Deadly Drag Race Kills 21-Year-Old Christopher Seguinot in Dobbs, New York

A young man was killed early Wednesday morning after participating in a drag race with another driver. Christopher Seguinot, 21, was driving a Chevrolet Camaro on the Saw Mill River Parkway around midnight in Dobbs, New York when the accident occurred. According to police officials, Seguinot and another driver in a Dodge Challenger were spotted slowing down to obstruct traffic on the parkway as part of an attempt to conduct the drag race.

After about two miles into the race, police officers claim that Seguinot got off the parkway at exit 17 and as he when through the intersection, he hit a concrete and steel barrier. Seguinot’s car then fell from the intersection from a height of about 20 to 30 feet. Officers state that Seguinot must have been speeding at 80mph at the very minimum when the collision occurred.

Police are also aware of the others involved in or who knew about the race and plan on pursuing charges. In particular, they plan on charging the other driver that Seguinot was racing, claiming that he is partially responsible for Seguinot’s death.

Below, the location of the accident: 

 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, drag races and drag race accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. Had another driver or pedestrian been hurt as a result of this accident, they would  most likely benefit from pursuing a civil case against the drag race drivers. Unfortunately for Seguinot, it was a reckless decision that cost him his life. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. . A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.


About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584. 

Larry Dennison Kills 3, Injures Several in Multi-Car Crash in Marion, Ohio

Pictured above: Some of the wreckage caused by the accident (courtesy of Mansfield News Journal

A devastating accident that occurred on Monday afternoon left several family members dead and several others injured. Larry Dennison Jr., age 43, was driving south on Delaware Avenue in Marion, Ohio when he sideswiped a Honda driven by Elisabeth C. Warren. As other motorists tried to stop Dennison, he continued driving and hit four other cars at Executive Drive. One of those cars that he struck immediately burst into flames, killing driver Johanna Sisson, her daughter Amanda Sisson and her husband, Edwin Sisson. Seven people in total were taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Although the crash remains under investigation and Dennison has not been officially charged by police, his previous driving and police record indicate that this was not the first time Dennison drove in a reckless manner. According to records, he has been involved in three crashes since 2009 and was cited in each accident for failure to assure clear distance. He has also had his driving privileges repeatedly withdrawn. Close friends reportedly also told officials that they had repeatedly tried to stop Dennison from driving in the past.

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Legal Commentary

Although it is not obvious what caused Dennison to drive into several cars, his driving record indicates a history of reckless driving. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. The families of the victimis should consult with an attorney to file a suit against Dennison if he was found to have been driving recklessly. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Grada Armored Truck Injures Several, Leaves Father in Critical Conditions

Picture courtesy of AZ Central News 

An accident involving a Grada armored truck has left four injured and one father in critical condition. The accident occurred on Tuesday morning at about 8:30am in Phoenix, Arizona in Laveen Village. According to officials, the truck driver was driving south on 51st Avenue when he lost control of the truck and crossed into the center. As he did, the truck began to slip on its side. A pickup truck carrying a father, his two children and their dog that was driving northbound then crashed into the Grada truck. The armored truck ended up on top of the pickup, trapping all of its occupants.


Three people in total had to be extricated by firefighters. Two of them were in the armored truck and after firefighters stabilized the truck, they faced the difficult task of cutting into an armored vehicle. The father driving the pickup truck was taken to a nearby hospital and remains in extremely critical condition. According to officials, the driver of the Grada was using his cellphone to call his next stop when he lost control of his vehicle.

Scene of the accident: 


Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are quite common, especially ones where a driver is using their cellphone. The company that hired the Grada truck driver should have taken extra precautions to keep their drivers off their cellphones and their attention on the road. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. The families of the victimis should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the driver of the 18-wheeler if he or she is found to be negligent. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.


About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

General Motors Prepares Settlement Procedures for Victims of Faulty Part

Pictured above: Mykia Jordan, a victim of GM's faulty ignition switch that has affected hundreds, even thousands of people. Courtesy of NYT

The New York Times reported Sunday morning on General Motors' plan to compensate victims who were injured by the company's faulty ignition switches. GM has recently faced intense scrutiny and backlash after it was found out that several employees knew about the faulty part and yet knowingly allowed them to be produced and installed in cars. 

This reckless and irresponsible action on the company's part has ultimately led to numerous injuries and deaths. GM has publicly linked 54 accidents and 13 deaths to their employees' irresponsible behavior. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), General Motors listed a lawsuit that was filed on behalf of Haley Elise Van Pelt, who at 17 years old was in an accident caused by a faulty part. The New York Times writes that the accident caused a "catastrophic brain injury" to Van Pelt, leaving her with more than $1 million in medical bills since her 2003 accident. 

23-year-old Mykia Jordan, another victim, was in a car accident that left her in a coma for three weeks and has left her with a permanent limp that requires a cane. Her baby was in the Chevrolet Cobalt with her but was miraculously unharmed. 

GM has hired Kenneth R. Feinberg, a leading victim-compensation expert, to take on the task of preparing settlements and distributing to victims and their families. The company has a clear reason to initiate settlement procedures; GM will save much more money if the drivers and passengers of the 2.6 million recalled vehicles don't initiate litigation through their own attorneys. The company will look at a combination of medical expenses, wages lost and pain and suffering that occurred as a result of an accident that involved one of their faulty parts. According to the NYT, industry experts expect that those who try to litigate their case and forego the settlement that GM proposes will likely face an aggressive and lengthy, although not impossible, fight in the courts. 

(Pictured below: An example of the potential damage that could be done because of a failing ignition switch. Courtesy of the NYT) 

If you or someone you know has been injured by a recalled product, merely sending the product back for a replacement or refund is unlikely to be an adequate response. Rather, an individual injured by a recalled product is likely entitled to greater compensation under the law. This likelihood is particularly true because large corporations that produce defective products normally carry large insurance policies for the benefit of the consumers that their products might injure.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a recalled or defective product, you deserve to understand the full extent of your legal rights and the compensation you may be entitled to receive. In such cases, you may be subject to a pressing statute of limitations (the deadline to make a claim), or you may be at risk of losing evidence critical to your case; therefore, it is essential that you act quickly to preserve your rights. The attorneys at Fears | Nachawati are national leaders in product recall cases and will be happy to assist you. For a free attorney consultation, please call 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com. 

 

Dallas Resident Arrested in 10-Vehicle Accident in Waxahachie, Texas

A Waxahachie resident identified as 21-year-old Jesus Adelberto Romero Moncivais was recently arrested for his connection with a 10-vehicle accident that occurred on Friday, June 13th. Moncivais has been charged with two charges of intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury. His bond has been set at $60,000.

The accident occurred early that Friday morning around 5:43am and took place around the 405 exit on Interstate 35E. While the exact cause of the accident is under investigation, Moncivais’ actions caused injuries to numerous people and serious property damage to 9 other vehicles. Five people had to be transported by East Texas EMS ground ambulance to a nearby hospital. Two people, according to Randy Muirhead, Waxahachie Fire Department’s Battalion Chief had to be extracted from their vehicles. A tractor-trailer was also affected after its tank was punctured in the accident, spilling more than 50 gallons of diesel fuel on the highway. It took more than two hours for emergency crews to rush the injured to an area hospital and to help clean up the fuel.

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Legal Commentary

Although the details of how exactly Moncivais’ actions contributed to this costly and dangerous accident, it’s safe to assume that if he was in fact intoxicated, numerous families and individuals may be able to pursue a civil case against him. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this or a similar car accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.


About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Tragic 18-Wheeler Accident Takes Lives of Two Texas A&M Basketball Stars, Injures Two Others

On the night of Tuesday, June 4th, four members of A&M Texas' female basketball team were involved in a tragic two-car accident with an 18-wheeler. Two of the women, Aubree Butts of Lewisville and Devin Oliver were both killed in the accident while two other players, La'Tisha Hearne of Richardson and Zenobia Winbush of Schertz, Texas were both critically injured but have since been released from the hospital. 

The accident happened at the intersection of FM1497 and SE Loop 286 in Paris, Texas. The exact cause for the accident is still under investigation and officials do not believe any foul play was involved but according to the eParisExtra, this busy highway intersection has seen 4 fatal crashes in the past few years. 

Aubree Butts (left) and Devin Oliver (right). Image courtesy of The Grio

A student-led candlelight vigil took place on the A&M-Commerce campus on Wednesday. A&M-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey spoke out about the accident, stating: "We continue to mourn the loss of two wonderful individuals. Accidents like this are never easy for anyone involved, and we continue to pray and console everyone who has been touched by these wonderful people. The outpouring of love and support from colleagues and athletic departments from around the country is nothing short of amazing. We continue to ask for everyone's thoughts and prayers during this time of need."

The approximate scene of the accident: 

 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are quite common. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. The families of the victimis should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the driver of the 18-wheeler if he or she is found to be negligent. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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Father Injured and Baby Killed By Pickup Truck in Arlington, Texas Car Crash

Last Thursday morning on May 29th, Daniel Bingenheimer and his 7-month-old son were waiting to cross a busy intersection in Arlington, Texas when a pickup truck hurtled towards them, crushing and killing the young baby, identified as David "Patrick Rebel" Bingenheimer. The driver of the pickup truck, Phat Cao, was attempting to make a left turn at the intersection when he ran into a white sedan and then jumped the curb, hitting Bingenheimer's young son in his stroller. 

Although there are no red-light cameras at this busy intersection, Star-Telegram reports that police are looking into the cellphone records of both of the drivers involved to shed some light on how this tragic accident occurred. A spokeswoman for Arlington police states that traffic engineers, working alongside investigators, are also examining whether the truck driver or the sedan driver had the green light. Our thoughts go out to the Bingenheimer family at this time. 

The stroller at the scene of the accident. Image courtesy of NY Daily News 

The busy intersection where the accident occurred: 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are quite common and many times, innocent pedestrians are injured or killed by careless drivers. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and families who suffer from motor vehicle accidents. Daniel Bingenheimer and his family should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the responsible party once it is established. A successful civil claim would enable the victims and the victims’ families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.


About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

 

Driver Daniel J. Calhoon Participates in 'Fainting' Game, Injures Several

A seemingly innocent 'fainting' game almost turned fatal this past Sunday in Manning, Portland. 19-year-old Daniel J. Calhoon was driving through the 772-foot-long Dennis L. Edwards tunnel when he decided to participate in the superstitious game in which passengers (not drivers) hold their breath for the length of a tunnel. Calhoon passed out after holding his breath and crashed into an oncoming Ford Explorer that held two passengers, 67-year-old Thomas Hatch Jr and 61-year-old Candace Hatch. Another pickup truck also hit Calhoon and his passenger when it was unable to stop. Four people total were inured with one seriously injured, who was transported to a nearby hospital. After a short investigation where Calhoon was found to have participated in this thoughtless and careless game, he was charged with reckless driving, 3 counts of recklessly endangering another person and assault in the fourth degree. 

Image courtesy of Flash Alert 

Scene of the accident: 

 

Legal Commentary
In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and families who suffer from motor vehicle accidents. This driver and his family should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the responsible party. The victim and his family do not want to be burned by unexpected costly medical expenses or suffer from a loss of income. A successful civil claim will enable the victim and his family to cover any costs, or expenses. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.


About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Trucking Accidents Are Becoming More Frequent

More often you are hearing about semi’s turning over and spilling the contents of their trailers all over the road. In many cases these accidents injure other drivers on the road and sometimes cause fatalities.

In April, a semi carrying 90 head of cattle turned over on U.S. Route 287 near downtown Fort Worth. Police believe the driver took the corner too fast and lost control. This is becoming very common. After doing an internet search of “cattle truck turned over” there were 10 different leads on the first page.   In the past 24 hours in Seattle a semi truck carrying gravel and rocks turned over and burst into flames, and in N. Jackson, OH a semi-tractor trailer turned over causing traffic to be diverted for hours.

In studies done in which a large truck rolled over, the analysis showed that more than half of them resulted from failing to adjust speed to curves in the road, the load being carried, condition of the brakes, road surface, and intersection conditions. A second major crash contributor involved attention: simply being inattentive, dozing or falling asleep, and distraction, all leading to situations where a sudden direction change resulted in a rollover. The third large crash contributor involved steering: over-steering to the point of rolling over, not steering enough to stay in lane, and overcorrecting to the point of having to counter-steer to remain on the road. Finally, loads are a frequent problem when drivers fail to take account of their weight, height or security, or when loading takes place before they are assigned.

Legal Commentary

In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and families who suffer from motor vehicle accidents. The victims and their families should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the responsible party. The victims and their families do not want to be burned by unexpected costly medical expenses or suffer from a loss of income. A successful civil claim will enable the victims and their families to cover any costs, or expenses. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author 

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by mn@fnlawfirm.comor by calling 1.866.705.7584.

SUV HITS TRUCK KILLING ONE AND INJURING TWO OTHERS

Friday, May 2, 2014 in Mesquite one person was killed and two others injured when a SUV driver lost control on Interstate 30 and Gus Thomasson Road. The accident occurred around 4:30 a.m. According to the Mesquite police, the SUV lost control and hit a truck killing one person and injuring two others, the SUV driver was not seriously hurt. As a result of this accident all lanes of eastbound I-30 were closed for several hours.

A study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed “SUV’s are significantly more aggressive against vulnerable road users.” You can read more about this study by clicking here.

Legal Commentary

In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and families who suffer from motor vehicle accidents. The victims and their families should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the responsible party. The victims and their families do not want to be burned by unexpected costly medical expenses or suffer from a loss of income. A successful civil claim will enable the victims and their families to cover any costs, or expenses. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Object Goes Through Windshield Critically Injuring Driver

Object Goes Through Windshield Critically Injuring Driver

On April 11, 2014, a Fort Worth SUV driver travelling on Interstate 35W north of Interstate 30 was critically injured when an unidentified object crashed through the front windshield. The SUV driver lost control and according to police hit another vehicle. The driver of the vehicle hit by the unknown object was hospitalized in critical condition.

In some cases, the object or objects that caused the accident may have come from road conditions or other vehicles on the road. Even though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that the number of fatalities along America’s roads has declined accidents are still happening every day.

