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Car Accident on Interstate 10 Kills Mother & Daughter

 Posted on March 30,2012 in Uncategorized

On March 22, 2012, a 28-year-old San Antonio woman, Jessica Rodriguez, and her 10-year-old daughter, were killed when their vehicle was hit while parked on the side of the highway. The car crash occurred on Interstate 10 West, on the north side of San Antonio, as Rodriguez and her daughter waited in the car for Rodriguez’s fiancé to change the vehicle’s flat tire.

Authorities suspect that the man driving the vehicle that hit the parked car – moving it over 130 feet down the side of the highway – was drunk at the time of the accident. The driver, Christopher Lamar, has two previous two DWI convictions and could face criminal charges as a result of the two deaths.

Prior to the crash, Rodriguez had a birthday party planned for the evening of March 22. The planned birthday party turned into a fundraising event to help raise money to fund the funeral services. Norma Gil, Rodriguez’s mother and Kaylee’s grandmother, is in shock that her beloved daughter and granddaughter are no longer with her, yet she expressed her thanks to those who contributed to the funeral funds.

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Early Morning Truck Crash on I-35 Seriously Injures One

 Posted on March 29,2012 in Uncategorized

Shortly before 2:00 am on Monday, March 26, 2012, an 18-wheeler crashed on Southbound Interstate 35 in San Antonio, Texas, causing a huge disruption to the traffic pattern and major delays for hours. According to, the semi-truck’s trailer broke free and skidded across the median before landing in the Northbound lanes of I-35. The big rig first hit a small passenger vehicle with a woman inside, who rescuers were forced to extract from her car. Due to the severity of the crash, and difficulties extracting the woman, medical responders first called for helicopter transport before making the determination that the accident victim was stable enough to be transported by ambulance. It’s unknown whether or not the truck driver or another party was negligent in causing this truck crash. Unfortunately, semi-truck crashes in Texas are more common than they should be. Truck crash victims often end up with severe medical injuries that require long-term treatment that they may not be able to afford. Often, the innocent driver is forced to miss work in order to fully recuperate from injuries caused by a serious truck accident. If a truck wreck is caused by someone’s negligence or carelessness, the party who is at fault for the accident is liable for the innocent party’s medical treatment and lost income. In order to make sure you are fully reimbursed for your expenses related to a Texas motor vehicle accident, be proactive and hire a top-notch New Braunfels truck wreck lawyer.

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Calculating the Value of a Texas Car Accident Claim

 Posted on March 28,2012 in Uncategorized

When someone is injured in a car or truck accident that is the fault of another, they have the legal right to recover compensation from the responsible party. This is normally done through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit in Texas state court. However, very few Comal County auto accident cases result in a trial. The majority of Texas personal injury lawsuits end in a settlement being reached between the involved parties. Thus, settlement negotiations play a key role in any Texas auto wreck lawsuit.

It can be complicated and difficult to correctly evaluate the worth of an automobile accident claim. There are numerous damages that a personal injury plaintiff could be entitled to compensation for, including the following:

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Texas Infant Dies After Being Hit by Truck

 Posted on March 28,2012 in Uncategorized

On Saturday, March 17, 2012, an eighteen-month-old San Antonio infant, Byron Pizano, was hit by a truck driven by his aunt. The aunt was moving her vehicle, which was apparently parked in a driveway in the 900 block of Cincinnati Avenue, when she accidentally pressed her foot on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal. The infant was playing in the driveway directly in front of the vehicle so when the accelerator was pressed, the truck ran him over. According to Fox San Antonio, a man who was driving by and heard the crash stopped and scooped up the child, who was bleeding profusely. The man told police that it was obvious the boy’s injuries were serious, and that his head looked “soft.” As the infant was rushed to the hospital, the neighbors also witnessed the child’s traumatic injuries. The infant was hospitalized in critical condition for several days. After struggling for his life, the infant passed away on March 20, 2012 at University Hospital in San Antonio. Currently, the local police are unsure as to whether or not criminal charges will be filed against the aunt. However, even if the police do not charge her with a criminal act for the accident, the infant’s parents may still chose to sue her civilly by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas state court. If you have found yourself in such a situation, you need a sensitive, but aggressive San Antonio car accident attorney.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Deadly Texas Auto Accidents

 Posted on March 27,2012 in Uncategorized

Police are asking for help identifying a driver involved in a deadly San Antonio car accident. According to News 4 (WOAI), a pedestrian was killed in a hit and run crash on the West side of San Antonio, early on the morning of March 25, 2012. The accident happened as the 28-year-old woman walked on the Cupples Road exit ramp from Westbound Highway 90. The driver who hit her didn’t stop, and she was later pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. If this hit-and-run driver is identified, the family of the woman who was killed could file a wrongful death lawsuit against that person in Texas state court. Per Texas law, when someone is killed in an accident of any kind, and if they had not been killed, they would have been able to recover damages through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit, the family of the deceased has grounds for a wrongful death case against the responsible party. With the assistance of a helpful New Braunfels personal injury lawyer, the spouse or child(ren) of someone who was killed due to another person’s negligence may be able to recover monetary damages for their losses. Although this money comes nowhere close to compensating them for their loss, it can help relieve some financial stress during a very difficult time. In Texas, plaintiffs in a wrongful death case may be eligible to receive money for medical, funeral and burial expenses, as well as loss of future income, loss of inheritance, loss of support, and sometimes, punitive damages. However, Texas wrongful death claims are complex, and insurance companies are usually in a hurry to offer a modest settlement in hopes that grieving family members will quickly accept. If you’ve lost a loved one in a San Antonio car or truck wreck, contact an experienced New Braunfels wrongful death lawyer to discuss your situation.

