Bill Banning Texting While Driving On Its Way To Texas Governor’s Desk
May 31. 2011 14:02 by
The Texas legislature passed a bill that would make texting while driving a misdemeanor punishable by a $200 fine and up to 30 days in jail, and if texting led to a car wreck that caused serious injury or death, the offense would be elevated to a Class B misdemeanor with a maximum punishment of up to 180 days in jail and a $2000 fine. The legislation includes email and instant messaging in the definition of “texting.” This law follows cities, such as Austin, that previously banned texting while driving.
Considering that driver inattention is one of major causes of car wrecks, this type of legislation is an important step in making our highways in Dallas, Fort Worth, and throughout Texas safer. Regardless of the new law, it is negligent to text while driving. As such, if you were injured in a car wreck because the other driver was texting, call the Austin and Dallas car wreck attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930. Let us fight for your rights.
Austin Police Make Arrest In Fatal Pedestrian Hit And Run
May 28. 2011 16:31 by
A legislative aide to East Texas Representative Wayne Christian was arrested by the Austin Police Department and charged with failure to stop and render aid, which is a third degree felony, following a fatal hit and run accident. The victim, Courtney Paige Griffen, was found deceased in a driveway near the 1600 block of Exposition Boulevard in the Austin community of Tarrytown. The trail led to Ms. Gabrielle Jane Nestande after an anonymous tip led Austin police officers to a black BMW with a smashed windshield parked a short distance from the scene of the accident. For more on the story, click
There is no excuse to ever drive away from the scene of a car wreck, especially when a pedestrian is involved. If you have been the victim of a hit and run car wreck, call the car wreck attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins. Our Dallas and Austin attorneys are ready to help you protect your rights. Call today at 214-484-1930.
Austin Auto Accident Lawyer & Austin Car Accident Attorney
May 28. 2011 15:36 by
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at WTL Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to overcome all obstacles so they can get fair compensation for victims of auto accidents.
If you've ended up injured in a car accident, you may be working with insurance providers to recuperate compensation from any accidental injuries you received, in addition to fixing your vehicle. However if you've been involved in a crash, you should also consider whether an austin car accident attorney may help you recoup money to pay for your accident-related costs as well as the cost of pain and suffering.
Although car or truck crashes consist of a large percentage of personal injury claims, it would be wrong to think they are easy to take care of on your own. An Austin auto accident lawyer from WTL Law Firm knows the laws involved with auto accidents as well as the complex technological and innovation concepts that are required to unravel precisely how an automobile crash happened and who is at fault.
When someone dies because of the negligence of another, legal requirements allow relatives and beneficiaries a claim for damanges and money. This is also known as a "wrongful death claim". An Austin Wrongful Death Attorney at WTL Law Firm will do everything to make sure heirs and next of kin are fairly compensated for their loss of a loved one.
Contact an Austin wrongful death lawyer today for a free consultation. We can be reached 24 hours a day at 214-484-1930 or by filling out the form on the right of this page. A legal representative will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
Fatal Car Wreck Claims Two Lives In Austin, Texas
Two people lost their lives Saturday morning in a fatal car wreck in Southeast Austin. The car wreck occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. when a Ford Mustang ran a red light at the intersection Ben White Blvd. and Woodward St. and crashed into a Ford excursion. The impact from the initial crash pushed the Excursion into another vehicle. Both occupants of the Ford Mustang died at the scene of the wreck. No other individuals involved in the car accident were seriously. It is not known at this time if drunk driving played a role in this fatal car wreck.
Woman In Wheelchair Killed In Hit And Run Accident
May 26. 2011 10:22 by
A woman in a wheelchair was killed in a hit and run car accident as she attempted to cross Columbia Avenue in Dallas, Texas. The accident happened around 3 a.m. this morning. A car traveling eastbound on Columbia struck her then fled the scene of the accident without attempting to render aid to the victim. There were no witnesses to the wreck and no description of the car involved. Click on the video below for more information.
If you or someone you know was injured in a hit and run car acccident, call the car wreck attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930.
Driver Killed In Car Accident Involving A Tow Truck
May 23. 2011 13:31 by
One person was killed and another was injured when the car they were in collided with a tow truck on Highway 360 in Arlington. At the time of the accident, the tow truck was in the southbound lanes of Highway 360 assisting another car with a flat tire. The car, which was reported to be driving at a high rate of speed, crashed into the rear of the tow truck. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the passenger was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center by helicopter. No other injuries were reported.
