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Texas injury attorneyAuto accidents happen, as one might expect, every hour of every day. The majority of them are two-car or single-vehicle accidents, involving individuals or families out and about, but sometimes they can have added wrinkles - namely, accidents can involve those acting within the scope of their own employment. If someone on the clock in Texas experiences an auto accident due to the negligence of another driver, they may obtain workers’ compensation from their employer in most cases. However, they may also bring suit against the driver who caused the accident.

Who and When to Sue

Most of the time, if an employee is injured on the job, they would file for workers’ compensation and seek payment of their medical bills in that manner. However, if someone else who is not affiliated with your employer causes the accident - for example, a private citizen losing control of their car - it would be against the public policy of the state of Texas to not permit the injured party to sue just because their employer might pay their relevant medical bills. An injured person may file for workers’ compensation and also pursue a third-party negligence lawsuit against the other driver in the crash.

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Posted on in Car Wrecks

Texas car crash lawyerOn Tuesday, October 24, a young driver lost control of his car and ran a red light near Loop 1604 and FM 1346. He was killed at the scene, after being t-boned by an SUV. T-bone accidents are sadly common and can be among the most destructive to experience, but they are also very likely to result in fatalities. However, due to their lightning-quick time length, it can sometimes be difficult to show that such an accident was foreseeable to the car doing the T-boning.

Injuries Are Most Severe in T-Bone Accidents

Statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that this accident follows patterns established by examining data in that males under the age of 64 tend to suffer the worst injuries in both left and right-side impact accidents, and the figure rises noticeably when one factors in seat belt use (or lack thereof). The upper body is the most affected area, but anywhere from the abdomen and lower limbs up to the top of the head can sustain injury in a non-rollover accident.

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Posted on in Personal Injury

Texas accident attorneyA 21-year-old woman was skateboarding with her boyfriend on De Zavala Road near the Interstate 10 access road when she was run over and dragged by a car. The motorist reportedly stopped as the young woman appeared out from under the car. Did the driver check on the health of the woman and call the police or an ambulance? No. He decided to speed off and leave the young woman to fend for herself.

Fortunately, another motorist caught the entire collision on their dash cam. The young woman’s boyfriend also saw the collision and chased after the negligent driver. The boyfriend was able to discern that there were two people in the vehicle that ran over his girlfriend.

The young woman suffered serious, debilitating injuries including over a dozen bone fractures, lacerations, and road rash. Her injuries were so bad that she will have to undergo skin graft surgery on her hip since it was skinned off entirely while she was being dragged by the car.

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Posted on in Personal Injury

Texas accident lawyerWhen a large commercial vehicle like a bus collides with a smaller vehicle, the consequences can be severe. For example, a VIA bus collided with a parked pickup truck on the 2400 block of Ruiz Street in San Antonio. A woman was in the pickup truck when it was hit by the bus. Then the bus pushed the pickup truck into three other parked vehicles. The woman had to be removed from the mangled pickup truck and transported to University Hospital with serious injuries, according to My San Antonio.

Unfortunately, serious accidents involving large buses and other commercial vehicles are quite common. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were approximately 4,311 fatal accidents involving large trucks and buses. That represents an eight percent increase in deadly accidents when compared to 2014. If that was not bad enough, the number of fatal wrecks involving large trucks and buses has jumped by 26 percent since in 2009.

Steps to Take After an Accident

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Posted on in Car Wrecks

Texas car accident lawyerOn October 19, 2017, two people were critically injured when a car going the wrong way on Loop 1604 slammed into another motorist. While neither was killed, both drivers sustained significant harm and the road was closed down for hours. This is somewhat standard for wrong-way crashes; they do not happen very often, but when they do, it is often on busy roadways, and it often causes severe injury.

Statistics Are Revealing

The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) has made a study of such accidents, and their findings are in some ways unsurprising, but one might wonder about certain patterns. For example, statistics show that significantly more male drivers cause wrong-way accidents than female drivers, especially in situations where there were few other cars on the road. This is the case with the accident on Loop 1604, which involved only the wrong-way driver and the victim’s cars, taking place late at night.

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