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Benefits of Hiring a Texas Wrongful Death Accident Attorney

Benefits of Hiring a Texas Wrongful Death Accident Attorney

It’s a devastating moment in time when a loved is lost due to another person’s negligence after a deadly Texas car accident or truck accident. Whether the wrongdoer who caused the loss was drunk, distracted, or driving recklessly, losing a loved one after a car accident in Texas can be devastating. Elevated emotions are difficult to cope with but adding on the stress of unexpected expenses can give one the feeling of utter helplessness. When weighing your options of obtaining legal representation for a car accident in Texas, it is important to understand that a Texas personal injury lawyer in Corpus Christi, Texas with experience in handing wrongful death claims can assist you in getting rightful compensation and justice for the loss of your loved one. If the cost of legal representation is holding you back from hiring a Texas personal injury attorney, the accident attorneys at Corpus Christi personal injury law firm, The Patel Firm PLLC, only recover legal fees if we are able to reach a favorable settlement on your behalf. Our clients do not pay up front fees or make monthly payments. If you and your family need to speak to a Texas accident lawyer after a wrongful death incident, contact The Patel Firm PLLC now.Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?Wrongful death, as the name implies, is the death of a loved one due to negligence or wrongful actions of another person. In Texas, the following relatives can file a wrongful death claim:Parents ...

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Questions still linger after fatal 2017 auto accident on I-37

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It has been two years since a fatal car accident in Corpus Christi, Texas claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy on the exit ramp to U.S. Highway 77 South near Calallen, KRIS TV reports. Details of the deadly accident in Corpus Christi In January 2017, a 4-year old boy, Aidyn Gonzales, was killed in an auto accident in Corpus Christi when a truck rear-ended his mother’s car while waiting on the exit ramp to get onto I-37. Two years after the deadly accident, road users are still expressing concerns over the safety of the ramp. Former Nueces County Commissioner, Mike Pusley has been among the leading voices demanding that safety measures been instituted to make the ramp safer. In the former Commissioners estimation, mothers cannot continue going to their child’s funeral because of the same dangerous situation presented at that intersection. The Texas Department of Transportation told KRIS TV that the agency is phasing in safety changes at the ramp. The first phase is a warning sign systems alerting people of the traffic ahead. This phase has been implemented for some time now. The other phase is to expand the exit ramp to two lanes. TxDOT says they expect this phase to be instituted March 2021. Pusley believes that the intersection needs to be redesigned and rebuilt to enhance smooth flow of traffic. “This needs to be fixed now,” he said. Highway Entrance Ramp & Exit Ramp Accidents A large percentage of car accidents that happen on our highways happen on the entrance...

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Deadly train collision kills two children near Mathis, Texas

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A fatal accident involving a train and a car in Mathis, Texas has left two children dead, and another child in critical condition according to Caller Times. Details of the deadly accident in Mathis, Texas According to the spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident happened at 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2018, on County Road 1136, a few miles southeast of Mathis. According to reports, the passenger car was traveling north on a county road when it was hit by a Union Pacific train traveling westbound as it was crossing the train tracks. The impact of the crash ejected two occupants of the car. The two passengers ejected, a 12-year-old boy and 8-year-old boy, died at the scene of the accident. One of the other two occupants of the car, a 5-year-old girl, was rushed to Driscoll Children's Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the car, a 30-year-old man, was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline with minor injuries. Police are still investigating the Texas train accident. Common Lower Back Injuries After impact accidents The sudden impact that accompanies an accident like a train accident, car accident, or truck accident, can put stress on the spine and neck. These critical parts of the body are among the most vulnerable body parts in an impact accident. Lower back injuries can be very painful and difficult to treat. The following are some of the lower back injuries that are common: Lumbar Sprain: This results from stretched ligaments or sprained tendons in the...

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Two dead in fatal head-on collision in Corpus Christi

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A toddler and a 26-year-old man are dead following a head-on collision that occurred at the intersection of South Staples Street and Baldwin Boulevard according to multiple media outlets including KIII-TV. Details of the Corpus Christi car wreck The accident happened around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. According to authorities, a teenager driving a pickup truck failed to yield the right of way when he crashed head-on into a car carrying four passengers. All four occupants of the car were taken to the hospital. Two of the occupants including a one-year-old child died at the hospital as a result of their injuries. The two other passengers are in critical but stable condition. Who is at fault in a head on collision? Head on collisions are one of the worst car accidents that anyone can be involved in. This is because you can't anticipate, giving you little or no time to react. A head on collision car accident can be devastating even at low speed especially when the occupant of the vehicles involved are not wearing their seat belts. Liability is not automatically placed in head on collisions. This is why you need a skilled personal injury lawyer in this sort of instance, to make sure the facts are interpreted correctly, and your rights are protected. Contact a car accident attorney in Corpus Christi to discuss your options If you have recently been involved in a serious car accident in the Corpus Christi, contact the Law Office of the Patel Firm PLLC in Corpus Christi....