There are very specific regulations as to the appropriate warnings that must be provided to oncoming traffic when a tow truck is operating within the lanes of traffic. Failure to follow those regulations can create dangerous conditions that can lead to accidents, such as the one described above. The attorneys at WTL previously handled a similar case, where we argued that the tow truck driver failed to properly warn oncoming vehicles, including a young couple killed in the car accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, can the car accident attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins in Dallas and Austin today. Call us at 214-484-1930.
TXI Plant Workers In Midlothian Suffer Severe Burns In Workplace Accident
May 20. 2011 10:00 by
Five workers at the TXI Cement Company plant in Midlothian were burned, three of which are listed in critical condition.
The three critically injured workers were taken to Parkland Hospital by helicopter, and the two additional injured workers were taken to other area hospitals by ambulance.
All that is known at this time is that the injured workers were performing “maintenance activities” at the time of the industrial accident.
It is believed that the accident occurred in a kiln, which is part of the cement making process. The plant will remain shutdown while the accident is investigated. I will continue to follow this story as it develops.
Over 3 million people are injured on the job yearly, many of which occur in industrial plants such as this TXI plant in Midlothian. If you or a loved one suffered an on the job injury, contact the
workplace injury attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins to make sure your rights are protected. Call us today at 214-484-1930.
Officer Survives Car Crash With 18-Wheeler Only Months After Being Run Over By Stolen SUV
May 19. 2011 09:06 by
A Northlake, Texas officer is recuperating at home after surviving a crash with a suspected drunk driver and an 18 Wheeler. The car wreck occurred when the suspected drunk driver rear ended the police officer, pushing him directly into the path of the oncoming 18 Wheeler. The officer and the individual in the back of his police car both survived the accident. What makes this story more compelling is that on Christmas day, the same police officer was run over by the driver of a suspected stolen SUV, with the tires nearly missing his head. More on this story can be seen in the below video.
Officer Survives Second Dance with Danger: MyFoxDFW.com
North Texans Need to Prepare For Longer Commutes Over The Next Five Years
May 16. 2011 11:08 by
If the daily commute on Interstate 635 wasn’t bad enough, North Texas commuters can expect construction delays for the next five years.
HOV lanes from Central Expressway to Interstate 35 were already shutdown this weekend between Luna Road and Midway Road heading east and Midway Road and Joe Radcliff Pedestrian Walkway heading west. Additional HOV lanes will be shutdown throughout the summer for construction. The $2 billion construction project will consist of reconstructing frontage roads, rebuilding bridges, and the addition of new lanes. All too often these traffic delays result in numerous accidents due to driver inattention. Possibly the worse news for many commuters- the construction will at least partially be funded through the addition of toll lanes to I-35 and I-635. So, if our commute takes you across I-635, you may want to start planning for commuting delays followed by increased commuting expenses.
Driver’s Car Struck By 18-Wheeler Only Moments After She Exits Car
May 12. 2011 12:50 by
A woman driving on John Carpenter Freeway in Dallas collided with a stalled car on the freeway.
Unable to move her car, she headed the advice of another motorist and exited her car and walked to the shoulder of the road.
Her decision to leave her car did not come a moment too soon because a UPS 18-wheeler hauling two trailers smashed into her car.
Fortunately, no one was injured. Click on the video below to see the damage caused by this horrific car wreck.
Trucking accidents often result in severe injuries or death. The 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins have the experience necessary to take on trucking companies and get the recoveries accident victims deserve.
Call us today at 214-484-1930.
Tandem 18-Wheeler Rams Disabled Car: MyFoxDFW.com
School Bus South Of San Antonio Involved In A Serious Car Accident
May 11. 2011 11:16 by
Yesterday afternoon, 35 miles south of San Antonio in Pleasanton, a car crashed into the left rear of a school bus. The car caught on fire after the wreck, causing severe damage to the car and noticeable burning to the bus. One victim was transported to the hospital via helicopter ambulance. Fortunately, it appears that no children were on the bus and no other injuries were reported. A video of the car accident scene can be viewed below.