Legal Commentary

In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and families who suffer from motor vehicle accidents. This driver and his family should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the responsible party. The victim and his family do not want to be burned by unexpected costly medical expenses or suffer from a loss of income. A successful civil claim will enable the victim and his family to cover any costs, or expenses. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by mn@fnlawfirm.comor by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Mike Jensen Seriously Injured in Semi Rollover Accident

On Tuesday March 25th at approximately 5 a.m. a semi-truck accident resulted in the hospitalization of one of the drivers, Mike Jensen, age 68. The accident occurred on Interstate 35 at U.S. Route 380. The semi-rolled over and ended up blocking the highway after the driver of the semi swerved to avoid another semi that had been crossing both lanes of traffic. The driver Mike Jensen of Fort Worth was hospitalized at Denton Regional Medical Center to treat his serious injuries.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are quite common. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. The victim Mike Jensen and his family should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the responsible party. A successful civil claim would enable the victims and the victims’ families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Elderly Man Conrad Michael Kay Hit and Killed on His Bicycle by 1999 Nissan Maxima

On Monday March 17th a 76-year-old man Conrad Michael Kay was riding a bicycle heading south on South Bowen Road at West Bardin Road when he was hid from behind by a 1999 Nissan Maxima. Mr. Kay was rushed to the hospital and died the next day from his injuries. Below is a map of the approximate location of the accident.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are quite common. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. The family of Mr. Kay should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the driver. A successful civil claim would enable the victim’s family to cover any needed medical and final expenses. Although no monetary amount could ever compensate for the life of Lewis Winston, a successful civil claim will enable the victim’s family to cover any medical and/or final expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work and for pain and suffering caused by the loss of this loved one. If you, a friend, or relative was affected by this incident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Toddler Injured From T-Bone Crash

On Sunday March 16th a young toddler was injured in a motor vehicle accident. The crash occurred at the intersection of Southwest 26th Avenue and Paramount Boulevard in Amarillo. The driver of a white Honda accord failed to stop at the light going southbound on Paramount. Because of the failure to stop the Honda crashed into a westbound black Nissan Altima, which carried the toddler in the back seat. The map above displays the approximate location of the accident. 

Legal Commentary
In this situation there arises a potential civil case. The victims and their families should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to file claims against the person at fault to help the families pay for costly medical expenses. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who are affected by motor vehicle accidents. A successful civil claim against the at-fault driver will enable the victim’s family to cover any medical expenses. If you or a loved one has been affected by this accident, or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Roland Guzman Crashes Truck into a Home Injuring a 7-Year Old

For most, when you lay down to sleep at night, you expect to get a full nights sleep. For 7-year old Josiah Garza and his family, this was not the case. On Thursday March 6th Josiah was injured from an out of control vehicle which crashed into his home in the middle of the night. The 23-year old Roland Guzman was driving when he lost control of this vehicle, jumped the curb and crashed into a truck which was parked in the driveway. The crash then pushed the truck into the home which held 7-year old Josiah Garza, causing several injuries to the young boy. The accident occurred on Hemphill Street at Chesterhill Street in San Antonio just after midnight on Thursday morning. Above is a map of the approximate location of the crash. 

Legal Commentary
In this situation there arises a potential civil case. Family of the 7-year old should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to file claims against the person at fault to help the families pay for costly medical expenses. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who are affected by motor vehicle accidents. A successful civil claim against the at-fault driver will enable the victim’s family to cover any medical expenses. If you or a loved one has been affected by this accident, or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Man Killed on I-30 Near Dolphin Road

On Monday February 23rd a man was killed in an accident on Interstate 30 on the east side of Dallas around 1:40 am. The accident occurred just west of the Dolphin Road exit. A man driving a blue Honda Civic struck a retaining wall, got out of his vehicle and began walking westbound when he was then hit by two other vehicles. The victim died at the scene.

Legal Commentary
In this situation there is a potential civil case. The unexpected death of this man will most likely follow with pain and suffering of the victim’s family, possible lost wages of family members, and costly funeral expenses. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who are affected by motor vehicle accidents. The family of this victim should consult with an attorney to file claims against the driver at-fault. Although no monetary amount can compensate for a lost loved one, a successful civil claim against the at-fault driver will enable the victim’s family to cover any medical or final expenses, leaving them more time to focus on the grieving process during this trying time. If you or a loved one has been affected by this accident, or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Two Killed and One Injured in a Motorcycle Crash in Willacy County

Two were killed in a crash that occurred in Willacy County on Friday, January 17th 2014. Davis John, age 60, and Gilles Girard, age 69, were riding in a group of motorcyclists from Canada. They were driving along Farm-to-Market Road 490 just east of Farm-to-Market Road 1015. The wife of Davis John was also hit and was reported to be in intensive care. It was said that a Cadillac Escalade crossed into oncoming traffic and hit their group of motorcyclists. 

Legal Commentary
In this situation there arises a potential civil case. The families of the victims should consult with an experienced personal injury and/or wrongful death attorney to file claims against the person at fault to help the families pay for costly medical and funeral expenses. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who are affected by motor vehicle accidents. Although no monetary amount can compensate for a lost loved one, a successful civil claim against the at-fault driver will enable the victim’s family to cover any medical or final expenses, leaving them more time to focus on the grieving process during this trying time. If you or a loved one has been affected by this accident, or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as aSuper Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Semi Truck Crash Injures Six

On Monday January 20th there was a devastating accident involving two semi trucks on Texas State Route 146 near Deke Slayton Highway in Kemah-KHOU. The accident occurred around 8:09 AM when the two semis crashed into 3 other passenger vehicles. From this accident 6 people were hospitalized and at least one person was left in critical condition.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are quite common. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. The victims and their families should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the driver. A successful civil claim would enable the victims and the victims’ families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Six Special Education Students Taken to Hospital from a Humble ISD Bus Accident

On Tuesday January 14th a Humble Independent School District bus was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The bus was driving on Farm-to-Market Road 1960 near West Lake Houston Parkway. The bus was driving around 7:45 am with six special education children. All six students were taken to Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital as a precaution; one student hit his head during the collision. Below is a map of the approximate location of the accident.


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Legal Commentary

Although motor vehicle accidents are common they seem to be even more tragic when they involve innocent children.  In this scenario a potential civil case could benefit those families whose children were injured in the accident. Although officials are still investigating the specifics of the accident to determine who is at fault, the victims’ families could file a civil claim against the responsible party. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families involved in motor vehicle accidents. The families of these children should consider consulting with an experienced attorney to file a personal injury claim. A successful claim will ensure that the injured children will receive support for the unexpected medical expenses they incurred and for the pain and suffering from their injuries. It will enable the families of the victims to pay off these costly medical bills without being burdened by out-of-pocket expenses.

Further questions can be directed to Fears | Nachawati Law Firm  by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, workplace accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accidents through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with automobile accidents and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Retired Police Officer Larry Moody Hit By Large Truck

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Larry Moody, a retired police officer, was involved in a motor vehicle accident yesterday morning on January 13, 2014. Moody was driving on Farm-to-Market Road 1960 in Atascocita in northeast Harris County when he was struck by a large tractor-trailer that was hauling heavy equipment. These photos (courtesy of Air 11, retrieved from khou.com) show the result of the accident. Firefighters had to cut off the roof of Moody’s Mercury to extract him from the vehicle. He appeared to be responsive and was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital by Life Flight.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are very common. In this situation, there arises a potential civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are victim to motor vehicle accidents. Larry Moody and his family should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the responsible party. A successful civil claim would enable the victims and the victims’ families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents , wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Construction Worker Lewis Winston Killed on Interstate-37

On Wednesday December 18th around 5:00 am a 36-year-old construction worker, Lewis Winston III was hit by a car and killed while he was working in a construction zone along the Highway. He was working in San Antonio on the southbound lanes of Interstate 37 near Loop 410 collecting signs in the construction zone. He was hit by 23-year-old Isaac Nathaniel Diaz who was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. He told police that a Toyota Camry shifted lanes in front of him, suddenly cutting him off. Diaz attempted to steer to the shoulder to avoid the wreck but lost control of his vehicle, hit Lewis Winston then slammed into the retaining wall. Winston died a short time later at the scene. Below is a map of the approximate location of the accident:

 


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13-Year Old Girl Run Over By Eustace Christmas Parade Float

At first everything was happy and well at the Eustace Christmas Parade on Saturday December 14th until just after 6 pm when a young girl was sent to the hospital with multiple injuries. In the town square area, one of the pick-up trucks—which was towing a trailer float—turned right onto Front Street from Farm-to-Market Road 316. A 13-year old girl was in the road and got caught between the back of the truck and the trailer. She fell down and was then run over by the back tires of the trailer. This reportedly caused a broken pelvis, some fractured ribs, and lung contusions. Luckily there was a nurse on the float and the EMS personnel and First Responders from the Fire Department were nearby. They were able to get the young girl quickly into the air and lifted to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, motor vehicles are the cause of thousands of accidents each year, and all of them are unexpected. Luckily the young girl had medical personnel quickly at her side and she is now expected to recover from her injuries. However, that young girls family is now burdened with costly medical bills for her treatment. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by motor vehicle accidents. The young girl’s family should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the responsible party. A successful civil claim would enable the families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work to take care of the child or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries she received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Bicycle Rider Kristina Bacon Hit by 16 Year Old Girl in Bastrop

Many would enjoy peaceful time riding a bike. As peaceful as many bike rides may be, a relaxing ride can quickly turn into a dangerous one when riding near motor vehicles. On Tuesday December 17th 45 year old Kristina Bacon was riding a bicycle when she was hit by a 16 year old girl who was driving in a Chevrolet Aveo. The Bastrop Police Department reported that the young girl was driving westbound around 4 pm. They believe the sun may have been in the driver’s eyes as she was making the left turn on Charles Blvd in Bastrop TX. Ms. Bacon was subsequently taken to University Medical Center at Brackenridge to treat her non-life threatening injuries. Below is a map of the approximate location of the accident. 


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Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are quite common. Luckily Ms. Bacon did not receive any life threatening injuries. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. Kristina and her family should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the driver. A successful civil claim would enable the victims and the victims’ families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Pedestrian Max Mitchell Killed by a Garbage Truck

Every week garbage trucks visit our neighborhoods. Their trash routes are very routine and normally uneventful, except for the occasional dropped trash bin. However routine a garbage man’s route is, accidents can always occur. Many were shocked and saddened by the sudden and accidental death of one of Coleman’s own residents. Max D. Mitchell was killed by a garbage truck on Thursday December 12, 2013. The accident occurred on U.S. Route 80 near Bandera Park Drive (below is a map of the approximate location of the accident). Around 10:40 AM that morning the driver, accidentally backed over the pedestrian Max Mitchell—he was declared dead at the scene.


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Mr. Stevens Killed in a Head-On Collision with Desiree Perez and 5 Year Old Son


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As you get into a car, for some this may be everyday, you usually do not expect to end up in an accident. In fact, many get into such a routine that the trip to work or daily errands become automatic, and may even feel they are running on autopilot, some not even recalling most of the drive once they reach their destination.  Unfortunately for some this routine is disrupted by the unexpected.  Car accidents are common but always unanticipated, especially when driving through a countryside with few cars in the surrounding area. Ms. Desiree Perez was driving a Chrysler with her 5-year-old son along Route 141 just west of Kingsville TX. As she attempted to pass another car she hit the oncoming traffic head-on. The oncoming vehicle, a Honda Civic, was driven by Zack Stevens, age 57 and a resident of Corpus Christi. Mr. Stevens died at the scene and Ms. Perez and her son were sent to the hospital with serious injuries. Above is an approximate location of the crash. 

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Police Officer Hit by Passing Vehicle While at the Scene of Traffic Accident

On Thursday December 12, 2013 a police office in Tyler was hit by a passing vehicle at the scene of another minor traffic accident. The second officer had just arrived at the scene of the accident when he was clipped by a passing car. The officer suffered injuries from the hit. The accident occurred on Broadway Avenue just north of rice road. Below is a map of the approximate location of the accident.


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Collision of Athens Independent School District buses

On December 11, 2013 two school buses from the Athens Independent School District (AISD) collided after school on Wednesday. Both buses were filled with unsuspecting students who were taken to the emergency room to be evaluated after the accident. Unfortunately the driver of one of the buses needed to be transported to East Texas Medical Center because of injuries.

Legal Commentary
Automobile accidents are very common and extremely unfortunate for those involved. However they seem to be even more tragic when they involve innocent children--especially two entire buses full. In this scenario a potential civil case could benefit those families with children who may have received injuries from the accident. Although it is not yet known who was at fault in this accident, the victims’ families could file a civil claim against the school district. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families involved in motor vehicle accidents. The families of these children and the drivers should consider consulting with an experienced attorney to file a personal injury claim against either the school district or the person at fault. A successful civil claim will ensure the injured children and/or driver(s) will receive support for the unexpected medical expenses they incurred and for the pain and suffering from their injuries. It will enable the families of the victims to pay off these costly medical bills without being burdened by out-of-pocket expenses. For more questions or a free consultation please contact the experienced Personal Injury attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, workplace accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accidents through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with automobile accidents and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Elizabeth Macey killed by Derrick Paul Jackson in a drunk driving accident on Thursday November 28, 2013 on Oakland Boulevard near Pyron Avenue in Fort Worth

Elizabeth Macey, age 56, was killed on Thanksgiving night around 7 p.m. in a drunk driving accident. A 1999 Buick, driven by Derrick Paul Jackson, age 20, hit Ms. Macey in her 1999 Nissan Sentra as he was driving northbound on Oakland Boulevard near Pyron Avenue just East of Forth Worth. He crossed the center line and hit her head-on. Ms. Macey was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital but sadly died from her injuries. Following the incident Mr. Jackson was arrested and also charged with intoxication manslaughter. Below is a map of the approximate location of the accident:

 


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Two Workers Thrown From a Truck Were Injured at a Triple B Services Construction Site at 1400 Main Street Just Off Highway 35


On Saturday, November 16, 2013, a 911 call was made around 2:35 p.m. reporting an accident involving construction workers. Two workers from Triple B Services were injured as they were thrown from the back of a pick-up truck at a construction site near State Highway 35 and Main Street. The two workers were sitting in the back of the moving pick-up truck when the driver was distracted by a near backhoe working at the scene. This distraction caused the driver to plow into a nearby dirt mound. Because of the speed at which the truck was driving, it was thrown into the air. When police arrived they find both workers lying on the ground at the scene. Soon after EMS arrived and both injured workers were taken to the hospital, one went to Memorial Hermann Southeast, and the other was taken to Memorial Hermann Downtown. Fortunately both workers were eventually released 48-72 hours from the incident and both returned to work. Below is a map displaying the approximate location of the accident: 

 


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Legal Commentary

Unfortunately, workplace fatalities and injuries happen all too often, especially when it involves the use of motor vehicles. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of workplace, and motor vehicle accident tragedies. These two workers and their families should most definitely consult with an attorney to file a suit against either the driver, or the construction company who employed the driver. A successful civil claim against the driver of the vehicle or the construction company will enable the victims and the victims’ families to cover all of the medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover the time lost from work and any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

About the Author

 Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in workplace accidents, automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Eddie Ween Fambles from Dallas Injured in a Car Accident Caused by Debra Kay Tackett Near Thackerville on Merle Wolfe Road at Lucky Seven Road on Tuesday November 12, 2013

 

 On Tuesday night on Merle Wolfe Road near Thackerville, Eddie Ween Fambles was driving in a 2000 Volkswagen heading north when she was hit by a 1993 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Debra Kay Tackett from Gatesville. Ms. Tackett was driving the SUV and failed to stop at the stop sign. Ms. Tackett and her two passengers, Jerrod Wyatt, age 17, and Christopher Mallett Wyatt, age 40, were not injured. However, Ms. Fambles had to be airlifted to Plano Medical Center due to the serious injuries she obtained from the accident. Below is a map of the approximate location of where the accident occurred:

 


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Driver error, such as failing to stop at a stop light, is quite common. These driver errors are the primary cause of 90% of major traffic accidents. While it is unfortunate that these errors end in collisions and injured persons, they do happen often. In this situation there is a potential civil case. Ms. Fambles, because of the major injures she obtained from the accident, will have many medical bills to follow. She will most likely have to spend much of her time in a hospital with continuing treatment. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who are the victims of motor vehicle accidents. These victims and their families should consult with an attorney to file personal injury claims against the driver at-fault. A successful civil claim against the at-fault driver will enable the victim and/or the victim’s family to cover all of their medical expenses; enabling them to focus on the recovery process instead of stressing over costly medical bills. It may also help cover the cost of the pain and suffering caused by the injuries from the accident. 

Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

 About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

School Bus Accident Injuring 5 Students in Fort Worth on Interstate 35W Near 28th Street

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, in Fort Worth, five students were injured in an accident involving a school bus. This accident occurred on Interstate 35W just near 28th Street. A Lewisville school bus was rear ended while driving southbound on the highway around 10:30 a.m. The Fort Worth Police Department reported that the bus was rear ended by a charter bus. Although there were no passengers in the charter bus that morning, the school bus was carrying 38 students. The 5 injured students were taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center to treat their minor injuries.  If you or a family member were involved in this accident and would like to seek legal representation, legal information about this accident can be emailed to us here.

Legal Commentary

Automobile accidents are quite common and very unfortunate for those involved, however they seem to be even more tragic when they involve innocent children--especially an entire bus full.  In this scenario a potential civil case could benefit those families with children injured in the accident by either the fault of the bus driver, or the charter bus driver. Although officials are still investigating the specifics of the accident to determine who is at fault, the victims’ families could file a civil claim against the charter bus company or the school district. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families involved in motor vehicle accidents. The families of these children should consider consulting with an experienced attorney to file a personal injury claim against either the school district, or the company for which the charter bus driver is employed by—depending on which party is found responsible. A successful civil claim will ensure that the injured children will receive support for the unexpected medical expenses they incurred and for the pain and suffering from their injuries. It will enable the families of the victims to pay off these costly medical bills without being burdened by out-of-pocket expenses.


Further questions can be directed to Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, workplace accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accidents through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with automobile accidents and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Bernardino Pereanez arrested after Brownsville Hit-and-Run Injures a Mother and Two Children

Bernardino Pereanez, 29, was arrested on Monday, October 28, 2013 after leaving the scene of an accident he was responsible for. The accident occurred at 4:00 p.m. Monday, when Pereanez ran hit another vehicle and caused said vehicle to crash into a light pole, according to the Brownsville Police Department. The woman and her two children in the vehicle Pereanez hit suffered minor injuries; however, names of the victims have yet to be released. Legal information about this wreck can be emailed here.


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While tragic, hit-and-run accidents occur quite frequently. In these situations, two corresponding legal matters arise: a possible criminal case and a possible civil case. Report indicate that Mr. Pereanez is already in custody. Criminal charges will likely be brought against Mr. Pereanez once the case is turned over to the district attorney.
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of hit-and-run accidents, as well as all other forms of automobile accidents. These victims should most certainly consult with an attorney to file personal injury claims against Mr. Pereanez. A successful civil claim that is pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will generously compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages from time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584

 

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, personal injury accidents, wrongful death lawsuits, work place accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous automobile accident and personal injury cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with automobile accidents and personal injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

One Person in Critical Condition; Two Others Injured in Austin Crash on Texas 360 at Westlake

Three people were injured Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. in a collision on Texas 360 at Westlake in Austin. The accident occurred when a driver rear-ended another vehicle carrying four passengers. Three of the four passengers were injured; with one of the victims going into cardiac arrest. According to the Austin Police Department, the passenger who went into cardiac arrest was initially pronounced dead, but was later revived. All three injured passengers were transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge for treatment of their injuries. Currently, no names have been disclosed in reference to the parties involved. Legal information about this crash can be emailed here.


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Legal Commentary

While unfortunate, car accidents occur very frequently. In this situation, there is a primary legal matter that arises – a potential civil case. Reports indicate that the driver responsible for this major accident has been identified; in spite of names remaining undisclosed.

From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of motor vehicle accidents. These victims and their families should most certainly consult with an attorney to file personal injury claims against the driver at-fault. A successful civil claim against this company will enable the victims’ families to cover all of their medical expenses; enabling them to focus on the recovery process instead of stressing over costly medical bills.

Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Rick Sauvageau Injured by Sherman Clark on Lake Forest Drive in Conroe in Bicycle Accident

Rick Sauvageau sustained a broken wrist and injured shoulder when an elderly man ran into the group of bicyclists he was riding with. Sherman Clark, 74, was driving a Chevrolet pickup on Lake Forest Drive when he approached a group of 10 cyclists who were riding single-file. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sherman slowed down near the riders and yelled at them to get off of the road. Sherman then proceeded to pull in front of them, and abruptly slammed on his brakes, causing Rick Sauvageau to hit the back of Sherman’s vehicle. Sherman argued briefly with several other riders, before leaving the scene of the accident and running over another bicycle. Currently, Mr. Sauvageao is the only cyclist with reported injuries. Legal information about this crash can be emailed to us here.


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In this particular accident, two corresponding legal matters arise: a possible civil case and a possible criminal case. Criminal charges will likely be brought against Sherman Clark once the case is turned over to the district attorney
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who are the victims of car accidents and bicycle accidents. Mr. Sauvageau should most certainly consult with an attorney to file a personal injury claim against Mr. Clark. Pursuing a civil claim against Mr. Clark for the intentional injuries and damages he caused Mr. Sauvageau will give him the compensation needed to cover medical bill expenses for his injuries; so that he is not burdened to pay out-of-pocket.
Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims in Conroe and throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous personal injury cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.
 

Driver Killed While Observing Wreck in Houston on I-60 at Ashland

A driver was killed Sunday, October 20, 2013 at approximately 3:25 a.m. in Houston on Interstate 610 at Ashland Street, according to police. The initial accident occurred when a Toyota Camry and a Chevrolet sedan collided, according to the Houston Police Department. Subsequently, when the driver of the Camry got out to survey the scene, he was struck and killed by a third car. No other injuries were reported, and names of the parties involved have yet to be released. Legal information regarding this crash can be emailed here.


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Legal Commentary

While tragic, fatal car accidents happen quite often. In this particular situation, the family of the deceased victim could potentially pursue a wrongful death civil claim against the driver responsible for their family member’s death.
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented our firm has represented numerous families who have been directly affected by fatal automobile accidents. The family of the deceased victim should most certainly consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver who caused this accident. While no amount of compensation will revive the victim, a civil claim settlement will provide the victim’s family with the financial support needed to cover medical and final expenses; enabling them to focus on grieving the loss of their family member, and not the financial burden that typically accompanies the unexpected death of a loved one.
Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by dialing 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 wrongful death lawsuits, automobile accidents, workplace accidents, and product liability claims in Houston and throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous wrongful death cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

School Bus Involved in Wreck with Semi-Truck on I-35 Service Road Near Troy Injures 9 Middle School Students Athletes; 2 Coaches

Nine middle school football players and two coaches were injured last week when the school bus they were riding in was involved in a collision with a semi truck on the I-35 service road near Troy. Officials stated that the accident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. when the bus was transporting the team and coaches home from an away game. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the injured victims were taken to Scott & White Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Legal information about this accident can be emailed to us here.


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Legal Commentary

Automobile accidents are always an unfortunate incident, but they are even more tragic when a school bus carrying numerous children is involved. In this scenario, a potential civil case could evolve for all those who were injured in one of two ways: either by fault of the semi truck driver, or by fault of the school bus driver. Officials are still investigating the accident to determine which driver is responsible, so it is yet to be determined if the victims could file a civil claim against the trucking company or the school district.
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families involved in motor vehicle accidents. The families of these children and the coaches should most certainly consult with an experienced attorney to file a personal injury against either the school district, or the company for which the semi truck driver is employed by; depending on which party is deemed responsible. A successful civil claim will ensure that the injured children and coaching staff involved in this accident receive support for the unexpected medical expenses they have incurred due to this accident. It will enable the families of the victims to pay off these costly medical bills without being burdened by out-of-pocket expenses.


Further questions can be directed to Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, workplace accidents, and product liability claims in the Waco/Temple/Killen area, and throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accidents through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with automobile accidents and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Caleb Tate, 20, Killed in Motorcycle Wreck on Southwest Parkway in College Station

Caleb Tate, a 20-year-old Texas A&M cadet and student, was killed on Wednesday, October 15, 2013 on Southwest Parkway when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car that pulled out in front of him unexpectedly. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., near the intersection of Southwest Parkway and South Texas Avenue. Mr. Tate was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and was taken to College Station Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The car driven by an 18-year-old and the driver’s 20-year-old passenger did not sustain life threatening injuries, and their names have not been released at present.
Legal information about this accident can be emailed to us here.

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Unfortunately, motorcycle and automobile collisions happen quite frequently; often as a result of a driver’s failure to yield correctly or see the motorcyclist. In this scenario, a potential civil case could evolve due to the negligence of the driver operating the car. Although Mr. Tate was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, liability still rests on the driver of the automobile for failing to exercise caution, and pulling out in front of the motorcyclist unexpectedly.

From a civil perspective, our firm has represented numerous families who have been directly affected by fatal motorcycle tragedies. The family of Mr. Tate should most certainly consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver who caused this accident. While no amount of compensation will revive Caleb Tate, a civil claim settlement will provide his family with the financial support needed to cover Mr. Tate’s medical and final expenses; enabling them to focus on grieving the loss of their family member, and not the financial burden that typically accompanies the unexpected death of a loved one.
Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by dialing 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 wrongful death lawsuits, workplace accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims in College Station and throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous wrongful death cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Loree Jackson of Graham and Michael Hood of Bridgeport Killed in Texas 114 Wreck Outside of Olney

Loree Jackson and Michael Hood were killed in a head-on collision Wednesday, October 16, 2013, just after 6 a.m. on Texas Highway 114. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred when the pickup truck driven by Hood, 44, crossed the highway’s center line and struck the pickup driven by Jackson, 46, head-on. Both motorists were killed on impact, according to state police. Legal information about this crash can be emailed here.

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Legal Commentary

While tragic, head-on collisions happen quite frequently. In this situation, it would be in the best interest for the family of Ms. Jackson to pursue a civil claim against the family of Mr. Hood and his insurance company. Although no amount of compensation will bring Ms. Jackson back, a reward settlement will help her mourning loved ones by ensuring they do not have to pay out-of-pocket for medical expenses and final expenses. A civil claim will filed by an experienced wrongful death attorney will enable the family of the victim to concentrate on mourning their loss and finding closure by eliminating stress in regards to medical and funeral bills.

From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of wrongful death accidents. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling 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 wrongful death lawsuits, automobile accidents, personal injury accidents, work place accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous wrongful death and automobile accident cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with automobile accidents and personal injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

15-Car Crash Causes Closure on Westbound 183 in Irving, South of DFW International Airport

A 15-car crash on westbound 183 in Irving near DFW International Airport forced the highway to shut down for several hours Monday morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. on October 14, 2013. No fatalities have been reported; however two individuals were transported to an area hospital, while 10 others were treated at the scene. Police speculate that the driver who caused the wreck was likely driving too fast in the rainy weather. At present, names of the victims and the driver who is at fault for the accident have yet to be released. Legal information regarding this accident can be emailed to us.


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Legal Commentary

While an accident like this can cause a lot of injuries, damages, and inconvenience, it is very fortunate that there have been no fatalities as a result of this massive car wreck. In this scenario, the primary legal matter that is evident is a potential civil case. Reports indicate that police have identified the party responsible for this chaotic crash; therefore enabling all victims involved in this accident to pursue legal action for the injuries they sustained, and the medical expenses that will accompany these injuries. Filing a civil claim against the responsible party will ensure that the burden to pay for unexpected medical bills does not fall on the victims who were not at-fault for this accident.
Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, personal injury accidents, wrongful death lawsuits, work place accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous automobile accident cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with automobile accidents and personal injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Two Women injured in Corpus Christi Collision on Laguna Shores Road

Two women were injured on Laguna Shores Road in Corpus Christi Tuesday, October 8, 2013 when a white Toyota 4Runner veered across the roadway and stuck a black Mercedes Benz; causing both vehicles to catch fire, according to the Corpus Christi Police Department. Both female drivers were injured with speculated broken legs; however, names of the drivers involved have yet to be released and a cause for the accident is still under investigation. Legal information regarding this accident can be emailed here.

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Once it is determined which driver was at fault for this incident, it is imperative that the proclaimed victim consult with an attorney to put in place a plan of legal action, by filing a civil claim against the responsible party.
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who are victims involved in automobile accidents. It is important to seek legal representation in situations like the one mentioned above; to ensure that the victim is not burdened with costly medical expenses, and is properly compensated for their pain, suffering, and time missed from work.
Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, work place accidents, and product liability cases throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous automobile accidents through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements for his clients. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Majed Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Justin Kaufman, 24, Killed on Bicycle by Motorist at 11500 Block of Lake June Road in Balch Springs

Justin Kaufman was killed by a motorist while riding his bicycle on Saturday, October 5, 2013 in the 11500 block of Lake June Road in Balch Springs, shortly after 10:00 p.m.; according to police. The motorist was apprehended and arrested shortly after the incident; however investigators have yet to release the person’s name and have not specified the pending charge(s). Legal information about this accident can be emailed to us.


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It is unfortunate that this young man’s life was taken so quickly and unexpectedly. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents involving motorists happen all too often; usually as a result of recklessness or negligence on the part of the motorist. In accidents such as this one, two reciprocating legal matters arise: a potential criminal case and a potential civil case. Reports indicate that investigators are in the process of filing criminal charges against the motorist; they just haven’t made the details public knowledge at present.
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who have been victims of tragic motor vehicle accidents such as the one described above. The family of Mr. Kaufman should most certainly file a wrongful death claim against the driver deemed responsible for this fatal accident. While compensation will not bring this young man back to his loved ones, filing a civil claim will enable Kaufman’s family to handle all of his medical and final expenses, without being burdened with out-of-pockets payments. A civil claim will eliminate financial inconveniences, and will give this family the time needed to focus on grieving the loss of this young man.


Further questions regarding this matter can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.


About the Author

Majed Nachawati is preeminent wrongful death lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved wrongful death lawsuits, workplace accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous wrongful death cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Courts of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, and a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Halbert Fanning Jr., 90, Killed by Jonathan Miquel Scott in Hit-and-Run at 8th Street and Meadow in Odessa

Halbert Fanning Jr. was tragically killed in a hit-and-run incident on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the intersection of 8th Street and Meadow in Odessa, Texas. Preliminary reports indicate that Jonathan Miguel Scott, 21, was driving a Ford Crown Victoria when he struck Fanning. According to the Odessa Police Department, Scott left the scene of the accident and subsequently abandoned his car in a nearby parking lot. Fanning died at the scene, and Scott is still at large. Any information pertaining to Jonathan Miguel Scott’s whereabouts should be directed to the Odessa Police Department. Legal information about this crash can be emailed to us.