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Wrong way driver causes fatal accident on New Year’s Day

A Corpus Christi driver traveling the wrong way on highway is killed.

A 28-year-old man is dead after driving the wrong way on state Highway 358 in the early hours of New Year's Day 2019,  according to The Corpus Christi Caller Times. Details of the car accident in Corpus Christi, Texas Corpus Christi police responded to a call just after 5 a.m. on January 1, 2019, about a wrong way accident on state Highway 358 on the 6000 block of South Padre Island Drive, near Airline Road. The man, who was driving a grey SUV was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of SPID, when he crashed into another vehicle containing four people. According to responding authorities, the wrong-way driver died at the scene of the Corpus Christi auto accident. Occupants of the other vehicle were taken to the hospital to also be evaluated for personal injuries. Five alarming car accident factsAlcohol is found in about 31 percent of all fatal accidents: According to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 31% of all fatal car accidents in 2017 involved a drunk driver. This translated to 10,322 fatalities caused by drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of at least 0.08. Distracted driving kills thousands of people yearly: According to NHTSA, 3,328 people lost their lives in car accidents involving distracted drivers. The most common distraction remains the use of a cellphone behind the wheel. Rollovers accidents among the most deadly type of auto accident: Rollover accidents are usually fatal because occupants of vehicles involved in this type of accident are more likely to be ejected from...

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Woman Killed Trying to Retrieve an Item on I37

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Woman killed while trying to retrieve an item on I-37 A woman was killed near I-37 near Lantana in Corpus Christi, Texas after she was hit by a car as she tried to retrieve an item that had blown onto the highway on December 22, 2018 according to KIII-TV. Injured? After a car or truck accident in Corpus Christi, call injury lawyer Minesh J. Patel at The Patel Firm PLLC.  Details of the deadly accident in Corpus Christi  The Corpus Christi auto accident occurred happened around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018, when a 40-year old woman was struck and killed on impact by a Chevrolet Malibu when she attempted to get a personal belonging that had blown into the roadway. Sadly, her boyfriend, witnessed the accident. Police say the driver of the Chevy remained at the scene to render aid and speak to authorities.  Five things to keep in your car in case of a crash Accidents happen every day in the United States. To limit immediate adverse effects, drivers are advised to keep the following items close. Auto escape tool: Most drivers don't have this tool. It is particularly useful when a car is submerged in water. A part of the tool can be used to cut through a seat belt when a driver or the passengers in the car are trapped. The other portion of the tools comes in handy when one is trying to break the window to escape from the submerged vehicle. First aid kit: This is a must have for...

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Woman killed in a crash on Crosstown Expressway in Corpus Christi

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A 70-year-old woman has died after she was hit by an SUV on Thursday night, November 29, 2018 according to the Corpus Christi Caller Times. Injured after a Corpus Christi car accident? Contact injury lawyer in Corpus Christi Minesh J. Patel today. Details of the auto accident in Corpus Christi Police arrived at the scene of accident which occurred at the northbound lanes of Highway 286 at around 6:30 p.m. The injured woman was struck by an SUV driven by a 16-year-old driver. According to  the Corpus Christi Police Department, authorities believed the woman parked her vehicle towards the left shoulder of the highway before trying to cross the freeway from the right lanes of the road. Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene, shortly after the crash. Interesting facts about elderly drivers With the exception of teenage drivers, elderly drivers have the highest car accident death rate per mile driven, even though they generally drive less miles than younger drivers. Here are some facts about elderly drivers:About half of the middle-aged population, and 80% of people in their 70’s have inflammation of the joint and arthritis which makes it difficult to twist, flex and turn. Reduced flexibility and limited range of motion make it difficult for elderly drivers to have a firm grip of the steering, or step on the brake or accelerator. More than 7 in 10 drivers age 65 and above are using one or multiple medications. Not all of of these drivers not aware of the potential effects...

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Pedestrian killed by pickup in Corpus Christi

A 61-year-old man has lost his life after stepping into oncoming traffic on Ayers Street on Tuesday night November 27, 2018, according to multiple media outlets including KIII-TV.

