Archive for January, 2012
By JIM DANKO
A MARTA bus accident in Atlanta on Jan. 23 resulted in more than a dozen injuries, according to media reports.
The public transportation bus apparently struck a tree around 7:20 a.m. near Nathan Road and Brownlee Place in the city’s southwest side. The injury victims, including the bus driver, were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, a MARTA spokeswoman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In total, 19 people, including the driver, were treated for injuries, although the extent of the injuries was not yet known.
A recent article reveals how the insurance companies will low-ball claims or delay claims all in the name of generating profits at the expense of policyholders. The insurance industry has been transformed from a service business to a profit-driven machine, according to a report in the Huffington Post.
Insurance companies want people to accept their low-ball offers. If people injured in accidents refuse the insurer’s offer, the insurance company may delay the claim. The tactic means many people injured in car accidents or harmed by other forms of negligence need to retain lawyers to pursue personal injury lawsuits to get fair compensation See: accident lawyer Raleigh
A former Allstate insurance agent told the trial lawyers lobby (American Associates for Justice) that the strategy was designed to make claims “so expensive and so time-consuming that lawyers would start refusing to help clients.”
n investigation is underway into the tragic Atlanta car accident that killed Kathy Porter, the wife of Braves head trainer Jeff Porter.
Kathy Porter was a passenger in an SUV that was struck by a state patrol trooper’s vehicle on New Year’s Eve. Her husband was behind the wheel when the trooper crashed into them at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Capitol Avenue in Atlanta. Trooper Donald Crozier headed west on Memorial Drive and had activated his emergency lights and siren, according to a state patrol spokesman. The trooper was on his way to assist another trooper attempting to stop a motorcyclist on nearby Interstate 20, according to news reports.