Veteran Firefighter Killed in Abilene Crash on I-20

 

Joe Tidwell photo from obituary on Legacy.com

ABILENE, TEXAS - A 51-year-old retired firefighter died in a trucking accident in August, 2015, when an 18-wheeler carrying gravel dumped the load onto I-20 near the Pine Street overpass. The resulting cloud of dust caused numerous accidents, as 14 vehicles collided due to no visibility. Joe Tidwell's car was rear-ended by a westbound tractor trailer. He sustained severe injuries, and his passenger, 42-year-old Shawna Elieff was transported to Hendrick Medical Center in critical condition.
 
Legal Commentary
The families of trucking accident victims should consult with an experienced personal injury and/or wrongful death attorney to file claims against the parties at fault to help the families pay for costly medical and funeral expenses. Our firm represents 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 a trucking accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.888.630.4412.
  
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer focused on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability claims in Texas statewide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous trucking accident cases and motor vehicle accident cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves as a board member for many prominent legal organizations, including: the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, as a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. For six consecutive years, Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas. He holds additional licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted through his website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/auto_injury, by email or by calling +1.888.630.4412.

Recent Texas Trucking Accident Settlements

 

OCTOBER 2015 - On average, there can be upwards of 500,000 trucking accidents each year. Large commercial vehicles, such as 18-wheelers are involved in 1 out of every 8 traffic fatalities. The trucking industry has been accused of sacrificing safety over profits. Speeding, driver fatigue, unsafe driving in bad weather conditions, distracted truck drivers,  and driving excessive consecutive hours have all contributed to the increase in trucking accidents nationwide. These trucking accidents can be caused by negligence of the truck driver or the trucking company’s negligence.  Third party negligence can also be a factor, including poor third party maintenance, defective computer systems, and defective tires or brakes.
 
Securing a settlement in a trucking accident can help with the victims’ medical bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with the pain and suffering from the injuries caused by the accident. Instead of eagerly accepting a low settlement from the trucking company, ensure that your rights are protected by consulting with an attorney.
 
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 motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves 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 six years in a row for legal excellence in connection with wrongful death and product liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Our website http://www.24hourinjuryhelp.com  can provide additional information on how Fears Nachawati can help you with your motor vehicle accident. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Ramp to I-35E Ablaze in Trucking Explosion, 1 Dead

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DALLAS, TEXAS - One person died early Monday morning, October 5, 2015, when a semi carrying a load of lumber crashed and exploded in a fire on the ramp from westbound I-20 to southbound I-35. Traffic was blocked for hours following the accident, although the fire was extinguished before 8am. Southbound I-35E was completely closed, but two left lanes were open on westbound I-20. Northbound I035E was reduced to one lane. Another vehicle was also involved in the crash. Burning wood from the semi fell to the ground below the ramp, spreading the fire.

Legal Commentary
The families of trucking accident victims should consult with an experienced personal injury and/or wrongful death attorney to file claims against the parties at fault to help the families pay for costly medical and funeral expenses. Our firm represents 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 a trucking accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.888.630.4412.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer focused on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability claims in Texas statewide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous trucking accident cases and motor vehicle accident cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves as a board member for many prominent legal organizations, including: the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, as a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. For six consecutive years, Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas. He holds additional licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted through his website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/auto_injury, by email or by calling +1.888.630.4412.

 

Fatal Trucking Accident Closes US 385 for 12 Hours in Hartley County Texas

 

HARTLEY COUNTY, TEXAS - On Thursday morning, September 10, 2015, around 1:28 a.m., an accident involving a 2015 Freightliner Truck Tractor towing a 2008 Hyundai semi-trailer hit a 2014 Volvo Truck Tractor towing a 2009 Wabash semi-trailer. The resulting crash killed both drivers and a passenger at the scene. The Freightliner crossed over into the southbound lane of US 385 to hit the Volvo head-on. There was a fire with smoke that caused severe visibility issues, closing US 385 for over 12 hours. The three men killed in the wreck were Konnah D. Mannah, 29, of Euless, Texas; Jerome Stephen Hall, 48, from Colorado Springs, CO; and Jesus Salinas, 52 of Refugio, Texas. The accident occurred on US Highway 385 near FM 722 about two miles north of Channing, Texas.
 
Legal Commentary
The families of trucking accident victims should consult with an experienced personal injury and/or wrongful death attorney to file claims against the parties at fault to help the families pay for costly medical and funeral expenses. Our firm represents 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 a trucking accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.888.630.4412.
  
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer focused on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability claims in Texas statewide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous trucking accident cases and motor vehicle accident cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves as a board member for many prominent legal organizations, including: the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, as a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. For six consecutive years, Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas. He holds additional licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted through his website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/auto_injury, by email or by calling +1.888.630.4412.

 

Excessive Speed Causes Fatal Trucking Accident

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TERRELL TEXAS - On Wednesday morning, September 16, 2015, William Edwards, 66, of Plano, Texas, was killed in an accident that involved four 18-wheelers and one car. Mr. Edwards was driving his black 2009 Nissan on I20 under the eastbound Spur 557 overpass, when a truck driven by Gurwinder Singh, 23 of New Jersey crashed into the Nissan and continued on to hit three other trucks. Two of the trucks lost their cargo, spilling tomatoes and frozen corn dogs all over I20. Mr. Singh's truck continued on to crash into a truck that was driven by Tom Sayavong, 57, from Keller, Texas. The fourth and final collision was when Mr. Singh's truck struck an empty gasoline tanker driven by Craig Barger, 47, from Magnolia, Texas. Although the tanker was empty, the collision caused a large diesel spill. The highway was closed for 10 hours during the cleanup. 
 
Legal Commentary
Victims of motor vehicle accidents should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to file claims against the parties at fault to help the families pay for costly medical and funeral expenses. Our firm represents 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 a motor vehicle accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.888.630.4412.
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer focused on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability claims in Texas statewide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves as a board member for many prominent legal organizations, including: the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, as a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer for the past six years. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas. He holds additional licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted through his website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/auto_injury, by email or by calling +1.888.630.4412

I-635 in Dallas Shut Down for Rush Hour Due to Tanker Crash

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DALLAS, TX - Rush hour in Dallas, Texas on the morning of September 11, 2015 was delayed due to a tanker truck that overturned and crashed with multiple vehicles. The entire westbound highway at I-635 and Plano Road was shut down for hours. The tanker was carrying butane, so hazmat workers responded to the accident. Traffic was backed up all the way to I-30.  
 
Legal Commentary
The families of trucking accident victims should consult with an experienced personal injury and/or wrongful death attorney to file claims against the parties at fault to help the families pay for costly medical and funeral expenses, as well as compensation for pain and suffering and for payment of lost wages due to missing work as a result of the accident. Our firm represents individuals and families who are affected by motor vehicle accidents and trucking 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 a trucking accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.888.630.4412.
 
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer focused on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability claims in Texas statewide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous trucking accident cases and motor vehicle accident cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves as a board member for many prominent legal organizations, including: the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, as a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. For six consecutive years, Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas. He holds additional licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted through his website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/auto_injury, by email or by calling +1.888.630.4412.

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Deadly Rear-End Crash in Nacogdoches Kills 2, injures 3

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NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Around 7:00 p.m. on August 28, 2015, 54-year-old California truck driver was driving northbound on US Highway 59 near Old Lufkin Road south of Nacogdoches, Texas. The semi-trailer that Rafael Polendo Hernandez was driving was hit from behind by a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Michael Zambo from Lufkin, Texas. Blaze Zambo, an infant passenger in the Chevrolet, died at Memorial Hospital from injuries suffered in the accident. Two six-year-old children who were also passengers in the Chevrolet were hospitalized following the accident. Six-year-old Richard Lira is still in critical condition at Children's Hospital in Houston. Laura Saldaña, 23, from Lufkin was also a passenger in the Chevrolet. Ms. Saldaña died at the scene of the accident. Michael Zambo was also hospitalized following the crash.
 
Legal Commentary
The families of trucking accident victims should consult with an experienced personal injury and/or wrongful death attorney to file claims against the parties at fault to help the families pay for costly medical and funeral expenses. Our firm represents 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 a trucking accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.888.630.4412.
  
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer focused on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability claims in Texas statewide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous trucking accident cases and motor vehicle accident cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves as a board member for many prominent legal organizations, including: the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, as a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. For six consecutive years, Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas. He holds additional licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted through his website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/auto_injury, by email or by calling +1.888.630.4412

18-Wheeler Crashes on 1-35W Killing 1 and Injuring Woman

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AUGUST 2015 - Around 1 a.m. on August 26, an 18-wheeler crashed into a minivan and an SUV on I-35W near Berry and Ripy Streets. One woman was hospitalized, and another person was killed in the accident. The Fort Worth highway was closed for hours during the aftermath of the accident.
 
Legal Commentary
The families of trucking accident victims should consult with an experienced personal injury and/or wrongful death attorney to file claims against the parties at fault to help the families pay for costly medical and funeral expenses. Our firm represents 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 a trucking accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.888.630.4412.
 
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer focused on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability claims in Texas statewide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous trucking accident cases and motor vehicle accident cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves as a board member for many prominent legal organizations, including: the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, as a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. For six consecutive years, Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas. He holds additional licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted through his website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/auto_injury, by email or by calling +1.888.630.4412.

Salado Truck Collides with Bridge Killing 1, Injuring 3

 bridge damaged by semi on I35 - photo by KWTX News 10

SALADO, TEXAS, MARCH 2015 - A truck driver hauling a boom lift ignored warning signs for a bridge on I-35 at FM 2484 and struck the bridge, killing 32-year-old Clark Brandon Davis from Arlington, Texas and injuring three others. The impact with the overpass caused beams to fall onto other vehicles. Three signs prior to the overpass had warned the 41-year-old truck driver for Lares Trucking, Valentin Martinez, that the bridge clearance was 13 feet 56 inches. In fact, the bridge height was over 14 feet, but the warning signs are designed to give some room for error. Oversized vehicles are required to take alternate routes when the low clearance signs are present. All lanes were closed for several hours after the accident. In total, five vehicles were damaged when beams from the bridge fell after the impact. In May, 2015, the DPS report concerning the accident found the truck driver to be at fault due to not paying attention while hauling an illegally oversized load.

Legal Commentary
The families of trucking accident victims should consult with an experienced personal injury and/or wrongful death attorney to file claims against the parties at fault to help the families pay for costly medical and funeral expenses. Our firm represents 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 a trucking accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.888.630.4412.
 
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer focused on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability claims in Texas statewide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous trucking accident cases and motor vehicle accident cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves as a board member for many prominent legal organizations, including: the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, as a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. For six consecutive years, Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas. He holds additional licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted through his website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/auto_injury, by email or by calling 1.888.630.4412.

Cyclist in Boston, Massachusetts Killed by Tractor-Trailer in Accident

Pictured above: A photo of the cyclist's bicycle that remained after the accident 

A tractor-trailer struck and killed a female cyclist in an unfortunate accident in Boston, Massachusetts this morning. The accident happened around 7am at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street when the truck, carrying a flatbed of steel, made a right turn onto Beacon Street and hit an unidentified female. The truck driver did not stop and according to officials, it may be possible that the driver did not see the cyclist and continued on his way. 

The driver was caught out of state and is currently being questioned as part of an ongoing investigation. Officials have not yet classified the accident as a hit-and-run but will take a look at surveillance cameras to see whether or not the driver of the truck was aware that he had hit a pedestrian. Neighbors also state that in recent times, they've seen an increase in accidents at this particular intersection. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. 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.

