Samuel Dale Graham, 37, of Hamilton, TX Killed in Head-on Collision on Texas State Route 36 Near Gatesville; Wife and Children Hospitalized

On Saturday, August 24, 2013 at approximately 4:10 p.m., 37-year-old Samuel Graham was killed in a head-on collision on Texas Route 36, approximately four miles from Gatesville; which also placed his wife, daughter, and son in the hospital. Samuel Graham was pronounced dead at the scene while his wife, Sharla Kaye Graham, 33, was listed in fair condition at Scott & White Hospital in Temple. Their daughter Austyn Graham, 7, and son Andrew Graham, 10, were reported in fair and good condition, respectively, at Scott & White Children’s Hospital in Temple.

Samuel Graham was driving the family’s 2013 Nissan SUV north on Texas Route 36 when a Dodge SRX headed southbound, driven by 42-year-old Alisa Pruitt, of Gatesville, drifted towards the right shoulder of the road. Pruitt then over-corrected to the left, and struck the driver’s side door of the Nissan. Upon impact, the Nissan rolled multiple times before coming to a stop, according to the DPS report. Pruitt was listed in fair condition at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville. Below is a map of the location where the accident occurred:

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Legal Commentary

In such an unpredictable, unavoidable accident such as the one described above, it is important that the victim’s surviving family members pursue legal representation; to ensure that the final expenses for Mr. Graham, as well as all of the medical bills for the surviving victims, are not paid for out-of-pocket. It would be in the best interest of Mrs. Graham to consult with a wrongful death/personal injury attorney to file a claim, so that she can receive the compensation needed to help support her now single-income family, and focus more on grieving and coping with her family’s tragic loss; rather than worrying about how to cover medical expenses and time taken off from work. If you or a family member have been directly affected by an accident similar to the one mentioned above, the successful wrongful death and personal injury attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal guidance and representation needed to successfully pursue a claim. For more information, contact us here or call our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent wrongful death lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in work accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims. He attended Richland High School, Southern Methodist University and The University of Houston for Law School. Following Law School, Mr. Nachawati completed a two year clerkship for a Texas Court of Appeals. After his tenure with the court, Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four years in a row due primarily to his legal excellence involving catastrophic 18 wheeler crashes, wrongful death cases, and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, on the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, a Fellowship Member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Nachawati can be reached at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

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