Motorcyclist injured in two-vehicle crash

A teenage motorcyclist was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Auburn, Alabama on Tuesday, April 1.

Reports show that the accident happened at around 3:00 p.m. when a southbound motorcycle driven by an 18-year-old, whose name was withheld, crashed into an eastbound car at the intersection of South College Street and South Park Drive. The car was about to turn left on College Street when the accident occurred.

The motorcyclist was brought to East Alabama Medical Center after sustaining several injuries in the crash. The car driver was unhurt in the incident.

A probe is being conducted by the Auburn Police Division.

Motorcycle riders are at great risk of sustaining injuries in accidents due to a relative lack of protection. Unfortunately, many drivers act irresponsibly behind the wheel, causing motorcyclists and other drivers to be injured unexpectedly. If this has happened to you in Birmingham, speak with an attorney from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., about holding that reckless driver responsible by calling 205.414.8160.

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1.18 million GM SUVs with airbag issues added to recall

Millions of older model SUVs made by General Motors (GM) were recently included in a recall due to airbags and seat belts that may malfunction, an article published by Fox News on March 18 stated.

At least 1.18 million older models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook SUVs are affected by the recall. Reports state that the airbags and seat belts of these SUVs can fail to deploy if drivers ignore the airbag warning signal located on their dashboard.

GM said the recent inclusion of these SUVs in the massive recall issued last month is part of their move to inform consumers that they are addressing the safety issues in their vehicles. In February GM issued a massive recall of vehicles with defective engine switches that had been linked to several fatal crashes.

Our attorneys at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., understand that in Birmingham alone, many people are being injured by using defective vehicles. If you have been injured by one of these defective vehicles or any other faulty vehicles, call 205.414.8160. We can assess your situation and options for pursuing financial compensation.

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Two-vehicle accident in Birmingham injures two pedestrians

A two-vehicle accident injured two pedestrians in Birmingham, a report by the Birmingham Mail stated on Wednesday, January 8.

According to reports, the incident occurred just before 11 p.m. on January 7 when a car struck a taxi at Bristol Street. A spokeswoman with West Midlands Ambulance Service said the car also struck a wall. Two pedestrians reportedly sustained injuries and were brought to the hospital as a result of the collision. The driver of the car that initiated the collision was also hospitalized due to sustaining injuries.

No further details regarding the condition of the taxi driver were reported.

As a pedestrian, being injured by a reckless driver on the road may result in traumatic injuries and financial loss. If you’ve been injured by a reckless driver in Birmingham area, the legal team at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., can possibly help you sue the driver for your undue suffering and expenses. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 205.414.8160.

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Accidental death and injury leds to recall of IKEA lamps

After one child died and another was injured, IKEA recalled millions of the childrens “Smila” lamps.

The mid-December recall was prompted after the company was notified of the death and injury. Both incidents occurred in Europe and involved the electrical cord causing accidental strangulation.

The “Smila” lamp was sold worldwide from 1999 to 2013. Consumers who have bought the recalled lamps are advised to immediately stop using it or contact IKEA for a free kit to mount the cord to the wall.

Using unsafe products could cause devastating injuries to a loved one. If a manufacturer’s negligence has caused you injury in the Birmingham area, contact one of the expereienced lawyers at Yearout & Traylor, P.C.. Find out how we can help you pursue financial compensation by calling 205.414.8160 today.

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Bronx train derailment kills four, injures sixty-four

At least four people were killed and sixty-four others were injured on Saturday, December 1 when a commuter train in the Bronx went off its tracks due to excessive speed.

Earl Weener of the National Transportation Safety Board spoke about the derailment, mentioning that the commuter train was traveling at a speed of 82 mph around a sharp curve. It is recommended that trains slow to 30 mph at that particular curve. The train’s engineer, William Rockefeller, said that the train didn’t respond when he pressed the breaks.

Seven cars on the train went off of the tracks as a result of the accident. On the day following the accident, at least nineteen people were still being treated at medical facilities, three of whom were reported to be in critical condition.

The legal team of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., extends our condolences to the many people affected by this accident.


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Woman struck by vehicle on Lincoln Street

A woman who was out for a morning run suffered injuries on Wednesday, November 20 after she was struck by a vehicle, according to a report from the Birmingham Patch.