Man Dies in Crash with Fire Truck in Agoura Hills, California

Pictured above: The fire truck after the accident 

Over the weekend, a California man involved in a crash with a Los Angeles County Fire Department fire truck was killed. The 36-year-old, identified as Eric Stein, was driving with his wife to his brother's wedding rehearsal dinner on Friday night around 5pm when the accident happened. Stein was turning left onto Saddle Rock Ranch along Mulholland Highway when they were hit by the fire truck. According to eyewitnesses, the impact dragged the car off the side of the road. Unfortunately, Stein was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His wife was airlifted to a nearby hospital. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fire truck was following procedure because it had its lights and sirens on. Stein's family argues that he never had a chance to react and call the firefighter driving the truck negligent. Witnesses state that the truck was driving at excessive speeds, even for an emergency. An investigation has been launched and is ongoing. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. 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.

Firefighters Injured, Truck Driver Killed in Irving, Texas Highway Crash

Pictured above: A scene from the accident 

Over the weekend, a tragic accident occurred on Texas 183 that left one truck driver dead and several firefighters injured. The accident began when police and firefighters responded to an initial accident on the eastbound lanes of Texas 183 on Sunday morning around 4:30am. An unidentified man, driving a GMC pickup, had crashed his vehicle, fled and was arrested. While a wrecker removed the wrecked truck, a fire truck stayed to help block traffic. A trucker, now identified as Ilian Lavel, hit the back of the fire truck while driving at the indicated speed.

The impact of the 18-wheeler caused the fire truck to spin around 180 degrees and roll over. Three firefighters were left with minor to moderate injuries. Unfortunately Lavel was killed in the accident after the rig caught fire. Officials are now investigating whether Lavel may have fallen asleep or had a medical condition and initial reports suggest the latter. Additionally, a patrol car was also hit by another driver who was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. 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.

 

Women Hit & Killed by Dump Truck in Union City, New Jersey

Pictured above: The dump truck after the accident 

Yesterday morning, an unidentified victim was struck by a dump truck in Union City, New Jersey. The accident happened on North Marginal Highway on the Route 495 West Service Road at Park Avenue. The woman, who was on foot, was turning left at a cross signal when she was struck by the dump truck. The driver of that truck, 40-year-old Jhobany Cruz, also had a green light at the time and had attempted a right turn at the intersection. The woman who was hit was rushed to Jersey City Medical Center where, unfortunately, she died from her injuries. 

It was not immediately clear why the woman was hit or whether or not she was standing on the crosswalk at the time of the accident. Officials are now investigating the accident, which includes weighing and inspecting the dump truck to insure that there were no mechanical failures and that the truck was not overloaded. Additionally, officials do not believe speed or cell phone usage contributed to the accident and Cruz has not been charged.  

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. 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.

More Than a Year Later, Investigation Reveals Lack of Safety Procedures in Deadly Fedex Truck-Bus Crash in Orland, California

Pictured above: The remains of the FedEx truck and bus after the April 2014 accident 

Last year, in Orland, California, a tragic accident involving a bus full of students and a FedEx truck killed five students and injured several passengers. On Tuesday, a federal investigation concluded that a lack of safety procedures contributed to the significant number of student deaths and injuries. They, however, could not explain why the FedEx truck driver involved in the accident slammed head-on into the bus that was full of high school students. 

The accident happened in April 2014 on Interstate 5 near Orland. The FedEx truck had veered across the southbound lanes of the road, crossed a 15-foot median and collided with the bus that was carrying high school students from Los Angeles to a college orientation at Humboldt State University. In total, 10 people, were killed. The drivers of the bus and truck, as well as two people in a small sedan that was struck by the FedEx truck, were amongst those that died. 39 others were injured. 

The investigation, conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board, concluded that the bus carrying the high school students had interiors that did not meet current flammability requirements. They also found that there had been a lack of pre-trip safety briefings for the students and that there had been inadequate emergency exits on the Silverado Stages bus. Furthermore, there was a lack of event data records on both the bus and truck, making it difficult for the NTSB to come to a conclusion as to why the FedEx truck crashed into the school bus. However, the accident did prompt the NTSB to warn the industry to implement their various recommendations. Several family members of those harmed or killed in the car crash have pursued their own wrongful death lawsuits against FedEx. 

Log Truck Accident in Vicksburg, Mississippi Results in One Death, Several Injured

 

Pictured above: The scene of the accident 

Yesterday afternoon, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a log truck and minivan collided in a deadly accident. The accident happened around 3p.m. in the afternoon near Highway 611 and Washington Street when the minivan attempted to enter the roadway from the street and collided with the log truck. The minivan was carrying five people. Unfortunately, one passenger, identified as 63-year-old Mary Wright, was killed. The driver, 32-year-old Danielle Johnson, was airlifted to nearby UMMC. The three other passengers, as well as the driver of the log truck, were taken to River Region. 

An official noted that this was a particularly difficult intersection since vehicles have to cross the path of traffic. One of the reasons for this, as one witness claims, is that the intersection is at a hill, making it difficult for drivers to slow down in time. Currently, it is unknown who is at fault but the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investigating the accident. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. 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. 

 

Truck Driver Involved in 9-Vehicle Accident Cited for Careless Driving Day Before Fatal Crash

Pictured above: A scene from the accident that involved 9 vehicles

Last week, two accidents occurred that involved one careless truck driver. The first accident happened on Wednesday, June 24th in Wildwood, Florida when Benjamin Scott Brewer sideswiped a truck while he attempted to pass. Brewer bumped the other truck and both trucks pulled over. Luckily, no one was injured in the accident and Brewer was issued a citation for careless driving. Brewer was employed by Cool Runnings Express Inc. and was driving for the company at the time of the accident. 

Unfortunately, Brewer was at the center of an accident that happened the next day on Thursday night. He was driving his truck on I-75 in Chattanooga when he approached eight vehicles that were stopped in the road due to construction. His tractor trailer plowed into them and Brewer and his female passenger failed to stop. In total, 18 people were injured: six died at the scene of the accident, six were injured and six others did not need medical attention. Police officials tested Brewer for drugs and alcohol but he was not placed in custody. An investigation into what caused Brewer to drive into stopped traffic is ongoing. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. 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

 

Truck Driver Charged After Injuring 14 near Chicago, Illinois

Pictured above: One of the mangled cars involved in the accident 

Yesterday, truck driver Mark Tipton faced charged after causing an accident that involved several cars and left 14 injured. Tipton, originally from Crossville, Tennessee, was driving on the northbound lanes of I-55, south of First Avenue in Forest View, Illinois. He was driving a white Freightliner tractor-trailer when he failed to stop and caused a chain-reaction crash. In all, 12 vehicles were involved in the chain-reaction crash. At least five people had to be taken to a hospital and nine others were treated at the scene. Luckily, none faced life-threatening injuries.  

Tipton admitted that he fell asleep at the wheel after driving for more than 14 hours straight and he had failed to stop and render aid. He was issued six traffic citations after the crash, including one for driving more than 14 consecutive hours and a Class 4 Felony of Driving While Fatigued. Additionally, he was charged for braking out of adjustment, automatic slack adjusters required, false report of duty status and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. 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

 

Tractor Trailer Involved in Fatal Crash Issues Multiple Summonses in Rutherford, New Jersey

Pictured above: A scene from the deadly accident

Last week, on Monday, June 8th, a truck driver was issued multiple summonses after he was involved in a fatal crash. The truck driver, identified as Ali Mutakabbi, struck the Route 3 West Orient Way overpass in Rutherford, New Jersey. The crash caused a container on the truck to fall off, which in turn landed on the top of a 2014 Honda. That car was being driven by James Hart III. Unfortunately, Mr. Hart was crushed in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Mr. Mutakabbi is being issues several summonses related to motor vehicle and equipment violations. As a truck driver, Mutakabbi has a legal responsibility to know the height of his own truck so that accidents like these do not happen. His truck appears to have been about 8 inches higher than the 14 feet clearance of the overpass. He is not expected to face charges in connection to the death of Mr. Hart. The New Jersey Department of Transportation will evaluate the damage and repair the damage done by the truck. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. 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.

 

 

Distracted Driver Likely Cause of Fatal Truck Accident in Ray Township, Michigan

Pictured above: The scene of the accident 

This past Saturday, an accident along 29 Mile Road in Ray Township led to the death of two drivers. According to officials, the accident happened around 11 a.m. The driver of a flatbed truck, who has been identified as Randall Carvey, ran off the road and over-corrected. The driver then crossed the center line and hit a box truck that was driving in the opposite lane. The driver of the box truck was identified as Wesley Kandt. The flatbed truck driver hit a utility pole where the truck became tangled with live electrical wires. 

Unfortunately, both drivers died instantly in the collision. Police are investigating the accident in order to determine the cause of the initial accident. It initially appears that alcohol was not a factor. Police, however, suggest that Carvey was distracted and caused the initial accident. An investigation is ongoing.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. 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. 

 

Tourist Bus Collides With a Tractor Trailer in Easter Pennsylvania, Killing 3

Pictured above: An arial view of the aftermath of the crash 

Early this morning, at around 10a.m., a charter bus carrying tourists from New York to Niagara Falls crashed into a tractor-trailer. The accident occurred on Interstate 380 in eastern Pennsylvania, in the Pocono Mountain region. The bus, owned Academy Bus, crashed into the truck head-on, killing the bus driver and two others on the bus. Four others are in critical condition and more than a dozen people had to be taken to nearby hospitals for moderate injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was not seriously injured. 

The bus was chartered by Viaggidea, an Italian tour operator that operates tours from the New York metro area to Niagara Falls and Canada. The tractor trailer was owned by Xtra Lease company but the company's attorney does not yet know who was leasing the vehicle. Unfortunately, it's not known either why the bus driver crashed into the truck. Initial reports suggest that the truck may have veered into the wrong lane but this has not yet been verified. No information has been released by officials or investigators as to whether there may have been a mechanical failure. An investigation is currently underway. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many, including family members, suffer as a result. 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.

Wal-Mart Faces Another Truck-Related Lawsuit in Florida

Wal-Mart and the trucking companies associated with the company are facing another legal battle. Recently, the company settled with comedian Tracy Morgan for permanent injuries he sustained when one of their drivers, Kevin Roper, crashed into his limousine. Recently, a widow identified as Bonnie Clark has sued Wal-Mart in a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband, Wiley Clark, was killed in an accident involving a semi truck associated with the company. 

The accident happened on February 19, 2015, in Florida. Wiley Clark was driving on a southbound lane when when a semi truck driven by Wilbur Peterson crossed into his lane and crashed into this Dodge Ram pickup. Mr. Clark was pronounced dead at the scene while Peterson sustained only minor injuries. It was revealed that the semi truck, whose driver was employed by Swift Transportation, was going 17 miles over the posted speed limit. The tires on the truck were also worn down to a 1/32 of an inch which is against federal regulations. Mrs. Clark is suing both Wal-Mart and Swift Transportation. Her wrongful death lawsuit is another example of how large corporations like Wal-Mart must be kept liable for their irresponsible drivers, especially when they harm or kill other drivers on the road. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many, including family members, suffer as a result. In this situation, Bonnie Clark has decided to pursue a civil case against Walmart. 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.

