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(via nbcdfw.com) A wrong-way driver was arrested after a crash that left another driver injured on Interstate 635 Monday morning, police said.

A 34-year-old man was driving a Mercedes Benz westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-635 about 3:15 a.m. when he collided head-on with a 22-year-old man driving a Chrysler Sebring, police said.

The Sebring driver fractured his left femur and also had multiple cuts and abrasions, police said.

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EasttexasEminent Domain and Condemnation is the process by which the city, county, state, or private utility or other statutorily granted entity, may come in and force you to sell all or part of your property to them under the guise of a public need. For the purposes of this article, the party claiming a public need will be called a “state actor”.

Although it is a fairly complicated process, the state actor will institute negotiations with the property owner in an attempt to purchase the property outright without actually entering into the “eminent domain” process.

Under Texas law, there are three elements required to show for eminent domain:  (1) The actor must be the state or a private entity authorized to condemn; (2) the property must be taken for public use; and (3) the landowner must receive adequate compensation for the condemned property.

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FORNEY, Texas (via inForney.com’s Mathew Richards) — Westbound U.S. Highway 80 is closed at Farm-to-Market (FM) 460 in Forney due to a jackknifed 18-wheeler. Luckily, no injuries were reported in the crash.

The crash was reported just after 11 a.m., on the heels of a separate wreck involving an 18-wheeler.

First responders are reporting heavy guardrail damage with a portion stretched across one lane of the highway. The 18-wheeler is blocking the other lane of the highway — forcing a complete closure.

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Litigation-imagesIt is a virtual guarantee. If you are injured in an accident, not only are you going to be dealing with an adjuster who works for a potentially billion dollar insurance company like Progressive or State Farm, but you will also have to deal with the fact that the insurance company also has teams of lawyers working for them as well. If there is even a possibility they can deny your claims, they will. They also will take a calculated risk making you low-ball offers thinking you will take it just to get some bills paid.

Do not allow yourself to become a victim of the insurance company. They will smooth talk you and act like they are working in your best interest. They may even tell you that “this is how it is always is” or that your claims are “worth less than this” but more likely than not, they are trying to get one over on you. Remember, they work these claims for a living. This is their job. The goal of the adjuster and the insurance company attorneys is to limit liability for their own clients and the insurance company. It is not to make sure that you are taken care of. In fact, they do not even owe a duty to you at all. Their duty is only to their own insured (the at-fault driver).

That is why it is so important for you to speak with and hire an attorney when you or a loved one has been injured in an accident. The odds can be stacked against you. You need someone who fights the insurance company on a daily basis. When an attorney comes into the fold for you, the insurance company will take notice. At Guest and Gray, we fight on a daily basis to get our injured clients the compensation that they deserve and the insurance company will know that. We have been helping clients in the Dallas, Rockwall and Kaufman county areas for years. You are already dealing with the pain of recovering from an accident, so do not let yourself be taken advantage of by the insurance company and their smooth talking lawyers. Hire dedicated personal injury lawyers who fight for their clients everyday.