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While tragic, hit and run accidents occur quite frequently. In these situations, two corresponding legal matters arise---a possible civil case and a possible criminal case. Reports indicate that police are still trying to locate Mr. Scott. Criminal charges will likely be brought against Mr. Scott once the case is turned over to the district attorney.
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of a hit-and-run tragedy. The family of Mr. Fanning should most certainly consult with an attorney to file a wrongful death claim against Mr. Scott. While no amount of money awarded to the victim’s family will bring Mr. Fanning back, a successful civil claim will allow Fanning’s family to settle all of the victim’s medical and final expenses without being burdened with out-of-pocket costs. A civil claim will eliminate financial distress, and enable the family of the deceased victim to focus on the grieving process and coping with the loss of their loved one.
Further questions can be directed to Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

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Majed Nachawati is a preeminent wrongful death lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in wrongful death lawsuits, workplace accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous wrongful death cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of The American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584
 

Seven Injured in Wrong-Way Accident on Texas State Route 6 in Marlin on Monday, October 1, 2013

An accident on Texas State Route 6 in Marlin injured seven people Monday night when a pickup truck traveling northbound in the designated southbound lanes of the highway struck a Saturn, at approximately 9 p.m. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver and passengers in the pickup got out to help those in the Saturn when a Honda Odyssey van failed to stop and struck several individuals who were standing in the roadway. There were at least seven people injured; two were taken to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, while the remaining five were airlifted to several other area hospitals and treated for minor injuries. All victims were released from medical facilities on Tuesday. Currently, no names of the individuals involved in the accident have been disclosed. Below is a picture taken shortly after the accident occurred, courtesy of kwtx.com.

 

 


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These people are very fortunate that they only sustained minor injuries in this accident. The majority of car accidents that involve bystanders on a highway involve fatalities, or serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Nevertheless, it is still crucial that the victims seek legal counsel in this matter, to ensure they are adequately compensated for their pain, discomfort, and unpredictable medical expenses they incurred from this accident. Even if their injuries are not life-threatening, in the bigger picture, the initial accident would have probably never occurred had the driver of the pickup observed traffic signs and had not failed to drive on the correct side of the highway. Additionally, it is unlikely that the subsequent accident with the van would have occurred had the first accident been avoided. The victims could potentially file civil claims against both the driver of the pickup and the motorist in the van for their negligence that caused all of these injuries. If you have been directly involved in an accident that was beyond your control, the successful personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal guidance and representation necessary to effectively pursue a claim against the responsible party/parties. To set up a free consultation, click 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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

 

Hit-and-Run Victim Heather Gant Speaks Out About Accident from Hospital Bed

At approximately 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013, Heather Gant, 24, ran out of gas while driving eastbound on I-20 near the Seagoville Road exit. Gant got out of her car to try to push it to the nearest gas station; when a pickup truck struck Gant from behind and kept driving, without so much as slowing down. Minutes later another motorist approached the accident, and picked up Heather Gant and rushed her to the nearest hospital. Gant suffered severe internal damage to her intestines and bowels, as well as a broken pelvis, and underwent her second surgery Tuesday to repair her injuries. Ms. Gant and her family are eternally grateful to the Good Samaritan who rescued her and ultimately saved her life. Below is a clip that further elaborates on the accident, courtesy of wfaa.com:

 

 

 

 


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Although the driver who struck and nearly killed Gant is still at large, it is important that Ms. Gant and her family meet with an attorney to discuss their options and put a plan of action in course. Ms. Gant and her family are requesting that anyone who witnessed the accident speak to the Balch Springs police with any information that could lead to the arrest of the unidentified driver responsible for this accident. If found, the driver responsible for this accident could face charges for vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident, among others. The individual could also face a significant civil claim that would compensate Heather for the pain, suffering, and injuries she sustained due to this careless driver’s actions. Heather Gant is also hoping that the person who saved her will come forward so that she can meet this heroic individual and properly thank them. Once again, if you have any information regarding this accident, you are encouraged to contact the Balch Springs Police Department. If you or a loved one have been directly involved in an accident you were not at fault for, the successful personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can give you the legal guidance and representation needed to effectively pursue a claim against the responsible party. To set up a free consultation, click here, or dial our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

About the Attorney

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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Ramon Aguilar Kills 5 People in Collision on U.S. Route 385 Near Seagraves, TX

According to the Texas Department of Safety, a Dodge pickup driven by Ramon Aguilar rear-ended a GMC pickup carrying five passengers on Sunday, September 29, 2013. After the initial impact, the GMC went off of the road and rolled into a ditch; killing 26-year-old Luis Valenzuela, 35-year-old Isabel Garcia-De La Cerda, 39-year-old Romulo Molina, 31-year-old Juan Carlos Enriquez Mendoza, and 31-year-old David Dominguez-Juarez. The Dodge driven by Aguilar also rolled into the ditch and severely injured passenger Ramero Aguilar, who was airlifted to an area hospital. After the crash, Ramon Aguilar attempted to flee the scene on foot but was later caught by police and arrested. It is believed by officials that alcohol played a factor in the incident. Below is a map depicting the area where the accident occurred:

 


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While Ramon Aguilar will inevitably receive criminal charges for fleeing the scene of an accident, as well as possible multiple vehicular manslaughter charges and a potential DWI charge, it is important that the family members of the deceased victims pursue civil claims against Aguilar as well. Because of one man’s irresponsible and negligent driving, there are now five different families mourning the loss of their daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, and parents. The fact that Aguilar proceeded to flee the scene of the accident only adds insult to injury for the families now grieving the loss of their loved ones. While filing a civil claim will not bring back their lost family members, it would help cover the costs of final expenses and ensure that the vicitms’ families are not burdened with paying out-of-pocket for these sudden, unexpected bills. If you or a loved one have been directly affected by an accident like the one mentioned above, the successful wrongful death and personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal guidance and representation necessary to pursue a claim against the responsible party. To set up a free consultation, click here, or dial 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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Ingram Lucas Macha 24, of Toya, Killed in Wreck with Matthew Percifull, 31 on I-20 Near Penwell

According to state police, Ingram Lucas Macha was killed in a car accident on I-20 Tuesday, September 24, 2013 near Penwell, TX. Macha was traveling westbound on I-20 when the 2010 Chevrolet he was driving struck a 2008 Ford, driven by Matthew Percifull. Percifull was reportedly driving east in the westbound lanes of I-20 at the time of the accident. 24-year-old Macha died at the scene of the accident, while Percifull was transported to Medical Center Hospital, and is currently in critical condition. Below is a map indicating where the accident occurred:

 


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This is a prime example of how important it is to exercise extreme caution and observe all traffic signs when operating a motor vehicle on a highway where motorists are traveling at high speeds. Because Percifull failed to follow highway traffic signs, a young man is now deceased; while he himself is combating serious injuries in a hospital. Had Percifull paid better attention to directions, he could’ve turned around without causing any damage, or entered the highway in the right direction and prevented this accident completely. It is pertinent that Macha’s family consult with an attorney to file a civil claim against Percifull. In doing so, it would prevent Macha’s family from experiencing the financial burden that often accompanies the final expenses of a loved one; allowing them to focus on the grieving process that is to come. Furthermore, filing a civil claim would give Macha’s family a sense of justice for their deceased family member. If you or a loved one have been directly involved in an accident that was beyond your control, the successful personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal expertise and representation needed to effectively pursue a claim against the responsible party. To set up a free consultation, click here, or contact 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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Driver Injured After Being Crushed Between 2 Semis on I-35 at New Road in Waco

Waco Police believe that heavy rains played a factor in an accident that occurred on Friday, September the 13th on I-35 between two semis and a car. All three vehicles were driving southbound, when the lead semi and the car started slowing down. The other semi failed to decrease speed in time and struck the car ahead of it; pushing it into the lead semi. The driver in the car was the only person who suffered injuries, and was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries after emergency crews extracted the individual from the vehicle. At present, no names have been released for public access regarding this incident. Below is a map of the location where the wreck occurred:

 


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Although inclement weather may have been a factor in this accident, this wreck would have probably never occurred if the second semi and third vehicle that caused the accident would have exercised more caution due to the weather, and driven at a slower speed initially. It is important that the victim who was driving the car obtain an attorney. Doing so will ensure that his or her medical expenses, time off work, and pain and suffering are properly compensated, since this victim was not at fault and could not avoid the accident. If you have been directly affected by an accident that was beyond your control, the successful personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal expertise and representation needed to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. To set up a free consultation, click here, or dial 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Investigation Underway of Former Benbrook Officers Sgt. Chad Peabody and Detective Jason Montgomery; Involved in Hit-and-Run Incident with Jeff Panfil and 3 Additional Passengers

An investigation is currently being conducted by Fort Worth Police to further solidify evidence that former Benbrook Sgt. Chad Peabody and former Detective Jason Montgomery were responsible for the hit-and-run that occurred on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at approximately 2:14 a.m. Peabody and Montgomery were traveling in a red Dodge Pickup Truck when they allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of West Freeway and Ridgmar Blvd and slammed into another car carrying four passengers in it, including Jeff Panfil; the only victim whose name has been released at present. Off duty at the time of the incident, the officers proceeded to flee the scene of the accident and failed to render aid to the victims. Of the four victims inside the car, three were treated on the scene, and one was taken to the hospital. It has been alleged that the suspects called a third officer to arrange a “getaway car.” Investigators speculate that the two officers were drunk at the time of the accident, and continue to interview witnesses and are in search of any surveillance footage that might provide a video of the crash. Neither Peabody nor Montgomery have been arrested, but both resigned from their positions in the days following the wreck. Below is a video that further elaborates on the incident, courtesy of wfaa.com:

 

 

 

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It is never fortunate to learn of the occurrence of a severe motor vehicle accident, but finding out two officers are the prime suspects at the root of the investigation makes it even more unfortunate. Officers have a civic duty to protect and serve the public; these individuals are supposed to eliminate and prevent problems like this, not create them. It was very wise of Mr. Panfil to seek legal representation in this matter. By taking legal action, Panfil will hopefully receive the justice and compensation needed to fully recover from this traumatic event and move forward with his life. Hopefully the other three victims involved in the accident will also pursue civil claims to ensure that they are not burdened with out-of-pocket expenses for the medical treatment they received following the accident. If you or a family member have been directly involved in an accident, the successful personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal guidance and representation needed to effectively pursue a claim against the responsible party. To set up a free consultation, click here, or contact 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

 

Chelsey Hatfield and Tanner Allen Killed; Arian Martin and Cayden Richardson Injured in Wreck near Naples in Morris County, TX

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, two teenagers were killed and two others were hospitalized with severe injuries, after the pickup truck the four were traveling in on County Road 4304 crashed into a tree. The accident happened at around 10:50 p.m., and occurred when the driver, 19-year-old Tanner Allen, ran off the road for unknown reasons; according to state police. State police officers stated that no passengers were wearing seatbelts when the crash happened. Chelsey Hatfield, 18, and Tanner Allen, 19, both of Naples, were pronounced dead at the scene. Surviving victims Cayden Richardson, 19, and 16-year-old Arian Martin were taken to Titus Regional Medical Center for treatment. Below is a map depicting where the incident occurred:

 


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It is always tragic when an accident that could have been completely prevented, claims the lives of young individuals like the couple mentioned above. Although none of the victims practiced proper safety precautions by wearing their seatbelts, the victims could still have a potential claim. It is always smart to retain an attorney in instances like the accident described above; to ensure that the victims and their families are not burdened with the costly final expenses and/or medical expenses that accompany such a sever car wreck like this one. If you have been directly affected by an a car accident, the successful wrongful death and personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati can provide you and your family with the legal guidance and representation needed to effectively pursue a claim against the responsible party. For a free consultation, click 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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Sudie Jennings Injured in Hit-and-Run with Semi on I-35 Near Belton on Monday, September 9, 2013

Last Monday in the Belton area, Sudie Jennings and an unidentified passenger were injured when a semi-truck driver struck Jennings’ car multiple times; before continuing to drive away. As the of the semi(unidentified at present) approached 6th Avenue on I-35, the driver struck the 1998 Infiniti Q45 that Jennings and her passenger were riding in. The initial impact caused Jennings’ car to spin, and then strike the semi truck a second time before colliding into the guardrail. The truck driver failed to failed to stop and render aid to the victims, and continued northbound on I-35. Both Jennings and the other passenger sustained injuries from the accident, but details of their injuries have not been released. Below is a map of the area where the hit-and-run occurred:

 


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It is very unfortunate, and astonishing to believe that a driver operating such a large truck could be so careless as to leave an accident such as this one; uncertain of the injuries and damages the driver caused the victims. In this scenario, it is vital to report any and all information that the victims have of the semi truck who hit them. In addition to the misdemeanor charges the truck driver will face if caught, the victims should also pursue civil claims against the individual to cover the cost of damages to their vehicle, and to cover their medical bills, so that they are not burdened with out-of pockets expenses for an accident that they were not at fault for. If you have been directly involved in an accident that was beyond your control, the experienced attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati law firm can provide you with the guidance and legal representation necessary to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. For a free consultation, click 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

17 People Injured in School Bus Crash in Lorena, TX on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A wreck involving a large truck transporting boulders and a school bus injured 15 students and 2 adults Tuesday, according the Lorena Police Dpt. The truck veered into oncoming traffic on the Interstate 35 Service road; hitting the school bus head-on. Investigators are speculating that the driver of the truck drifted into oncoming traffic as a result of suffering a medical event. The bus driver had to be extracted from the school bus, and the teacher’s aide was thrown from the vehicle; however none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. Below is a map which indicates where the collision occurred:

 


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Although it is not believed that the driver responsible for the wreck caused it intentionally, it would still be wise for the victims and the victims’ legal guardians to consult with a personal injury attorney. By enabling an attorney who is familiar with filing civil claims related to motor vehicle accidents, the victims will most likely receive higher compensation to cover medical expenses than what they would receive from the insurance companies alone. If you have been directly affected by an automobile accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you and your family with the legal guidance and representation needed to successfully file a claim against the responsible party. For a free consultation, click 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Deanna Daniel, 70, of Crowley, Killed in Alleged DWI Wreck in Tarrant County on Sunday, September 15, 2013

A car accident caused by an alleged drunk on Sunday at around 10:00 p.m. killed 70-year-old Deanna Daniel and injured her husband and three minors riding in the Daniel’s vehicle. The accident took place on Farm-to-Market Road 1187, when an unidentified 27-year-old male in a pickup truck traveling westbound on the road rear-ended the Daniel’s car. According to the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Deanna and her husband, 72, were both ejected from the vehicle upon impact. The victims were transported to a nearby hospital where Deanna Daniels was pronounced dead, and the victims were treated for various injuries. However; conditions on the four remaining survivors have not been released to the public at present. The driver of the pickup truck was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, and booked in a Tarrant County jail on charges of intoxication assault. Below is a map of the area where the accident occurred:

 

 


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In addition to the criminal charges the suspect will face if found guilty of driving while intoxicated, the victims and their families should also pursue further legal representation by filing a civil claim. Filing a civil claim against the driver who caused this accident can provide monetary support to cover the victims’ costly medical expenses accompanied with their emergency treatments, as well as Mrs. Daniel’s final expenses. While criminal charges will punish the suspect if found guilty, a civil claim would help give the victims further justice for their lost loved one, and ensure that they are properly compensated for the pain and suffering they endured in this traumatic event. While no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, filing a civil claim can provide additional justice for the family, and offer peace of mind knowing that the financial burdens of an accident are taken care of. If you have been directly involved in an accident like the one mentioned above, the experienced wrongful death and personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the guidance and legal representation necessary to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. For a free consultation, click here, or contact our office at 1.866.705.7584.


