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Rick Shapiro

Man Charged in Woodbridge, Virginia Crash That Killed One

A man is being held without bond related to a head-on pickup truck crash that killed a Woodbridge, Virginia man in late September.  The Prince William County Police report that Robert L. Easton III, 35, has been charged with involuntary […]

T. Thomas Metier

Does a Trial Court Have the Authority to Preclude Testimony as a Discovery Sanction?

The Nebraska Supreme Court sorts out this question in Putnam v. Sherbring et al., (297 Neb. 868). To enforce progression orders in an automobile negligence case, the district court excluded untimely disclosed expert opinions about medical bills. Relying upon our […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Safety Advocates Call for Stricter Distracted Driving Guidelines

Our vehicles have seat belts, airbags, anti-lock brakes, and other safety features, but according to the National Safety Council (NSC), such features may not be enough, particularly considering the growing problem of distracted driving. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

Rick Shapiro

Woman Charged With Murder in 2016 DUI Crash

A 42-year-old Birmingham, Alabama woman has been arrested and charged with murder for her role in a suspected DUI crash in 2016 in Dora, Alabama.  The woman’s name is Rebecca A. Watson and she was booked into jail on Sept. […]

Eric Washburn

How to Protect Yourself from Aggressive Drivers

Road rage and aggressive driving are two of the leading causes of car accidents. In fact, statistics show that almost 70 percent of all traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive drivers. One of the more alarming statistics is that within […]

Randy Appleton

Drivers Who Cause Car Crashes

According to national statistics, the average person will have at least one car accident every 17 years. This comes out to four or five accidents in a person’s lifetime. And with the number of car accidents increasing each year, those […]

Rick Shapiro

South Carolina Driver Had 0.331% BAC in Deadly Crash

DAn allegedly drunk driver had a blood-alcohol level more than four times above the legal limit when he killed a woman in a Greenville, South Carolina crash, according to state trooper Jonathan Bridges in court. A toxicology report found that […]

Randy Appleton

Risk Factors for Fatal Car Crashes

According to stats from the U.S. Department of Transportation, motor vehicle accidents have increased by almost 10 percent. Multiple studies have been done to determine who is at risk of being involved in a crash. Although there are certain driving […]

Rick Shapiro

Are Dash Cam Laws in South Carolina Making DUI Prosecutions Harder?

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) blasted a South Carolina law last month that has made dash cam videos a required piece of evidence in DUI cases. MADD thinks that faults and errors in the video making process are leading to […]

T. Thomas Metier

When a Driver Hits Two Bicyclists Consecutively, Is It One Accident or Two?

In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Wyoming took on this question in Hurst v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company, (2017 WY 104). On May 31, 2014, Larry and Sara Hurst (“Larry” and “Sara”) were riding […]