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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 injury lawyer, Texas accident attorneyLast month, an eight-year-old boy was killed in Brownwood, Texas, after being struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. The driver of the vehicle was later identified, arrested, and charged with intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid, both second-degree felonies. In addition to the criminal charges related to the child’s death, the hit-and-run driver may also face civil wrongful death charges from the boy’s family. He could be ordered to pay considerable damages to the boy’s parents.

If you lost a loved one in a car accident, you may be able to hold the at-fault driver responsible through a wrongful death lawsuit. You may have the right to bring a wrongful death suit whether or not the other driver was charged or convicted of a crime.

Texas Hit and Run Law

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Texas car crash lawyerRecently, a three-year-old girl, who was not in a car seat or wearing a seat belt, was left behind on the floor of a crumpled vehicle after a serious crash. The girl was riding in the back of the vehicle driven by a 28-year-old man who lost control of the vehicle due to his speed, rear-ending one car and sideswiping another. He and another passenger, a 12-year-old boy, both told responders there were no other passengers in the vehicle.

The Odessa Fire Rescue, the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety all responded to the scene and failed to notice the little girl on the floor of the vehicle. The little girl was found by a tow truck driver three hours later. She was immediately taken to the hospital, but family reports that she suffered bleeding in her brain and partial paralysis.

The injured girl’s situation is a clear reminder of the importance of children riding in the appropriate safety seat. Her injuries may have been prevented or mitigated had she been buckled into a car seat. Emergency personnel, who checked the child safety seat in the back of the vehicle, would also have found her quicker and been able to give her immediate medical attention. If your child was hurt because a babysitter or guardian did not properly buckle him or her into a car seat, you may have a personal injury claim against that adult.

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Texas injury attorney, Texas accident lawyerIn September, one Texas woman was in a minor car accident. Instead of her airbag protecting her, the defective equipment detonated, sending shrapnel into her car. Metal and plastic pieces struck the woman in the arms and chest, causing her serious injuries. The Texas woman is suing Honda and the U.S. subsidiary of Takata. Her lawsuit claims Takata knew the airbags used in her vehicle as well as many others were defective and dangerous. This is hardly the first Takata airbag-related injury. More than 150 people have sustained injuries and 11 Americans have died due to the defective safety equipment.

Takata Airbag Recalls

Honda is not the only vehicle manufacturer affected by defective Takata airbags. These airbags have been placed in a variety of models for 14 automakers. Manufacturers have recalled numerous vehicle models made between 2002 and 2015 because the airbags can explode, causing serious injuries or death to the vehicle’s occupants. The source of the issue is that these airbags use ammonium nitrate-based propellant without any drying agent. When the environment is humid or moist, the bag’s inflator, which is a metal cartridge, ruptures. That is why the explosion can include metal shrapnel that can lead to deep lacerations and eye injuries. Overall, more than 100 million vehicles around the world have been recalled, starting in late 2014.

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Texas car crash lawyer, Texas whiplash attorneySimilar to other types of injuries that drivers experience as a result of car accidents, whiplash is an injury that can slowly creep up on us as the days and weeks following the crash unfold. Not all of the symptoms are apparent initially, making it difficult for us to be sure we are in fact truly unharmed after the collision. Rear-end accidents, in particular, are infamous for causing cases of painful whiplash. If you have recently been in a car accident, keep an eye out for the following three telltale signs that indicate you may be experiencing whiplash injury:

1. You notice an increase in stiffness or pain in the neck.

If you notice decreased range of motion in your neck or pain that is steadily increasing as the hours after the accident pass, you may be feeling the early effects of whiplash damage. Tenderness or pain in the arms or upper back may also accompany the neck pain.

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

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