Preacher And His Wife Killed In Austin Car Accident
November 30. 2011 11:02 by
Ernest and Barbara Boyett of Austin were killed in a
last night at approximately 9:15 p.m. while traveling east on Highway 290 near Baxter Lane in the Southwest part of Travis County. The fatal
occurred when Terri Elmore, driving in the opposite direction as the Boyett’s crossed the center line of traffic casuing a head on collision. Both Earnest and Barbara Boyett were pronounced dead at the scene. Terri Elmore remains in critical condition UMC Breckenridge. Officers are unsure what caused Ms. Elmore to cross the center line and enter the Boyetts lane of traffic. Considering the fatalities involved and the severity of the injuries Ms. Elmore sustained, it is likely that the exact cause of this car accident will ever be known.
Serious accidents such as these require experienced and qualified personal injury attorneys. The
Austin personal injury attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins have helped hundreds of families when faced with situations such as this one. Call
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if you or a loved one has been injured in an Austin or Travis County car accident.
Intoxicated Wrong Way Driver Causes Fatal Fort Worth Car Accident
November 29. 2011 10:57 by
Twenty-five year old Brittany Burton’s decision to drink and drive lead to the death of another driver this past Saturday. Investigating officers have determined that Ms. Burton entered Interstate 35 near Rosedale Street heading the wrong way on the highway. An officer witnessed her driving the wrong way and tried to get her attention, but Ms. Burton failed to stop. Minho Park had to swerve in an effort to avoid a car accident with Ms. Burton, which resulted in him wrecking with second car. As Mr. Park stood on the shoulder with the driver of the car he wrecked with evaluating the damage to their cars, a van struck and killed the second driver, narrowly missing Mr. Park. Brittany Burton was stopped further down the interstate, where it was determined that she was intoxicated. She has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter and endangering her 6 month old child who was in the car with her at the time.
Although Ms. Burton’s car did not directly strike the deceased, there is no doubt that her actions were the cause of this fatal Fort Worth car accident. Her decision to drink and drive endangered not only the lives of those on the roadway, but also the life of her 6 month old child. Ms. Burton needs to be held accountable for her negligent and reckless actions that resulted in a horrible and completely avoidable tragedy.
Police Seek Assistance In Fatal Dallas Hit And Run Car Accident
November 28. 2011 17:11 by
A 62 year old
was struck and killed this past Friday night on the 4100 block of Cedar Springs road in Dallas, and the driver of the vehicle involved failed to stop and render aid. The fatal
hit and run car accident
occurred at approximately 10:30 P.M., as the pedestrian was crossing Cedar Springs in the cross walk. Police believe the culprit was driving a Range Rover or Land Rover based on the picture taken of the vehicle as it sped away from the scene of the pedestrian accident. Police are seeking any leads to help bring this criminal to justice. The identity of the pedestrian has not been release because notification of the family is still pending.
Dallas and Austin personal injury attorneys
, we see firsthand the devastation that negligent and, as in this case, criminal acts can have on a family. The driver of the car at issue needs to be held accountable for his actions because there is never an excuse not to render aid. If you have any information, please call the Dallas Police Department immediately.
UPDATE: The victim of this fatal hit and run car accident has been identified as 62 year old Joe King. Police still have not located the driver of the hit and run vehicle.
One Dead And Two Injured In Dallas Trucking Accident
November 22. 2011 14:10 by
Regina Raquel Duane was killed in an early morning Dallas
when the pickup truck she was a passenger in collided with an
. The trucking accident happened at approximately 2:15 a.m. this morning. Investigating officers believe the driver of the pickup truck-which was pulling a trailer at the time- lost control while driving in the heavy rain of I-35E in Oak Cliff and jackknifed. An 18-wheeler then crashed in the pickup truck, killing Regina Raquel Duane and seriously injuring the two other occupants of the truck. The two other occupants have not been identified, but it was recently confirmed that they were a 26 year old teacher and a 15 year old student from McKinney, Texas. It is believed that prior to the
, Ms. Duane and her two companions were in Midlothian showing sheep at an FFA event. The unidentified teacher remains in critical condition, and the student is in stable condition. The 18-wheeler driver escaped the trucking accident with only minor injuries.
Austin and Dallas Trucking Accident attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins have vast experience investigating trucking accidents such as this one. We understand that there is nothing easy about these cases, especially the emotional toll these tragedies have on families. If you or your family has been affected by a trucking accident, call us today at
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Family Gets $6.5 Million Verdict Against Drunk Driver
November 18. 2011 16:53 by
A $6.5 million judgment was entered against a Houston man that killed a 13 year old pedestrian in a drunk driving car accident. The fatal drunk driving accident happened in December 2008, when John Winne, first drove into the back of a school bus then proceeded to run over you Nicole Lalime as she walked off the bus. An on board video captured the horrific pedestrian accident. John Winne was sentence sentenced to 30 years in prison for this accident.
While no judgment can undo the horrible acts of John Winne, it is important that drunk drivers be held criminally and civilly responsible for the harm they cause. At Wilson Trosclair & Lovins, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of people victimized drunk driving accidents. Call us today at 214-484-1930. .
