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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

 

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.

 

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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

photo credit Fox 4 News

PHOTO CREDIT: FOX 4 NEWS

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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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

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photo credit NBC5

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.

 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.

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.