A 61-year-old man has lost his life after stepping into oncoming traffic on Ayers Street on Tuesday night November 27, 2018, according to multiple media outlets including KIII-TV. Details of the deadly auto accident in Corpus Christi Police were called to the scene of the fatal pedestrian accident in Corpus Christi around 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, when a man stepping off the curb at the 3700 block of Ayers Street was struck and killed by an oncoming pick-up truck. The man was rushed to Christus Spohn Shoreline immediately after the truck accident in Corpus Christi, where he was pronounced dead. The woman driving the pick up initially left the scene of the accident but later came back. She told the officers she panicked because she didn't have a license. What Happens If You Get In An Accident Without A License In Texas? According to Texas law, everyone driving on a public road in Texas must have a valid driver's license, and it must always be on them while driving according to Chapter 521 of the Texas Transportation Code. Getting a driver’s license is a benefit you enjoy as a result of an agreement between you and the state that requires you to follow laws and practice safe driving, or you risk forfeiting the privilege given to you. This plays an important role in ensuring safe roadways. If you were involved in a car accident without a valid license, you would be issued a ticket by the police when they arrive...

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Woman jumps from Harbor Bridge after car accident in Corpus Christi

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A 21-year-old woman is dead in Corpus Christi after jumping from the Harbor Bridge following an auto accident on November 15, 2018 according to KRIS TV. Details of the Corpus Christi auto accident Police were called to an accident scene at the northbound lanes of the Harbor Bridge around 5 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. According to responding authorities, the accident in Corpus Christi involved a motorcycle and a car that was parked on the side of the Harbor Bridge. When authorities arrived at the scene, the occupant of the car was missing. It was later discovered that she jumped from the Harbor Bridge shortly after the car wreck. It remains unclear if she was in the car when the Corpus Christi auto accident occurred. Don't ignore your mental well-being after a car accident After a car accident, we often focus our attention on the physical injuries. Car accidents do not only inflict physical injuries, but they can also affect your mental health. It is important to treat any metal or psychological trauma suffered after a car wreck. Mental health issues after a car accident can show itself in a number of ways. If you notice the following symptoms after an auto accident, it is important you seek medical care. In the days and weeks following a car accident, many experience symptoms that include anxiety and PTSD-like symptoms. Recovery from Mental Health Issues After a Car Accident Recovery from anxiety and depression after a car accident varies in time and outcomes. Some mental issues...

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One man killed, another injured after accident in Corpus Christi

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A man is dead and another hospitalized after being hit by a car along Clarkwood Road on Thursday night, November 8, 2018 according to KRIS TV. Details of the Corpus Christi pedestrian accident   According to the Corpus Christi Police Department, the accident in Corpus Christi happened about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, after it was dark. According to reports, two men, ages 22 and 23, walking along the 700 block of Clarkwood Road near Agnes Street darted into oncoming traffic, possibly trying to cross the road. The driver of the car heading south on the road was unable to react in time to avoid hitting the two men. Sadly, one of the men was pronounced dead at the hospital while the other was in critical condition. New study reveals that millennials have the worst driving habits A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed that young adults between the ages of 19 to 24 are the most likely to practice poor driving habits. The study analyzed different generations of drivers and the probability of them being found in dangerous acts that can result in an accident. The dangerous driving habits considered were:Texting while driving Speeding Disobeying traffic signalsHere are the results of drivers that engage in these dangerous driving activities, according to age group:Drivers ages 16 to 18: 69.3 percent Drivers ages 19 to 24: 88.4 percent Drivers ages 25 to 39: 79.2 percent Drivers ages 40 to 59: 75.2 percent Drivers ages 60-74:...

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Three killed in DFW after auto accident

Three people including two Arlington Lamar High School students were killed in a crash in Lindale on Tuesday October 16, 2018, according to NBC DFW. Details of the DFW auto accident Two students, both 16-years-old, and a mother of one of the children were killed when the vehicle they were riding, a Jeep Renegade driven by a 36-year-old woman, drifted off the road before crashing into a parked 18-wheeler on the shoulder of the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Lindale, according to responding authorities. The two students died at the scene of the 18 wheeler accident in DFW. The driver of the Jeep, who was also a mother of one of the students, was taken to the hospital where she later died as a result of the personal injuries she sustained from the Dallas truck accident. The driver of the 18-wheeler that the Jeep hit, was asleep in his vehicle at the time. The truck accident in Dallas is still under review. Causes of Road Departure Auto Accidents Road departure accidents are car accidents that occur when a vehicle drifts off its course. Here are some of the most common causes:Excessive speed Distracted driving Driving while under the influence of alcohol Falling asleep at the wheel Tire blow out Hitting a pothole or other road hazard Evasive maneuvers to avoid a road hazard or to avoid another vehicle Poor road conditions Icy or Wet road Mechanical failure Steering FailureContact a car accident attorney in Texas today If you or a loved...

