HEWITT TEXAS – On Monday afternoon around 3:30 pm, October 5, 2015, a courageous and dedicated school crossing guard and cafeteria worker placed the safety of a child crossing the road above her own personal safety. When a car struck the student’s bicycle, the veteran Midway ISD crossing guard pushed the child to safety and was injured. The child escaped unharmed. The accident happened at Panther Way and Hewitt Drive during the after school rush. The crossing guard was hit by a black mid-sized SUV that was turning left from the 100 block of East Panther Way over to the 600 block of North Hewitt Drive. The local hero was released with non-critical injuries from Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center later that night.
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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.

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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

Children, required by law to attend school, have a right to safe classrooms, cafeterias, and playgrounds. A rattlesnake in Amarillo, Texas, however, has proved that the Bushland school district isn’t doing enough to protect the rights of the children in their custody.

 

A five year-old kindergartner at Bushland Elementary School was playing in the school soccer field yesterday when a rattlesnake bit him. Rattlesnake bites cause a variety of harms that can be as mild as nausea or as severe as heart failure. Importantly, children often experience more severe symptoms because the amount of venom injected into their body is relatively large, given their small size.

 

Fears | Nachawati helps personal injury victims understand their rights and determine the right way to respond to their injury. In the case of the Amarillo student, the Bushland school district clearly owes a greater duty of care to the students in their charge. Has your child been injured at school because of unsafe premises? Find out by contacting our expert attorneys! Just call 1.866.705.7584 or email info@fnlawfirm.com

Over the weekend, a Houston driver died when his SUV slid onto a grassy median and then into a tree. Accident investigators attributed the accident to high speeds. Unfortunately, the driver perished at the scene of the collision.

 

The Texas personal injury lawyers of Fears | Nachawati understands that car accidents are more complicated than they often appear. A combination of factors, including speeding, cell phone use, child distractions, and alcohol, typically contribute to most Texas auto accidents. If you’ve been in a car accident, you need a Texas lawyer who understands how these factors influence responsibility and damages. For the information you need to make the decisions that you face, contact a dedicated Texas auto accident lawyer at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com

Donald Leeroy Ballard, a Little League umpire near Houston, Texas, lured a 16-year-old child into his residence with the promise of food and video games. Once inside the home, Ballard sexually assaulted the child. Given Mr. Ballard’s relatively high interaction with teenage boys throughout Liberty County, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was concerned that Ballard might have sexually assaulted other children as well.

 

Ballard will be subject to criminal charges, however, he also will likely face tort allegations, too. Victims deserve their day in court and they need legal advisors capable of defending their rights. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a crime such as battery, theft, or sexual assault, contact the legal advisors at Fears | Nachawati. Call at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com. We can help you!

Last week, Lashawnda Allen was charged with child endangerment. Incredibly, this Houston mother allowed her 20-month-old daughter to drink Four Loko, an alcoholic energy drink. When the child arrived at LBJ Hospital, hospital officials determined her blood alcohol level was 0.09, above the legal limit for intoxication.

 

Ms. Allen faces criminal charges, however, it’s important to remember that domestic abuse and child endangerment cases can also raise civil liability as well. If you are concerned that your daughter or granddaughter might be in an abusive relationship – whether they are endangered by a spouse or parent – it might be time to call the personal injury experts at Fears | Nachawati. We’re devoted to helping people just like you! For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com

 Last week, a kitchen fire at Jackie’s Child Care, a home day-care center, became dangerous and deadly, killing three children and injuring four. At least two of the injured children remain in critical condition, fighting for their lives.

 

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has just initiated it investigation, but already information has emerged that Jackie’s Child Care was in violation of state law. Despite regulations limiting no more than six children under pre-school age in registered child-care homes, Jackie’s Child Care hosted seven children at the time of the fire. The oldest children at the center were just three years old.

 

The negligence demonstrated by Jackie’s Child Care is unconscionable. Tragically, however, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Child-care homes across the state of Texas regularly violate Texas Department of Family and Protective Services regulations every day. If you’re children attend a child-care facility, you need to ask questions about their quality of care. Don’t know which questions to ask? Let the legal experts at Fears | Nachawati advise you. Call 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com

 Zachary Pope, 6, is recovering steadily in a Lubbock, Texas hospital after sustaining serious burns to his face and upper body. Although his mother and brother were able to escape the house fire with only minor burns, Zachary suffered considerable injury before finally reaching safety. Over the last two weeks, he’s undergone skin grafts on his arms, thighs, chest and face.

 

Fires cause burn injuries to thousands of Texans every year. Tragically, in many cases these fires are preventable and would not occur but for the negligence of landlords. If you’re apartment has caught fire recently, you may have a cause of action against the owner of the facility for unsafe premises. To find out more about what your next steps should be, contact the personal injury professionals at Fears | Nachawati. Give us a call at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com. We can help you!

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has formally revoked the permit of a Fort Worth daycare after a child at the facility was struck by a yardstick.  The striking was characterized as a spanking by the daycare.  A spokeswoman for the department says that spanking is not permitted at any daycare within the state. 

A school bus aid in McKinney was fired last week after hitting an elementary school student with a belt.  The 10 year old male student was taking the bus to school on April 12 when the incident occurred.

The driver had worked for Durham School Services, which handles transportation for McKinney Independent School District, for about three months.  The driver had passed a background check and been through training. 

The incident is being investigated by local authorities. 

Under new legislation passed by the House on Monday, May 12, children under the age of 8 would have to ride in a booster seat. The measure passed by a vote of 99-44.

Currently, booster seat requirements only apply to children under the age of 5 who are less than 36 inches in height. This new piece of legislation, which has already passed in the Senate, would extend the booster seat requirement to children under the age of 8 who are less than 4 feet 9 inches tall.

 

Supporters of the measure dismiss arguments that the legislation will pose a financial burden on parents who drive with multiple small children. These advocates counter that booster seats only cost between $15 to $40 each. Represent Allen Vaught of Dallas does not believe the legislation will be cost prohibitive for families. Says Vaught, “"We’re talking about $10 for a doggone booster seat. That’s too much to save a life?"

 

According to Paula Yuma, an injury prevention expert with Dell Children’s Medical Center, riding in a booster seat reduces a child’s risk of being injured in a car accident by 59%. Because seat belts are made for adult bodies and not children’s, says Yuma, they can cause injury to a child’s spinal cord and internal organs.

 

If you or your child has been injured in a car accident, contact us today by completing the form on this website. Fears | Nachawati is a personal injury law firm who helps victims of car accidents obtain compensation for their injuries. For more free information contact us at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.