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Texas accident lawyer, Texas injury attorneyLast month, more than 20 vehicles were involved in a serious crash on I-35 near San Antonio. At least two 18-wheel semi-trucks were involved. Investigators believe the cause of the accident, which involved multiple independent collisions, was the heavy fog in the area and numerous vehicles speeding. Some individuals were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and others were treated at the scene. There were no reported fatalities.

When multi-vehicle accidents like this occur, it is safe to assume that there will be a number of insurance or personal injury claims filed. One of the main issues insurers or the courts must address involves determining liability for the collision. If more than one driver was responsible, an insurer or court will need to apportion responsibility, which can greatly affect a victim’s ability to recover compensation.

Determining Liability

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Posted on in Truck Wrecks

Texas accident lawyer, Texas truck accident attorneyRecently, Texas has witnessed a number of dump truck accidents. On January 4, the lower levels of Interstate 10 were closed after an 18-wheel dump truck accidentally released the trailer mechanism, causing the trailer to rise and hit an overhead sign. No injuries occurred, but the highway was closed for nearly six hours to ensure it was safe for motorists. Another dump truck accident that occurred in late December was far more traumatic. A dump truck apparently rolled away from where it was being loaded and ran into a home in Hillsborough, striking a five-year-old boy. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

While dump trucks are necessary vehicles, negligent operation and driving of these trucks can lead to serious and deadly incidents. Individuals who are hurt or lose a loved one in an accident with a dump truck should speak with an experienced Texas personal injury and wrongful death attorney for help filing a claim.

Dump Truck Accident Statistics

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Posted on in Car Wrecks

Texas accident lawyer, Texas car crash attorneyLast month, a vehicle carrying the driver and one passenger crashed into a utility pole and gas line in New Braunfels. The accident caused a serious gas leak resulting in a road closure and two home evacuations. Crews worked hours to repair the damage. The driver and passenger both fled the scene of the accident and were later arrested and charged. While property damage may have been minimal outside of the gas leak, the crash is an example of the unexpected damages that can occur from collisions. Negligent drivers can be held liable not only for damage to other individual’s cars during collisions, but also for damage to personal and government property.

Property Damage to a Vehicle

After an auto accident, you are entitled to recover compensation for your damaged vehicle. Most insurance providers will pay out the difference between what your car was worth before the accident versus what it is now worth after the accident. This may simply lead to the insurer paying out the cost of repairing your vehicle or if it is totaled, compensating you for the value of your vehicle.

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Texas small plane crash, Texas accident attorneyFour individuals in their New Braunfels home were surprised when an ultra-light aircraft crashed into their roof. The pilot of the plane was trying to land in a nearby field after losing power when he hit an electrical line. The crash led to a small fuel leak that the New Braunfels Fire Department quickly contained and a power outage that was swiftly restored. While none of the five individuals involved were injured, plane crashes lead to serious injuries and deaths every year. Those injured in plane accidents, whether a passenger in a large commercial plane or in a small personal craft, need to work with experienced personal injury lawyers to determine how to recover compensation for their injuries.

Airplane Accidents in the U.S.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, 1,290 civil aviation accidents occurred in 2014, causing 444 fatalities and hundreds of additional injuries. The general aviation category, which likely covers the ultra-light aircraft involved in the recent New Braunfels crash, witnessed the most accidents and fatalities in 2014, at 1,223 accidents involving 424 deaths. Of general aviation accidents that year, more than 80 occurred within Texas. There were also two non-scheduled commuter/on-demand carrier accidents and four scheduled air carrier accidents in Texas in 2014.

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Texas accident lawyer, Texas injury attorneyA concussion is a common injury following car accidents. Drivers and passengers can hit their heads on the windows, dashboard, wheel, or airbag. While an airbag is meant to cushion someone’s movements, it can still be a significant enough blow to harm the individual’s brain. The major issue with a concussion from a collision is that it is not always noticeable immediately following the accident. Emergency medical personnel may miss the signs and send a person a home. However, victims of crashes should know the signs of concussions so that they can seek medical attention as soon as they know something may be wrong. If you suffered a concussion in a car accident and now have medical expenses or a long-term condition to deal with, contact an attorney immediately.

What Is a Concussion?

Do not let the simple title fool you; a concussion is a traumatic brain injury. When there is a major blow to the head, the brain, which is normally cushioned by fluid within the skull, can crash against the skull. The extreme force upon the brain alters the way this organ functions. A concussion can also occur if someone is violently shaken, whipped from one direction to another, or has an object penetrate his or her skull. In recent years, scientists and physicians and found concussions are much more serious than previously thought. One or more concussions can lead to long-term or permanent issues.

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