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A 54-year-old man was killed by a hit and run driver in Carrollton

A 54-year-old man was killed on Monday October 15, 2018 in a hit and run car accident in Dallas on Belt Line Road according to NBC DFW. Details of the car accident in Dallas, Texas The auto accident in Dallas happened in Carrollton a Dallas, Texas suburb around 9 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018, in the dark, rainy conditions. According to authorities, the victim had just exited from a DART train at the Carrollton Station, when he was struck by a car. The driver of the car applied his brakes, before hitting the man, but then took off from the scene of the deadly car accident in Dallas. Emergency personnel attending to another unrelated issue found the man's body on the road. Police are appealing to witnesses to come forward with relevant information that might lead to the arrest of the hit and run driver. The rising number of hit and run accidents The number of people killed in a hit and run accidents has risen since 2006 by a significant amount. Research conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA) revealed this troubling trend after gathering traffic data between 2006 and 2016. In Texas alone, the fatalities recorded in hit and run accidents rose by 30 percent just between 2015 and 2016.AAA research shows that between 2006 and 2016, there were 682,000 hit-and-run crashes every year on average in the United States. During the same period, one in five of every pedestrian fatalities involved a hit and run driver. The incidence of...

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Two Dead in Jim Wells County Car Accident

Two people died in Jim Wells County on Sunday October 14, 2018 after a car accident in Alice, Texas according to the Alice Echo. Details of the car accident in Jim Wells County   The auto accident in Jim Wells County happened around 6:50 a.m., on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Preliminary investigations by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) revealed a Chevy Tahoe was heading south on US Highway 281 when for some unknown reason, it drifted off the highway, hit a guardrail, and then rolled over. The driver of the vehicle and one of the two passengers of the vehicle traveling in Jim Wells County were pronounced dead at the scene as a result of personal injuries sustained during the Jim Wells car accident. The passenger that survived the Alice, Texas car accident was taken to Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital. The surviving passenger of the auto accident in Alice, Texas sustained significant personal injuries but was listed as stable following the car collision in Alice. Texas DPS are still investigating the cause of the deadly Alice auto accident. How do I calculate my damages after a Texas car accident? In some instances, calculating the damages suffered by a Texas car accident victim is relatively straightforward. A simple check of the repair invoices, medical bills, wage invoices and the like can assist in quantifying the damages incurred easily. But there are other categories of loss that are much difficult to ascertain the fair amount of compensation that will cover the damages.Car accident victims...

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Motorist struck and killed while trying to cross Dallas highway

A 58-year-old man has been killed after trying to cross a highway following a Dallas auto accident according to Dallas News. Details of the Dallas car crash Around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018, a man trying to reach the east shoulder of the 8900 block of Julius Schlepps Freeway was struck and killed just some moments after being involved in another accident in which his car got stuck in the muddy median of the road. Police said the man was beginning to cross when another driver heading north on the unlit highway hit him. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the Dallas car accident. What is considered a bad roadway condition? Bad roadway conditions can cause hazardous driving conditions and increase the likelihood of car accidents. These include:Improper Drainage Poor Road Design Broken/Inadequate Guardrails Gravel on a Roadway No Reflective Paint Depressions in the Roadway Icy and snowy bridges and overpasses Vegetation and shrub that obstructs the roadway Objects on the road Confusing road signs Absence of traffic signs Potholes/cracked roads Steep shoulders (drop-offs) Unsafe work zones Pooling water (hydroplaning)Contact a car accident attorney in Dallas to discuss your options If you or a loved one have been injured or tragically killed in a car accident in Dallas or anywhere else in the state of Texas, our Texas car accident attorney Minesh J. Patel can help. If you need a personal injury lawyer in Dallas after a Dallas car accident or Dallas truck accident, The Patel Firm PLLC...

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Man killed on Fort Worth Highway

A man was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-20 in the early hours of October 11, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas according to CBS DFW. Details of the car accident in Fort Worth, Texas Around 3 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018, a man traveling westbound on Interstate 20 near Loop 820 lost control of his car and struck a guardrail, sending some of his belongings onto the road. While trying to retrieve his belongings, he was involved in an 18-wheeler accident in Fort Worth after he was struck by a passing vehicle and then an 18-wheeler. How to Avoid a Car Accident When You Lose Control of Your VehicleRemain calm: This is the most important thing to do after you lost control of your car is to remain calm. It may be hard to be calm, but when you panic, you will only make matter worse. When you panic, you may freeze up, over-compensate or become disoriented Hold the steering wheel firmly: Don't let go of the steering wheel. When you keep your grip firm on the steering wheel, at any point when you regain control of the vehicle, you will be ready to steer it to safety. Keep your eyes open: Closing your eyes won't make the problem go away. After you have seemingly explored all option and still unable to gain control of the vehicle, you may be tempted to close your eyes and resolve to fate. Don't do that, open your eyes and focus! Shift your...

