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Understanding Texas Nursing Home Neglect Claims

 Posted on November 22,2021 in Uncategorized

Nursing homes should be places of refuge for older and disabled people. Sadly, many nursing homes fail to meet the high degree of resident care we expect of them. Nursing home abuse and neglect is more common than many realize. Physical and sexual abuse, while horrific, is often easier to recognize than neglect in nursing homes. However, neglect can be just as harmful. Sometimes, nursing neglect is even fatal. If you suspect that a loved one was neglected while living in a nursing home, read on to learn more.

What Counts as Neglect?

Nursing home residents have certain rights under Texas law. Among these rights is the right to be treated with dignity and respect, be free from abuse, and report substandard care within the facility. Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are also held to certain standards regarding resident care.

Nursing home neglect can take many different forms, including:

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New Braunfels Crash Leaves I-35 Covered in Fuel

 Posted on November 19,2021 in Uncategorized

When we think about the dangers of an auto accident involving commercial trucks, we usually assume that the height of the danger occurs during the initial collision. However, the aftermath of a truck accident can be wrought with additional dangers – especially if the truck is transporting flammable material such as gas or fuel, hazardous materials, or toxic materials.

Just recently, I-35 had to be closed while HAZMAT crews cleaned up diesel fuel that spilled from an 18-wheeler. The highway has since been reopened, but the crash is just a reminder of the dangers of commercial truck accidents.

Truck – Sedan Collision Causes Multi-Vehicle Accident

Everything from fuel to groceries is transported by commercial trucks throughout Texas and the U.S. When a truck accident results in spilled cargo, the cargo can create an even greater chance of injury or death. The accident that closed I-35 involved an initial collision between a semi-truck and a sedan. The truck ended up in a jackknife position on the highway, taking up three lanes of traffic. The truck also spilled approximately 75 gallons of diesel fuel. Fortunately, crews were able to clean up the fuel and make the highway safe for travel.

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What Types of Injuries Can Occur in a Rear-End Accident?

 Posted on November 16,2021 in Uncategorized

Some of the most common types of car wrecks involve one vehicle striking another vehicle from behind. While rear-end accidents often occur at low speeds, they will still involve significant force. In serious cases, one vehicle may strike another at a high speed and cause it to strike another vehicle, or a vehicle may be pushed into an intersection, leading to a collision with one or more additional vehicles. By understanding the potential injuries that can take place in these types of car accidents, victims can make sure they are taking the correct steps to recover financial compensation.

Most Common Rear-End Collision Injuries

When a car is struck from the rear, its occupants may be thrown backward and forward suddenly. This can put a great deal of stress on their bodies, and they may suffer injuries such as:

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Two Killed in San Antonio Pedestrian Accident

 Posted on November 12,2021 in Uncategorized

Being involved in a car accident is often a shocking experience. After the collision, vehicle occupants may be confused and traumatized. They may leave the vehicle to find out what happened despite the danger of doing so. Unfortunately, two people recently lost their lives in San Antonio when they exited the vehicle after being involved in an accident.

Highway Collision Leaves Two Dead on I-35

Motorists on the highway are often traveling upwards of 60 or 70 miles per hour. This makes the highway an extremely dangerous place to be a pedestrian. Motorists may be traveling too fast to see a pedestrian and stop in time – especially at night. At approximately 1am on November 6, 2021, A man and a woman were traveling in an SUV when they were struck by a pickup truck. The crash victims got out of the vehicle and were struck by a driver in a van. This accident was fatal.

Liability in a Fatal Car Crash

The driver of the van who struck the man and woman on I-35 is not facing criminal charges as of this blog’s publication. However, the situation serves as a reminder of just how complicated car accident liability can be. Often, the actions of multiple individuals lead to a fatal accident. In this situation, both the driver of the pickup truck who caused the original accident and the driver of the van are involved.

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Driver Who Ran Red Light Causes San Antonio Collision

 Posted on November 08,2021 in Uncategorized

Most drivers can relate to the frustration of being delayed by a red light. However, stop signals are crucial elements to a safe and functioning traffic flow. When a driver runs a red light or stop sign, he or she can easily collide with another vehicle or pedestrian. Just recently, a driver running a red light on Loop 410 in San Antonio caused a major car accident. The driver ended up pinned inside the car while another motorist suffered a head injury. Fortunately, both individuals survived the collision. However, other red light accident victims are not as lucky.

Accidents Caused by Running a Red Light

There are many reasons that a driver may fail to stop at a red light. Some drivers are simply in a hurry and hope that running the light will get them to their destination faster. Others are intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. Drivers may also miscalculate the amount of time they have before the light turns red. A driver who sees a yellow light may hope that by stepping on the gas, they can make it through the intersection before the light turns red.

