Articles Tagged with Accidents

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EastTexasOilFieldThe East Texas Oil Field Is Still Producing In Paying Quanities

According to East-Texas.com, the East Texas Oil Field is still alive and well, with numerous East Texas cities like Tyler, Longview, Marshall and Gladewater all still seeing high levels of oil and gas and other natural resource employment. While that is all well and good for the oil industry, one thing that is for certain is that working in natural resource development, such as oil and gas and salt mines, on the job injuries are going to happen. Working on the rigs, in the trucks, on the lines, in demolition, you name it there is opportunity for danger.

If You Got Injured in An Accident Today, What Would You Do? What Would Your Family Do?

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traffic-highway-80-300x142Guest and Gray, P.C. has represented countless Rockwall and Kaufman county residents and their families after devastating 18-wheeler and commercial vehicle accidents in our area. When residents of Kaufman and Rockwall counties are injured in a truck or commercial vehicle accident, they know that Guest and Gray law firm will be there to help them hold the trucking company and their insurance carrier accountable for their actions.

Kaufman and Rockwall Counties are Seeing Growth in Number of Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Just in the last few weeks, truck accidents have caused havoc on our local roadways. In the last few years, both Kaufman and Rockwall counties have seen spikes in the number of truck related accidents, injuries and deaths. As more commercial vehicles drive on our roadways, that will only increase the risk of serious injuries to our local residents and those that travel on our roadways. When those types of accidents occur, you need to know who to call. Call Guest and Gray, P.C., your local, experienced truck accident attorneys.

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traffic-highway-80-300x142Kaufman County is in a weird transitional phase from being a historically rural county with numerous small tightly knit communities to a more commercialized suburban sprawl where the ends of one city meet another.

When many of us originally moved to the area, we did so to “get away” from the sped up lifestyle of the city. However, being good Texans, we embraced the opportunities for economic growth and now Kaufman county is seeing not only incredible growth, but growth that is picking up speed.

Although much of Kaufman county is still rural, with county roads that are lined with small country neighborhoods and small to mid-sized working ranches. However, our cities are becoming bustling centers of commerce and those cities are encroaching on the county roads. Driving down FM 2757, you can see houses over the low rolling hills where Heartland is encroaching on one of the last remaining vestiges of Kaufman county’s relatively untouched beauty. Forney’s population is exploding. Terrell is showing everyone how business and planning for the future is done. Kaufman is growing. Even Crandall and other oft forgotten about areas of our county such as Kemp, Elmo, Warsaw, Talty, all of these areas are seeing growth (the author is from Combine- does anybody remember that Combine is actually a part of Kaufman County?).

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(via nbcdfw.com): Fort Worth- Three people are critically injured after a head-on crash in Fort Worth near the E. Lancaster Avenue and Boswell Drive, Fort Worth Fire Department officials said.

Video from Texas Sky Ranger showed a Ford SUV and Ford pickup truck with severe front-end damage before 8 a.m.

Fort Worth police said one person was airlifted to JPS hospital. Two people were transported to Harris Medical Center — all three listed in critical condition.

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Police were called Saturday morning to their fourth fatal auto-pedestrian collision since early February.

Units arrived at the 1700 block of Northeast Loop 820 westbound about 5 a.m. and began their investigation.

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One person died and one was injured in a crash involving a disabled vehicle in Arlington Wednesday night, police say.

Two vehicles crashed about 8 p.m. on southbound U.S. Highway 287 and westbound Interstate 20.

Police said Richard Spencer, 58, of Arlington, died in the crash.

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ALMA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck left one person dead and closed southbound I-45 early Saturday morning.

It happened around 2:15 a.m. near the town of Alma – north of Corsicana. The big rig – loaded with roofing materials – caught fire and burned for several hours. Officials confirm one person died on scene. No further details are known at this time.

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via the Fort Worth Star Telegram- Authorities have identified two people who died in motor vehicle crashes on Sunday.

Carol Rosas, 51, of Fort Worth, was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a rollover wreck in the 100 block of West Berry Street. She pronounced dead about 2:10 p.m. after she was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. Rosas died of blunt force trauma to the chest.

Morgan Lawrence, 28, of Denton, was struck by a vehicle in the 26700 block of East University Drive in Little Elm and pronounced dead about 7:45 a.m., according to the Tarrant County M.E.’s office. Lawrence died from blunt force trauma to the head.

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via Fort-Worth Star Telegram- Four people died early Monday in car wrecks in Dallas.

The first came about 12:30 a.m. when two men were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 35E.

One man was driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra southbound on northbound I-35 when he collided with a 2012 Ford Expedition being driven by a 34-year-old man, according to a news release emailed by Dallas police.

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Dram-Shop43 states, including Texas, have laws that impose a duty on bars and restaurants not to serve intoxicated patrons alcohol, and if they do, then the statute provides a means for injured individuals to sue the liquor licensee for their own negligence. The law is very good for a lot of reasons.
For those of you who may not be familiar with the reasons why dram shop laws are so prevalent, you may be wondering, “why should the bar be liable for the actions of their patrons? That is not fair?” Well, let me ask you this: is it fair that the injured party will likely not have enough money from the drunk driver’s insurance policy to cover their medical expenses, but the bar that took the drunk driver’s money and continued to serve him or her to the point of and passed the point of intoxication gets off Scot-free? Who was in a better position to protect themselves from such liability? Why should an injured victim be unable to hold a bar accountable for over-serving a drunk patron who’s inhibitions are lowered to a point where they can no longer make good decisions and competently drive home?
Serving Alcohol is a Privilege; Not a Right