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Teenager killed in a police chase in Wylie

A 15-year-old boy is dead after crashing into an oncoming truck while running away from the police on October 10, 2018 according to Fox News. Details of the deadly car accident in Wylie, Texas Around 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Wylie police responded to a disturbance call at a residential complex where they found a woman bleeding in the parking lot. Police preliminary investigations showed that the 15-year-old boy struck his 40-year-old mother several times causing the severe injuries after which he drove off in his mother's SUV. According to Wylie police, the boy was found driving in the SUV and refused to stop when police tried to pull him over. Police then began to chase the teen making him drive over spike strips before crashing into an oncoming truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries. Wylie Police Department and the Farmersville Police Department are investigating the incident. Who Can Be Held liable for property damages and injuries after a Police Chase?The chased suspect: All road users owe a duty of car to each other. Aggressive driving and maneuvering during police chase can be seen as a breach of the duty of care. If an innocent pedestrian or motorist suffered injuries or property damage as a result of the actions of the chased driver, he could be held responsible and name in the following lawsuits. The fleeing driver may be liable for the cost of medical treatments. Police...

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A man is dead after rollover car accident near Bishop, TX

A man died on Tuesday October 9, 2018 after being involved in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 77 north of Bishop, Texas according to Caller Times. Details of the car accident in Bishop, Texas According to Texas Department of Public Safety, the auto accident near Bishop, Texas happened around 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, when a man traveling south in a 2011 GMC Sierra pickup on Highway 77 rear-ended an 18-wheeler. According to witnesses, the pickup somersaulted multiple times, causing the driver to be partially ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the GMC pickup died at the scene of the Bishop, Texas 18-wheeler accident. What Do I Have to Do If I witness a car accident in Texas? Witnessing a car accident can be traumatic and scary. If you witness a car accident in Texas, you may need to call for medical assistance, make the victims comfortable, and give your account of the Texas car accident to the police. Follow these steps to fulfill your civilian duties and obligations after witnessing an accident in Texas.Ensure your safety first: Ensure you are safe and out of harm's way. While it is crucial you help the victims of the crash, you should not endanger yourself in the process. Don't park in the middle of the road. Pull over at a safe distance from the accident scene and put on your hazard lights Call for help: Never assume that someone else already called the emergency personnel. Let the operator know that a car accident...

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Two women dead after car accident in Nueces County

Sadly, two lives were taken after a Nueces County car accident on the evening of Friday, October 5, 2018 according to KRIS TV.  Details of the Nueces County car accident According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the auto accident in Nueces County, happened around 7 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018, at FM 665 and County Road 75, between Petronila and Bishop. The car accident near Corpus Christi resulted in severe personal injuries and unfortunately, the untimely death of two women. According to the authorities that responded to the car crash near Corpus Christi, the red SUV drifted into the oncoming traffic on FM 665 and crashed into a white car. Two women in the white car, the driver and a passenger, both died as a result of the Nueces County auto accident. The driver of the red SUV was also taken to the hospital as a precaution as the range of their personal injuries were unknown at the scene. Common Risky Driving Habits That can lead to Nueces County auto accidents and personal injuryTrying to beat the red light: Trying to beat the red light can result in a Corpus Christi car accident or truck accident in Corpus Christi. It is extremely dangerous and unnecessary and is responsible for a number of Corpus Christi personal injury victims. Traffic lights are put in place to ensure a smooth flow of traffic, but they can also cause potential for a violent car accident. Some drivers have made it a habit of...

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80-year-old woman dead after Kingsville car accident

A woman has died from injuries after being hit by a pickup in Kingsville according to Caller Times. Details of the car accident in Kingsville, Texas At around 7:46 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Police were called to an accident scene where they found an 80-year-old woman lying in the street with serious injuries after she was hit by a car in Kingsville, Texas. The woman who was not on a crosswalk was struck by a pickup in the 1300 block of East Kenedy Avenue near Harvey Elementary School. The driver of the pickup claimed to be blinded by the sun and couldn't see the woman. The driver was arrested for driving with an invalid or suspended license. The Kingsville car accident resulted in serious personal injuries, eventually leading to the death of the elderly lady. Kingsville Police are still investigating the deadly car accident in Kingsville. Kingsville, Texas is a college town located near Corpus Christi, Texas heading towards the South Texas Rio Grande Valley. Common causes of pedestrian accidentsUnmarked Crosswalks: Most pedestrian accidents happen at intersections. However, when a crosswalk is marked, the probability of a pedestrian accident is greatly reduced. Use of Drugs or Alcohol: Whenever a drunk driver is on the road, everybody both motorists and pedestrians are in danger. The use of drugs or alcohol impairs your reasoning and might cause you to make some rash decisions that can lead to accidents. Distracted Driving: Being distracted while behind the wheel has been shown to compromise the safety of...

