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Mark Bello

Double Tragedy When Father Collides with Son in Head-On Crash

A man and his 22-year-old son were killed “in a most unthinkable way — they crashed into each other in a head-on collision.” The crash happened about 4:10 a.m. on a curving two-lane road lined with pine trees; the street only lit by headlights […]

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Please Don’t Kill My Family Today!

It is dangerous, illegal, and has become an epidemic. Nearly half of teenage and adult drivers admit that they have done it. Despite campaigns to try to discourage it, laws to prohibit it, and more, texting is still one of […]

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Snow Squalls Bring Roadway Mayhem

Snow squalls, which can create nearly instantaneous white-out conditions, are frequent wintertime hazards, sometimes leading to catastrophic pileups of dozens of cars. A tractor-trailer driver died in a 50-vehicle pile-up during a snow squall on Interstate 83 in Pennsylvania after […]

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What’s Next for the California Intersection Blamed in $27.5 Million Verdict?

Victims of an auto accident caused by poor road design have the right to seek compensation from the government entity. Government agencies are potentially liable for auto accidents caused, in whole or in part, by defects in highway design and […]

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Comparative Negligence: How Most States Deal with Cases Where Multiple Parties Cause Tragedy

I recently read an article about a case against Subaru that was scheduled for trial. The West Virginia lawsuit resulted from a fatal wreck on April 2, 2009. A 2002 Ford Explorer crossed the center line and hit a 1999 Subaru […]

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Eggshell Plaintiff” Receives $1M Nearly Five Years After Low Impact Car Crash

Most people are familiar with the concept behind a personal injury case – a person injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another party can seek compensation through the court. Every case is different and depends on the facts, […]

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Should Apple’s FaceTime be Blamed for Child’s Death?

Driver distractions are on the rise; it isn’t just about texting anymore. People are increasingly driving and using Snapchat, Instagram, FaceTime, and Facebook, or taking selfies or playing Pokémon Go. The phone is constantly at the center of our lives. […]

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Parents Still Seeking Truth a Year After Crash, File Lawsuit in Death of Their Two Sons

On the morning of June 23, 2015, two brothers, ages 18 and 14, were headed east on Interstate 94 near Dalton, Minnesota. They were on their way to basketball camp in Wisconsin. The 18 year old was driving his parents’ […]

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Weekend Storms Strand Motorists and Result in Deadly Crashes Across the Nation

Bone-chilling temperatures, snow, and freezing rain across much of the U.S. not only put a crimp on holiday shopping, but led to hundreds of serious and deadly crashes over the weekend. Maryland State Police said they responded to more than […]

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Live-Streaming New Danger In Distracted Driving

As my readers know, I often write about the dangers of distracted driving. I thought I had discussed almost every conceivable distraction while behind the wheel – talking, texting, emailing, eating, drinking, putting on make-up, shaving, looking in the backseat, […]