 

Indiana Woman Awarded $32.5 Million Settlement After Trucking Accident

Pictured above: Kristen Zak and her attorney after the $32.5 million jury verdict  

On Thursday, May 21st, an Indiana woman who was involved in an accident with a J.B. Hunt truck driver was finally awarded a substantial financial package for injuries she sustained. The accident happened in 2006 on I-65 in Jasper County, Indiana. The truck driver was driving in icy conditions on the highway when it lost control, jack-knifed and then crashed into a median. He remained there without putting flashers on or laying out reflective triangles. An hour later, Kristen Zak, the plaintiff in this lawsuit, was driving in a car that approached the truck, slid and hit the semi. 

Zak's legal counsel contend that the semi-truck driver was driving too fast and that after he crashed, failed to follow safety protocol. Had he done so, the car that Zak was in would have been able to slow down and avoid crashing into the semi. The secondary accident left Zak in a coma. She was alos left with brain damage, memory loss and requires round-the-clock care. The award will help pay for her medical care. Although the lawsuit took almost 9 years to settle, it is important that the jury finally came to this conclusion and kept J.B. Hunt and its employees accountable to other drivers. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and distracted and irresponsible drivers are always a present danger when on the road. rom a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a trucking 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 a trucking 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.

Comedian Tracy Morgan Finally Settles with Walmart After 2014 Truck Accident

Pictured above: A scene from last year's accident involving a Walmart 18-wheeler 

Last year, on June 7th, a Walmart 18-wheeler truck driven by Kevin Roper crashed into a limousine that Tracy Morgan and several associates and family members were driving in. The accident happened on the New Jersey Turnpike, when Roper, who was driving at 65mph in a 45mph stretch, struck the limousine. Unfortunately, Morgan's friend, comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair was killed in the accident. Morgan himself suffered severe brain trauma and a broken leg and has been in rehabilitation since. Additionally, two others were injured. 

Less than a week after the accident, Kevin Roper pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and assault by auto and was released on $50,000 bail. He had been accused of not sleeping for more than a day and had subsequently been driving recklessly, according to prosecutors. However, Morgan and his associates immediately filed suit against Walmart. Roper was not named as a defendant and is still facing criminal charges in state court. 

The family of McNair settled with Walmart for $10 million in January. This week, Morgan settled with Walmart. Neither Morgan nor Walmart has chosen to disclose the terms of the settlement, but a statement by Morgan states that Walmart, "did right by me and my family and for my associates and their families." The settlement has been described as amicable. Hopefully, it is the proper compensation for a life-changing accident that could have been easily avoided had Walmart ensured its drivers were following proper protocol.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many, including family members, suffer as a result. In this situation, Tracy Morgan, others who were in the van and their family members decided to pursue a civil case against Walmart, citing negligence, and fortunately won. 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.

 

 

Semi Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into and Kills Tow Truck Driver in Hudson, Ohio

Pictured above: The tractor-trailer involved in the accident 

Earlier this morning, an accident involving a semi tractor-trailer occurred on the Ohio Turnpike near the mile marker 182. A tow truck driver was loading a disabled car onto his truck when he was hit by a semi-tractor trailer. The driver, now identified as 56-year-old Michael Kennedy, died instantly. He was employed by Interstate Towing of Macedonia at the time of the accident. According to officials and to the man whose car was being towed, Kennedy had been wearing a fluorescent emergency vest. 

According to the driver of the semi, he had tried to get into the middle lane as required by law, but couldn't because the lane was blocked. Unfortunately, the trailer portion of his semi had clipped the tow truck driver as he was attempting to turn. Officials are investigating the accident and will attempt to verify his statements. So far, no charges or citations have been issued. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and distracted drivers are always a present danger when on the road. rom a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a trucking 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 a trucking 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.

 

Cement Truck Crushes Car After Running a Red Light in Decatur, Georgia

Pictured above: The Audi involved in the crash, crushed by the cement truck 

This past Wednesday, an accident occurred in Decatur, Georgie that involved a reckless driver of a cement truck. The accident happened at the corner of North Decatur and Superior Avenue when the driver of the cement truck ran a red light and crashed into an Audi. The female driver of the Audi was crushed under the cement truck but managed to sustain only minor injuries. Her car was wedged under the cement truck and the driver had to be extracted from her car.

The driver of the cement truck was cited for running a red light and speeding. Officials and neighbors of the area note that this intersection is particularly dangerous and residents have asked for more enforcement of the area. The intersection is located at the bottom of two hills which makes it harder to patrol and easier for drivers to easily pass red lights. Luckily, both drivers escaped relatively unharmed but officials would be wise to make this particular intersection safer for Georgia drivers. 

Pictured below: the intersection where the accident occurred 

 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and distracted drivers are always a present danger when on the road. rom a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a trucking 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 a trucking 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.

 

Tanker Truck and Tractor Trailer Crash in Pennsylvania, Resulting in One Death

Pictured above: A scene from the accident 

On Monday, April 27, a tractor trailer and tanker truck collided into one another, resulting in the death of the tanker truck driver. The accident happened early that morning on South Park Avenue near Crawford Road in Audubon, Pennsylvania. The tractor-trailer was carrying cosmetic powder and the tanker truck was carrying raw sewage when they collided head on, resulting in both trucks bursting into flames. Unfortunately, the tanker truck driver was trapped in the cab of the truck and died in the wreck. The other driver was uninjured. 

Officials say that witnesses say that the cab of the truck carrying the cosmetic powder separated from the trailer, which in turn forced it into the other truck. The roadway had to be closed down in order to clean up the white powder that, although not hazardous, causes breathing problems for some. Nearby homes had their power cut off temporarily as a precautionary measure. It is not yet known why the cab of the tractor-trailer carrying this substance came apart from the trailer or whether it could have been prevented. Currently, the Lower Providence Township Police Department is investigating the accident. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and distracted drivers are always a present danger when on the road. rom a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a trucking 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 a trucking 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.


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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.

 

Distracted Driver Causes Accident on I-65 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Pictured above: the resulting traffic caused by the distracted driver's accident 

On Wednesday morning, a distracted driver of a semi-truck caused a messy wreck in Indianapolis, Indiana. The accident occurred on Interstate 65 near 38th Street. The unidentified driver was heading south on I-65 when he veered off the road and drifted onto the shoulder of the highway and into an abandoned car. Officials say that he had taken his eyes off the road in order to change the radio station. Unfortunately, the semi the driver had been driving was carrying 17,000 pounds of the chemical potassium hydroxide and burst into flames on impact. 

Officials are using the accident to warn other drivers on the road how easy it is to get distracted while driving. Although no one was injured, hazmat cleanup crews were forced to shut down the southbound lanes of I-65 for three hours in order to clean up the spillage. It took a total of ten hours for the crews to finishing cleaning up the mess. For other drivers on the road, this meant additional hours of traffic. According to officials, the driver of the semi could be facing charges after an investigation. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and distracted drivers are always a present danger when on the road. rom 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 a trucking 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.

Fiery Wreck in Fort Worth, Texas Results in Five Deaths, Several Injuries

Pictured above: The 18-wheeler after the fire was extinguished 

An unfortunate accident on Sunday morning in Fort Worth, Texas resulted in the death of five people and injuries to several others. The accident happened early Sunday morning on the westbound lanes of I-30 near the Oakland Boulevard exit. Originally, a car involved in a single-car accident had stopped and good samaritans had gotten out of their vehicles to help the injured driver. Then, an 18-wheeler carrying the Sunday edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram  crashed into that car. The truck then burst into flames. 

The accident resulted in 5 deaths at the scene of the accident. Additionally, two others were hospitalized in critical condition and another suffered serious injuries. Ten others had minor injuries, including the driver of the 18-wheeler. It is still unclear what exactly caused the crash but Fort Worth police are conducting a full investigation. The investigation will also likely reveal what the cause of the fire was. 

Below: The location of the accident

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. 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 a trucking 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.
 

 

Fiery Wreck in Fort Worth, Texas Results in Five Deaths, Several Injuries

Pictured above: The 18-wheeler after the fire was extinguished 

An unfortunate accident on Sunday morning in Fort Worth, Texas resulted in the death of five people and injuries to several others. The accident happened early Sunday morning on the westbound lanes of I-30 near the Oakland Boulevard exit. Originally, a car involved in a single-car accident had stopped and good samaritans had gotten out of their vehicles to help the injured driver. Then, an 18-wheeler carrying the Sunday edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram  crashed into that car. The truck then burst into flames. 

The accident resulted in 5 deaths at the scene of the accident. Additionally, two others were hospitalized in critical condition and another suffered serious injuries. Ten others had minor injuries, including the driver of the 18-wheeler. It is still unclear what exactly caused the crash but Fort Worth police are conducting a full investigation. The investigation will also likely reveal what the cause of the fire was. 

Below: The location of the accident

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. 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 a trucking 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.
 

 

Deadly Chain Reaction Crash Results in Two Deaths near Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Pictured above: the scene of the accident 

On Wednesday, April 10th, an accident involving a semi truck and several cars occurred in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. The accident happened around 3pm on the westbound lanes of Highway 54 near Route W in Miller County. Robin L. Dinwiddie, 50, and her daughter Kenda L. O'Leary were driving in a 2004 Pontiac Vibe when it was rear ended by a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer. The driver of that semi, Daniel Burch, set off a chain reaction crash that, in total, involved eight vehicles. 

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Dinwiddie and her daughter O'Leary were killed at the scene. Four other people, including Burch, were taken to nearby hospitals for the treatment of minor to serious injuries. Burch has also been arrested on two counts of second-degree involuntary manslaughter, along with careless and imprudent driving. This accident could have likely been prevented had it not been for Burch's irresponsible driving. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. 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 a trucking 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.

Montgomery, Alabama Officer Killed in 18-Wheeler Accident

 

Pictured above: Officer Colley's car and the 18-wheeler involved in the accident  

Over the Easter weekend, an Montgomery, Alabama officer was killed in an accident with an 18-wheeler. The accident occurred early on Saturday morning when both vehicles collided on Narrow Lane and E. South Boulevard. Although he was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital, Officer Colley unfortunately passed away from his injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured. 

Officer Colley was on a call when the accident happened, according to MPD. It is not clear how the accident occurred or who was responsible for the collision. Officials have turned the investigation over to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and their homicide unit will be conducting the investigation. Once done, Montgomery County District Attorney and Montgomery Police Department will review it. The investigate will take a look at surrounding cameras to try to piece together who was responsible for the accident. Hopefully the result will bring peace to Officer Colley's family.

Below: The exact location of the accident 

 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. 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 a trucking 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.
 

 

Semi & Tanker Crash Results in One Driver Dead, Other Severely Injured in Mulhall, Oklahoma

Pictured above: The tanker after the explosion

An unfortunate accident occurred yesterday on the northbound lanes of I-35 near Mulhall, Oklahoma. The accident happened at around 10am when a tanker struck a disabled semi truck that was stopped on the outside lane of the highway. The tanker struck the driver side and rolled down the highway when it caught on fire and its cargo tank exploded. The truck had just delivered ethanol and the remaining fumes are what caused the explosion. Unfortunately, the driver of the tanker, Dwight Handley, died from his injuries. The driver of the semi that he hit was uninjured. 

A good samaritan who tried to help the drivers, identified as Jason Newby, was hurt in his attempt to do so, suffering from a broken femur and a large wound. Luckily, another motorist stopped to help Newby and created a tourniquet for him. Currently, it is unknown what caused the tanker to crash into the disabled semi-truck but officials will be conducting a full investigation. 

Below: the exact location of the accident

 

 

Legal Commentary

Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. 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 a trucking 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.