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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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Unidentified Pedestrian, 22, Injured in Alleged Acohol-Related Hit-and-Run Accident in Corinth on Monday, September 16, 2013

An accident near the intersection of Robinson Road and Oakmont Drive in Corinth injured a 22-year-old on Monday, according to police. The accident occurred when the 22-year-old was hit by a 49-year-old resident of Dallas who failed to stop at a stop sign, and failed to render aid after hitting the victim, and was allegedly driving while intoxicated at the time of the incident. The victim was hospitalized in Denton with minor injuries. At present, names of the individuals involved in this accident have not been released to the public. Below is a map of the area where the accident occurred:



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Legal Commentary

Although it is unfortunate that the pedestrian was struck by a motorist who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, the pedestrian is very lucky to be alive, with only minor injuries after the fact. We’ve handled many claims where this is not usually the case. In addition to the criminal charges the motorist could face, it is also important that the victim pursue a civil claim against the driver, so that he or she is adequately compensated for the pain, suffering, and trauma experienced as a result of this accident; and to also ensure that the victim is not burdened with the medical expenses for treatment of the injuries they sustained in this accident. If you have been directly involved in a hit-and-run accident, or any other accident that you were not at-fault for, the successful personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal guidance and representation needed to successfully file a claim against the responsible party. To schedule a free consultation, click here, or contact 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Limousine Involved in Rollover Injures Four People in Dallas on Monday, September 9, 2013

A limo was involved in a rollover accident on Monday in Dallas; which injured four people, according to the Dallas Police Department. The incident occurred on the service road of Stemmons Freeway, near Oak Lawn Avenue. Police stated that the limo was traveling northbound when it was struck by a BMW that was driving on Oak Lawn; causing the limousine to roll upside-down. All four passengers inside the limo were hospitalized, but names and conditions of the passengers have yet to be released. Below is a map that illustrates the location in which the accident occurred:


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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, Dallas County was the second deadliest county in the State of Texas in 2012 for automobile accidents. A total of 189 accidents killed 208 people, out of the over all 36,459 accident that occurred last year.

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In an incident such as this one, it is imperative that these victims discuss their accident with an attorney, for numerous reasons. For starters, each person injured was a passenger; unable to control the vehicle they were traveling in. Depending on the results of the police report, an argument could be made that the driver of the limousine failed to practice precautionary driving measures and/or the driver of the BMW failed to yield to the right-of-way. Regardless of which driver was at fault, these victims, as passengers, would very likely have a pursuable claim in this accident; either against the driver operating the other vehicle, or the limousine company against their own driver. It would be wise for these individuals to consult with an attorney to ensure that they are properly compensated for their injuries, medical expenses, and missed time from work due to recovery. If you have been directly involved in an accident similar to the one mentioned above, the successful personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the guidance and representation needed to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. For a free consultation, click here, or call out 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Aaron Garcia, 23, and Dominic Alvarez, 28, Killed by Michael Windberg on Monday, September 9, 2013 in Yorktown, TX

23 -year-old Aaron Garcia and 28-year-old Dominic Alvarez were killed instantly Monday when the truck they were riding in was struck by a Ford F-750, driven by 27-year-old Michael Windberg, at the intersection of 10th Street and Texas 119. The work truck Windberg was operating is owned by Jet Mechanic of Victoria, TX. Windberg was airlifted to San Antonio’s University Hospital with severe injuries, and is currently listed in critical condition. Below is a map where the accident took place:


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Legal Commentary

When unexpected deaths like those mentioned above occur, it is important that the victim’s family members meet with an attorney to weight their options, and establish an effective plan of action for filing a wrongful death claim. Filing a claim against the responsible party will protect the surviving family members from being burdened with expensive, unexpected medical bills, and final expenses. Using an attorney to negotiate with the insurance companies and handle all of the legal aspects of the accident gives the grieving family members more time to do just that - grieve, spend time together, and work towards finding closure after experiencing such a tragic loss. Losing a loved one is never easy to endure, but being distressed over medical and final expenses are burdens that an experienced wrongful death attorney can help mitigate for the victim and/or the victim’s family. If you have been directly affected by an accident like the one mentioned above, the successful wrongful death and personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can give you the legal guidance and representation needed to successfully pursue a claim against the party held liable. For a free consultation, 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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

T.D. and Charlyne Mullikin of Trophy Club Die in Dump Truck Accident on LBJ Freeway in Dallas on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trophy Club residents T.D. and Charlyne Mullikin were killed Tuesday morning when a dump truck crashed over a concrete barrier on LBJ Freeway at Webb Chapel Road; pinning their Lexus, along with the driver of a Toyota Camry, underneath. The man driving the Toyota Camry miraculously escaped without serious injuries after the truck crushed his sedan. "Our firefighters reported when they got here that ... there was a white car underneath the front of the dump truck and pretty much the entire front end of the dump truck was inside of the car," Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said. The cause of the accident is currently still under investigation. LBJ Express project Corporate Affairs Director, Andy Rittler, stated the trucking company that owns the dump truck, Rizo Trucking, is a subcontractor on the project. The Plano Hazardous Materials team also responded to the scene of the accident to help clean a "significant amount of diesel fuel" that spilled from the truck, according to Evans. Both sides of LBJ Freeway were shut down, and traffic was backed up for miles. The freeway was finally reopened in both directions at approximately 3 p.m. Below is a clip that further elaborates on the accident, courtesy of wffaa.com:

 
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It is very tragic that two lives ended so unexpectedly in such a horrific and unlikely accident. While the odds are that the accident was not intentional, there were still two fatalities, along with a man whose car was destroyed; all because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time with no way to avoid this accident. Severe accidents such as this one are a prime example of why it is important to contact an experienced attorney, to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the compensation and justice that you deserve; should you find yourself as an unexpected victim in a serious car wreck. If you have been directly affected by an accident that was of no fault of your own, the experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal guidance and expertise necessary to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. For a free consultation, click here, or contact 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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

 

Motorist Killed in Southwest Dallas Crash on Loop 12 on Sunday, August 8, 2013

Dallas police are investigating an automobile accident that killed one person on Loop 12 Sunday afternoon. According to police, the car was traveling northbound on Loop 12 when the driver was cut off by another vehicle near Keeneland Parkway. The car swerved off of the highway; one person was ejected from the vehicle and subsequently died from injuries sustained in the wreck. A second person in the car was also hurt; however, condition of the surviving victim and the names of those involved have yet to be released. Below is a map of the approximate location where the accident occurred:


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Legal Commentary

This is a prime example of how important it is to meet with an attorney when you are injured in an automobile accident. Due to the carelessness of another driver who failed to exercise caution when changing lanes, one individual is now dead and another person is injured as a result. Seeking legal guidance from an experienced wrongful death/personal injury attorney can insure you and your loved ones are taken care in the event that you are critically or fatally injured in an accident due to the negligence of others. If you have been directly involved in an accident, the successful wrongful death and personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal guidance and representation needed to successfully file a claim against the responsible party. To schedule a free consultation, click 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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Bus Crash in Fort Worth on University Drive Injures Nine TCU Fans en Route to a Football Game

On Saturday, August 31, 2013, a shuttle bus transporting 50 fans to the TCU vs. LSU football game at AT&T Stadium ran off the road and crashed into a pole. According to the Fort Worth Police Department, the accident occurred after the bus driver experienced brake failure. Out of the 50 passengers in the shuttle bus, 9 sustained non-life threatening injuries. To date, no names have been released of those who sustained injuries. Below is a map depicting the location where the accident happened:


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It would be in the best interest of the individuals who sustained injuries to seek legal representation in this matter, as this accident would have probably never occurred had there not been a defect in the brakes on this bus. These victims have a high probability of successfully pursuing a claim against the transportation company for which the shuttle bus is affiliated with, and/or the manufacturers who produced the substandard brakes that caused the accident. It is important that the victims are properly compensated for their unexpected and unavoidable injuries, and the medical expenses that will accompany these injuries. If you have been directly involved in an accident that was beyond your control, the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal guidance and representation needed to successfully file a claim against the responsible party. For a free consultation, 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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 motor vehicle accidents, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Four Children Injured on Joe Pool Lake After Being Struck by a Boat Sunday, September 1, 2013

On Sunday, September 1, 2013 at approximately 8:40 p.m., four children were injured when the inner tube they were riding in was struck by a boat on Joe Pool Lake near Grand Prairie, TX. Of the four children involved in the accident, a four-year-old was transported via ambulance to Children's Medical Center in Dallas and is listed in stable condition; while an eight-year-old was airlifted to Children's and is currently in critical condition. The other two children involved were treated and released at the scene, and sustained only minor injuries. Below is a map of the lake where the accident occurred:


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It is very unfortunate when accidents occur over holiday weekends at family oriented locations, such as the lake mentioned above. As a result of a negligent boat driver, four children were injured; with two requiring hospitalization, on an evening when they should have been able to enjoy time on the lake like many other families did this past weekend. To ensure that these children are protected and do not acquire medical bills that become a burden on their parents and/or guardians, it would be wise for their families to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Confiding with an attorney will assist these families with all of the insurance paperwork that is accompanied by accidents like this, and will ensure that they do not become financially overwhelmed with the medical expenses their children will acquire. as a result of this accident. If you have been directly affected by an accident similar to the one mentioned above, the successful personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm  can provide you with the legal advice and representation to effectively pursue a claim against the responsible party. For a free consultation, click 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

 

 

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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Daysha Johnson, 18, Killed in Car Accident by 19-Year-Old Robert Humphrey on Texas State Route 11 in Hopkins County, TX

On Friday, August 23, 2013 at approximately 2:00 p.m., 18-year-old Daysha Yevette Johnson was killed due to a car accident on Texas State Route 11, near Como-Pickton School in Hopkins County, Texas. Robert Reed Humphrey, the driver of a 2002 Honda Civic, was headed eastbound on Route 11 when for unknown reasons, his vehicle veered off the road. The vehicle then proceeded to plow through a fence, and only came to a stop after colliding into a tree. Officials indicated that three individuals were ejected from the vehicle; however the only fatality that occurred was that of Daysha Johnson. Humphrey and the other two male passengers were airlifted to a nearby hospital with injuries ranging from lacerations to leg fractures, but were all listed in stable condition. To date, investigators have yet to release any information on whether or not any illegal substances played a factor in Humphrey’s reckless driving. Below is a map of the approximate location where the accident occurred:


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It is unfortunate when a young adult, with so much life ahead of them, is killed tragically and unexpectedly due to the irresponsibility of another individual, in a situation in which the victim has no control. While it is very likely that the driver did not intentionally kill Daysha Johnson or purposely harm the other passengers, at the end of the day, someone’s life was still lost as a result of his actions. It is also unfortunate that 19 year-old Humphrey could be tried as an adult if charges are brought against him, and could potentially spend a significant amount of time in prison for possible second degree murder, vehicular manslaughter, and various other criminal charges if it is discovered that he was under the influence of illegal substances at the time of the accident. From a civil standpoint, the surviving victims should file a personal injury claims against Humphrey  to ensure that they are properly compensated for the bodily injuries they sustained from this accident; to cover the unexpected medical expenses, unnecessary pain and suffering, and any time off of work they are forced to take to properly recuperate. For Johnson’s family, it would be worthwhile for them to file a wrongful death claim against Humphrey, to assist them in paying for Daysha’s final expenses, and to further seek justice for their deceased family member. If you or a loved one have been directly involved in a traumatic car wreck such as the accident described above, the experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can give you the guidance and legal representation needed to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. For more information and details on a free consultation, click 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile. 

Seven People Injured in Wreck on Finfeather Road South in Bryan

 On August 22, 2013, a total of four children and three adults were injured in an accident on Finfeather Road, when a 1996 GMC van headed southbound crossed the center line and struck a 1995 Dodge van, according to the Bryan Police Department. Officials stated that the accident happened at approximately 8:30 p.m., and reported that none of the injuries sustained were life-threatening. Officials have not released names of those involved in the wreck at present time.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported in 2010 that 68 percent of motor vehicle fatalities were passenger vehicle occupanes, 13 percent were motorcyclists, 13 percent were pedestrians, 2 percent were bicyclists, and 1 percent drivers of large trucks. Below is a map of the approximate location where the wreck occurred:


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Legal Commentary

With so many people involved and injured in this accident, the occupants in the vehicles; especially the van that was struck, should learn what their options are with an attorney. In this case, there are potentially multiple family members who have been injured, which means multiple costly medical expenses that the income provider for that household will be burdened with. In this scenario it is highly likely that the van that crossed the center line will deemed responsible for the accident. The victims who were hit by this driver should seek legal counsel to ensure they receive the highest amount of compensation to offset the cost of medical bills and vehicle repairs. If you have been directly affected by a wreck similar to the one mentioned above, the experienced personal injury attorneys at                          Fears | Nachawati can provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully file 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

James Walker, 51, Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on Crowley Road in South Fort Worth

 On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at approximately 1:30 James Walker, 51, was standing in the southbound lanes in the 9900 block of Crowley Road in South Fort Worth when a car traveling southbound hit him and drove away without stopping, according to Fort Worth police. Police, along with Walker’s 23 year-old daughter, Brooke Walker, are urging anyone who may have witnessed the accident, or anyone who has any leads, to come forward. “The slightest detail would be beneficial…Even if they don’t think it’s important, it is. It’s extremely important to us,” stated Brook Walker. A mirror from a vehicle was found at the scene, and police speculate that the suspect was driving a metallic burgundy Toyota Scion. Tragically, this is the second fatal hit-and-run accident that has occurred on Crowley Road in the past six months. The other victim was 14 year-old Deston Bibbs, who was riding his bike when an 18-wheeler struck Bibbs, and was not aware that he’d hit anyone. The accident occurred approximately one mile north of where Walker was killed. The driver in Bibbs’ case been cleared of any wrongdoing. Below is a video recounting the accident, courtesy of wfaa.com, as well as a map of the approximate area where Mr. Walker was killed:

 


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Until the suspect is identified and in custody, the civil claim that can be brought forth in the mean time in this tragic hit-and-run accident rests in the type of insurance the deceased victim had. If Mr. Walker owned a full coverage or a liability policy, his insurance company should be able to provide his family compensation to assist in covering medical costs, and other final expenses. Once the suspect is located, the family can file an additional civil claim against the responsible party’s insurance company for further compensatory damage and loss, in addition to the multiple criminal charges the responsible party will face. Although no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one who was taken away in such a horrific, unexpected manner, consulting with an attorney will ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your claim. If you or a loved one have been directly affected by an accident such as the one mentioned above, the experienced wrongful death and personal injury attorneys at Fears | Nachawati can provide you and your family with the legal guidance and representation needed to successfully pursue a claim against the guilty party. For more information, contact us here or call our office at 1.866705.7584.

