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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 MySanAntonio.com, 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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