 

 

Accident Involving Overpass in Salado, Texas Brings Into Question Driver's Permit and Overpass Height

Pictured above: The scene of the accident 

Last Thursday, on March 26th, a tractor-trailer crashed into the FM 2428 overpass in Salado, Texas. The truck driver, whose identity has not been released, was heading southbound when the top of his truck slammed into the bridge, knocking down two beams, which in turn fell on a pickup truck. The driver of that truck, Mr. Clark Davis, unfortunately died as a result of the accident. Three others were injured when the beams collapsed. 

The driver of the 18-wheeler was hauling an oversized load of hydraulic lifting equipment when the accident happened. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the load was 14 feet, 7 inches but three advisory signs were posted that because of construction, the overpass itself was 13 feet, 6 inches. They also have reported that the 18-wheeler driver in question lacked the proper permit. These permits are required of drivers so that they can be given alternative, safer routes in situations like these.

Additionally, this particular overpass had already been hit twice within the past two weeks: once by an auto carrier and a second time by a truck carrying a crane. These particular facts indicate that while the driver in question should have had a permit, TxDOT should be make the necessary changes to make the overpass safer for all drivers. They state that they will eventually lower lanes on I-35 and that this will allow for a normal 16 1/2-foot clearance. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, trucking and construction-related accidents are quite common. 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 a trucking 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.
 

 

Semi-Truck Accident Kills a Father in California

Last Thursday, on March 12th, a father and his young family were involved in an accident with a semi-truck. The accident happened at Englehart and Floral Avenues, right outside of Reedley. The semi, which was carrying close to 38,000 pounds of frozen food, had just picked up the load from Ruiz Foods in Dinuba. At a two-way stop sign, the driver of the semi failed to yield and hit Serafin Garcia and his family.

Mr. Garcia attempted to try to get out of the path of the semi truck by swerving right. The semi broadsided the compact car, which meant that Mr. Garcia and his four-year-old daughter in the back passenger seat, received the hardest impact from the accident. Unfortunately, he died at the scene and his four-year-old daughter suffered major head trauma. His wife and one-year-old daughter survived with minor injuries. 

 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. Mr. Garcia's family may be able to file a civil law suit against those responsible. 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 a trucking 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.

 

One Dead After Semi Truck Accident in Jackson County, Ohio

Yesterday, at 5:30am, a semi truck driver crashed into a driver after failing to stop at a stop sign. The accident occurred on US Route 35 at Township Road 213. The driver of the semi, Manuel Ortiz, 41, ran a stop sign and drove into the road where Richard Cartwright II, 21, was driving. The trailer portion of the semi hit Cartwright's truck, which then crashed into the median. Unfortunately, Cartwright died at the scene of the accident. 

Ortiz drove away from the scene and was soon stopped by Putnam County Police and was taken into custody. He is being charged with vehicular manslaughter and failure to stop after a fatal crash. Ortiz claims that the thick fog impeded him from seeing the accident completely and rendering aid. He states that he panicked and left the accident. The Ohio Highway Patrol is continuing their investigation at the time. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, trucking accidents are quite common. Mr. Cartwright's family may be able to file a civil suit against Mr. Ortiz and his trucking company. 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 a trucking 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. 

More Than 40 Injured in Accident Involving 18 Wheeler and Amtrak Train in Halifax County

Pictured above: The front car derailed due to the crash (courtesy of ABC 11

On Monday, March 9th, an accident occurred that involved a stopped 18-wheeler and an Amtrak train in Halifax County in North Carolina. The accident happened when an 18-wheeler carrying an oversize load was being escorted by a state trooper, now identified as Trooper Christopher Baker. As it approached the highway 903 intersection, the truck attempted to make a left turn but got stuck on the railroad tracks and was struck by the train. Luckily, the workers who were helping maneuver the rig were able to get out of the way and were not harmed.

Those on the Amtrak train were not so lucky, however. The train, which was headed to New York from Charlotte, had three of its cars derailed. Out of the 212 passengers and 8 crew members, more than 40 were injured and transported to nearby hospitals. One woman who was critically injured has been identified as Mary Kramer, 85. Witnesses claim that the truck was stuck on the railroad tracks for more than 10 minutes, which should have given the state trooper and drive more than enough time to alert the Amtrak conductors. North Carolina officials will be investigating the accident in order to better understand where the miscommunication occurred. The Federal Railroad Administration states that, just in the past 10 years alone, more than 300 injuries and 57 deaths have occurred at railroad crossings across North Carolina.

 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. Although it's not yet clear who is at fault in this case, when officials find out who is culpable, several entities may be able to file a civil law suit against those responsible. 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 a trucking 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.

 

 

 

Three Vehicle Crash Involving Box Truck and School Bus Leave One Dead, Several Injured

Pictured above: The extensive damaged caused to both the box truck and the school bus (image courtesy of Seattle Times

An unfortunate accident in Orondo, Washington has left one driver dead and sent 43-school-aged students to the hospital with various injuries. The accident, which occurred yesterday morning, involved a box truck, a car and a school bus that was driving 40-50 students of all ages. It occurred at about 8a.m. on Highway 97 when the semi-truck hit the car head-on and then hit the school bus head-on.

Unfortunately, the driver of the car did not survive the accident. Additionally, five student and a bus driver sustained minor injuries and two people in the box truck were left seriously injured. It was not immediately understood what caused the accident and officials claim that the drivers should not have had problems with visibility as it was a sunny and clear day. Officials do note that the box truck was driving in the opposite direction from the car and the school bus and are conducting an investigation to understand which of the drivers may be responsible for the accident. 

 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. Although it's not yet clear who is at fault in this case, when officials find out who is culpable, several entities may be able to file a civil law suit against those responsible. 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 a trucking 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.

Four Dead and Three Injured After 18-Wheeler Accident in Jacksonville, Florida

Pictured above: A video submitted by a witness to the accident (Courtesy of First Coast News) 

A trucking accident that involved a tractor trailer rig and an SUV on Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida, resulted in four dead and three injured. The accident happened on Monday afternoon, when the Chevrolet Tahoe carrying the victims became stalled on the bridge. A second vehicle, a Nissan Murano, had stopped behind the Tahoe when the trailer hit the Murano, which spun out and slammed into the Tahoe, which then slammed into the concrete barrier. The SUV caught on fire and trapped all four victims inside. 

It took more than five hours to remove the SUV from the bridge. Unfortunately, it was not easy for rescue crews to get to the SUV. Officers state that everyone involved was wearing a seat belt and that the driver of the tractor trailer rig was unhurt and not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. However, Florida Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation as to why the tractor trailer did not slow down at the bridge. In the past three years, there have been 1200 crashes on the Bridge. According to FDOT, they're conducting a study in order to better understand why so many crashes have occurred on this particular bridge. 

Below: The exact location of the accident 

 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. 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 a trucking 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.

4-Year-Old Killed by Waste And Recycling Truck in Albany, NY

Pictured above: the waste and recycling truck that hit and killed a young boy in Albany, NY 

Two weeks ago, in Albany, NY, a 4-year-old boy was hit and killed by a waste and recycling truck. The young boy was hit while crossing the intersection of Central Avenue and Quail Street. He was transported to a nearby hospital immediately after the accident but later died from his injuries.

ICS Waste and Recycling, the trucking company that owns the truck in this accident, claims that the young boy jumped a snow back and into the road without warning. Police and authorities, however, dispute this, stating that video evidence shows the young boy and his mother were holding hands and crossing the sidewalk and had the right of way. Police also state that the truck had a green light but that the woman and her son also had the green light to cross the street.

Although no one has been charged or cited, police state their investigation is still ongoing. A crossing guard who was at the scene claims that this particular intersection has some of the worst traffic and that pedestrians have to be even more cautious when crossing the street.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. 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 a trucking 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.

 

Fatigued Walmart 18-Wheeler Driver Hits Vehicle Head-On in Fatal Accident

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A recent trucking accident in Jacksonville, Florida has brought Wal-Mart into the spotlight again, after one of their semi-truck drivers hit and killed a man. The accident occurred last June, in 2014, when Wiley Clark was driving near his home when the truck driver, Wilbur Peterson, crossed a media and hit Clark’s car head-on. Attorneys and Clark’s widow, Bonnie Clark, assert that the driver of the 18-wheeler was fatigued and driving a truck with several maintenance issues. The driver was working for Swift Transportation, a company that works with Walmart.

They also maintain that the company had willingly allowed Peterson to drive more hours than allowed. A week before the accident, he had driven 65 hours and at the time of the accident, was asked to drive a 12-hour shift. He was also driving 17 miles over the speed limit and the tires on his rig were worn down to 1/32nd of a inch, further violating federal standards. Unfortunately, in their attempt to get as much work out of a driver as possible, both Swift Transportation and Walmart needlessly put other people’s lives in danger and contributed to the death of Mr. Clark. Attorneys for Bonnie Clark state they are seeking compensation from Swift Transportation, Walmart and their driver.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. In this situation, Mr. Clark's widow has chosen to pursue a civil claim as a result of negligence on the part of Swift Transportation, Walmart, and their driver. 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 a trucking 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.

 

OSHA Penalizes Company Almost a Million Dollars For Retaliating Against Employees

Yesterday, on August 18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalized Asphalt Specialists for retaliating against three of their workers. The company, which is based in Michigan, fired the employees after they refused to violate hours-of-services laws by driving without enough rest between shifts. It is against federal law for tired truck drivers to get behind the wheel. Furthermore, it is illegal for an employer to punish employees who report safety violations.

Asphalt Specialists was ordered to pay $953,916 in damages and backpay and also had to reinstate all three employees. OSHA’s decision to penalize the company comes after the truck accident in June that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed his friend, Jimmy Mack. The Wal-Mart driver of the truck that crashed into Morgan, Kevin Roper, was charged with vehicular homicide and assault. Prosecutors state that Roper had been driving longer than the federal limit and consequently, was not able to respond quickly enough to prevent the accident. Morgan and others involved in the accident have since filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many, including family members, suffer as a result. Had the Asphalt Specialists employees in this situation complied with their employers' demands, they may have put innocent lives at risk, like that of Tracy Morgan and others who were in the van. 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.

 

Crash Between Semi-Truck and Fuel Tanker Leaves One Man Critically Injured, Highway Closed For Days

Pictured above: The fiery crash (picture courtesy of ABC 5 Ohio

On Sunday, August 3rd, an accident between a semi-truck and a fuel tanker left one man injured and an entire stretch of US-30 blocked off for days. The collision occurred when the semi-truck, driven by 22-year-old William Nobach was driving toward traffic on US-30 and crashed into a Marathon gasoline fuel tanker that was driven by 27-year-old Kenneth Kesner. According to witnesses, as soon as the two collided, both trucks went up in flames.

Officials have also stated that although they do not know why Nobach did not stop, it appeared that he did not slow down as he approached the already slow traffic. Nobach unfortunately suffered critical injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. Kesner was not injured. Because of the nature of the accident, the Wayne County EPA had to be contacted in order to respond to the fuel spillage. The crash remains under investigation as officials try to understand why Nobach did not stop in time. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. In this situation, if Nobach's driving had caused bodily injury to others, 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. 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 a trucking 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.
 

New Jersey Police Officer Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident

Pictured above: Police officers turn out for a procession for Police Officer Christopher Goodell 

Last Thursday on July 17, a car crash that involved a tractor-trailer left a New Jersey police officer dead. That officer has been identified as Christopher Goodell of Waldwick, New Jersey and yesterday the Bergen County town came together to celebrate his life at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church for his wake.