According to Birmingham Police Department Lt. Terry Kiernan, the accident happened at around 9 a.m. when a 30-year-old Birmingham woman was jogging on westbound Lincoln. She was struck by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old girl while trying to cross the street. The jogger was brought to the hospital after sustaining injuries from the crash.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not hurt in the accident, said she failed to see the pedestrian due to ice covering her front windshield.

The legal team at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., works for innocent pedestrians in Birmingham who have been injured by negligent drivers. If you have been harmed by a reckless driver, call 205.414.8160 to find out if you are eligible to pursue compensation.

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Boy recovers after vicious dog attack

After undergoing several surgeries, a boy who was attacked by a vicious dog in Jones months ago is now recovering, as reported by The Clanton Advertiser on Monday, November 4.

Intensive facial surgeries were required to restore the mangled face of Billingsley High School freshman Tristan Scott after he was attacked by a pitbull on September 10. Surgeons had to get skin from Tristan’s mouth to restore the nasal passage up to the skull and some skin from another part of the face was used to restore other parts of his injured face. Tristan’s mother Janell said her son sustained serious face injuries from the pitbull owned by their relatives.

The vicious attack happened when Tristan went to his cousin’s house to watch movie.

Unfortunately, many innocent people have to undergo intensive surgeries after getting attacked by dangerous dogs each year. If you have gone through such an experience in Birmingham, a lawyer from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., may be able to help you seek compensation from the dog’s negligent owner. Learn more about taking such action by calling 205.414.8160.

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Country music artist Dolly Parton injured in car crash

Country music artist Dolly Parton was hurt after her vehicle was struck by another vehicle, according to an October 22 report from Reuters. After the accident, a Facebook post from the singer stated that she was fine and was recuperating in her home.

According to reports, the accident happened on Monday, October 21 when the Nissan Xterra Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in which Parton was riding was struck by another vehicle in Nashville. Police said that the vehicle that struck Parton’s SUV failed to yield, causing the accident. Both drivers and Parton were treated in a local hospital due to minor injuries, police added.

Unfortunately, many people in America suffer from serious injuries in car crashes due to the negligence of other drivers. If you have been in such an accident in Birmingham, a lawyer from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., may be able to help you seek compensation from the negligent driver. Speak with a lawyer today by calling 205.414.8160.

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Thousands of pounds of rotisserie chicken products recalled due to salmonella risk

A wholesaler store in California is recalling thousands of rotisserie chicken products after it was linked to a salmonella poisoning outbreak that affected hundreds of people in several states, as stated by federal health officials on October 12.

South San Francisco-based company Costco is recalling 40,000 pounds of rotisserie chicken products that may have been contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg, which is uncommon in the U.S. The affected products were sold in the stores from September 11 to 23. Since last March, a total of 317 persons 20 states due to outbreaks of this particular Salmonella.

Costco and agents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating how the cooked chickens became linked to the illnesses. Costco maintains that they cook their chickens at 180 degrees Fahrenheit, which is more than the required temperature to kill Salmonella bacteria.

Eating unsafe or contaminated food may cause you serious illnesses that can have devastating effects on you and your family. If this happens to you or to a loved one in Birmingham, the legal team from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., might be able to help you seek compensation from the negligent manufacturer or distributor. Find out how we can help by calling 205.414.8160.     

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Toys R Us recalls girl toy trunk

Multinational toy company Toys R Us voluntarily recalled a toy trunk for girls after it was found to cause injury to its intended users, a report on Sunday, September 29 stated.

The recall affects the 21-inch tall “Journey Girl Travel Trunk” that may hold an 18-inch-tall doll. The purple travel trunk that comes with three clothes hangers and a blue design has a blue metal handle that may cut the hands of its users. People who have bought the recalled item, which were released from October last year through February this year, are advised to put the toy out of children’s reach to prevent them from being injured and immediately return the product for a refund.

Sustaining laceration wounds from recalled toys can be devastating, both for parents and children. If your child has been harmed by an unsafe toy, whether this trunk or another toy entirely, in Birmingham, a lawyer from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., might be able to help you take action against the manufacturer. Call us today at 205.414.8160 to find out how we may be able to help you.

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