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August 2013 Archives

Car splits in half after Houston car accident

On or about August 29, 2013, in Houston, Texas a car crash was violent enough to split a car in half. One vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed on Westheimer Road. In auto-accident caused two people to be severely injured and require hospital care.  The car crash happened near Westheimer Parkway around 2:20 a.m.Houston police officers reported that a silver Honda sedan was traveling eastbound when the male driver could not control the vehicle and hit a concrete curb. Next, the car crashed into a fire hydrant and then struck a shopping center sign. The shopping center sign helped split the vehicle in two. This was unique car accident.The male driver was taken to the hospital. The female passenger was sent to the hospital in critical condition while the male driver was reported in stable condition. In incidents like the one described, it is not uncommon for the people in the vehicles to suffer from head and brain injuries. Even more common are neck and back injuries. The victims could be hurting from spinal and soft tissue injuries. If you have recently been in an accident and have been hurt in anyway, it is important to see a doctor immediately. Call a law firm that can investigate cases further, one that can properly interview witnesses and experts. Witnesses and experts may be essential in establishing a case. If you have been injured in a car accident and have questions about your case, feel free to call us at: 713-454-7875.

Katy pit bull dog bite case

Recently, a 96-year old man was killed by a pack of dogs in Katy, Texas. The man died as a result of the dog bite injuries. This may be a wrongful death case. Cy-Fair EMS and Harris County deputies responded to the scene. At least two dogs were taken by animal control authorities. Residents in the neighborhood reported that at least one of the attacking dogs belongs to a family that lived behind the victim. An investigation revealed evidence indicating that the animal clawed through the fence before attacking the man. Our sympathies go out this man's family and friends.

Drunk driving may be to blame for fatal crash in Harris County

On Aug. 24, northwest Harris County was the scene of a deadly accident in which alcohol may have been a factor. A passenger in a truck was ejected from the vehicle when it ran a red light and was struck by a SUV. He later died at the hospital from the injuries that he sustained in the crash. The driver of the truck is now facing felony drunk-driving charges. An investigation conducted by the Harris County Sheriff''s Office remained open at press time.

Experts in a Texas brain injury case

The role of an attorney when handling a brain injury case will most likely require expert testimony. Expert testimony must have a proper foundation. The foundation must be established as reliable scientific evidence under the correct legal criteria. Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579, 597 (1993). If expert testimony is speculative or founded on assumptions that have an insufficient factual basis, the expert testimony will not be admissible. Therefore, a party must lay the proper foundation by having the expert establish: (1) the technique used can be tested; (2) rate of error of the technique; (3) whether the technique has been published or subject to peer review; and (4) whether or not the technique is generally accepted in the relevant scientific community.

Schlitterbahn injury leads to death case

The U.S. Department of Labor releases information that showed that violations were issued to Schlitterbahn for failing to protect workers for injured related to hazardous energy sources. Specifically, Enterprize Management Inc. and Schlitterbahn Beach Resort Management LLC was cited by a federal agency for six safety violations. These violations led to the death of a life guard. Another worker suffered from sever injuries as a result of the work related safety violations.

Texas bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents increase.

Yesterday, I blogged about a pedestrian accident that occurred on the service road of 610 in Houston, Texas. On the drive into work today, I was listening to talk radio and heard some startling statistics about pedestrian accidents. The information obtained was derived from TXDOT. This is a concern because now that children are going back to school, many are walking and riding bicycles.

Do you have information about a Houston pedestrian accident?

The Houston police department would like additional information regarding a fatal traffic accident. This may be a wrongful death case involving a pedestrian. The Houston police are investigating. The accident happened on August 25, 2013 in the 4600 block of the South Loop West which is also known as Sounth Interstate Highway 610 West. It occurred on the service road in the morning.

Houston woman dies in 18-wheeler accident on Almeda Genoa

This potential wrongful death accident happened on or around August 22, 2013. What happened? The Houston police are investigating. What we do know is that it was a fatal accident involving a woman 40 years of age. It also occurred at 4600 Almeda Genoa at 10:00 a.m. Our greatest sympathies go out to her family and friends. I hope the family will have time to rest easy soon.

Stolen truck crash claims causes Texas wrongful death

A high-speed police chase on Aug. 12 ended in an accident that cost six people their lives and injured several others. A Texas Highway Patrol sergeant was in pursuit of a man suspected of stealing a truck just before the accident occurred. The driver of the truck allegedly ran through a red light at an intersection, causing the accident.

Houston valet in Motorcycle accident on Westheimer

It happened on August 16, 2013. I wonder how long the Houston Police Department will take to conclude this investigation. This potential wrongful death accident occurred at the 2800 Block of Westheimer. The man riding the motorcycle was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital. I know it is a well respected hospital for handling severe and traumatic injuries. Unfortunately, the hospital could not save the man. He was pronounced dead. Harris County authorities will later verify his identification.

Houston 18-wheeler accident lawyer explains crash

Seven cars were demolished and one person killed when an 18-wheeler driver inexplicably failed to apply his brakes, causing him to plow into a line of cars on Interstate 35 in Texas. The accident remains under what authorities are calling a criminal investigation, but brake maintenance and trucker fatigue in semi wrecks are sometimes identified as causes in semi wrecks. In addition to the death, three occupants of cars hit in the incident were taken to hospitals for treatment. The driver was given a field sobriety test but was not taken into custody.

Near Lufkin, Texas 18-wheeler truck accident

An 18-wheeler truck accident happened today near Lufkin, Texas. The accident is near Farm-to-Marker 460. There were major delays on highway 80. Truck accidents happen too often in Texas and its major road ways.

Tana Roy of Lufkin perishes in 18-wheeler accident

A horrible accident occuredin Lufkin, Liberty County. The accident may be a wrongful death case involving an 18-wheeler truck. This is something that we would like to investigate to better inform the families.

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