The accident happened when Goodell, who was sitting in his car running radar on the highway when Ryon Cumberbath crashed his Freightliner 18-wheeler into the parked police car whose emergency lights were not on when the crash happened. Goodell died of blunt-force injuries from severe head trauma caused by the accident while Cumberbatch was left unharmed.

Officials have now charged Cumberbatch, stating that he did not attempt to break before the impact and that he drove right into the police car without stopping or attempting to stop. Cumberbatch has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and through his attorney, David Glassman, has pleaded not guilty. Glassman also represents Kevin Roper, the man who crashed into comedian Tracy Jordan and his entourage on June 7th.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many, including family members, suffer as a result. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter that the Goodell family can 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. . 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.
 

[UPDATE] Comedian Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart for Negligence in Truck Accident

According to the New York Times, the comedian Tracy Morgan, who was involved in a horrific accident with a Walmart Truck in June, is now filing a lawsuit against the company, citing negligence on their part. The accident, which occurred on the the New Jersey Turnpike, left several severely injured and killed comedian James McNair, commonly known as Jimmy Mack. 

The lawsuit is being filed in the United States District Court in New Jersey on behalf of Morgan, his assistant Jeffrey Millea and comedian Ardley Fuqua Jr.. It claims that the company exhibited negligence in the ownership of its truck that was a "substantial contributing factor" to the devastating accident. The driver of the truck, Kevin Roper was charged with vehicular homicide, claiming that he had not slept in more than 24 hours. 

Major details have emerged that could potentially favor Morgan's case. In the lawsuit, Morgan's lawyers claim that Walmart allowed Roper to drive 700 miles from his home to a Walmart distribution center to begin his drive. That drive alone would have taken him more than 11 hours, meaning that Roper would have already have been driving for an extended amount of time prior to beginning the route that would leave Morgan injured and Jimmy Mack dead. The suit contends that Walmart could have asked Roper to report a center closer to his home. 

The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and punitive and compensatory damages on behalf of those who were injured or suffered because of the accident. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many, including family members, suffer as a result. In this situation, Tracy Morgan, others who were in the van and their family members have decided to pursue a civil case against Walmart, citing negligence. 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.

 

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.

 

Dump Truck Crash Kills Two Teens, Injures Three Others in Cajon Pass, California

Image courtesy of Daily Press

On Tuesday night, an unfortunate accident involving a cement truck left two California teenagers dead and three injured. The accident occurred in the Cajon Pass in Phelan, California around 11:30pm on the 15 Freeway near the Highway 138 exit. Five teenagers in a PT Cruiser were heading westbound on Highway 138 when the cement truck, driven by Sonja Aida, lost control for a yet unknown reason and crashed into the car. The PT Cruise smashed into guard barriers and the cement truck rolled on top. According to an officer on the scene, it took firefighters several hours to get the victims out of the car.


The driver, 18-year-old Nicole Brittney Lyle, a recent graduate of Serrano High School, and 16-year-old John Anthony Cabrera Jr. were pronounced dead at the scene. The three other teens, Michael Baker, 20, Shane Gretzner, 19 and David Castaneda, age unknown, were taken to a nearby hospital. Their condition is currently unknown. The driver, employed by Caltrans, was not injured.
Although it’s still known what made the cement truck crash into the car, officials say that the truck was unable to stop at the intersection. Whether this is due to a mechanical issue is still under investigation. Local residents also claimed that numerous crashes have occurred at the same intersection. 

A vigil was held for the teenagers yesterday evening at Serrano High School. 

The approximate location of the accident is pictured below: 

 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately accidents where a mechanical failure may be at fault happen all the time. 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 victims 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.

Truck driver's reckless driving continues even after multiple citations

The damaged truck pictured above, courtesy of Burlington Free Press 

An irresponsible trucker was stopped by state police this past Monday, June 16, after striking a highway overpass. 67-year-old Harold Woods was driving a tractor-trailer on a highway overpass on his way to Burlington, Massachusetts from Chicopee, Massachusetts. As Woods was passing through the overpass, his truck which has a legal height of 13-feet-6-inches, hit the overpass which was 12-feet-9-inches high. The hit peeled back part of the trailer’s roof and broke the driver’s side top frame rail. DMV Sgt. Richard Moore was called to the accident and soon after ordered the truck, which is owned by Daniels Transportation Company Inc., out of service. Luckily, no one was injured.

Woods was issued two traffic citations at the accident. However, this was not the first time the truck driver had been cited for making a reckless driving mistake. Sgt. Moore discovered that Woods had two prior violations for driving for longer than was permitted under state and federal law as well as five other driver violations and four trucking violations. Although Woods only caused property damage on Monday, his prior citations show a history of reckless driving and bad decisions. Companies should be held accountable for irresponsible drivers and drivers themselves should be more careful on the road.

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. In this situation, if Woods' reckless driving had caused bodily injury, 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.  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 a trucking 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.

 

Update: Walmart Truck Driver That Crashed Into Tracy Morgan's Limo Facing Criminal Charges

Video courtesy of CNN 

The accident that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James McNair has become a political firestorm. Kevin Roper, the driver of the Walmart truck that crashed into Morgan's limo and caused a chain reaction crash, posted $50,000 bail the same night. He appeared in court yesterday after being charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto by police who said that Roper had been awake for more than 24 hours. His lawyer, David Glassman, spoke on his behalf, entering a not guilty plea on all counts. 

Although it has not yet been proven whether Mr. Roper was awake for more than 24 hours, this particular detail is at the center of the drama surrounding the horrible accident that severely injured several. In New Jersey, where the accident occurred, sleep deprivation while driving has been recognized as a form of recklessness and a crime. If there is proof that Mr. Roper had not slept in over 24 hours, he could be convicted in the state of New Jersey. Federal law also prohibits truck drivers from working no more than 14 hours at a time, with 11 of those hours at the wheel. Walmart has stated that it will take responsibility for its truck and driver if proof is shown that Mr. Roper was sleep deprived but this is only one instance in which a company's profit comes before the health of its drivers and the safety of all of those on the road. 

 

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Actor Tracy Morgan Critically Injured and Comedian James McNair Killed in Horrific 6-Car Tractor Trailer Accident

At 1a.m. on Saturday, June 7th, SNL and 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan was critically injured after an 18-wheeler operated by Wal-Mart crashed into his limousine. While the actor remains in critical condition, comedian James McNair who was also in the van limousine unfortunately died at the scene of the accident. 

The accident happened on the New Jersey Turnpike when Kevin Roper, 30, the driver of the Wal-Mart tractor trailer, "failed to observe" slow-moving traffic that was ahead of him. He was unable to keep control of the trailer which then crashed into the van limousine, causing it to spin and flip over. Three other passengers were critically injured as well. 

Roper was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Typically in accidents like these, charges are not immediately filed, prompting the question of whether or not Mr. Roper was dozing off at the wheel. According to a spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board, the group will be investigating the work/rest schedule of drivers. This comes a week after the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment that would allow drivers to bypass their weekly time limits. 

Scene of the accident: 

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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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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.

 

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.

 

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.

About the Attorney

 

 


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.

Thomas Smith Jr. Killed in 18 Wheeler Accident in Texarkana, Texas

Thomas Smith Jr. Killed in 18 Wheeler Accident in Texarkana, Texas

 

Thomas Smith Jr. was killed on Tuesday afternoon after an 18-wheeler struck his Dodge Caravan from behind. The accident occurred in Texarkana, Texas near the Red River Army Depot exit on I-30 in Bowie County. The full details are unclear and the accident is currently under investigation but the driver of the 18-wheeler, Barnard McDaniel, was not injured. Mr. Smith Jr. was 73 years old at the time of his death.

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), commercial carrier accidents annually cause nearly 5,000 deaths and roughly 100,000 injuries. The accident - to –injury ratio for 18-wheeler accidents is considerably higher than passenger car accidents for many reasons, but some of the most important are the force of the big rig, the length of time it takes to stop, and the truck’s limited ability to evade risk.  Furthermore, most vehicles are specially designed to protect motorists from other similarly-sized cars, not 18-wheelers. 

What are the legal consequences of being involved in a trucking accident? Unfortunately, the driver of the 18-wheeler will most likely be considered at fault and he and the trucking company will be considered negligent, especially as this is a rear-end accident.  It is important for individuals and families impacted by an 18-wheeler accident to seek legal guidance as soon as possible, so that the proper investigations and claims can begin immediately.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident with an 18-wheeler and you would like to know whether or not a truck driver was negligent, calls us at 1.866.705.7584 to find out what your legal rights are. Our dedicated attorneys and assistants are committed to recovering the compensation our clients deserve.

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.

Excessive or Unsecured Loads May Spell Disaster for Trucks

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) has promulgated prescriptive regulations detailing how much a commercial motor vehicle, such as an 18-wheeler, can carry or how that cargo can be loaded. Unfortunately, some truckers and trucking companies don’t always follow these rules – with tragic consequences.

 

Weighing as much as 80,000 pounds fully loaded, commercial motor vehicles can take more than 50 yards to reach a complete stop when travelling at highway speeds. Moreover, if loaded improperly, these trucks are more likely to tip over or jackknife, causing all kinds of collateral damage and ancillary injury.

 

Why would trucking companies and truckers skimp on safety measures? In a word, money. By overloading a trailer or rapidly loading contents, truckers can spend less time in a yard, more time on the highway, and carry more products to market. As a result, travel times and operating costs are reduced and profits are increased.

 

Safety is the price to pay. And, sadly, more often than not, the person who pays the price for these slipshod practices is not the trucking company, but an unsuspecting driver who suffers property damage and personal loss when an out-of-control truck strikes their automobile.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Obviously, these practices are improper and their results are unfair. However, the disconcerting fact of the matter is that many passenger drivers don’t realize that the 18-wheeler trucker who hit their car may have made the decision to drive carelessly long before he ever put the key in the ignition.

 

Want to find out whether the 18-wheeler that struck your car was operating in violation of FMCSA rules and regulations? Finding out the right answer may give you a decisive upper hand in your claims against the trucking company. To get started learning what you need to know, talk to the dedicated attorneys and professionals at Fears | Nachawati.

 

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

18-Wheeler Shuts Down I-35

The north end of the most heavily travelled corridor in Texas was shut down Wednesday for several hours after an 18-wheeler driver unexpectedly slammed on his brakes, ultimately tipping both tractor and trailer on their sides. In all, twelve cars sustained damage as a result of the accident. Incredibly, no one was injured.

 

In many ways, Wednesday’s accident is typical of Texas 18-wheeler wrecks. It occurred during heavy a traffic period, involved a number of cars and produced derivative damage, and was triggered by a commercial carrier, in this case a FedEx truck.

 

Although it is sad to say, what is unique among the accident is that no one was injured. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), commercial carrier accidents annually cause nearly 5,000 deaths and roughly 100,000 injuries. The accident-to-injury ratio for 18-wheeler accidents is considerably higher than passenger car accidents for many reasons, but some of the most important are the force of the big rig, the length of time it takes to stop, and the truck’s limited ability to evade risk.

 

Have you or a loved one been involved in an 18-wheeler accident? You probably lost more than just time as a result. Data from the NHTSA and other observers such as TxDOT suggest that these kinds of accidents often produce injuries, property damage, and death. Of note, because big rig accidents happen quickly and destroy so much property, it can be difficult to replicate what happened for purposes of determining liability.