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Two dead after a driver took the wrong lane on I-20 in Dallas County

Two people are dead after a driver took the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of Interstate-20 according to CBS DFW. Details of the Dallas car accident The auto accident in Dallas, Texas occurred just after 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, on I-20 and I-35 in Dallas County. According to the authorities that arrived at the scene of the car accident in Dallas, Texas, a man driving a white Chevy pickup was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the highway when he crashed head-on into a Lexus sedan being driven by a woman. CBS DFW reported that the woman died at the scene of the accident and the wrong-way driver was pronounced dead at the hospital. It is still unknown how far the man traveled west in the eastbound lanes. Police investigation is still ongoing on where he joined the highway traveling the wrong direction. The eastbound lanes of Interstate-20, at Interstate-35E/Stemmons Freeway, was temporarily closed. Causes of wrong way driving car accidents In 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a highway report. The report was based on their findings after conducting a special investigation into wrong-way driving. The investigation was done in order to know what needs to be changed to prevent this type of accident in the future. According to the special investigation report, the absence of signage and complex roadway design were among the most common causes of these types of accident. The report further revealed that the drivers themselves were often at fault....

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Two dead after a single-vehicle car accident in Hebbronville, Texas

A single-vehicle car accident killed a woman and a child on Thursday September 6, 2018 in Hebbronville, Texas according to KIII-TV. Details of the deadly Hebbronville, Texas car accident According to the authorities, on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at around 7:35 a.m, a driver traveling north on State Highway 16 lost control of her vehicle and rolled over several times, causing a deadly single car accident in Hebbronville, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. The driver of the truck, Paula Gonzalez-Sanchez, died at the scene of the truck accident along with a four-year-old passenger. Another occupant of the truck, a 12-year-old girl, sustained personal injuries, but survived the Hebbronville truck accident, and was taken to the hospital. Elements of a Negligence Claim after a Texas car accident When filing a negligence suit against the party at fault after a car accident in Texas, you need to be able to prove that the elements of a negligence are satisfied to get the compensation you seek. They are:Duty: it is the duty of every driver on the road to operate their vehicles safely. This is to ensure they cause no harm to other road users and properties are not damaged. Breach of Duty of Care: All road users are expected to obey traffic laws at all times. Ignoring traffic signs, speed limit, and turn signals constitute a breach of duty. You must be able to prove that the at-fault party breached his legal obligation by operating or failing to operate in a certain way. Causation: It must be...

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Dallas county prosecutor injured, daughter killed in 18-wheeler crash

A Dallas County District Attorney’s office prosecutor and her husband, who also works at the DA's office, were severely injured in a multiple car crash near Dallas, Texas that also killed their daughter according to Fox 4 News. Details of the fatal truck accident in Dallas, Texas The deadly Dallas 18-wheeler accident occurred around 1:30 p.m on Monday, September 3, 2018, while it was raining on Highway 75 in Fairview, Texas just south of Highway 121, in the DFW Metroplex. According to police, the driver of an 18-wheeler slowed down because of another car accident that had already happened on the highway. The Dallas truck accident occurred after the trailer was then rear-ended by an SUV carrying a Dallas county prosecutor and her family, killing her 10-year-old daughter in the process. Seven other vehicles were involved in the chain reaction car crash near Dallas, Texas. Trying to avoid the deadly Dallas truck accident, a number of vehicles ended up swerving out of control or crashing into each other. Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries after an 18-wheeler accident in Dallas, Texas Personal injury lawyer Minesh J. Patel and The Patel firm PLLC have are dedicated to helping 18-wheeler truck accident victims in Dallas, Texas recover the maximum amount of compensation for their personal injuries and wrongful death claims. Under the law, if you have been injured after a truck accident in Dallas caused by the truck driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for damages including:Medical expenses Loss of income Loss of future earning capacity Physical and mental limitation Punitive damages Present...

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Man killed by an SUV after surviving a motorcycle crash in Desoto

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After surviving a motorcycle crash, a man was killed while trying to make his way off a freeway in DeSoto according to CBS DFW. Details of the motorcycle accident in Desoto, Texas The motorcycle accident in Desoto, Texas happened on Interstate-35, near Parkerville Road, around 1 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018. According to police, the driver of the motorcycle lost control of his bike and was thrown off it while riding with a group of other motorcyclists. He survived the initial Desoto motorcycle accident, but then was tragically hit and killed by an SUV while trying to get out of harm’s way. The southbound lanes of I-35 in the DFW area were shut down for hours pending police investigations. The SUV driver that hit the motorcyclist causing the Desoto car accident after the initial motorcycle accident, has not been charged with a crime at this point. Leading causes of traffic accidents in Texas According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the following were the leading causes of vehicle accidents in Texas in 2016:Reckless lane change: 37,523 Uncontrolled speed: 32,155 Tailgating: 26,954 Disregard stop sign or light: 22,500 Failure to yield – stop sign: 21,598 Driver inattention: 19,126 Distraction in vehicle: 12,424 Failed to drive in single lane: 10,835 Unsafe speed (under the limit): 9,148 Faulty evasive action: 7,858 Failure to yield – turning left: 5,246 Driving under the influence of alcohol: 5,108 Failure to yield – private drive: 3,589Vehicle types in 2016 involved in car accidents resulting in death in TexasPassenger cars: 1,915 Pickup trucks: 1,341 SUVs: 907 Motorcycles: 497 Tractor-trailers/semi-trucks: 403 Vans: 141 Trucks: 111Contact a car accident...