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San Antonio Accident Leaves Two Dead and Three Injured

 Posted on November 03,2021 in Uncategorized

Just under 3,900 individuals lost their lives in Texas car crashes in 2020. This figure represents a significant increase from 2019 traffic fatalities. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that speeding and not wearing a seatbelt are some of the top contributing factors in these fatal accidents. Unfortunately, a fatal car crash can happen to anyone. Recently, a San Antonio accident left three critically injured and two dead. Like many collisions, the accident is thought to have involved speeding.

Crash Caused Both Cars to Roll Over

Police say that a man driving a Volkswagen Jetta was traveling above the speed limit when he struck a pickup truck exiting a restaurant. According to the police report, the crash was so intense that it caused both drivers to lose control of their vehicles. The Volkswagen Jetta and pickup truck rolled over several times before coming to a stop. Sadly, both of the Volkswagen’s occupants died during the collision due to blunt force injuries. The individuals in the pickup truck were rushed to the hospital.

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3 Important Considerations in a Texas 18-Wheeler Accident Injury Claim

 Posted on October 28,2021 in Uncategorized

Commercial semi-trucks travel throughout Texas carrying everything from hazardous materials to household goods. When an 18-wheeler strikes another vehicle, the results are often catastrophic. Severe injuries and deaths are not uncommon in commercial truck wrecks. Many commercial truck accidents are caused by the negligent actions of the truck driver, trucking company, or another party. If you were hurt or your family member was killed in a truck wreck, you may be able to hold the negligent party accountable and recover compensation for your damages. However, bringing a successful truck accident injury claim is not easy and several factors can complicate your case.

Texas House Bill 19 May Influence Your Case

Texas House Bill 19 is effective as of September 1, 2021. The bill affects how and when a trucking company can be held liable for a truck crash resulting in injury, death, or property damage. Proponents of the new law claim that the legislation protects the trucking industry from “frivolous” lawsuits. However, critics worry that the bill will make it harder for truck crash victims to recover compensation for their damages. If you are interested in taking legal action after a commercial truck crash, make sure to work with an attorney who is familiar with how this new legislation will impact the case.

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Seeking Financial Compensation After a Construction Site Injury

 Posted on October 21,2021 in Uncategorized

Construction projects are a common sight in New Braunfels and throughout Texas. New buildings are erected while others are demolished. Roads and bridges are repaired, and highways are expanded. While construction projects like these are crucial to maintaining a functioning society, they also present severe risks to workers and non-workers alike.

If you or a loved one were hurt on a construction site, you could be facing high costs – both financial and personal. Fortunately, there may be a way for you to recover compensation for these costs.

Workers’ Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries

Construction workers have some of the most dangerous jobs in the country. They often work with heavy machinery, atop high scaffolding, and inside deep trenches. Construction accidents caused by falls, electrocution, malfunctioning equipment, falling objects, and trench collapse can lead to catastrophic and fatal injuries. Some injured workers are entitled to compensation through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. If a construction worker dies on the job, his or her family may be entitled to financial compensation through workers’ comp. The injured worker or surviving family may be entitled to reimbursement for medical expenses, lost income, and lost benefits. However, workers’ compensation insurance is not required in Texas, and some employers in the construction industry neglect to carry it.

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Three Dead After New Braunfels Accident Involving Two Motorcyclists

 Posted on October 19,2021 in Uncategorized

Nearly half a million motorcycles are registered in Texas. The warm weather and scenic landscapes make it a perfect destination to enjoy the road on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely to pass away in a traffic accident than those in passenger cars. Fatal motorcycle accidents are not uncommon in the Lone Star State. Just recently, two motorcyclists and one pick-up truck occupant died in a collision on Farm-to-Market Road 306. It is unknown at this time what the exact cause of the accident was or whether negligent driving may have played a role in the crash.

Investigators Believe Speeding May Have Contributed to Fatal Crash

Collisions involving motorcyclists often lead to catastrophic or life-threatening injuries – especially when motorcyclists are not wearing a helmet. The exact cause of the recent collision is still being investigated. However, a representative for the Texas Department of Public Safety has stated that speeding around a corner may have led to the tragic accident.

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Essential Evidence in a Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Claim

 Posted on October 14,2021 in Uncategorized

Few would dispute the fact that driving a semi-truck is a brutal occupation. Drivers are expected to deal with tight deadlines, long days, and irregular sleep schedules. Laws and regulations have been instituted to reduce the incidence of fatigued-driver truck accidents, however, drowsiness is still a factor in a large number of truck crashes.

If you or a loved one were involved in a commercial truck accident, it is possible that a sleep-deprived trucker made crucial errors behind the wheel that led to the crash. The trucking company that employs the truck driver may be liable for damages. You could be entitled to reimbursement for past and future medical costs, vehicle replacement costs, lost income, and more. However, to bring a strong claim, you will need evidence that the truck driver’s actions caused the accident.

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