Officers Identify Deceased In Fatal Austin Car Wreck
November 15. 2011 20:18 by
Austin police officers have finally identified 19 year old Ellis McClane as the passenger that died in the Friday early morning
in Northwest Austin. Mr. McClane was the passenger in a
that occurred on Lakeline Boulevard near West Parmer Lane. The driver of the car lost control and the vehicle rolled over before wrecking into a tree. The impact was so load that numerous nearby residents called 911 after hearing the car wreck. The driver and the two passengers were all unconscious when EMS arrived. The driver and one passenger remain in critical condition in Round Rock. Mr. McClane died at the scene of the accident. Officers are unsure as to the exact cause of this Austin car accident, but they believe speed played a role. They are trying to determine if alcohol was also involved.
, a founding partner at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins is a resident of Austin and has dedicated his practice to representing individuals injured in Austin and surrounding counties and cities. If you have been injured in a car wreck, give Michael Lovins and the Austin personal injury attorneys a call at 512-535-1649. Call today.
Accident Involving 18 Wheeler and School Bus Injures Seven
November 12. 2011 11:34 by
involving a school bus and car near the Williamson County and Burnet County sent seven people to Seton Medical Center all with minor injuries. This is a fortunate outcome considering that the accident involved a tractor trailer and school bus carrying numerous people. The exact cause of the bus and
is unknown at this time. Texas 29 was shut down while officers investigated the car accident, but the roads are now open.
Trucking accidents frequently result in severe injuries for those involved, and as such, experienced personal injury attorneys are important to protect the rights of the injured. Our attorneys have worked to successfully resolve numerous trucking accidents, including cases other attorneys were unwilling to take on. If you were injured due to a trucking company’s negligence, our
trucking accident attorneys
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Arrest Warrant Issued In Austin Hit And Run Car Accident
November 11. 2011 16:40 by
Police officers have issued an arrest warrant for Jose Genaro Bernal, charging him with failure to stop and render aid, which is a third degree felony. The charges stems from an Austin
hit and run accident
resulting in the death of University of Texas at Austin student Adam Grote. The hit and run pedestrian accident occurred this past Sunday at 3 a.m. as Mr. Grote was walking on the southbound shoulder of I-35 in Austin near Riverside Drive. Mr. Bernal’s car struck Mr. Grote, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and Mr. Bernal drove off without rendering aid. Fortunately, a witness to the crash provided a license plate number to investigators, which matched Mr. Bernal’s license plate. Mr. Bernal did stop some 17 miles after the hit and run
where he told an Austin police officer he was involved in an a car accident. Of course, that was 17 miles too late.
If you have been injured to the irresponsible acts of a hit and run driver, call the
Austin Car Wreck attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930.
Two Dead In Fairview Texas Workplace Accident
November 4. 2011 13:39 by
Two workers attempting to locate a clog in a waste water line became trapped in a man hole after either losing oxygen or becoming overwhelmed by fumes. The two workers were employed by SJ Lewis and were working a contract job for the North Texas Municipal Water District at the time of the fatal
work place accident
. According to a third employee at the scene, the first employee was in the manhole when he was overcome by fumes or a lack of oxygen, and the second worker went in after him to assist. The third worker called 911 and reported that both men were unconscious. It is also reported that neither man was wearing a protective breathing apparatus at the time of the accident. The company both men worked for, SJ Lewis, was previously cited for seven federal workplace infractions in the last five years.
is currently investigating this
While the exact cause of this horrible incident remains unknown, this tragedy does highlight the dangers many of our citizens face while trying to provide for their families. Workplace safety needs to be a priority, whether it is providing workers better safety equipment or better training. There is simply no excuse for employers in dangerous occupations like this one failing to follow common sense safety guidelines as was as comply with their legal obligations to protect the health and lives of their employees. Yet, day after day fathers and mothers are injured or killed in accidents that could have easily been avoided if safety guidelines were followed. If you or a loved one was injured in a workplace accident, the
Dallas and Austin personal injury attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair and Lovins can help. Call us today at 214-484-1930.
$8.2 million Awarded By Travis County Jury For Austin Car Accident Involving Metro Bus
November 2. 2011 12:50 by
An eight day trail ended with a verdict awarding $8.2 million the family of a young child that sustained severe brain injuries in an
Austin car accident
involving a Capital Metro bus and a day care facility’s suburban. The
happened in 2008 at the intersection of
Far West and Hart Lane
. The jury placed 35% liability on the Capital Metro bus driver for driving 38 mph in a 30 mph zone and entering the intersection on a yellow light and 65% on the day care employee for running a red light. The day care previously entered into a confidential settlement prior to the trial. The question now is whether Metro Capital is on the hook for the judgment against its driver, which totals approximately $3 million? Because of statutory capes limiting liability against Metro Capital to $100,000, Capital Metro was left out of the suit and only the driver was named. Capital Metro’s insurer, however, may still be liable for the jury award.
While this $8 million verdict is substantial, estimates of future care for the injured child reach as high as $20 million. The child had numerous surgeries following the accident and has permanent disabilities, such as loss of senses and antisocial behavior. One of the qyestions a case like this raises is whether caps on damages are fair and just? Why should Metro Capital not have to be fully accountable for the injuries a jury held its employee caused? Is it fair that a family, through no actions of their own, are now forced to deal with economic ruin because a law states that Metro Capital, no matter how egregious their actions, cannot be held liable for more than $100,000? It is hard to see the fairness in that.