 

When the stakes are high, you need an attorney who knows how to help you navigate the challenges of your big rig accident. To get our skilled professionals starting on your case today, call the team at Fears | Nachawati. We’re ready to help 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

Truck Driver Falls Asleep Driving, Wakes Up in Accident

In San Antonio this week, an 18-wheeler driver fell asleep while rolling down Interstate 35, one of the country’s busiest roads. When she awoke started, she jerked the steering wheel, overcorrecting and rolling her tractor-trailer into the roadside ditch. Fortunately, the driver suffered only a minor wound and no one else was injured.

 

Sadly, however, no-injury 18-wheeler accidents occur less frequently than they should. With an accident death rate of 12.4 per 100,000 according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) review in 2011, Texas exceeds the national average for highway fatalities, registering twice highway deaths as many as New York and 50 percent more than California. One of the major reasons for this above average level of risk is the many hundreds of 18-wheelers that crisscross Texas every day.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Big rigs, known under Texas law as commercial motor vehicles, are different than passenger cars. Driven from profit rather than pleasure, Texas trucks carry considerably more weight than normal vehicles – up to 80,000 pounds with some cargo. They are regulated by different federal and state laws and require heightened safety standards.

 

For victims of 18-wheeler accidents, one of the most important differences is that some 18-wheelers aren’t driven by the owner of the vehicle, but by an employee of a trucking company. In the event of a driver’s persistent, negligent operation of the vehicle or past careless acts, the trucking company – not simply the driver who caused the accident – may be liable for the damage that results from a negligent wreck.

 

Does the doctrine of employer-employee liability affect your case? What are your legal options if it does? To find out the answer to these important questions and many more like them, talk to the dedicated attorneys at the law firm of Fears | Nachawati. With years of experience and committed expertise, we know how to fight for drivers like you. Contact us today for your free consultation.

 

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

The Price of an 18-Wheeler Accident

How much does it cost the average accident victim to cross fenders with an 18-wheeler? According to research published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 18-wheeler accident victims experience roughly $100,000 in cost per accident. You don’t have to be a math major to realize that with more than 100,000 large truck crashes taking place in the United States every year, accident victims, trucking companies, and the insurers obliged to cover their loses face millions in losses.

 

Of course, the costs of 18-wheeler accidents aren’t calculated in mere dollars-and-cents. Every year, commercial vehicle accidents injure 100,000 Americans and kill another 5,000. Part of what makes these accidents so tragic is that they happen far more frequently than they should. The fatality rate for commercial vehicles is more than 150 percent larger than automobiles.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

What are the legal consequences of trucking accidents? Every accident is different, but the common factor in many commercial motor vehicle accidents is that negligence often plays a decisive role. For 18-wheelers, this negligence can involve both the driver as well as the trucking company that employs him.

 

Have you or a loved one been involved in an 18-wheeler accident? If the answer is yes, you should contact the attorneys and professionals at the Dallas law firm of Fears | Nachawati immediately. With years of experience, we know how to present your claims and represent your interests. Find out how we can help you by contacting 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

Drowsiness Leads to Death on Texas Highway

The driver of an 18-wheeler died this week on FM 113 near Weatherford, Texas, when he fell asleep behind the wheel. After drifting off the road, the truck slammed into a roadside obstruction, catching fire. Tragically, the driver of the 18-wheeler wasn’t able to escape the inferno that raged around him.

 

In addition to the deadly risk experienced by the truck driver, the accident also imposed very real hazards on North Texas drivers. The spillage of the trailer’s contents – tens of thousands of pounds of spinach and onions – and the blockage caused by the truck’s wreckage endangered passing cars, ultimately causing authorities to close the road.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

18-wheeler accidents are often serious. At 80,000 pounds, a fully loaded tractor-trailer is forty times heavier than a passenger car. This power and weight disparity can result in horrific accidents that kill and maim Texas drivers. Moreover, as this week’s accident suggests, 18-wheelers can be unforgiving driving platforms: even minor course corrections can destabilize an 18-wheeler, causing the driver to lose control.

 

The standard of care 18-wheeler drivers must exercise is high. The public’s safety is guarded against reckless drivers and trucking companies not only by traditional tort law concepts, but also a range of state and federal laws and regulations. Nevertheless, situations like the one last week – in which an experienced 18-wheeler fell asleep while driving – happen all too frequently. The tragic result in many cases is that not only the truck driver is injured, but that innocent victims are, too.

 

The Dallas law firm of Fears | Nachawati helps trucking accident victims and their families pick up the pieces after an 18-wheeler accident. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we know how to represent your rights. Find out how we may be able to help you by contacting our team of professionals 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

Fiery 18-Wheeler Accident in Waxahachie Endangers Drivers

Drivers on northbound I-35 were stalled in traffic yesterday after an 18-wheeler driver lost control of his truck and slammed into the wall of an overpass, causing a fire that destroyed the trailer.

 

If initial reports are correct, no one was injured. That’s fortunate – but it’s unique. In most 18-wheeler accidents, the violence of the collision injures drivers and endangers lives. In fact, the effects of 18-wheeler accidents are frequently catastrophic, leading to serious, debilitating injury and even death.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Who is responsible for the painful, costly effects of 18-wheeler accidents? This question – known in the law as a question of causality – is a question of fact. In almost every accident, the facts and circumstances of the wreck will determine the cause of the accident and the consequent legal effects.

 

In the event of an 18-wheeler accident, the question of causality is more complicated than in customary automobile accidents. Unlike automobile accidents in which the negligent driver is also the owner of the car, in trucking accidents the owner of the big rig is often a trucking company, not the truck driver. As a result, teasing out whether the truck driver or the trucking company was responsible can be a difficult and trying process.

 

Have you or a loved one been involved in an 18-wheeler accident? If so, you may need not just an attorney, but an attorney who understands the importance of causality. In particular, you need an expert who can separate the relative responsibility of the truck driver and the trucking company in your accident.

 

Fortunately for you, the attorneys and professionals at Fears | Nachawati are prepared to conduct precisely this factual investigation and translate the findings into legal conclusions. Put our experience and expertise to the test! With many successful settlements and verdicts, we know how to protect your legal interests. Call 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

Are Greenville Residents at Increased Risk of 18-Wheeler Accidents?

Complaints are on the rise among residents in Greenville, Texas, for one, simple reason: they are worried that the TxDOT design of I-30 will put residents and drivers at risk to more 18-wheeler accidents. Their concerns aren’t entirely without merit. Increasingly, I-30 is becoming a major corridor for freight traffic and accidents in recent years suggest that the design of several Greenville onramps may contribute to the risk injury.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

How do highway conditions affect the probability of 18-wheeler accidents? At more than 80,000 pounds fully loaded, 18-wheelers are considerably more sensitive than cars to road conditions such as sharp terms, wet streets, and poorly marked exits. Moreover, 18-wheeler drivers are dependent upon consistently designed, marked, and maintained highways in order to do their job safely. Peculiarly designed and built exits may require 18-wheeler drivers to make decisions more rapidly than they should.

 

How does a big rig’s sensitivity to risk – including possibly flawed highway designs – influence legal liability in the event of an accident? This question is difficult to answer and every accident is different, but the attorneys and professionals at Fears | Nachawati know how to make these important factual determinations.

 

Have you or a loved one been in an 18-wheeler accident? You may be benefited by speaking to an attorney who specializes in these types of accidents and the injuries resulting from them. This area of law can be complex. An experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney may save you time and money – and help you find justice.

 

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

18-Wheeler Driver Careens into Houston Front Yard

An 18-wheeler driver rolled into a Houston homeowner’s front yard this week, threatening to damage the home and injure its occupants. An investigation into the accident revealed that the trucker lost control of the big rig when he suffered a heart attack. Unfortunately, the truck driver died as a result of the heart attack.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

The untimely death of the truck driver in Houston – and the fact that the big rig nearly slammed into a residential home – raises important questions about the liability of truck drivers and the companies that employ them. Do truck companies routinely inspect the health and welfare of drivers? Does the failure of trucking firms to require and provide regular physical checkups constitute a reckless disregard for the driving public?

 

Fears | Nachawati knows the questions to ask when it comes to trucking accidents and the trucking industry. If you or a loved one have been in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you need to be aware of the medical, legal, and financial issues you may face. This area of the law can be challenging – and full of hidden opportunities. Thanks to our years of experience and dedicated expertise, we’re prepared to handle the challenges and seize upon the opportunities. Find out what we can do for you by calling 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

San Antonio Fuel Spill Disrupts Traffic, Threatens Driver Safety

18-wheelers are important to our nation’s economy, but they also represent significant threats to Texas drivers. At 80,000 pounds fully loaded, big rigs involved in high-speed accidents can cause considerable damage to drivers who share the road with them. In fact, thousands of Texans are killed and injured every year as a result of 18-wheeler accidents.

 

As a recent fuel spill on Interstate 10 near San Antonio demonstrates, trucks can impose more subtle, non-accident risks, too. Gasoline spills expose drivers and bystanders to a variety of chemicals, including BTEX, which can cause nose and throat irritation, headaches, and vomiting. Prolonged exposure can even lead to coma or death.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Are you concerned that recent contact with spilled gasoline may have caused ill-health effects to you or your loved ones? Sadly, children and young adults are often particularly at risk to the injuries associated with fuel spills.

 

Fears | Nachawati can help you if you’ve been injured in a roadway accident either as a result of direct contact or indirect harms, like fuel spills. Talk to our experienced, dedicated professionals today to learn everything you need to know about the protection of your legal rights and financial interests. We’re prepared to fight for 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

Massive 18-Wheeler Accident Shuts Down Traffic on I-45

In the early hours of Thursday morning, two 18-wheelers and a pick-up truck were involved in a massive accident that sent five people to the hospital, required the aid of multiple medical helicopters, strew sod across the highway, and shut down an entire section of roadway.

 

18-wheeler accidents are more common than many Texans realize. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds and requiring as much as the length of a football field to come to a stop, big rigs aren’t just big. They are slow to stop, and quick to injure. On average, every week out of the year multiple 18-wheelers slam into passenger cars on Texas roadways, often injuring and too often killing their accident victims.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Have you or a loved one been injured in an 18-wheeler accident? If the answer is yes, then you probably need help. Fortunately, the attorneys at the Texas law firm of Fears | Nachawati are prepared to give you the legal assistance you need.

 

You probably have questions. Should I go to the hospital? Should I take photos of my damaged car? How do I know if there were any witnesses? Will I be able to afford the property damage, lost time, and medical expenses? Do I have a valid legal claim?

 

Our attorneys can help you answer these questions and many, many more. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we know how to fight for you and your family. Contact us today for your free consultation!

 

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:

 

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18-Wheeler Accident Survivor Recounts Wreck and Healing Process

Today, Greg Meece, an attorney from Sugarland, can be found recovering gradually at UT Southwestern Hospital in Dallas. His usual routine of meeting and advising clients has been replaced by four hours of daily physical therapy, gradually rebuilding the strength and stamina that he lost as a result of a nearly fatal accident two weeks ago.

 

Travelling up the Dallas North Tollway, Meece was startled to look over and see a speeding 18-wheeler lose control and begin to roll onto its side – and directly towards his car. In a flash, the big rig fell onto his car, the force of the accident causing Meece to momentarily lose consciousness. When he came to, Meece was trapped, gasoline pouring in around him and the structure of his car beginning to give way.

 

Thanks to the quick work of several passing motorists, including a former nurse, Meece was pulled from the car and received the medical attention necessary to keep him alive until paramedics arrived. Two weeks after the accident, Meece remains in the hospital, gradually working to recover from a gruesome list of injuries that includes a broken neck that nearly resulted in Meece losing his ability to walk.  

