Fatal bicycle accident claims young boy’s life

WHNT News 19 reported that on Saturday, August 2nd an accident in Woodville claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy that was hit by a minivan while riding his bicycle.

According to reports, 11-year-old child, Joshua Daniel was riding his bicycle along Highway 72 around 3 p.m. when he was struck by an oncoming minivan. Daniel later passes away from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Alabama State Troopers are currently investigating the incident.

The lawyers at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., send their deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragic accident.

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Millions of BMW vehicles with Takata airbags recalled

Some 1.6 million models of BMW vehicles are being recalled due to faulty airbag systems made by Takata, an article in Tech Times stated on July 21.

Reports said BMW issued the recall of their 2000-2006 3 Series vehicles due to the potential for injuries that could result from a crash due to faulty airbags. When activated, the Takata airbags in the recalled vehicles may burst and may release metal bits that may hit the passenger. BMW found out in a probe that the issue was caused by poor preparation of explosive propellant in the inflator box. Reports of injuries involving the affected 3 Series were unknown to BMW before they issued the recall. Several large automakers have already issued recalls of their vehicles equipped with Takata airbags.

Suffering injuries in accidents caused by product defects often results in huge financial losses due to the costs of ongoing medical treatment, property damage, and other losses. However, if your injuries were caused by a defective vehicle or auto part, a lawyer may be able to help you secure the compensation you need. Call the Birmingham personal injury lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at (205) 414-8160 to learn more about your options.

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Alabama football player arrested in drunk driving incident

ESPN reported that football player Jarran Reed was arrested by Tuscaloosa Police on July 13 after he was found to be driving while intoxicated.

Reports provided by the Tuscaloosa County Jail stated that the 21-year-old defensive lineman was charged with DUI after authorities found that he had a blood alcohol content of 0.13 percent. Team coach Nick Saban expressed disappointment regarding Reed’s arrest and said that the team will evaluate the issue and determine how they will discipline the player. A bail amount of $1,000 was set for the North Carolina native.

Though no one was injured in this incident, the Birmingham car accident lawyers at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., know that far too many Birmingham residents are injured due to accidents involving drunk drivers. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident because of an intoxicated driver, our experienced team can help you fight for the compensation you need to cover your accident-related losses. Learn more by calling us today at (205) 414-8160.

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CVS sued by a man who lost his left eye sight

A man who lost his left eye sight recently filed a lawsuit against pharmacy giant CVS, claiming a pharmacist negligently gave him the wrong medication, KHOU stated on June 19.

Reports said Claudis Alston suffered from pinkeye infection in 2012 and had it checked at Houston Methodist Hospital. After he was given an eye treatment prescription at the hospital, he went to a local CVS Pharmacy to pick up the medication. However, a CVS pharmacist allegedly gave Alston, 65, an anti-bacterial drop used to treat ear infections. Alston was reportedly rushed to the hospital after experiencing excruciating pain upon dropping the ear drops into his infected eye. The hospital said his left eye was completely blinded.

At Yearout & Traylor, P.C., we understand that in Birmingham alone, many people suffer from using incorrect prescriptions or from other forms of medical negligence. If you have experienced this, we may work for you to get the financial support you need to recover your loss. Call us at (205) 414-8160 to discuss your legal options.

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Bicyclist seriously injured in Montgomery crash

A man on a bicycle was seriously injured on June 13 after he was struck by a vehicle in Montgomery, an article on WSFA.com reported.

Reports coming from Montgomery Police said the incident occurred on Norman Bridge Road. The bicyclist, whose personal details were withheld, was reportedly crossing the street when he was struck by a red car. In the visual documentation captured by a photographer, it appeared that the man on the bicycle was hit by the car’s front passenger side. Though the passengers were not injured, their vehicle sustained damages.

Bicyclists who are struck by vehicles in accidents often suffer from broken bones and serious wounds that may require expensive medical treatment. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident through no fault of your own in Birmingham, the lawyers at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., may advocate for you to get the much-needed funds for your recovery. Discuss your situation with us today at (205) 414-8160, and learn more about your options.

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Contractor died in Mobile Airbus construction site

A contractor at an Airbus assembly site in Mobile, Alabama reportedly died in an accident, an article by AL.com stated on June 5.

The incident occurred at around 2:00 p.m. on June 4 when Mobile Fire and Rescue responded to a reported accident at the Airbus site. A man identified as a contractor of Brasfield & Gorrie was reportedly electrocuted. Mobile Police Officer Terence Perkins later confirmed that the man, whose name was withheld, later died. Airbus and the contractor firm both expressed their condolences to the family and friends of the worker. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the fatal electrocution at Airbus site. The victim’s name and other details of the incident have been withheld in order to protect the privacy of the mourning family.

The attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., send their sincerest regrets to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.

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Thousands of bed handles recalled following three deaths

More than 100,000 bed handles intended to assist the elderly getting into their beds are being recalled in connection to three deaths, an article by the Kansas City Star stated on May 20.

Reports said an estimated 113,000 compact bed handles manufactured and distributed by Bed Handles Inc. between 1994 and 2007 were being recalled for safety reasons. Three women, two at facilities for the elderly and one disabled woman, died after becoming trapped in the mechanism. The bed handles may unexpectedly move out of place if straps are not fastened properly. Owners of the affected bed handles were warned to immediately stop using the products and contact the firm to get a strap for free.

People who unexpectedly lose a loved one as a result of a poorly-designed product often experience serious emotional and financial hardships. If something like this happens to you in Birmingham, the lawyers at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., may represent you and remunerations may be obtained to recover your loss. Tell us your story today at (205) 414-8160.

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5-year-old killed, two others seriously injured in Hampton Cove

A two-vehicle accident in Hampton Cove has left a 5-year-old child dead and two others seriously injured in, whnt.com reported on May 12.

Reports state the fatal crash occurred in front of Hampton Cove Elementary School when an eastbound vehicle was struck on the passenger side by an 18-wheeler truck on Old Highway 431.

The crash immediately killed Micah Brown, 5, and seriously injured Micah’s mother Rebekah and sister Sarah. Micah’s youngest sister, Noelle, who was also in the vehicle during the crash did not sustain serious injuries and is in good condition.

Huntsville police is still investigating the situation.

Our entire team at Yearout & Traylor, P.C. would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Micah Brown.

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Train crash near Burnsville results in one death

A woman was reportedly killed after the vehicle she was driving was struck by a train near Burnsville, according to an article published in the Selma Times-Journal on April 26.

According to reports, a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Candis Solomon was struck by a train on April 25 near Alabama Highway 14 and Dallas County Road 826. The train collision caused Solomon’s vehicle to roll over into a ditch, fire chief Steve Brewer stated. Responding medical crews failed to revive Solomon who was responsive at the time they arrived on the scene. Authorities are attempting to determine whether or not Solomon’s vehicle was moving at the time that the crash took place.

The entire team at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., sends their deepest condolences to the family members and loved ones affected by this tragedy.

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Review reveals drug use as a problem in hospitals

A recent review of the USA TODAY revealed that an alarming number of medical practitioners are dependent on drugs.

Reports estimate that roughly 103,000 hospital staff members nationwide are addicted to prescription drugs. The review revealed that, in some instances, physicians work while under the influence.

Thousands of patients’ lives are in danger to medical practitioners who use drugs. The former chief nurse anesthetist at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center, Art Zwerling, suggested that doctors and other medical staff undergo unsystematic toxicology tests.

People who are under the care of impaired medical staff can suffer from serious injuries. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Birmingham, the attorneys at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., understand that you are in a difficult situation. Call our offices today at 205-414-8160 to discuss your legal options.

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