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New Braunfels personal injury attorneyLike anywhere else, the state of Texas experiences its share of car crashes due to common dangers such as speeding, distracted driving, running red lights, and driving under the influence. Driving behaviors such as failing to yield and following another car too closely lead to rear-end collisions and pedestrian accidents, not to mention countless personal injury claims and tragic deaths. While some crashes are inevitable, many can be prevented entirely when basic collision safety practices are applied and highway laws are obeyed.

Texas Crash Safety Tips

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) advises you to do the following to avoid a car wreck:

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Posted on in Personal Injury
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In August 2015, a Harris County, Texas, jury awarded six injured plaintiffs $159 million in damages in a catastrophic personal injury case stemming from a refinery explosion.

One plaintiff was killed and five others seriously burned when a plant in Memphis, Tennessee, ruptured and released a flood of liquid fire. The state had previously cited the employers for failing to properly block off the refinery’s south fire lane, a negligent oversight that eventually caused the explosion. Two of the three defendants settled prior to trial, and under Texas’ comparative fault law, the judge allowed that defendant to deflect blame onto the other parties.

The case was the third seven figure-plus verdict in Houston this year, which is not normally considered a plaintiff-friendly venue.

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Posted on in Truck Wrecks
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Despite the fact that its fact pattern reads like something from a television reality show gone horribly awry, an unusual negligence case from Ohio has some practical applications for truck wrecks in San Antonio.

Facts

The dispute in Blank-Greer v. Tannerite Sports, LLC began innocently enough, as two friends discussed how to best celebrate the pending arrival of a new baby in May 2012. One man suggested that they hold a “diaper shootout,” during which the partygoers could bring diapers for the new baby, and spend the day shooting guns in the backyard. It gets better. Another person recommended that the group blow up a refrigerator for the “grand finale.”

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Last Friday, police released more details on a crash that killed one teen and injured four others when a car broke through the seawall last weekend. Irvin Ruiz, 18, the front passenger, died at the scene, and four other teenagers were hurt in the 12:08 a.m. Sunday crash in the 100 block of Seawall Boulevard near East Beach, Galveston police said. Luis Aguirre, 16, of Texas City was hospitalized and listed in critical condition on Monday at the University of Texas Medical Branch, but his condition Friday wasn’t immediately known. The other occupants had non- life-threatening injuries. The teens were leaving a gathering on East Beach and were traveling west on the seawall, police Lt. Michael Gray said. A police report released Friday states the Mustang traveled at a high rate of speed on the dry road. Witnesses said the Mustang changed lanes from left to right, and the driver lost control a short time later. The car started a side skid then went off the seawall, and all the passengers were thrown from the car, the report states. It is unclear whether the Mustang was a convertible. The car came to rest in some brush. The driver, 19, told police he couldn’t remember much about what happened in the accident, the report states. The driver was unlicensed, the report states. No charges have been filed, police said. The report states unsafe speed contributed to the crash. Police had no preliminary indication that intoxication played a role in the wreck; however, the driver voluntarily provided a blood sample for testing. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and have suffered injuries as a result, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact an expert New Braunfels injury attorney at your earliest opportunity.
Within a week, Texas saw multiple injuries as there was at least one car crash where three people got hurt, and an elderly man also got attacked by pitbulls while he was mowing his lawn. The Dallas Morning news reported stories about both the crash and the dog attack. The car crash that injured three people took place when a car drove the wrong way on an Airport Freeway flyover ramp and hit a pickup truck. According to Irving police, the school security vehicle was headed west when it was hit head-on by the car going wrong way on the one-lane ramp. Both drivers and a passenger in the wrong-way vehicle were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, and their injuries were thought to be life-threatening, said police spokesman John Argumaniz. The other accident, two dogs attacking an elderly man took place in Oak Cliff. Leslie Wilson, 73, was mowing the grass in an alley between two houses when he got attacked by his neighbor's two pit bulls. The dogs bit Wilson's arms, legs, face, and head. Wilson got away when a neighbor came to his rescue and helped him escape. He was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, and his condition is unknown. The dogs were taken into custody of Dallas Animal Control. Their fate is also unclear. In both of these cases there are clear victims, who got injured. If you or a loved one have fallen victim to a similar accident, you might be eligible for compensation. A skilled injury attorney can determine if you should receive compensation for your ordeal and help you through it. Contact an expert New Braunfels injury attorney today.

The sooner you call, the sooner we can build your case, secure evidence and get maximum compensation for your injuries.

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