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

The harrowing experience and long recovery of Greg Meece is typical of non-fatal 18-wheeler accidents. As you might imagine, the medical costs of the surgeries and extended therapy necessary to fully recover can be astronomical.

 

How do victims of 18-wheeler accidents finance the medical care they require? Many rely on the legal services, negotiating skills, and professional expertise of the attorneys at Fears | Nachawati. With years of experience and unsurpassed commitment to protecting our clients’ legal, financial, and medical interests, our attorneys know how to fight for you. If you’ve been in an 18-wheeler accident, call our professionals immediately.

 

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:

 

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Accident Investigators Point Finger at Trucker

Today’s violent, could-have-been-fatal accident on the North Texas Tollway near the Galleria is the fault of one person, say investigators: the driver of an 18-wheeler. A video recording of the accident reveals that a high-speed big rig crossed three lanes of traffic, flipped onto passing cars, and shoved an SUV into a retaining wall before coming to a stop. Incredibly, no one was injured – although that’s not usually the case in these kind of violent accidents.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Did you know that thousands of Texans are killed and injured every year as a result of negligently driven and maintained 18-wheelers? At 80,000 pounds, an 18-wheeler travelling at full speed often takes the length of a football field to come to a complete stop. And when trucks this heavy collide with a 2,000-pound sedan, the results are usually as catastrophic as you’d imagine. It’s only by good fortune that no one was killed in today’s accident on the Tollway.

 

The added danger associated with 18-wheelers elevates the level of responsibility associated with owning and driving an 18-wheeler. Unfortunately, in many cases drivers and trucking companies attempt to avoid the liability that’s innate in interstate trucking.

 

If you’ve been in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you should take every step possible to ensure that the trucker who hit you is brought to justice. The team of experts at the Dallas law firm of Fears | Nachawati are prepared to help you ensure the justice you deserve. Talk to us today for your free consultation. We’re ready to fight for 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

18-Wheeler Slams into DART Bus, Injuring Eleven People

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) authority didn’t mean to put its passengers in harm’s way, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this week when an 18-wheeler rammed into the back of stopped DART bus. In the blink of an eye, the lane-changing 18-wheeler steered into the side of the bus, injuring ten passengers and the driver.

 

In this unfortunate situation, DART and the bus driver are no more to blame than any other driver on the road. The reality is that roads throughout Texas – even quasi-residential roads like Loop 12 and Buckner Boulevard, the sight of the accident – are made considerably more dangerous by the presence of overweight 18-wheelers and their undertrained drivers.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Weighing as much as 80,000 pounds, 18-wheelers are bigger than everything else on the road, including DART buses. Just how much bigger are big rigs in comparison to passenger cars? Incredibly, the average, fully loaded 18-wheeler weighs forty times the weight of the average, fully loaded passenger sedan. It doesn’t take a degree in physics to know that when an object the size and mass of a big rig strikes anything else on the road, the resulting accident is likely to include severe property damage and personal injury.

 

Not surprisingly, 18-wheelers are responsible for an incomprehensible amount of loss, pain, and suffering every year. For instance, a few years ago 74,000 Americans were injured and more than 3,000 people lost their lives as a result of 18-wheeler accidents.

 

Being involved in an 18-wheeler accident is usually painful and costly for victims and their families. These accidents are typically one of the most serious unanticipated events in a person’s life. If you’re recovering from an 18-wheeler accident, you shouldn’t take chances with your representation or your response.

 

The professionals at the Dallas law firm of Fears | Nachawati know what you need and how we can help. Talk to our experienced, expert attorneys today. The consultation is free, and the advice could change your life. We’re ready to help 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:

 

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18-Wheeler Accident Stalls Traffic, Threatens Drivers

Dallas’s infamous Mixmaster, the dangerous, heavily travelled, multileveled intersection of I-30 and I-35, was the scene of an 18-wheeler accident earlier this week that could have turned fatal. Slick conditions – and possibly inattentive driving – caused an 18-wheeeler to jackknife, blocking traffic and requiring crews to spend more than an hour untangling the mess.

 

Most Americans don’t realize it, but 18-wheelers and other multi-axel commercial vehicles make America’s highways considerably more dangerous. The fact that 18-wheelers weighs as much as 80,000 pounds, drive on retread tires, and have considerably more tires than brakes are just a few the reasons that 18-wheelers cause tens of thousands of accidents every year.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Although poor driving conditions and bad luck play their part, reckless driving and negligent management are two of the principal reasons that so many American drivers are injured and killed in trucking accidents every year. It isn’t right or fair that major trucking companies place profits above safety, but that’s exactly what happens.

 

Have you or a loved one been in an 18-wheeler accident? You should talk to the trucking accident experts at the law offices of Fears | Nachawati. With years of experience and courtroom-tested expertise, we know how to investigate your accident, understand the injuries that you’ve sustained, question the people – both the driver and the managerial team – that contributed to your accident, and present your case so that you can recover what you deserve. Your case and your future are too important to leave to anyone but the best.

 

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

Who Caused Your 18-Wheeler Accident?

Hundreds of Texas drivers are killed every year as a result of 18-wheeler accidents, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Across the nation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has found that the number of motorists who die annually as a result of accidents with commercial vehicles regularly exceeds 3,000. And for every one who dies, many more spend days, weeks, or months in a hospital.

 

You may not realize it, but Texas, along with California and Florida, are the leading states for 18-wheeler accidents. It’s easy to understand why: these are states with large population centers, busy ports, important manufacturing businesses, and good roads. Profits run high for trucking businesses that run trucks through these states. However, these factors also drive up casualty figures, too.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Unfortunately, 18-wheelers and the trucking companies that manage them aren’t as safe as they could be. Commercial vehicles could have lower rollover thresholds. Trucking firms could route trucks on less populated, straighter roads. Management could adopt safer communications and driving systems. And, perhaps most importantly, companies that employ truck drivers could commit more resources to hiring, training, and managing safer drivers.

 

Tragically, in many cases, trucking concerns actively select profits over safety – and pass risk onto the driving public.

 

Fears | Nachawati fights for the victims of trucking accidents. If you or a loved on have been injured or killed in an 18-wheeler accident, you owe it to yourself to find out whether the trucking company was the real contributor to your accident. Product and management failures cause many more accidents than you might suspect. Victims should know exactly why they were hurt – and what they can do to protect their rights.

 

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:

 

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18-Wheeler Accident Stalls Dallas Traffic, Threatens Drivers

In the waning, dark hours of yesterday morning, early-bird commuters were confronted with an eerie and dangerous sight: an 18-wheeler lying on its side on a southbound exit ramp. The overturned trailer and jackknifed truck blocked most of the exit, threatening unsuspecting driver with the possibility of a major – and potentially deadly – accident.

 

It shouldn’t have been particularly surprising to Dallas commuters that the 18-wheeler driver had lost control and slammed into the guardrail. Every year, more than 500,000 18-wheelers are involved in accidents, hundreds of thousands of which cause debilitating injuries. Moreover, Dallas drivers in particular should be familiar with trucking accidents. Texas is a leading state for commercial truck accidents and fatalities.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Despite the frequency of trucking accidents in Texas, just like the one this week that delayed traffic and threatened drivers with potentially serious injury, many Texas drivers don’t know what to do when they’re involved in an 18-wheeler accident.

 

As with any accident, your first destination should be the hospital or doctor’s office. Automobile accidents in general and 18-wheeler accidents in particular can cause serious, often unseen injuries. Without a medical report, you may not be able to recover to the full extent you deserve.

 

Your second call should be to the expert attorneys and counselors at Fears | Nachawati. With years of experience and litigation-tested expertise, we know what it takes to understand, summarize, and present the facts of your case and the law that governs it. Thanks to our committed work, accident victims have been able to recover for their pain and suffering as well as the emotional trauma they’ve endured. Contact 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:

 

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Tragic Car Death Shocks Texas A&M Community

A Texas A&M University football player, Joseph Villavisencio, lost his life this week when he collided head-on with an 18-wheeler on Highway 39 outside of Houston. While preliminary investigations suggest that Villavisencio slammed into the big rig as a result of his attempt to dodge a buzzard, the tragic reality is that reckless 18-wheeler drivers, not buzzards, are most often the reason that car drivers are involved in harmful accidents with 18-wheelers.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

18-wheelers are essential to our nation’s commerce. They supply millions of consumer goods to retailers and transport billions of gallons of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. However, safe roads are equally important. As a result, federal and state law has imposed important statutes and regulations upon commercial transporters in an effort to ensure the safety of the driving public.

 

Tragically, thousands of truck drivers and dozens of trucking companies regularly disobey these important rules. As a result, they put the driving public at risk of serious injury and even death.

 

Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler? You face important decisions about your medical, legal, and financial future. Fears | Nachawati is prepared to help you make those tough decisions. We know how to investigate the cause of automobile and 18-wheeler accidents. We know how to find the best and most appropriate venue for your lawsuit. And we know how to prepare you and your case for trial. In short, we know how to protect your legal rights and financial interests. Contact us today to find out how we can help 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

Major 18-Wheeler Accident Shuts Down I-20 at Key Pass

Both east and westbound lanes of I-20 on Ranger Hill were blocked today after an 18-wheeler slammed into the center median and jumped the barrier, causing hazards on both sides of the highway. Images of the accident reveal not only that the 18-wheeler accident was highly destructive, but also that it may have prompted several ancillary accidents that involved both big rigs and passenger cars.

 

For many Texas drivers and even more Texas truckers, Ranger Hill is a well-known North Texas incline and the cause of dozens of accidents every year. Truckers know – or should know – about its very real dangers. Prudence suggests that they should guard against its dangers by carefully choosing when, how and at what speed to navigate this potentially lethal pass near Abilene.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Do 18-wheeler drivers operate under unique laws and regulations? You bet. As the operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), the state of Texas and the federal government expect truckers to drive with a higher level of professionalism and care. Sadly, for the thousands of American motorists injured every year, many truckers fail to live up to the statutory and regulatory standards expressed in state and federal law.

 

Fears | Nachawati attorneys specialize in protecting 18-wheeler accident victims. With years of experience and litigation-tested expertise, we’ve delivered justice for countless victims. If you’ve been in an 18-wheeler accident, you need more than a mere attorney. You need someone with the dedication and competence to represent your claims effectively. You need us. For your free consultation, contact 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

Fort Worth Trucker Involved in Pennsylvania Car Crash

In the early hours of Monday morning, a Fort Worth trucker, Billy Moore, was involved in a fiery crash on a Pennsylvania backroad that allegedly occurred when the driver of a Chevrolet Monte Carlo crossed into the oncoming lane, slamming head-on into his big rig. The forceful accident caused the Monte Carlo to catch on fire. Although the driver was trapped inside the burning car, the coroner subsequently concluded that driver died on impact and that blunt force trauma, not smoke inhalation or burns, caused his death.

 

Initial reports indicate that the driver of the Monte Carlo was at fault for the accident and that the Fort Worth trucker, who sustained no injury, was free of any liability. Of course, with many trucker drivers undertrained and under the duress of long hours, this is often not the case.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Accidents involving drivers from different states – such as here, a Texas trucker and a Pennsylvania driver – raise two important legal questions. These questions relate to a court’s jurisdiction and the procedural and substantive rules that the court should apply.

 

First, procedurally, what laws will govern how the case is litigated? Because the litigants are from different states, federal court – not state court – will be the appropriate place to file a cause of action. Likewise, federal procedural law will govern things like when litigants must file actions and what kind of notice they must give. Additionally, in a situation such as two drivers who were involved in an accident in Pennsylvania, a Pennsylvania federal court (rather than a Texas federal court) is the right place to file.

