Archive for April, 2010

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29
Apr

Should stiffer penalties be accessed for causing a Terre Haute auto accident?

WTHI-TV reports that three people suffered injuries in a Terre Haute auto accident at State Road 46 and Poplar. A car was moving from the right lane to the left lane when it was struck by a truck.

The truck struck the vehicle from behind and was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the Terre Haute auto accident. Three of the four people in the car were transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

The driver of the truck was fined for causing the Terre Haute auto accident.

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Do you think a fine is enough of a penalty for causing an accident? Do you think stiffer penalties for negligent driving would have an impact on accident rates?

The Indiana auto accident lawyers at Fleshner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you if you have been the victim of someone else’s negligent actions.

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23
Apr

One Killed in Accident Involving Ambulance

The Terre Haute Tribune Star reports that one person was killed in a Terre Haute auto accident involving an ambulance.

According to police, the ambulance was en route to the hospital but with a non-emergency status, so lights and sirens were not turned on.

The ambulance was traveling north on U.S. 41 when a passenger car traveling westbound on County Road 300 North failed to stop and pulled into the path of the ambulance. The vehicle was struck by the ambulance, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene from suspected head and internal injuries.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.

The patient in the ambulance was airlifted to a hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the crash.

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For safety reasons, do you think an ambulance should travel with lights and sirens any time a patient is on board? If you’ve been involved in a Terre Haute auto accident, the Indiana auto accident lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help.

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16
Apr

Indiana 5th Longest Wait Time for Social Security Disability Claims

The Journal Gazette reports that Indiana residents applying for social security disability may have a long wait in getting their claims filed. Indiana ranks fifth in longest wait time for disability claims to go before an administrative law judge. The national average is 14 months, and the Indiana average is 17 months.

These results were released in a report by Allsup, a private company that helps people file their disability claims. The report also indicates the wait time has decreased over the past few years, and Terre Haute attorney Anthony Tanoos agrees. This may be due to the additional judges and support staff the Social Security administration added in Indiana last year, which has historically had long wait times.

Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits if you become disabled and have worked long enough and paid into the Social Security system. The process sounds overwhelming, which is why many people give up without receiving their benefits.

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If you have become disabled and think you can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, the social security disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you.

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8
Apr

Cyclist Hit in Terre Haute Auto Accident

Have you ever been the victim of an Indiana hit-and-run accident? It’s hard to believe that someone could hit a person and leave the scene of the crime.

The Tribune-Star reports that a bicyclist was riding on the side walk, when he rode into the side of a southbound vehicle that was stopped at an intersection.

The vehicle then fled the scene. Later the driver and passenger drove to the Terre Haute police station. Both driver and passenger were arrested, but later released on their own recognizance. The 18-year-old bicyclist was transported to the hospital following the Terre Haute auto accident.

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If you have received injuries in an Indiana auto accident, the Terre Haute auto accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you.

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