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Is Westin Homes signing more real estate contracts in Houston, Texas?

The Texas housing market is dominating the nation as the most important real estate market. Of all cities, Houston, Texas is on top. Major media outlets such as Forbes and CNN named the 2014 Texas housing market as one of the top areas to invest in this year. Westin Homes, a builder of residential homes, claims to be leader of best product and interior design in Houston, Texas. We would imagine that Westin Homes is experiencing growth in their business as well. With the major rise of people moving into the Houston area, builders like Westin Homes are expected to see a rise in sales. More contracts mean more closings. However, more construction may also mean more personal injury liability and real estate contract disputes.

What causes Toyota air bag defects and recalls?

Did you hear that Toyota Motor Corporation recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States? The reason for the recall is due to what may be defective airbags. The air bags were made by the Takata Corporation. While the recall was made on October 20, 2014, this is not a new event for the manufacturer.  Takata Corporation has recalled over 16 million vehicles globally because of defective Takata air bags since 2008. 

Five Pioneer Natural Resources Workers Injured in Fire

An oil rig fire has left five workers injured. The accident occurred on Friday in La Salle County. The oilrig belonging to Pioneer Natural Resources was operating when a fire started around 7 pm on Friday evening. Other workers helped put out the fire. Emergency personnel are still trying to piece together the determining factors of this accident. Fortunatley, no wrongful deaths were reported.

State Trooper King injured in Angleton, Texas accident.

On October 20, 2014, a Texas state trooper, E. J. King, was injured when a Ford F-250 pick-up truck pulling a trailer loaded with hay collided with the back of his patrol SUV on Texas 288 in Angleton, Texas.

Karim Abouelfadl of Long Island involved in fatal car accident.

Police say a Long Island, New York driver is dead after he swerved into oncoming traffic. He smashed into another vehicle head-on. The driver that he crashed into suffered non-life threatening injuries. She has been identified as Jennifer Ginexi of North Babylon. She was driving a Ford Fusion. The name of the driver that hit her has been identified as Karim Abouelfadl. He is 26 years-old. He did not survive the accident. The Weaver Law Firm, a firm of personal injury attorneys, was recently retained by 4 children of a New Jersey man that died in a motorcycle accident. The father was involved in a motorcycle accident involving an 18-wheeler. Just like the firm's attorneys are conducting an investigation on the potential wrongful death case, Jennifer Ginexi's family may want to conduct their own private investigation into the accident. Karim Abouelfadl's family may want to conduct an investigation as well to determine whether all of the car's safety devices worked at the time of the accident.

Taylor County real estate and oil boom may lead to more injuries.

Third Avenue Development Corp is a real estate division of Taylor Consulting Inc. Apparently, the company is adding another large piece of land to its real estate collection. The company recently announced that it has finished its due diligence for the project. This particular addition will include 10 acres near Abilene, Texas. This area is still booming with new oil and gas drilling and development. The property is located in Tye, Texas. Tye is a small community in Taylor County. The ongoing Cline shale boom has increased the population in the area along with work. A growth in people often means a growth in personal injury cases. Injury cases resulting from this type of growth comes from additional car accidents including those involving company vehicles and workplace injuries and premises liability injuries.

Ross Goveia is killed in a San Antonio, Texas car accident.

A truck and ambulance crashed into a car where Ross Goveia of San Antonio, Texas was a passenger. Mr. Goveia was taken to the San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition following the accident. He was pronounced dead at the hospital not long after the car accident. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. It is not an unusual circumstance to find that an ambulance involved in a car accident. The ambulance in this incident was among three vehicles involved in a crash. The car accident happened on  Thursday night. Only Ross Goveia died as the resut of the car wreck.  Ross Goveia's family may have a wrongful death case.

Austin, TX man, Roberto Sanchez in wrong way accident with Juan Gabriel

Roberto Sanchez, an Austin, Texas resident died in an alleged wrong way driving car accident on Texas 71 early Sunday morning. He was 54-years-old.  According to police, Mr. Sanchez was driving a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder west in eastbound lanes when his SUV struck a 2007 Hino 268 commercial truck head-on. Another Austin resident, Juan Gabriel, was driving the commercial truck. We would imagine that Mr. Gabriel had suffered some bodily injury as the result of this high impact crash.  

10-year old, Rafael Ramirez, dies in Anaheim, CA car accident.

Police believe that a drunk driver killed a 10-year-old boy, Rafael Ramirez, and four family members in Anaheim, California. The potential drunk driver rear-ended their car at an Anaheim intersection, police said Sunday. Drunk driving Texas are not unique to Texas. They happen all over the United States. Many Texas personal injury lawyers have a unique set of skills due to the fact that (1) Texas has many drunk driving accidents; and (2) it is a state with strict driving while intoxicated laws. The Anaheim, California accident involved family members in the car that was stopped at a red light. That was when a pickup truck crashed into their car and caused this potential wrongful death case.

Dakota Beck of New Braunfels is lost in Lubbock, TX car accident.

Police officials in Lubbock, Texas are investigating a deadly car accident that involved a single-vehicle. The unfortunate accident resulted in the death of a  a New Braunfels teenager. The passenger of the vehicle has been identified as 19-year old Dakota Wayne Beck of New Braunfels. Dakota died at the scene.  The driver was identified as, 19-year old, Adam Juan Medina, also of New Braunfels.   According to Texas DPS official, the potential wrongful death accident  happened  after 5am this past Saturday. The area where the incident occurred is generally described as the intersection of FM 835 and East County Road 71-hundred in Lubbock. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this young lost Texan.

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