Firefighter Responds To Car Wreck And Finds His Daughter To Be The Victim

Volunteer firefighter Stephen Whitcomb rushed to the scene of a car crash in Brookline, New Hampshire on Christmas Eve. As he worried whether the female victim would survive, he sadly recognized her as his 30-year-old daughter.

Katie Hamilton, the firefighter’s daughter, was driving to work Christmas Eve morning after dropping her three children off at their grandmother’s house. It was around 9:00 AM when the deadly crash occurred. Hamilton was preparing to take a left turn when a Toyota Tundra pickup truck struck the side of her vehicle, causing her to veer into oncoming traffic where a second pickup truck collided with her vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene, just moments before her first-responder father arrived.

According to police, speed nor alcohol seem to be factors in the fatal crash. However, police are investigating whether driver inattentiveness could have caused the wreck.

Car accidents can result in serious personal injuries and sometimes even death that can greatly disrupt the lives of the victim and her family. If you or someone you love has sustained injuries as a result of a Massachusetts car accident you may be entitled to relief. If you would like to discover whether you have a sustainable legal claim for personal injury damages or wrongful death damages.


Nationals Manager Matt Williams Rear-Ended During Radio Interview

Every Wednesday morning, Nationals manager Matt Williams talks live over the radio with 106.7 The Fan’s Junkies in Washington, DC. This past Wednesday, while live and on air, Williams was rear-ended by an out-of-control vehicle. Nearly without missing a beat, the baseball manager quickly got back on track to baseball talk.

During the middle of his phone interview he stopped and said, “Sorry guys, I just had an accident.” He described the accident scene as it unfolded. The other vehicle had rear-ended him and hit another vehicle. The driver tried to get out of his car and ended up being chased by police, all while Williams was still on the phone. He described the damage to his vehicle and reported that a helicopter was overhead. He paused before announcing, “So what about baseball?” and getting back to the topic at hand.

Car accidents can be deadly. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Massachusetts car accident, call a Massachusetts auto accident attorney specialist to learn what relief you may be entitled to.


Utah Court Of Appeals Rules That Woman Can Sue Herself In Fatal Car Accident

An estimated 32,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2013 alone. Thousands more were injured. Sometimes, we become so accustomed to driving that we forget just how dangerous motor vehicles can be if not properly operated. Automobiles are fast and heavy machinery, which should only be operated with the utmost care. Most car accidents are completely avoidable. These are the auto accidents caused by speeding, distracted driving and aggressive driving. When these bad habits cause crashes, the consequences can be devastating.

Barbara Bagley was driving her family’s Range Rover through the desert near Battle Mountain, Nevada on December 27, 2011 when a fatal accident unfolded. She lost control of the vehicle and hit a large sagebrush, which caused her vehicle to flip over. Her husband, 55-year-old Bradley Vom Baur, was thrown from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the Battle Mountain General Hospital, where he died on January 6, 2012 as a result of his injuries.

After the deadly accident, Bagley sought permission from a Utah district court judge to file a wrongful death lawsuit against herself. Her attorneys, Mark Rose and Reid Tateoka, argue that Bagley has two separate and distinct interests in the lawsuit. On the one hand, Bagley has an interest as representative of her husband’s estate, and therefore has the duty to file this suit in the best interests of the estate. Separately, Bagley would be the defendant in her own capacity. As defendant, Bagley would be represented by her insurance company. Bagley’s lawsuit claims that she caused the fatal accident by failing to keep a proper lookout and failing to properly control her vehicle.

Initially, a Utah district court judge dismissed the case. Last week, however, the Utah Court of Appeals reinstated her action saying in a unanimous 3-0 decision that Utah statutes do not bar Bagley from suing herself in this type of lawsuit. According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, Utah statutes relating to wrongful death actions permit recovery when the harm is caused “by another.” The Utah district court interpreted “by another” to mean by one other than the personal representative of the deceased. The Appeals Court, however, interpreted this phrase to mean harm by one other than the deceased person. Under this interpretation, Bagley’s suit against herself is not barred.