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Mark Bello

Wrongful Death Lawsuits against Two Rideshare Companies Allege Driver Distracted by App

Ridesharing services have become increasingly popular because of their convenience. While the ridesharing apps are easy for travelers to use, they are also problematic because the driver is required to use his/her phone in order to connect with paying passengers. […]

Mark Bello

Who has the Right-of-Way?

In part two of safety during a power outage, Lawsuit Financial asks the questions – “Do you know what to do when you approach an intersection and the traffic light is out? Who has the right of way?” In most […]

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Bicyclist’s Death Prompts State to Build Bike Lane

In December 2015, a 38-year-old man was killed while riding his bicycle on what is known as Portland Highway. According to the Portland Police Bureau, the bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet and had a flashing red light on the […]

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Drunk Driver Gets Unusual Jail Sentence as a Reminder of the Woman He Killed

A year ago, a drunk driver crashed into a woman’s parked car as she was standing on the curb and leaning into the back seat. The impact threw her into a light pole. The woman was rushed to the hospital, […]

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Woman Finds Surprising Note On Windshield after Leaving Car Overnight In Restaurant Parking Lot

After consuming alcohol at a local restaurant/bar, a Canadian woman decided she should not drink and drive. She left her car in the parking lot overnight and took an Uber home. When she went back the next day, the woman […]

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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 […]