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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Betty White, 57, of Lake Dallas Killed by 47 Year-Old Hickory Creek Resident on I-35E Service Road

 On August 17, 2013, 57 year-old Betty White, of Lake Dallas, was killed on impact when her car was struck by an SUV driven by a 47 year-old resident of Hickory Creek, whose name has yet to be released. White was taken to Denton Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, and the driver responsible for the wreck was transported to Parkland Hospital. In addition to hitting White’s car, the driver of the SUV also struck two other vehicles on the I-35 E service road. An unidentified 45 year-old from Corinth and a 19 year-old from Lewisville were also involved, but no injuries were reported. Below is a map of the location where the accident occurred:


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Legal Commentary

When someone is responsible for a multiple vehicle accident, especially when a fatality has occurred as result, it is imperative that the deceased victim’s family and all other parties affected seek legal counsel. For the deceased victim, consulting with an attorney will give the family answers and compensation for their loss that they might otherwise not receive. Even though there are no reported injuries on the other two victims affected, speaking with an attorney could also help these individuals recover a higher compensation for the property damage they have experienced than if they were to go through the responsible party’s insurance company (assuming said party is insured) alone. If you have been directly affected by an accident that could have been completely avoided, contact the attorneys at Fears | Nachawati   here  or call our office at 1.866.705.7584, to receive the guidance and legal representation needed to successfully pursue a claim against those responsible for your accident.

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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 motor vehicle accidents, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Teresa Logan, 61, of Cleburne, dies in car wreck with 51 year-old Nathan Clanton

 On Friday, August 16, 2013, Teresa Logan, or Cleburne, was involved in a wreck on Texas State Route 171 at County Road 1010, according to investigators. At 2:22 p.m., a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was being driven by Logan, struck the right side of a Ford F-350 pickup, which in turn struck the Toyota pickup being driven by Nathan Clanton, 51. Logan was transported to a hospital with complains of chest pain, where she later died from her injuries. Clanton was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth with numerous broken bones. Below is a map of the approximate location where the accident occurred:


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Legal Commentary

While the responsible party in this accident remains inconclusive, all parties involved in this accident should consult with an attorney. When an unfortunate, unforeseen even like a major car accident occurs, it is important to discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney; to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome and receive the highest amount of compensation for damages and losses as possible. If you or a loved one have been directly involved in a severe car accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at

Fears | Nachawati can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. 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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 motor vehicle accidents, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Justin Morgan, 33; and Anthony Lyons, 24; of Woodward, OK Injured in Vehicle Rollover near Arnett, OK

On Sunday, August 18, 2013, Woodward resident Anthony Lyons, 24, sustained a head injury after the 2012 Ford F-550 pickup truck he was a passenger in rolled two times off of a county road approximately 10 miles east of Arnett, OK. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 33 year-old Justin Morgan was driving southbound in the truck when he reached down to pick up something off of the floorboard. The truck veered off of the road on the left side and rolled twice before coming to a stop on its wheels at 5:30 Sunday morning. Prior to the accident, Lyons was transported to Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck to be treated for his head injury. Below is a map of the approximate location where the rollover occurred: 


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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 3 out of every 4 fatal rollovers take place on rural roads with posted speed limits of 55m.p.h. or greater, and speeding is cited as a contributing factor in roughly 40 percent of fatal rollovers.

Legal Commentary

It would be wise for Lyons to seek legal representation in this situation. As a result of the driver’s irresponsible driving, Mr. Lyons is now suffering from a head injury that could have been completely prevented. Lyons will now be faced with expensive, unexpected medical bills for the treatment he received after the accident, and depending on the severity of his injury, may have to miss work to help recover from this injury. If the head trauma he experienced was severe enough, he could potentially face negative, long term affects from this accident as well. This all occurred because he happened to be the passenger in a vehicle, where he had absolutely no control over the outcome, which was being operated by a negligent driver. If you have been directly involved in an accident such as the one described above, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Fears | Nachawati can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. For more questions click here or call our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury and wrongful death attorney with a focus on representing victims and families involved in work accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims.  Mr. Nachawati is a former judicial law clerk who has settled and tried numerous lawsuits to verdict, resulting in large recoveries for his personal injury clients. As a result of his success, Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in wrongful death and personal injury cases across the nation, and has clients in dozens of different states. Mr. Nachawati is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Fellowship Member of the American Association for Justice, and a member of the Board of Directors for Public Justice.  Mr. Nachawati can be reached at - 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Johnnie Lee Lott, 77, of Childress, TX Dies; Wife June Hall Lott Critically Injured in Wreck on U.S. Hwy 287 Near Clarendon, TX

 On Monday, August 12, 2013 at approximately 4:00 P.M., 77 year-old Johnnie Lee Lott of Childress, TX was killed on U.S. Highway 287 when his 2012 Cadillac SRX was rear-ended by the driver of a 2005 Ford F-250, driven by Pampa, TX resident Teddy Joe Atwood, Jr. According to DPS, Lott was stopped in an eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 287 approximately two miles east of Clarendon, because of road visibility problems due to heavy rain when Atwood’s pickup truck struck Lott’s SUV from behind. Johnnie Lott was pronounced dead at the scene, while his wife June, also 77, was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital with internal injuries and is listed in critical condition. Although it has not been stated exactly how fast Atwood was driving when he hit the Lott’s vehicle, the posted speed limit for that portion of U.S. 287 is 75 mph. Both of the Lotts were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident. Below is a map depicting the area in which the accident occurred:


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According to the National Safety Council, over 2.5 million rear-end collisions are reported each year; making them the most common kind of car accident.

Legal Commentary

Although inclement weather played a significant role in the cause of this accident, the victim’s family could still very well possibly pursue a claim against the driver who caused this wreck. Considering the death and injuries that the Lotts sustained, despite that both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident, suggests that the driver who caused the wreck was driving negligently, and possibly speeding when the collision occurred. Furthermore, if the weather was severe enough that it was prompting motorists to slow down and/or stop on the highway, there is no reason why the driver at fault should have been traveling at speeds high enough to cause such extensive damage to another vehicle on the highway. This wreck indicates that Atwood was driving irresponsibly by failing to exercise proper caution during inclement weather, and as a result, one man has lost his life, while his wife is fighting for hers in a hospital.  It would be in the best interest of the victims’ families to consult with an attorney to ensure that they recover as best as possible after such a tragic accident, and allow someone else to handle the insurance companies and extensive paperwork so that they can spend more time with family and coping after such a difficult loss. If you or a loved one have been involved in an automobile accident - from a minor fender-bender to a fatal accident such as the one described above – our experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully pursue a claim against those responsible. For more information or questions regarding a personal claim, 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 for his undergraduate degree, 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 motor vehicle accidents, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

 

Danny Davis, 37, of Jacksboro, Dies in 7-Car Collision on I-35W Near Itasca, TX

 On Friday, August 9, 2013, Jacksboro resident Danny Davis, 37, was killed when a 7-car pile up occurred on Interstate 35 W near Itasca, TX at mile marker 5.The accident happened in the northbound lanes of the highway at approximately 4:30 in the afternoon. Vehicles involved in the 7-vehicle collision included an 18-wheeler and and a pickup truck. In addition to the death of Davis, 4 other individuals sustained injuries; however the severity of their injuries and the names of the individuals have yet to be released. Below is a map depicting the approximate area near Itasca in which the accident occurred:


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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 500,000 large commercial vehicles and 18-wheelers were involved in traffic accidents in 2010. These accidents accounted for more than 100,000 injuries and over 5,000 deaths. Below is a photograph of the scene of the accident, courtesy of WFAA.com:

 

Legal Commentary

Although the investigation has not identified who is ultimately responsible for this major accident, it would certainly be wise for all involved to consult with an attorney. It would be in the best interest of Davis’s family (assuming he is not found to be the responsible party for the collision), as well as all other non-responsible parties, to seek legal representation to ensure that they are adequately compensated for their injuries, damage to personal property, and emotional distress. If you have been directly involved in an automobile accident or lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent motorist, the tenured personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at  Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully achieve a claim against the responsible party. For further insight or questions regarding a possible claim, 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, 18 -wheeler 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his personal injury resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile. 

 

Two People Hospitalized after Fiery Accident in South Dallas

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, two people were hospitalized after a car wreck that occurred in the 1800 block of South Haskell Avenue, at the intersection of South Haskell and Crosstown Expressway, close to Fair Park. Below is a map indicating where the accident occurred:


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One of the vehicles involved in the accident was a minivan, which caught on fire shortly after the collision. The driver of the minivan became trapped in the burning vehicle after the wreck, and was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital’s Burn Unit after first responders freed the driver.  The driver of the other vehicle involved was taken to Baylor University Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. At present, names of those involved have not been released, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation. Below is a video that further explains the details of the accident, courtesy of WFAA.com:

Legal Commentary

Although investigators have yet to determine a responsible party in this accident, a collision that occurs at an intersection almost always has at least one party who is at fault, usually as a result of someone failing to yield to the right-of-way, or failing to obey traffic signals and/or signs. Once it is determined who was at fault for this severe car accident, the victim should most certainly pursue legal representation in order to help recover various losses incurred, such as: injuries, money owed from unexpected health care costs, time off from work, emotional anguish, and damage to their personal property. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can give victims of severe car accidents, such as the one mentioned above, peace of mind by informing them of their legal options and creating the best course of action to help them get back to their normal lives. If you have been directly involved in an automobile accident, our experienced team of personal injury attorneys can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully pursue a claim against those responsible. For more information or questions regarding a personal claim, contact us here or call our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury and 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 automobile accidents, 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

James Anthony Long, 59, of Clarksville, TN, Killed in 18-Wheeler Accident in Grand Prairie, TX

 On Saturday, August 3, 2013, James Anthony Long was killed when the semi truck he was driving plowed through a guardrail on Interstate 30 in Grand Prairie, causing his truck to plunge to the pavement on the President George Bush Turnpike below. Long was the only person injured, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation. Long was driving a semi truck owned by B&M Trucking, and was transporting ceramic tile at the time of the accident.

The North Texas Tollway Authority released surveillance video footage on Monday that shows the big rig traveling at what appears to be close to highway speed plummeting off the side of the overpass and landing on both the north and southbound lanes of Bush Turnpike at 4:03 p.m. on Saturday.

Narrowly missing other motorists, several vehicles can seen in the video slamming on their brakes to avoid hitting the fiery wreckage; with one car passing almost directly under the semi-truck while it was airborne. A few drivers pulled over and tried to help, but there was little they could do. Below is the video footage released by the North Texas Tollway Authority:

It is still unclear whether it was a mechanical problem with the 18 – wheeler that caused Long’s truck to leave the highway, or if it was Long himself who is directly responsible for the accident.

Bush Turnpike was closed for hours at the I-30 intersection while the remnants of the truck were cleared and new barriers were constructed. Below is a map where the accident occurred:


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Legal Commentary

While the cause of this accident is still inconclusive, there are multiple directions that this scenario could take to evolve into a case. For instance, if the investigation discovers that this exceptionally sever accident occurred as a result of a mechanical failure somewhere within the 18-wheeler, Long’s family could most certainly file a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucking company on the basis of negligence.  Alternatively, if any motorists come forward in this ongoing investigation and enlighten investigators on what they witnessed before and leading up to Long’s truck leaving the highway, this could also determine if there was another driver involved; perhaps driving recklessly or negligently,  that may have caused Long to lose control of the semi-truck. Conversely, it’s also possible that the accident may have happened as a result of Long operating the truck improperly or irresponsibly. While there is still a lot of uncertainty as to what precisely caused this accident, it would be wise for the victim’s family to seek legal counsel to develop the best course of action and to learn what their options are; depending on what the final results of the investigation reveal. If you or a loved one have been involved in an automobile accident - from a minor fender-bender to a fatal accident such as the one described above - our experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully pursue a claim against those responsible. For more information or questions regarding a personal claim, 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, 18 -wheeler 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Christian Mendoza, 21, of McLean, TX, is Airlifted to Amarillo Hospital After Rollover South of Lefors, TX

 On Monday, July 29, 2013 in Gray County, Texas, twenty-one year-old Christian Samir Mendoza was driving northbound on Texas State Route 273 and was approximately five miles south of Lefors, Texas when one of his car tires blew out and caused his Ford SUV to collide into a guardrail; and subsequently roll multiple times in the ditch on the opposite side of the guard rail, According to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Mendoza was airlifted via Lifestar helicopter to a hospital in Amarillo; however details of injuries sustained and Mendoza’s current condition have not been released from hospital officials.Below is an approximate map where the accident occurred:

 


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According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, only one out of every forty vehicles involved in a reported accident in recent years has rolled over; however, when a rollover does occur, one out of every three passengers are fatally injured. Below is a picture of Mendoza's car after the accident: 

 

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Although no other vehicles were involved in this accident, investigation into the materials and quality of the tire that possibly failed and caused the aforementioned accident could give the victim grounds to file a suit. If proof can be found that the quality of the tire, while still under warranty, was compromised due to incorrect assembly, the manufacturer of the tire could be liable as a result of negligence, and for the production and sale of a hazardous product.  If these factors hold true, the tire manufacturer would be required to compensate the victim for a number of reasons, such as: past medical expenses, future medical expenses, past and future loss of wage earning capacity, past and future pain and suffering and mental anguish, as well as past and future loss of consortium.  After a rollover like the one in question, it is absolutely essential that both the SUV and the tires are preserved for analysis and accident reconstruction.  Enduring such a traumatic accident such as this one can be very overwhelming; both physically and financially for the victim.  Our firm has handled multiple tire detread cases, roof crush cases and product liability cases.  If you have been involved or directly affected by a similar accident, the staff at Fears | Nachawati can inform you of your legal rights and any possible claims you may have. We understand how big of an impact a car accident can have on your life and are prepared to advise you. While an automobile accident cannot be resolved over night,  the right legal counsel can simplify the process and put you at ease. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our law firm here or call our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author: 

Attorney Majed Nachawati, a Texas native, provides experienced, vigorous counsel to victims throughout Texas, as well as across the country. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and a Top Lawyer in connection with Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury Cases he has handled across the nation. He has recovered millions for his clients and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. To discuss your case with Mr. Nachawati, contact him by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 1.866.705.7584. His legal background is featured at his Super Lawyers profile.