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Driver ejected from car after car accident in Plano, Texas

A number of lanes on the Sam Rayburn Tollway were closed for part of Wednesday afternoon, August 29, 2018 after a driver lost control of his vehicle causing a car accident in Plano according to NBC 5 DFW. Details of the Plano, Texas Car Accident According to the authorities, around noon on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, a car was heading south on Sam Rayburn tollway in Plano, Texas when the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle causing a violent Plano car accident. The vehicle crashed into a second vehicle before rolling and flipping into the northbound lanes of the road. The Plano car accident caused the driver that lost control to be ejected from the vehicle. Did You Know? Texas Car Accident Statistics A car accident in Plano, Texas can occur at any time. After a Plano car accident where someone has suffered a personal injury, it is important to speak to a personal injury lawyer in Plano, Texas that can discuss your legal options with you. Check out these Texas car accident statistics below:265,431 persons suffered a personal injury after a car accident in Texas in 2016. Car accidents where there was a pedestrian fatality totaled 680 in 2016. This is a 21.2% increase from 2015. There were death from a car accident every day on Texas roadways in 2016. 3,794 people were killed in a Texas motor vehicle collision in 2016. There were 1,955 deaths in rural traffic car accidents in Texas in 2016. There were 14,217 car accidents that resulted in serious injury in...

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9-year-old North Texas Girl Killed After Car Accident

A nine-year-old fourth-grader, Payton Crustner, was killed after a car accident Tuesday morning in North Texas, outside of Tyler, Texas in Rusk County. The fatal car accident in Rusk County, Texas also left her 16-year-old brother in critical condition after he suffered serious personal injury. Details of the car accident in Rusk County, Texas The car accident a couple hours outside of Dallas, Texas in Rusk County,  happened on FM-225 near Laneville at about 7:16 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the young child’s mother, Miranda Michelle Clark, was driving a Nissan Sentra on the road when they were struck by a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old driver of a GMC Sierra pickup who crossed over from his lane into the oncoming traffic causing a massive car accident in Rusk County. Despite wearing a seat belt, Payton, one of the four occupants of the Nissan Sentra, was ejected from the car. The severity of the personal injuries she suffered as a result of the Rusk County car accident resulted in her being pronounced dead at the scene. Her 16-year-old brother was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the car accident in North Texas, but survived, and remains in ICU in critical condition according to Dallas News. A 3-year-old passenger and Payton's mother also suffered personal injury after the car accident near Dallas, Texas, but were treated and released from the hospital. The driver of the pickup also sustained minor personal injuries...

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Mom and son dead after rear end car accident in Burleson, Texas

A mother and her adult son are dead after being involved in a multiple car accident in Burleson, Texas over the weekend according to the Star-Telegram. Details of the Burleson, Texas car accident According to reports, the car accident in Burleson happened on Sunday night, at the 3200 block of I-35W near Farm-to-Market Road 917. The victims suffered serious personal injury as a result of the Burleson car accident and were pronounced dead as a result of the auto accident. The son and mother were traveling with family in two separate cars when the rear end Texas car accident occurred. According to Burleson police chief, the first vehicle had two sons in it and the second car had the mom, dad and another brother. The vehicle with the mother in it stalled out, and the sons attempted to push the car off the road. While pushing, they got rear ended by another vehicle whose driver was not intoxicated according to police, but just couldn't see them because it was dark. According to authorities, both victims died at the scene of the Burleson car accident according to the authorities. Burleson is a suburb of Fort Worth, southwest of Dallas, Texas. How to drive safely at night to avoid a car accident and resulting personal injuries A survey revealed that 40% of all collisions occur in the hours of darkness. Safe practices when driving at night include:Keep windows clean to reduce glare and flare. Help other road users see you in twilight by turning...

