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Texas State Representative, a Lawyer, Goes to Jail for Soliciting Clients

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds has turned himself in to authorities in Montgomery County to begin serving his year-long jail sentence. Reynolds, a Democrat from Missouri City, was convicted on misdemeanor charges for illegally soliciting clients for his personal injury …

Pennsylvania Drivers Third Most Likely in U.S. to Have Deer-Related Accidents

Figures compiled by State Farm Insurance show that Pennsylvania drivers are the third most likely of motorists in any state to have a collision with a deer, having a one in 67 chance of a deer-related accident. With this in …

Parts of New Mexico Crippled by Epic Snowstorm

New Mexico had to deal with the fallout of a record-breaking snowstorm that crippled parts of the state, leaving a trail of traffic accidents and shutdowns. In Albuquerque, police say officers responded to 178 weather-related accidents by 9:30 p.m. just …

First Major Snowfall in West Virginia Blamed for Dozens of Wrecks

West Virginia’s first significant snowfall this year is to blame for dozens of highway wrecks. There were no reports of deaths, but slick roads Friday night left many drivers and their passengers injured. In Kanawha County, more than three dozen …

Carfax Launches Online Crash Report Service

Carfax has created a new online source – Crashdocs.org – to instantly access automobile accident reports from police departments. Through one online spot, crash reports are available from police departments across the U.S. and from a rapidly growing number of …

Kansas City Medical Center to Stop Refusing Health Insurance for Crash Injuries

Truman Medical Center in Kansas City has agreed to stop rejecting health insurance for some patients injured in auto accidents in order to collect more money from other sources, according to court records. The agreement, which still must be approved …

Teen Drivers Getting in Fewer Accidents in Massachusetts

Massachusetts state officials say the number of accidents involving newly licensed teenage drivers has dropped by half since 2007 when Massachusetts boosted the amount of training required of young drivers and stiffened penalties for traffic infractions. Drivers age 16 and …

Mississippi Man Sentenced for Insurance Fraud, Ordered to Repay Nationwide

A 35-year-old D’Iberville, Mississippi, man has been sentenced to prison and ordered to repay over $6,000 to Nationwide Insurance Co. for defrauding the company on medical bills involving claims on two auto accidents. Circuit Judge Lisa also ordered James Eric …

More Than 100 Crashes Blamed On Utah Snowstorm

A weekend snowstorm that dropped as much as 18 inches of snow on the Wasatch Front is being blamed for more than 100 car accidents. The Utah Highway Patrol reported 117 property damage crashes in Salt Lake, Utah, Davis and …

N.J. Law to Restrict First Responders From Sharing Accident Photos

A new law in New Jersey now prohibits the state’s first responders from taking and sharing pictures or videos of accident victims without their consent. And photographing and disseminating any such images will follow strict rules and operating procedures. New …