express their sincere condolences to those who have been affected by the recent tragedy.
A collision between a compact vehicle and a school bus in Clearwater, Florida resulted in two personal injuries, and an investigation is underway to figure out the cause of the crash, a January 3 article of Clearwater Patch reported.
Reports revealed that at around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, a two-vehicle collision took place at the Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street intersection. The school bus driver, 52-year-old Joseph Dale Morgan, was in the southbound lane of Fort Harrison when he was struck by a passenger vehicle operated by 58-year-old Edward Michael Burke, who was heading west on Drew Street. Rescuers took the better part of an hour to extract Morgan from the bus, as he was pinned inside. Burke and Morgan were both treated due to injuries they sustained. A male student, who was a passenger on the bus at the time, was not hurt in the incident. Initial investigations of the Clearwater Police revealed that the collision happened after Burke failed to stop at a red traffic light.
Incidents such as these, unfortunately result in the burden of costly hospitalization and car repair for affected families. If this sounds familiar and you live or were injured in Fort Walton Beach, the attorneys of the Bruner Law Firm may possibly help you get the financial aid you need from any possible negligent parties. Call us today at (850) 243-2222 for your immediate legal assistance.
A Stamford-based appliance distributor is recalling approximately 8 million units of Cuisinart food processors sold in the U.S. and Canada after receiving dozens of personal injury complaints, an article of cpsc.gov reported on December 13.
Conair Corp. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have been informed that the blades of the affected processors might chip while being used. If the problem occurs, small pieces of the blades could cause mouth injuries if mixed with processed food. The recalling company is aware of 69 incidents of blades getting broken and mixing with processed food, 30 of which resulted in personal injuries. Conair identified the 22 affected models and advised consumers to refrain from using the food processors while waiting for the free blade replacement they plan to provide.
Defective appliances can cause serious harm to people who use them. However, if you or a loved one sustained injuries from a defective product, a product liability attorney at the Bruner Law Firm in Fort Walton Beach may be able to offer you legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Find out how we could help you recover your loss today by calling (850) 243-2222 to discuss your legal options.
A December 5 article of Florida Today revealed a recent vehicle accident involving several vehicles in Florida caused personal injuries to several people, including three babies, but authorities confirmed no one was seriously injured.
According to reports, at 9:00 p.m. on December 4, several vehicles on Interstate 95 got involved in a collision. Crews from different stations responded to the pileup, which took place near the State Road 46 exit. The babies were secured by car seats and were found by responding fire crews on the ground. State highway spokeswoman Kim Montes confirmed the babies sustained only minor injuries and are in good condition. Authorities as of reporting could not determine the total number of people injured, but they said two people were brought to a hospital.
Though no one was seriously injured in the recent pileup, the attorneys at the Bruner Law Firm in Fort Walton Beach know incidents like this often result in financial and emotional loss. If you were the victim of a car accident, we could help you recover your loss. Learn more about your legal options from us today by calling (850) 243-2222.
A member of a well-known band from New Port Richey was recently killed after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Hudson, Florida, an article for News 10 reported on November 28.
Information coming from authorities revealed that on November 27, well-known fiddler Robert Leroy Cartwright succumbed to the injuries he sustained while being treated at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. The Florida Highway Patrol told reports that Cartwright, 33, was thrown out of his motorcycle after crashing the rear portion of an SUV on U.S. Highway 19 at Beach Boulevard. The SUV had turned left going to the path of the southbound motorcycle when the mishap took place. The SUV driver was later identified as 56-year-old Francine Cherry. Fans of The Bearded Brothers Band mourn Cartwright’s demise by expressing their thoughts to the band’s Facebook page.
The Bruner Law Firm wrongful death attorneys in Fort Walton Beach express their sincere condolence for those who are grieving the aftermath of the recent motorcycle accident.
Apple iPhones and Google Android Devices may soon disable certain apps while motor vehicles are in motion. Federal Auto Safety Regulators want makers of these devices to add a driving mode that blocks certain apps from use forcing a driver to keep their attention on the road.
The new proposed regulations come via voluntary guidelines that will be issued by the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Such changes are intended to improve car safety, where texting and driving has caused a number of vehicular accidents. “Your smartphone becomes so many different things that it’s not just a communication device,” Anthony Foxx, secretary of the Transportation Department, said in an interview. “Distraction is still a problem. Too many people are dying and being injured on our roadways.”
Although phones currently have an airplane mode, making them safer for pilot’s wireless communication systems, they do not yet have such a feature for driving in motor vehicles. Although the new regulations do not force companies to comply with the rules, in the past, carmakers have voluntary complied with them—disabling such things as watching movies on displays while driving. These new proposed regulations come as fatalities rose 7.1 percent in the last calendar year—the biggest single annual percentage change in 50 years.
A former player for the Houston Rockets, Steve Francis, is facing a drunken driving charge in Houston after authorities caught him driving with excessive speed, The Washington Post said on November 22.
Reports said, Francis, 39, was stopped on November 19 after officers saw him driving a vehicle with a speed of 88 mph while on the road with 65 mph limit. Francis, who had been verbally abusive with the officers showed signs of alcohol intoxication and had avoided a field sobriety test. Charges related to the incident were filed against him and he is expected to face other charges in Florida over suspicion that he ransacked all the valuable items inside a vehicle parked at Bradenton in June. Florida authorities during the time ignored Francis after he turned himself to police, telling them what he did.
The Fort Walton Beach lawyers of Bruner Law Firm understand that families have to deal with expensive hospitalizations after being injured in car accidents caused by drunken drivers. If this happened to you or to a loved one, we may possibly help you get treatment funds for your fast recovery. Call us today at (850) 243-2222 to pursue damage claims against negligent parties.
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