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Woman killed by after 18-wheeler accident in Oak Cliff

A pedestrian walking on I-35 near 8th street in Oak Cliff was killed in an 18-wheeler accident in Dallas, Texas, near Oakcliff, early Monday according to the Dallas Morning News. Details of the fatal Dallas 18-wheeler accident On Monday, August 13, 2018, a woman walked into traffic on interstate 35 near 8th street causing her to be hit by an oncoming 18-wheeler, causing a fatal 18-wheeler accident in Dallas, Texas. According to investigators, the woman  was killed by the 18-wheeler after she left her car on a nearby service road and began to walk. The driver of the 18-wheeler told the police that he tried to move to another lane to avoid the woman. At the same moment, the woman also moved into that lane, causing the 18-wheeler to hit her, causing catastrophic personal injury, instantly killing her. Sadly, four other vehicles hit the woman after the 18-wheeler traveling near Dallas hit her. Police said all the drivers are cooperating with the authorities and no charges are expected. Common causes of a Dallas 18-wheeler accident Many causes of a Dallas 18-wheeler accident can be avoided. An 18-wheeler accident in Dallas, Texas is almost always caused by truck driver negligence. Some common causes attributed to truck drivers that can cause an 18-wheeler accident in Dallas, Texas:Poor vehicle maintenance and defective auto parts Overweight cargo Hazardous cargoes and spills Reckless driving Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol Distractions including the use of cellphone while driving Turning without signaling Fatigue Drowsiness Traffic congestion Excessive speedContact a Dallas 18-wheeler accident attorney today to discuss your...

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Man died after being involved in Dallas rear-end collision

A man driving along North Walton Walker Boulevard, in West Dallas, is dead after being involved in a Dallas, Texas car accident when he was hit by two cars. Details of the Dallas car accident According to The Dallas Morning News, At around 7:20 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018 a man heading north on Walton Walker Boulevard was killed after his car stalled. The man was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt when it stalled. He was then involved in a rear end collision with two Dallas drivers, first with a Toyota Corolla and then with a Ford Taurus. According to the authorities, the car accident in Dallas, Texas caused the Toyota Corolla to swerve off the road into the median where it crashed into a Toyota Prius heading south. The driver of the stalled Chevrolet Cobalt was pronounced dead at Methodist Dallas Medical Center where he was taken following severe injuries after the Dallas car accident. Others involved in the accident suffered non-life threatening injuries and were also transferred to the hospital for medical evaluation. What to Do If Your Car Stalls on the Highway Just think- you are driving on a highway normally, when your car begins to act up.  What do you do? The experience can be frightening and nerve-wracking, but you must keep your cool make sure you remain safe and do not cause a car accident. Here are what you can do:As soon as you begin to get a sign of a potential stall, pull over to preferably the right...

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Woman Dies After Being Hit By Car At Bus Stop in Dallas

According to many media outlets including FOX4 News, a woman was killed on Sunday afternoon, August 5, 2018, after being involved in a car accident when she was hit by a car while waiting at a bus stop in Dallas, Texas. Details of the East Dallas car crash According to the authorities, the woman was waiting at the bus stop on North Buckner Boulevard near Peavy Road at around 2 p.m. when she was struck by a car. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The severity of the driver’s injuries were unknown when he was taken to the hospital. Friends of the victim said she worked at a nearby Walmart and described her as a sweet woman. Common causes of Run-off-road  Dallas car accidents Run-off-road collision occur when a vehicle leaves the road and hits a bystander or an object. Run-off-road (ROR) car crashes usually involve only a single vehicle. Contributing factors often include:Loss of control and brake failure Mis-judging a curve, Trying to avoid collision with other road users, crossing pedestrians and sometimes animals. Fatigue and loss of consciousness Alcohol and drugs Distraction and inattentiveness Weather condition e.g. rain, fog, snow, and dust Slick road due to ice or loose debris Illegal maneuver Driver having heart attack or other physical crises. PanicPrevention and mitigation of Run-off-road crash There are several ways to prevent or reduce the effects of run-off-road collisions. It includes the following:Placing high friction overlays Improving curve banking Avoid distracted driving Avoid driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs Check out for curve warning signsContact an accident lawyer in Dallas to discuss your...

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One dead, one injured in head-on collision in South Houston

 A woman died after being involved in an auto crash on Spencer Highway in South Houston. The auto accident happened during the early hours of Thursday, August 3, 2018 according to Houston Chronicle and other media outlets. Details of the South Houston car crash According to the South Houston Police Department, a woman driving a Volkswagen on Spencer Highway around 2 a.m. died after being involved in a head-on collision with oncoming westbound traffic. The woman is said to have drifted into the oncoming lanes and crashed into a Ford Mustang. According to the authorities, the woman died at the scene, and the driver of the Ford Mustang was taken to the hospital in a critical condition. They reason why the woman drifted off her lane remains unclear. Common distractions while driving Distracted driving occurs when you undertake any activity that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your most important task of driving safely. Experienced and comfortable drivers are prone to getting distracted on the road. Distractions like calling while driving, adjusting the radio, taking hands of the wheel are common among the experienced drivers. No matter how experienced you are, you should never be distracted while driving because it increases the risk of auto accident. The following are the common distractions causing car accidentDaydreaming - This is a cognitive form of distraction, it happens when the driver is generally distracted or lost in thought. it is the most frequent form of distraction among drivers. Adjusting...

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