Randy Murchison, 55, Severely Injured in bicycle hit-and-run in Austin, TX on Lamar St.

On Friday, July 19, 2013, 55 year-old Randy Murchison was riding a bicycle to a nearby Dairy Queen when he was struck by a dark-colored car near the intersection of North Lamar Blvd. and Ferguson Dr., stated the Austin Police Department.  After reviewing security video footage, it was revealed that the car did in fact yield to the right-of-way for Murchison; however a second car ran into the first car, forcing it to hit Murchison. The driver who struck the vehicle that actually ran into the cyclist never slowed down. Murchison, who also suffers from the neurological disorder cerebral palsy, sustained several injuries, including: a broken arm, seven broken ribs, and a bruised kidney. The driver who failed to stop and render aid to the victim after forcing the other vehicle to hit Murchison has yet to come forward. Below is a map with Dairy Queen location where the accident occurred, along with the surveillance footage, courtesy of KVU.com. 

 


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When a reckless driver causes such a traumatic accident to a cyclist, it is important that the individual immediately seek legal counsel for the severely life-altering injuries sustained. After such an overwhelming accident, speaking with an attorney immediately gives the injured an opportunity to tell their version of the story as they experienced it and remember it, and can further support concrete evidence such as surveillance footage; as was present in this particular accident, and further enhances eye witness accounts. Legal representation can also provide the victim piece of mind that their injustice and injuries will not fall on deaf ears or be under-compensated. When a victim has a legal expert, such as an attorney, handling all of the technicalities of the accident, it enables the victim to focus more on recuperation without dealing with the added stress of various insurance companies. If you've been injured or directly affected by a similar kind of accident, the staff at Fears | Nachawati can inform you of your legal rights and any possible claims you may have. We understand how big of an impact a car accident can have on your life and are prepared to advise you. While an accident involving a pedestrian and an automobile may be overwhelming and traumatizing,  the right legal counsel can simplify the process and put you at ease. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or call our office at 214.890.0711.

 

About the Author: 

 

Attorney Majed Nachawati, a Texas native, provides experienced, vigorous counsel to victims in the Austin and surrounding area, as well as throughout the entire state of Texas, and across the country. That’s why Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury Cases across the nation. He has recovered millions for his clients and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. To discuss your case with Mr. Nachawati, contact him by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 1.866.705.7584. His legal background is featured at his Super Lawyers profile.

The Fears Nachawati Team Wins Another Robust Trial for an Injured Client

 On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Fears Nachawati Law Firm Counsel Garnett Hendrix, along with his legal team, appeared in the 160th District Court in Dallas County under Presiding Judge, the Honorable Jim Jordan, to litigate for their client; Plaintiff Deron Taylor.
The case of Deron T. Taylor v. Clifton R. Carr and Native Oil Field Services, LLC, developed as a result of a rear-end collision that occurred between Taylor and Carr. On November 3, 2009, the tractor-trailer Carr was operating collided into the posterior end of the flat bed truck that Taylor was operating. As a result of Carr’s negligence to control his speed, yield to the right-of-way, and observe an adequate lookout, Taylor sustained permanent spinal damage upon impact when his vehicle was pushed 260 feet from the point of impact. In addition to spinal damage which has hindered Taylor’s work ability post-collision, Taylor also experienced a concussion, which caused long term, adverse affects on his memory.
Because of Garnett Hendrix’s 30 plus years of acute legal expertise, and the tenured, adept legal research team of paralegals and assistants who support him, the division from Fears Nachawati successfully argued their case in front of a jury, whom of which rendered a verdict of $352,000.00 to be awarded to Taylor as a result of the defendant’s wrongful and negligent conduct to avoid the collision. Included in the amount awarded to Taylor, $270,400.00 was designated to the Plaintiff for loss of future working capacity, and $50,000.00 was allocated for physical pain and mental anguish.
Becoming a victim in an accident can be very physically, emotionally, and financially distressful, especially when it could have been avoided. If you have been injured due to the negligent conduct of others, you may be entitled to pursue a claim against those responsible. Our experienced personal injury attorneys at Fears Nachawati can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully achieve a claim against the responsible party.

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Garnett "Brit" E.Hendrix, Jr. has been practicing law in Texas for over 30 years. He is board certified in personal injury litigation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Brit received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas. Brit is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and is admitted to the Northern District of Texas.

68 Year-Old Woman Killed in Dump Truck Accident on Route 25 in Gorham, ME

 

 

  On the morning of Friday, July 12, 2013 in Gorham, ME, a fatal accident occurred between a minivan and a dump truck on Route 25. According to police, Marjorie Mullet, 68 was killed on impact when a Gorham Sand & Gravel dump truck, driven by Ronald Prat, 59, veered into oncoming traffic and struck Mullet’s minivan. Police reported that Prat was attempting to avoid hitting a heavy-duty pickup truck that was making a left turn in front of him when he swerved into oncoming traffic. In addition to Mullet dying at the scene of the accident, her passenger Gail Lavoie, 58, and dump truck driver Ronald Prat were  also  injured and hospitalized. The cause of the accident is still under investigation; however, police are researching a possible mechanical failure within the dump truck.

If someone you know was killed due to the negligent conduct of others or a product malfunction, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim against those responsible. Losing someone close to you may be one of the most difficult situations you have faced—especially when you know their death could have been prevented. If a loved one has passed away due to the negligence or fault of another, our experienced wrongful death attorneys can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully pursue a claim against those responsible.

About the Author: 

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in work accidents, premise liability, and product liability claims. Mr. Nachawati is a former judicial law clerk who has settled and tried numerous lawsuits to verdict, resulting in large recoveries for his personal injury clients. That's why Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in wrongful death and serious personal injury cases across the nation and has clients in every state. To discuss your case with Mr. Nachawati, contact him by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by telephone at 1.866.705.7584. His legal background is featured at his Super Lawyers Profile.

Peter Chen in Critical Condition after being Struck by an Automobile

 

Multnomah County, Oregon -- July 4, 2013

10 year-old Peter Chen of Portland, OR has been hospitalized and is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning. The Portland Police Bureau indicated that Chen was attempting to cross the intersection located on Center Street and 82nd Street with his family when he was struck by a Honda Civic that failed to yield properly at the cross walk he and his family members were standing on. The vehicle was being driven by a 58 year-old female motorist, whose name has yet to be released to the public, at the time of the accident. Although no other family members were injured, 10 year-old Chen was transported to Doernbecher Children's Hospital with reports of serious injuries. Sources confirm that the motorist was not operating the vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and was not speeding at the time of the accident. Below is a video of the location where the accident occurred. Source: KATU.com

 

 

Legal Commentary - Majed Nachawati - Author

When a reckless driver causes such a traumatic accident to a minor, it is important that his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) immediately seek legal counsel on behalf of the minor for injuries suffered. After such an overwhelming accident, speaking with an attorney immediately gives the injured, or parents of the injured, a chance to tell their version of the story as they experienced it and remember it. It also gives parents of the injured minor piece of mind; enabling them to focus on their child's recuperation without worrying about dealing with various insurance companies. If you've been injured or directly affected by a similar kind of accident, the staff at Fears | Nachawati can inform you of your legal rights and any possible claims you may have. We understand how big of an impact a car accident can have on your life and are prepared to advise you. While an accident involving a pedestrian and an automobile may be overwhelming, the right legal counsel can simplify the process and put you at ease.

About the Author:

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in work accidents, premise liability, and product liability claims. Mr. Nachawati is a former judicial law clerk who has settled and tried numerous lawsuits to verdict, resulting in large recoveries for his personal injury clients. That's why Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in wrongful death and serious personal injury cases across the nation and has clients in every state. To discuss your case with Mr. Nachawati, contact him by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by telephone at 1.866.705.7584. His legal background is featured at his Super Lawyers Profile.

9-Car Accident Injures 15 People in George West

A major accident left 15 injured and 9 cars totaled in South Texas on Saturday. The accident occurred right off Highway 281 near Business U.S. Route 59 near the town of George West. 5 medical helicopters had to be dispatched to take the 15 injured people to nearby hospitals. Among those injured was a George West police officer. 

Those who witnessed the accident say that it was caused by a speeding mobile home. Though the exact details of the accident are unclear, the driver's reckless behavior managed to damage 9 cars and his wife, the passenger in that mobile home, was actually thrown out of the vehicle from the force of the impact. The picture below captures only some of the extent of the damage caused. As of Sunday morning, all individuals hurt by the accident had been released from the hospital except for one. 

 

(Source: Kiii News)


Legal Commentary - Majed Nachawati - Author

Luckily, it appears that although the accident caused extensive property damage, it did not result in any life-threatening injuries. However, that does not mean that the driver of the mobile home is not responsible for his reckless driving. Given that he was driving a much larger vehicle, it was even more pertinent that he drive with caution. Furthermore, the driver of the mobile home caused an accident at the intersection of two busy highways as can be seen in the map below: 


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When a reckless driver causes such a large accident, it is important for those involved to immediately seek legal counsel to represent them for injuries suffered. With so many people involved, it's easy to assume that they will similarly be seeking legal representation as well. After such an overwhelming accident, speaking with an attorney immediately gives you a chance to tell your version of the story as you remember it. It also allows you to recuperate without worrying about dealing with various insurance companies. 

If you've been injured in a similar kind of accident, the staff at Fears | Nachawati can inform you of your legal rights and any possible claims you may have. We understand how big of an impact a car accident can have on your life and are prepared to advise you. While a 9-car accident may be overwhelming, the right legal counsel can simplify the process and put you at ease. 

 

About the Author: 

Attorney Majed Nachawati, who grew up in the D/FW metroplex, provides experienced, vigorous counsel to victims like you. That’s why Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury Cases across the nation. He has recovered millions for his clients and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. To discuss your case with Mr. Nachawati, contact him by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 1.866.705.7584. His legal background is featured at his Super Lawyers profile.

Good Samaritans Brian Jennings, Hollie Boyles, and Shelby Boyles Killed By Driver Ethan Couch in Tragic Burleson Accident

Over the Father’s Day weekend, a tragic car accident occurred that left four victims dead in Burleson. The accident occurred when a pickup truck filled with eight teenagers sped through Burleson-Retta Road and struck a car on the side of the road. Three people had stopped to help the stranded motorist when the pickup hit the car, resulting in the death of all four people. Among those victims were Hollie and Shelby Boyles, a mother and daughter who had come out of their nearby home to help, and Brian Jennings, a popular youth pastor at Alsbury Baptist Church. He had been driving from his eldest son’s graduation party that night. Evidence at the scene of the crash reveals that alcohol was a factor in the accident, as well as careless driving on the part of Ethan Couch, the 16 year-old driver of the pickup truck. Our thoughts go out the victims’ families in this tragic situation.

If you or a family member has been in a similar situation, call us today. Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is available to discuss the facts of a motor vehicle accident tin which you or a family member are involved in that was caused by reckless or drunk driving. Call us at 1.866.705.7584 or email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com. 

 

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Texas Lawmakers Consider Change to Text Message Law

In Austin, the Texas 83rd legislative session is in full swing. Among the many laws under consideration is former speaker of the House Tom Craddick’s House Bill 63. This piece of legislation, which has passed the House and awaits action in the Senate, would prohibit drivers from reading, writing, or sending a text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is stopped.

 

House Bill 63 isn’t groundbreaking. Thirty-nine states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands have all adopted similar laws, including ten states in the last two years alone. The reasons for this uniform shift in public policy are both statistical and political. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports at least 3,000 deaths per year are related to text messages; and public opinion polls routinely find an overwhelming number of Americans in support of text-while-driving bans.

 

How may House Bill 63 affect you? Even if House Bill 63 doesn’t pass, this measure is clear evidence that the risk perception associated with texting and driving is shifting. Texans more readily accept that texting while driving is an unsafe practice and that it puts other people on the highway at risk.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Was your recent traffic accident the result of someone else’s careless decision to text and drive? You shouldn’t assume that a jury would think their decision to text and drive was reasonable. Many states, Texas residents, and Texas lawmakers would beg to differ. Find out how their careless conduct may impact your ability to recover under the law. Talk to the attorneys at Fears | Nachawati today. We’re ready to advise you.

 

About the Author

Attorney Majed Nachawati, who grew up in the D/FW metroplex, provides experienced, vigorous counsel to victims like you. That’s why Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury Cases across the nation. He has recovered millions for his clients and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. To discuss your case with Mr. Nachawati, contact him by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 1.866.705.7584. His legal background is featured at:

 

http://www.superlawyers.com/texas/lawyer/Majed-Nachawati/78072729-2862-44a2-bde9-aafdeed8dba0.html

Wrongful Death Statute May Protect Motorcycle Victim's Rights, Family

In Dallas County, a female motorcyclist was killed two weeks ago when a car slammed into the back of her motorcycle. Travelling on I-20 at high speed, the accident happened quickly and, tragically, with lethal finality.

 

In response to the possibility that the driver of the car that caused the wreck might have violated Texas criminal law, county law enforcement has considered whether to bring criminal charges. While a criminal suit may protect future drivers from the careless driver and send a clear message to other would-be reckless drivers, a criminal case would do nothing to avenge the civil rights of the victim.

 

Fortunately, Texas civil law includes an important statute – the wrongful death statute – that provides an avenue of relief for this kind of wrongdoing. In some ways, a wrongful death lawsuit is more challenging than traditional negligence claims. The unexpected loss of a loved one can raise complex and painful emotions. Likewise, the absence of victim testimony can raise unique legal and evidentiary challenges. For these reasons, it can be helpful to have an attorney at your side who understands the emotional issues you’re facing as well as the nuanced legal challenges associated with you case.

 

Want to know more about wrongful death lawsuits and how the dedicated attorneys at Fears | Nachawati may be able to help you? With years of experience and dedicated expertise, our North Texas lawyers and professionals combine familiarity with your community with a profound knowledge of this area of the law. For more information about your rights and how to fight for your family’s legal interests, talk to us today.

 

About the Author

Attorney Majed Nachawati, who grew up in the D/FW metroplex, provides experienced, vigorous counsel to victims like you. That’s why Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury Cases across the nation. He has recovered millions for his clients and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. To discuss your case with Mr. Nachawati, contact him by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 1.866.705.7584. His legal background is featured at:

 

http://www.superlawyers.com/texas/lawyer/Majed-Nachawati/78072729-2862-44a2-bde9-aafdeed8dba0.html

Comparative Negligence Shields Passengers from Harsh Effects of Tort Law

Traditional tort law followed the principle of contributory negligence. Based on the idea that a victim should not be allowed to recover if he participated in the cause of his injury, the old rule of contributory negligence was coldly logical – and produced unjust results, in some cases.