 

Second, substantively, what state’s law – Pennsylvania or Texas – will govern the dispute? This vexing area of the law, known as choice of law, determines which set of substantive laws will apply to a conflict. The general rule, however, is that the state in which the injury occurs (Pennsylvania) will govern, rather than the substantive law of a particular disputant (Texas).

 

So, what’s your take away? If you’re in an accident in another state (i.e. a foreign jurisdiction), such as the truck driver in the situation discussed above, you may have complex jurisdictional issues to consider. You need a team of attorneys who understand the best way to address these issues. Fortunately, you’ll find it at Fears | Nachawati.

 

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

18-Wheeler Accident Injures Several, Puts Drivers at Risk in Weslaco, Texas

Multiple people were rushed to a Rio Grande Valley-area hospital after an 18-wheeler driver lost control of his big rig and slammed into a Cadillac travelling on eastbound Expressway 83 near Weslaco, Texas. The domino effect that is so common to violent trucking accidents happened in this case as well. The 18-wheeler accident led several other drivers to become involved in accidents and sustain injuries.

 

In addition to the property damage and personal injury caused by the accident, more than a hundred gallons of diesel fuel flowed onto the highway, causing further risks of injury, environmental damage, and delays.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

How should accident victims separate their own contribution to the cause of an accident from the contribution associated with the 18-wheeler? What if people have different recollections of what happened? How can you distinguish between improper driving on the part of the trucker and improper management practices on the part of the trucking company?

 

After years of experience and dedicated expertise, Fears | Nachawati knows how to answer these challenging questions. If you’ve been involved in an 18-wheeler accident, you don’t need a novice attorney who isn’t prepared to deal with the expert-level factual and legal challenges you face. You need our committed, courtroom-tested attorneys. Find out everything you need to know by contacting 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

18-Wheeler's Negligence Costs Public Servant Arm

Kimberly Huckabee is one of the latest victims of a commercial trucking industry that puts profits ahead of the safety of other drivers and the firefighters, police, and EMTs who respond to accidents.

 

In the early hours of Thanksgiving Day, Huckabee, a volunteer firefighter in Pinewood, Texas, responded to the scene of a violent 18-wheeler accident. The accident occurred when the truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel, lost control of the big rig, and ran off the road. The 18-wheeler, a fuel tanker that was carrying nearly 7,000 gallons of crude oil, burst into flames when it careened off the side of the road. Additionally, the massive, fiery wreck caused a domino effect of other car accidents as drivers took evasive action.

 

Soon after arriving at the scene, Huckabee set to work helping accident victims and fighting the raging oil fire. Tragically, while doing so, she was struck by an 18-wheeler passing by her. As a result of the accident, medical personnel were forced to amputate Huckabee’s arm, a painful reminder of the dangers of reckless commercial truck drivers and the risk-prone environment trucking companies often foster.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Two 18-wheeler accidents at the same crash site isn’t an isolated event. Accidents such as the one that took Kimberly Huckabee’s arm are the product of a commercial transportation industry that values profits over people. At the direction of hard-charging managers, drivers routinely drive longer hours than they should – or than state law allows. The result isn’t simply a sleepy driver, but a dangerous situation.

 

At Fears | Nachawati, our attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of 18-wheeler accident victims. Accident victims deserve a full-throated defense from their lawyer. Of course, fighting for your rights as an 18-wheeler accident victim isn’t just about passion. It’s also about experience and expertise. That’s why you need the dedicated, trial-tested counselors at our firm. Trust your claims to our care. We’re ready to help!

 

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

18-Wheeler Accident Injures Police Officers

Alcohol played a central role in the injury of two police officers late last week when an 18-wheeler slammed into their vehicles. Despite the fact that it was clear that the officers were addressing a traffic problem, the big rig driver failed to use caution as he approached. While his belated evasive action succeeded in avoiding a direct hit, it wasn’t enough to prevent sending the officers to Parkland Hospital with serious injuries.

 

A post-accident sobriety test revealed that the big rig driver had consumed alcohol prior to driving his commercial vehicle. Although the driver blood alcohol content was below the legal standard for inebriation, its mere presence was a violation of Texas law.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

18-wheeler accidents are unlike passenger car accidents. Factually, big rig accidents usually cause considerably more property damage, personal injury, and death than car wrecks. Legally, as last Friday’s accident suggests, they also often include distinct issues of law which are unique to the business of commercial transportation.

 

For both reasons, it’s important to hire an 18-wheeler accident specialist if you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with a big rig. Fortunately, the experienced, expert attorneys at Fears | Nachawati are prepared to deal with the unique factual and legal challenges associated with your wreck. Don’t hire a novice to do an expert’s job! Contact our dedicated 18-wheeler accident attorneys 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

Rain, Negligent Driving Contribute to Dangerous 18-Wheeler Accident

Poor visibility and slick roads contributed to a massive – and potentially serious – 18-wheeler accident in Dallas over the Thanksgiving weekend. The 18-wheeler driver lost control of his big rig, slid off an overpass, and fell 20 feet, causing considerable destruction to a heavily trafficked bridge. An overpass collapse would have caused unprecedented delays, damage, and injury.

 

Were wet conditions and poor visibility the only causal factors in this accident? No way. The reality is that driving conditions are never perfect; all drivers must take appropriate measures in light of highway risks. In Saturday’s accident, it’s clear that the truck driver failed to take appropriate precautions – and as a result, thousands of Dallas drivers might have suffered.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

After many years and more clients than I can remember, I’ve learned more than a few things about 18-wheeler accidents and the drivers and trucking companies that cause them. Despite federal and state laws that clearly outline safety requirements, some members of the trucking industry simple refuse to conduct business safely. By skirting statutory mandates, they gain a few extra dollars – and put the lives and livelihood of thousands of Texas families at risk.

 

If you or a loved one have been involved in an 18-wheeler accident, you should give me a call. The legal professionals at Fears | Nachawati are experienced with the kind of accident that’s happened to you. Thanks to our commitment to clients like you, we’re ready to protect your legal, medical, emotional, and financial interests. Just give us a call.

 

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:

 

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Driver of Service Truck Killed in 18-Wheeler Accident

The drivers of service trucks are there when you need them. At all hours and in every conceivable weather conditions, they help drivers when they most need it. Although often ignored, drivers like Glenn Anthony Barbier, a service truck driver from Bon Wier, Texas, provide an important service. Unfortunately, their important job often puts them in harm’s way.

 

Tragically, harm came to Mr. Barbier late last week when an 18-wheeler slammed into his truck. Barbier was on his way to help a stranded motorist when he stopped a red light, leaving himself exposed to an 18-wheeler travelling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the big rig attempted to stop, but it was too late. He rear-ended the service truck, killing Mr. Barbier.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Because of our long-standing commitment to 18-wheeler accident victims, the expert attorneys at Fears | Nachawati know what the Barbier family is going through today. They have more questions than answers, more frustration than patience. They don’t understand why the heavy big rig was travelling so fast or why the driver was so reckless.

 

They’re also sure to have legal questions as well. Can members of the family recover under a wrongful death action? Does liability extend to the trucking company as well as the truck driver? Did contributory negligence play any part in the accident – and could it impact recovery?

 

These are valid questions. If you or a loved one have been in an accident with an 18-wheeler, it may be time to find out the answers from our attorneys. We’re prepared to help you! Contact 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:

 

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18-Wheeler Accident Stops Traffic, Spills Potentially Lethal Fuel

Traffic yesterday afternoon came to a dead stop on Interstate 10 near Houston when an 18-wheeler unexpectedly crashed into a concrete divider, dumping gallons of fuel on both sides of the heavily traveled highway. Although the precise cause of the accident is unclear, it is certain that high winds and wet driving conditions contributed to the wreck. Early speculation also suggests that poor driving on the part of the trucker may have contributed to the dangerous accident that caused severe delays – and threatened hundreds of drivers with the potential of severe property damage and personal injury.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

In my capacity as an attorney, I see a lot of personal injury and wrongful death cases. All are tragic. However, I’ve noticed that 18-wheeler accidents are frequently the most dramatic, painful, costly, and life-changing for victims and their families.

 

The fact is that 18-wheelers are enormous – and usually more powerful than commuters realize. They weigh 80,000. At highway speeds, they take more than 100 yards to stop. Given their size and shape, they are particularly poor and dodging highway obstacles, like tire shreds and slow-moving cars. And the drivers of big rigs are often overworked and underpaid, resulting in heightened risks and dangerous conditions.

 

18-wheeler accidents present unique – and uniquely challenging – legal situations. You and your family deserve justice. Unfortunately, most firms aren’t prepared to handle the complex litigation that 18-wheeler accidents regularly generate. Fortunately, the professionals at Fears | Nachawati are ready to defend your interests and protect your rights. Find out how we can help you by contacting 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:

 

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Houston 18-Wheeler Accident Stops Traffic in Its Tracks

An accident on Interstate 10 in west Houston caused severe delays—and severe damage—as a result of careless truck driving. The accident occurred in the mid-morning on Monday, held up traffic on the Katy Freeway for most of the day, and required Texas Department of Transportation crews to conduct extensive repair work. The wreck happened when the driver of the 18-wheeler plowed into a guardrail and the base of a stanchion that supported an overhead sign.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

18-wheelers weigh up to 80,000 pounds – nearly forty times the size of a standard automobile – and, as a result, cause incredible damage when they’re involved in an accident. Tragically, 18-wheeler accidents often result in severe personal injury or death.

 

18-wheeler accidents frequently present challenging factual and legal situations. In many cases, much of the evidence of what caused the accident is damaged or destroyed by the accident. Likewise, because truck drivers frequently work for large, multistate transportation companies, agency law can alter the legal consequences of an accident as well.

 

Fortunately for you, the attorneys at Fears | Nachawati have the experience and expertise to advance your 18-wheeler accident claim. We know how to handle the difficult factual and legal circumstances surrounding your 18-wheeler accident—and to secure the justice that you and your family deserve. Contact us today for your free consultation.

 

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:

 

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18-Wheeler Accident Wrecks 10 Cars, Delays Hundreds of Drivers

If you’ve travelled in Texas, you probably know that the stretch of Interstate 35 between Dallas and San Antonio is one of the most crowded, dangerous roads in the United States. Just last week, an 18-wheeler driving through Waco and pulling an oversized load slammed on his brakes in the middle of the highway, causing a ten-car pile-up that injured two and causes hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage.

 

On the surface, the wreck appears to be the result of an 18-wheeler driver paying attention to his surroundings: he came to a sudden stop because he realized that he wouldn’t be able to fit his oversized load underneath an overpass. The reality, however, as an investigation by the Department of Public Safety has revealed, is that the accident would have never happened had the driver continued on his specified route on Loop 340.

 

Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author

Careless 18-wheeler drivers cause thousands of accidents across Texas every year. As last week’s Waco accident reveals, a cursory glance at an accident doesn’t necessary reveal which driver is legally liability for the accident. If you’ve been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you need legal counsel who understands how to reconstruct an accident, how to effectively depose the truck driver and the managers who instructed him, and how to apply the state law governing commercial truckers to your accident.

 

In other words, you need the expert advice of the professionals at Fears | Nachawati. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.705.7584 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com.

 

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:

 

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Truck Driver, Eric Fitzgerald Lee of Greenville South Carolina, passes away in Fiery 18 Wheeler Crash

According to Gastonia, North Carolina local news reports, Eric Fitzgerald Lee tragically passed away after a fiery cr