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Highway Speeding Causes Many Texas Auto Accidents

 Posted on March 26,2012 in Uncategorized

Thanks to new Texas campaign promoting seat-belt wearing for motorists, fewer auto accident injuries result from not wearing restraints. However, drivers should be aware of a new study showing that highway speeding fatalities and injuries are still on the rise. Some states have reacted to these statistics by enacting stricter speeding laws, but others, like Texas, keep their speed-limits high – up to 85 mph on some roadways.Largely in part due to it’s proximity to San Antonio, Texas, Comal County is home to many people commuting to and from school, work, and other events every single day. Many Texas motorists use the convenience of our highways and interstates to make this daily commute. As studies show, convenience comes with a price. If you become the victim of an auto accident in Texas, due to the negligence of highway speeders, you are entitled to compensation for your losses. A car crash is reported in Texas every 81 seconds. Much of the time, one party is at fault due to negligent driving, including speeding or disobeying other traffic laws. Accidents happen, but you shouldn’t have to pay for the mistakes of others, and neither should your family. In the event of an auto accident, find out how you can get the most of out of your claim; talk to an experienced Seguin, Texas car accident lawyer.

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Many Injured in Texas Car Wrecks Each Year

 Posted on March 24,2012 in Uncategorized

Traffic accidents are common; they can happen to anyone. Although some auto accidents are minor, the US Census Bureau reports, that nearly one-third of auto accidents result in personal injury each year. In Texas alone, someone is injured in an motor vehicle accident every 2 minutes and 26 seconds.

In 2010, the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT) reported that 12,053 Texas motor vehicles were involved in an auto collision that resulted in serious injuries. Texas car crashes can cause a multitude of injuries such as bone fractures, impairments, damage to limbs, organs, body systems, and potential danger during pregnancies. Even when a motor vehicle accident doesn’t result in serious injuries or death, the results can still be devastating. Those injured in Texas car wrecks could suffer serious injuries that cause them to miss work, losing pay – and sometimes their jobs. Texas car accident victims often run up high medical bills and could require long-term medical treatment or therapy.

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San Antonio Area Truck Accident Results in Criminal Charges

 Posted on March 22,2012 in Uncategorized

The majority of South Central Texas truck wrecks happen on the highway, and are commonly rear-end, jackknife, or head-on accidents. Some San Antonio, Texas truck accidents involve semi-trucks that were parked on the side of the highway, and these are most commonly caused by inattentive or careless driving on the part of the person driving. However, in a somewhat unusual recent Texas truck crash, a truck driver is facing criminal charges following an accident where a another truck driver was killed due to his parked tractor-trailer.

According to, the 30-year-old truck driver, Andre Dixon, stopped his truck in the southbound lane of Loop 410, after he thought he sideswiped a vehicle – and failed to immediately reflective warning cones. He was walking in the grassy median when another 18-wheeler hit the back of his parked truck. Moments later, a pickup truck rear-ended the second semi-truck. While the 49-year-old driver of the pick-up truck suffered injuries including a broken leg, the driver of the second semi-truck was killed.

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Two San Antonio Car Accidents Result in Serious Injuries

 Posted on March 21,2012 in Uncategorized

Comal County car and truck wrecks happen for many different reasons, among them distracted driving, driver fatigue, poor road conditions, and drunk driving. Regardless of the exact nature of their negligence, when someone’s carelessness or poor choice causes an accident that injures or kills another person, they are liable for paying monetary damages to the parties who suffered harm. However, it’s not always easy for those who deserve this compensation to receive it. First, fault must be established, and sometimes, there are multiple parties who can be held liable (such as a truck driver and a trucking company, or the manufacturer of a faulty automobile part.) An experienced San Antonio car wreck attorney can handle all of the details so that car and truck accident victims canconcentrate on rest and recovery.

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Interstate 35 a Hotspot for Texas Car Accidents

 Posted on March 14,2012 in Uncategorized

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT), traffic on Interstate 35 between Laredo to San Antonio will increase to 234,000 vehicles per day by 2030. This stretch of road is already the scene of numerous car and truck accidents – in part because semi-trucks constitute nearly half of its traffic. As the number of vehicles traveling on I-35 continues to increase, it’s very likely that the number of auto accidents on I-35 will also to rise.

On March 7, a New Braunfels man was critically injured in an auto accident on Business 35. As reported by KNGB, the man was traveling east on Bus. 35 when the Chevy Monte Carlo that he was driving hit a mini-van that was waiting at the traffic light at the Guadalupe River turnaround. After hitting the van, he proceeded to drive through the grassy median and run into the concrete barrier dividing Bus. 35 from I-35. While the driver and passenger of the van were uninjured, the 34-year-old man driving the Monte Carlo was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition. As of March 8, it was unclear what caused the accident.

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