Category Archives: Injury & Accident Law

When Are California DUI Charges Classified as Felonies?

Typically, a DUI will be classified as a misdemeanor offense when you are charged for your first, second or third DUI. However, there are circumstances that will lead to felony DUI charges usually if there is an “aggravating factor” present. It is important to understand how the specific circumstances alleged by police and prosecutors will affect your legal situation and the kind of penalties you might be facing. DUI Causing Great Bodily Injury or Death to Another One of the more common ways that a DUI will be classified as felony charge is by causing bodily injury or death to another person while you are driving. California Vehicle Code Section 23153 states that you do not have to have a certain BAC to be convicted of this felony charge. In order to be charged with this felony, you must have a measurable amount of alcohol in your system while driving and have committed a crime or an act of negligence that caused great bodily injury or death to another person. ….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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2 Dead, Multiple Injured After Bus Overturns in Desoto County, MS

Multiple news outlets are reporting a bus accident in Desoto County, Mississippi, earlier today that has left at least 26 people injured and 2 people deceased. The bus was traveling on Interstate 269 near the U.S. 78 exit when it was rear-ended by another vehicle. Icy conditions were present, per authorities. As a result of being rear-ended, the bus ended up flipping over. Emergency responders arrived at the scene, as approximately 45 people were on the bus. Around 26 people were injured (including 3 in serious condition), and 2 suffered fatal injuries. Of the injured parties, at least 19 passengers were sent to Baptist Desoto and 7 more were sent to Baptist Collierville. According to a spokesperson for Baptist, the bus, operated by Alabama charter bus company Teague VIP Express was traveling from Huntsville, Alabama, and the passengers ranged in age from 40-70 years old. Common carriers such as charter buses must follow rigorous standards put in place by the Federal Motor….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Important Questions to Ask After a New York Truck Accident

Anyone who has witnessed the aftermath of a truck accident on a roadway or even on a television screen knows that it can be absolutely devastating. Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. If you have been injured in an accident involving a large truck, it is highly likely that you are looking at mounting medical expenses, inability to work or earn an income for an extended period of time and other costs related to continuing medical treatment and rehabilitative care. Handling the physical, emotional and financial challenges in such a scenario may be a daunting challenge. Here are some of the most important questions to ask if you’ve been injured in a New York truck accident: What should I do soon after a truck accident? Immediately after a truck accident, it is likely that police will arrive at the scene. Police officers will typically take statements from the parties involved, examine evidence, talk to witnesses at the scene and write down….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Criminal Charges Filed Against Construction Managers in NYC Crane Accident

Prosecutors have filed charges against two construction managers in connection with an East Harlem construction accident in June 2018, which left two ironworkers with disabling injuries. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, prosecutors filed second-degree assault charges against the two employees. The workers were severely injured when a mini-crane that was lifting a glass wall panel at an East Harlem condo project collapsed after its 14-foot-long jib dipped abruptly. Negligence Alleged Officials said a “series of bungles” contributed to the accident. The worker who was operating the crane was not trained and the crane wasn’t tethered down. In addition, the crane’s load exceeded the maximum capacity for the way in which it was used. The company also had not followed the Department of Buildings’ (DOB) safety protocols including those that require contractors to submit engineer plans for crane use, officials said. Prosecutors said the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Massachusetts Rollover Truck Accidents

When large commercial trucks roll over, they become a serious hazard to everyone else on the road. If you were hurt or your loved one was killed in a truck rollover accident, you may have the right to financial compensation for your injuries. The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein and Affiliates P.C. is a skilled Massachusetts truck accident law firm that is dedicated to helping truck accident victims and their families. Our team is here to provide you with the support you need, as well as relentless advocacy at every stage of the legal process. Truck Rollover Accidents A truck rollover accident is an accident in which the truck overturns onto its side or roof. Trucks are particularly prone to this kind of accident because they have such a high center of gravity. Rollover accidents can lead to devastating harm. While only 2.1 percent of crashes involve a rollover, rollover accidents accounted for nearly 35 percent of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes, according to the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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