 

Fortunately, in the 20th Century, Texas modified its tort law to replace the strictness of contributory negligence with a more flexible and equitable approach, known as comparative negligence or proportionate responsibility. In Texas, if a victim is less than 50 percent responsible for the cause of his injuries, then he may recover from a liable defendant that portion of the harm that he may attribute to the defendant.

 

The Texas approach to comparative negligence is important for victims of last month’s Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. charter bus accident in North Texas. At the time of the accident, some victims may have been acting carelessly, such as standing or walking in the aisle while it was travelling. Under the law of proportionate responsibility, however, their carelessness may reduce their damage award, but it will not preclude them from a chance at justice.

 

Want to find out more about your likelihood for a recovery under Texas negligence law? The attorneys at the law firm of Fears | Nachawati are prepared to answer your questions. For your free consultation, contact our professionals today. Just email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com or call 1.866.705.7584. 

The Future: An Important Consideration in Litigation about the Past

Lawsuits tend to focus on the past: who did what to whom. In addition to placing blame on the irresponsible party, however, personal injury lawsuits are also about the future. They ask questions about what might have been. In fact, although some damages are about past grievances, some of the most important – and potentially valuable – damages are an estimation about future earnings or future quality of life.

 

The Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. accident that shook North Texas last month is likely the basis for lawsuits from virtually every one of the more than forty passengers who suffered injury and property damage as a result of the accident. One of the most important questions that remain is simply which passengers intend to step forward and pursue their rights under the law.

 

At least two victims rights’ are already being protected. The first reported lawsuit in the Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. case was filed by a 74 year-old woman seeking up to half-a-million dollars in damages. More recently, the bereaved family of an 84 year-old who died in the accident filed a wrongful death suit.

 

The question for the remaining victims and their families is whether to take action. When thinking about this question, it’s important to remember that such a lawsuit isn’t just about the past. It’s also about the future – and the future that might have been.

 

Want to know more about how to protect your legal rights and interests? Speak with the professionals today at Fears | Nachawati today. Our attorneys are ready to provide you with your free consultation. Just email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com or call 1.866.705.7584. 

The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Personal Injury Law

The Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. accident that rocked North Texas last month is a classic example of some of the unseen legal risks that may be associated with a personal injury lawsuit – and why it’s imperative that victims act promptly.

 

Organized in May 2007, Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. has many of the appearances of a successful company. It runs five buses 250,000 miles per year. It has annual earnings of more than $2,000,000. It employs 12 people, including seven drivers.

 

The success of Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. may be more illusory than an observer might first suspect. Between December 2008 and March 2009, Cardinal proceeded through Chapter 7 bankruptcy. And it had a couple of violations during its last inspection.

 

Sadly, many companies operate surprisingly close to insolvency. Intensive capital costs, such as high-quality charter buses, and inflexible labor costs, such as labor, give the owners and managers of these close-run businesses little room for error. A catastrophic event, such as an unanticipated and severe collision like the one that Cardinal experienced in April, can overwhelm the firm’s balance sheet with new liabilities – like personal injury claims – and force the business back into bankruptcy.

 

Of course, insurance should pay for some costs. The firm’s past profits and equity should also buoy a stressed firm, too. However, particularly where liabilities are significantly larger than predicted, this financial cushion may not be enough. This lack of capital can cause creditors, including tort claimants, to race for what available dollars exist.

 

Victims of an accident may soon find themselves struggling through the nuances of not only tort law, but also bankruptcy law. Where this is the case, it’s important to have representation from a firm that understands both disciplines. Fortunately, the attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears | Nachawati have precisely this skill set.

 

Want to know more about how we may be able to help you and your family recover after your charter bus accident? The attorneys and dedicated professionals are ready to answer your questions at a free consultation. Email mn@fnlawfirm.com or call 1.866.705.7584. 

DPS Report May Transform Cardinal Coach Case

Earlier this month, the lives of more than forty Texans were unexpectedly and, several cases, permanently injured when a charter bus driven by an employee of Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. rolled, ejecting several passengers and hurting many more.

 

Speculation in this particular case and the pattern of evidence in countless others had pointed to the possibility that careless conduct may have contributed to the accident. A report by the Texas Department of Public Safety last week confirmed what many victims, families, and experts had suspected: the driver was at fault.

 

The basis of the DPS’s report was, in part, an admission by the 65 year-old driver who had caused a highway fatality fifteen years earlier. In an after-accident interview, the driver admitted that he might have blacked out moments before the collision. This disclosure, combined with a witness who did not recall the loud bang often associated with a blowout significant reduced the likelihood that the accident was the result of a mechanical failure, such as a blowout, as was more probably the result of human error.

 

Importantly, the driver may not have been the only party liable for human error. The DPS report, particularly its findings that underscore the driver’s age, driving history, and possible medical condition, raise profound questions about the hiring practices of the employer, Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. Charter bus companies, like all businesses, have an obligation to hire qualified personnel, particularly in instances in which human lives are at stake. Critical questions remain as to whether Cardinal acted with appropriate care.

 

Last week’s DPS report may have spurred some victims to action. Already, four victims or their families have taken legal action in an attempt to hold the negligent parties accountable and to recover for the legal wrongs they suffered. Want to find out whether a civil action might be the right approach for your loved ones? The experienced attorneys and dedicated professionals at Fears | Nachawati may be able to help you. For your free consultation, email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com or call 1.866.705.7584. 

The Role of Damages in the North Texas Charter Bus Accident

The charter bus accident in Dallas earlier this month was a rock-and-roll event. The bus rolled; and families were rocked. Sadly, more than forty senior citizens were injured and two were killed.

 

In the weeks following the accident, many victims and their families are trying to determine how best to move forward. At least two victims have made the decision to file a personal injury lawsuit against the charter bus company, Cardinal Coach Lines Inc., and the driver, Loyd Earl Rieve.

 

Why might these victims file a negligence claim? The short answer: damages. In the law, damages is the legal term for the physical, financial, medical, and emotional injuries that a victim has suffered. When you’ve got medical bills piling up, lost wages, and lasting physical conditions, damages give you the opportunity to return to the way you were.

 

Damages are also important for the larger community. They signal to other would-be defendants that negligent conduct may result in serious losses. They encourage other victims to fight for their rights. And they punish wrongdoers for their misdeeds.

 

How may the role of damages influence your charter bus accident lawsuit? To find out the answer, you may want to speak with the professionals and dedicated attorneys at the law firm of Fears | Nachawati today. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we know how to provide for your legal needs. For your free consultation, email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com or call 1.866.705.7584. We’re ready to help you.

Is a Products Liability Lawsuit Right for You?

For the victims of this month’s Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. accident, it can be difficult, confusing and frustrating to sort through the various legal options at their disposal. A negligence claim may be best, but it’s also worth remembering that depending on the facts, a products liability lawsuit may be effective, too.

 

Products liability is an important area of law because it gives victims an additional avenue for a redress of grievances. In particular, products liability law protects victims who did not suffer harm as the result of negligence, but nevertheless did experience harm as a result of someone else’s inappropriate decisions.

 

In the context of the charter bus accident, it is possible that the maker of the charter bus manufactured a defective product and failed to warn consumers about those defects. In the accident earlier this month, many passengers were injured not simply when the accident occurred, but rather when the bus rolled over. For those who say that the passengers weren’t wearing their seatbelts, there’s a simple answer: the bus did not come with seatbelts for those in the passenger seats.

 

Years of research suggest that, first, seatbelts saves lives and, second, buses are particularly susceptible to the type of rollover accidents where seatbelts are most important. Despite these findings, many bus designers not only make buses without safety devices, but they fail to warn end-users about the inherent risks associated with their product.

 

Want to find out if a products liability action should be part of your legal complaint as a victim of this month’s accident? The attorneys at the law firm of Fears | Nachawati are prepared to give you the advice you need. Put our years of experience and dedicated expertise to work for you. Schedule your free consultation today by emailing us at mn@fnlawfirm.com or calling 1.866.705.7584. We’re ready to help you.

Parameters of a Negligence Cause of Action

For almost fifty North Texas residents and their families, two weeks ago marked a turning point in their lives. With the unexpected roll of a charter bus, they now face physical pain and emotional suffering as the result of someone else’s poor decisions. It’s unfortunate and unfair, yes, but it may also be a violation of their legal rights.

 

If you or your loved one was injured in the Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. accident in early April, it may be time to sit down with the attorneys and dedicated professionals at Fears | Nachawati to find out whether a negligence action is right for you – and what you may able to expect as a result. Under Texas law, all citizens have a right not to experience harm as a result of someone else’s carelessness. Was the injury you sustained a violation of your rights? Texas negligence law may hold the answer to this question.

 

The classic parameters of a negligence cause of action are duty, breach, cause and harm. Take the owners and operators of Cardinal Coach Lines Inc., for example. As the operator of the bus, Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. has a duty to act reasonably as the provider of transportation services to foreseeable parties, such as passengers. Did Cardinal breach this duty? Did that breach cause the harm experienced by the passengers? If a jury were to find the answer to each of these questions was yes, then the defendant may be liable for the victim’s pain and suffering.

 

To find out the answers to your questions, talk to our professionals. For your free consultation, email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com or call 1.866.705.7584. We can help you.

Amateur Organizer Liable for Charter Bus Accident?

If you’ve paid much attention to the recent charter bus accident in North Texas, you may be aware of the role that a non-professional event organizer played in bringing together the bus, the driver, and the passengers on that fateful day. “Casino Sue”, as the woman was commonly known, planned a quarterly trip to a casino in Oklahoma. The accident that occurred earlier this month was just the latest in her party trips for seniors.

 

There are many people who are potentially responsible for the tragic and fatal accident that occurred recently. The charter bus company, Cardinal Coach Lines, Inc., the driver, and the maker and distributor of various component parts, such as the tires, may each be required to participate in the process of allocating responsibility. Although it may come as a surprise, “Casino Sue”, the amateur organizer, may share in that liability, too.

 

Even though she may not have been receiving compensation for her efforts, “Casino Sue” nevertheless may have incurred liability as a result of her work to organize the event. Social hosts, for example, are commonly held liable, despite the fact that they receive no remuneration for their efforts. The question is not was she paid, but rather whether she violated a duty to care for her guests by failing to properly determine the possibility of an accident during the festivities.

 

Want to know more about these kind of important legal and factual issues? With years of experience helping victims, the attorneys at the law firm of Fears | Nachawati are ready to ask the difficult questions – and provide you with legally sound advice. To get started with your free consultation, email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com or call 1.866.705.7584. 

How to Finance a Charter Bus Lawsuit

As many North Texas residents are now aware, earlier this month a carter bus operated by Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. careened off a Dallas-area highway, killing two and injuring more than 40 passengers. Sadly, virtually all of the occupants of the bus were senior citizens and, as a result, many were unusually susceptible to accident-related injuries, such as contusions or fractures.

 

In the days and weeks following the accident, many accident victims and their families are coming to terms with not simply what happened, but what the accident means for their legal rights, their long-term health, and their financial future. For some victims, the question isn’t whether to take legal action. It’s how to pay for it.

 

Typically, there are two ways to pay for a personal injury lawsuit. Many clients are uncertain about their ability to pay or the likelihood of the suit’s success. Where this is the case, some attorneys will operate on what is known as a contingency basis. That is, the amount paid to the attorney or firm will be contingent upon the settlement or verdict. If you win, the attorney is paid a portion of the proceeds; if you lose, you don’t pay anything.

 

Other clients are more confident of their ability to pay or are more certain about the suit’s chances of success. In this situation, the client may prefer to pay an attorney’s hourly rate. Upon settlement or a verdict, the client receives all of the proceeds, less the flat rate earned by the attorney.

 

Which approach is right in your suit against the parties responsible for the charter bus accident? Find out what you need to know today by talking to the attorneys and dedicated professionals at Fears | Nachawati. Our professionals are ready to answer your important questions. Just email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com or call 1.866.705.7584. 

Should the Bus Have Rolled?

For the victims of last week’s fatal charter bus accident, there’s one evidentiary question that is particularly pressing: should the bus have rolled? By rolling over, the charter bus likely caused considerably greater personal injury. It also raises important questions about whether the owner, operator, driver, designer, and builder of the bus are liable.

 

In addition to these elemental evidentiary questions, why the Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. bus rolled is a question that also implicates rules and regulations promulgated by the federal government’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). If the owner, operator, or driver failed to abide by these safety standards, their failure to comply may provide compelling evidence that their behavior was negligent and improper.

 

Are you unfamiliar with the standards and regulations associated with FMCSA? Are you unclear as to how an owner and operator may be liable under negligence law or how the designer and builder may be liable under products liability law? It’s perfectly appropriate to not know the answer. However, for many victims, it may be a mistake to continue to not know. A well-litigated personal injury complaint may provide thousands or even millions of dollars in financial compensation. Don’t lose out on your catch at justice.

 

Ready to learn more about your accident and your next steps? To find out the answers to your questions, speak with the professionals at Fears | Nachawati today. We’re ready to help victims and their loved ones just like you. Our professionals are ready to schedule your free consultation. Just email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com or call 1.866.705.7584. 

Wrongful Death Lawsuits May Follow Tragic Accident

The violent and tragic accident last week that killed several and injured several dozen more has increasingly become the subject of not only national news, but also legal action. If your loved one was killed in last week’s accident, you may want to consider pursuing a wrongful death action.

 

A wrongful death action is a unique kind of lawsuit. Traditionally, under common law, only a living person enjoyed standing to bring a suit. Of course, this produced a legal loophole. Namely, if careless person was so careless as to not only injury his victim but to kill him, the tortfeasor would terminate the victim’s rights and eliminate the possibility of a suit. This produced an obvious injustice for the victim.

 

To counteract this injustice, many states, including Texas, have adopted wrongful death statutes that specifically provide an exception to the common law rule and pave the way for family members or next-of-kin to sue on behalf of the decedent’s tort rights. In short, if you can prove by a preponderance of the evidence that your loved one should not have died in an accident, you may be able to pursue your relative’s legal remedies.

 

In the tragic accident that took at least two lives last week, a wrongful death lawsuit may be an appropriate legal strategy. To find out how to move forward with this approach, you should speak with the attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears | Nachawati today. With years of experience, we know how to fight for families like yours. For your free consultation, email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com or call 1.866.705.7584. Let us help.

Fort Worth Woman Files Suit against Bus Company

Charlotte Reed of Fort Worth started this week with a bang, not a whimper, when she filed her personal injury lawsuit against Cardinal Coach Lines Inc., the bus company she alleges is legally responsible for her broken ribs and medical expenses. Ms. Reed isn’t letting time or age stand in her way. She may be 74-years old, but she’s up for the fight to protect her rights and seek the justice she deserves.

 

Why was Ms. Reed wise to file suit so soon after the accident? First, by starting sooner rather than later, her attorney can interview and depose company managers, the driver, fellow, and passengers. Likewise, various forms of physical evidence, including paper records, police video, and phone records are still available. Like a hunting dog, it’s best for an attorney to follow tracks while they’re fresh.

 

Second, there’s considerable uncertainty in every accident – and in every lawsuit. One of the most important forms of uncertainty for a litigant is financia