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.
Atascadero, CA — A 29-year old woman was killed at around 4:35 A.M. on July 27, 2016 when she lost control of her car and drove it off the road and into a freeway sign and a tree.
According to initial reports, the woman had been traveling north on U.S. Highway 101 when for indeterminate reasons she swerved off the road and into a dirt embankment. She then lost control of the vehicle which veered off the east side of the road and launched into the air, striking a freeway exit sign and an oak tree before coming to a stop.
The woman, who had not been wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle during the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Authorities are still investigating the accident and have not released her name to the public to the public pending official notification of her family.
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.
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