I'm Attorney Michael Grossman. When I hear about accidents, I use this blog to write about them and provide a lawyer's perspective. What can I say? When you're a hammer lawyer everything looks like a nail.
As a Texas attorney practicing for 25 years, I have litigated all manner of wrongful death cases. I use this blog as a place to write opinion / editorial articles on a variety of topics that catch my interest and as a means of sharing news stories relevant to wrongful death accidents.
I think the overwhelming majority of people are unaware just how common these types of accidents are and I hope this blog raises awareness to a rather serious public safety concern. However, this blog is simply a means for me to share my opinions and I would recommend that anyone who is considering seeking legal counsel should contact their family attorney.
Las Vegas, NV — Francis Manalo’s young life was cut short while driving a Kia SUV that was rammed by a large luxury sedan at about 12:30 A.M. on July 22, 2016.
Mr.Manalo was driving east along Charleston Boulevard when a Mercedes-Benz C-250 driven by Paul Adams rammed into his vehicle. Mr.Manalo sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision and was taken to University Medical Hospital. He died on July 23, 2016.
Mr.Adams sustained minor injuries in the crash and attempted to flee on foot but was stopped and subdued by an off duty security guard until police arrived. He failed the field sobriety test and was charged with one count of driving under the influence resulting in bodily harm as well as a felony hit-and-run charge.
Mr.Manalo’s death is the 58th traffic related fatality investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2016.
Ahwatukee, AZ — Joe Yeonan Bet Yeonan was killed when his minivan collided with the rear end of a tractor-trailer in Ahwatukee AZ, on the morning of July 21, 2016.
Mr.Yeonan’s minivan rear-ended the tractor-trailer which was stopped at a red light at 6:30 A.M. at South 40th Street. Reports indicate that Mr.Yeonan made no attempts to stop his vehicle before colliding with the tractor-trailer.
First responders further noticed the smell of alcohol coming from Mr.Yeonan.
Mr.Yeonan was taken to a local hospital where he was later declared dead.
The 63-year old operator of the tractor-trailer showed no signs of impairment and was not injured in the accident.
Kingsford, MI — Lori Anne Schinderle was arrested and subsequently charged following a two-vehicle collision that took place at the intersection of Carpenter and Woodward Avenues, at around 3:39 P.M. on July 25, 2016.
Ms.Schinderle, according to reports, failed to yield at the intersection which led to the collision. Ms.Schinderle’s passenger, a 52-year old woman, sustained minor injuries while the occupants of the other vehicle were not injured.
According to authorities, Ms.Schinderle was operating with a restricted license and this was her third offense DWI. Authorities found her with glassy and bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the odor of intoxicants. She also registered a .17 blood-alcohol content level on an initial breath test.
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