Dallas Car Accidents and Texting: Proof of the Dangers of Distracted Driving
October 12. 2012 15:14 by
As Dallas injury attorneys, we know the dangers of distracted driving. Texting, eating, applying cosmetics - even talking to passengers can take your attention away from the road, resulting in disaster. Recently, news stories covered a woman who had an accident two years ago and is now speaking out about the dangers of texting and driving - 30 surgeries later.
Jamie Nash, now 29 years old, doesn't remember the text she was sending about two years ago when she lost control of her car, struck a culvert and flipped several times, eventually landing against a tree. She was pinned inside her car, which then caught fire. Nash was trapped in the burning car for more than 20 minutes, and suffered serious injuries. A patrol car which responded to the fiery scene captured Nash's screams on dashcam, which were filled with horror.
Nash says that she had been warned about the dangers of texting and driving, but like so many other motorists did it anyway, even when her children were in the car. According to Nash, she was the "ultimate multi-tasking mom." Her crash was nearly fatal; today, Nash is thankful that she didn't injure or kill anyone else in the crash.
Suffering 3rd and 4th degree burns over 70% of her body, Nash was not expected to survive. Thankfully she did and after 30 surgeries, is spreading the word about the dangers. Her simple message is, "Get off the phone, it can wait." Nash equates the dangers of texting and driving to those of drinking 4 beers and getting behind the wheel.
Today, Nash speaks of the dangers at businesses and schools and proudly displays her scars, an indication to others of what can happen when attention is taken away from the road.
Dallas personal injury lawyers know all too well what can happen when motorists engage in behaviors that can take the driver's attention away from what it should be focused on - safe driving. Thankfully in this situation, no others were injured, or even killed. If Nash had struck another vehicle or caused serious/fatal injuries to innocent victims, her life would likely have been very different today.
If you have suffered injuries because of the negligence of someone else, consult with a skilled Dallas personal injury attorney right away. You may be eligible for compensation of costs related to your injuries, including lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Dallas Billionaire Charles Wylie Killed In A Car Accident
August 7. 2011 21:08 by
Today was a stark reminder that fatal car accidents do not discriminate on the basis of class. Dallas billionaire Charles Wylie
was killed yesterday in a car wreck
near Aspen, Colorado
. Mr. Wylie’s Porsche was struck by another car while he attempted to complete a left hand turn. The car crash has been ruled an “accident,” but the investigation into the exact cause is ongoing. The other driver involved in the car wreck only sustained minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, and investigators do not believe that alcohol played a role in the car accident.
Charles Wylie was continually in the Dallas headlines over the past few years for two reasons, his generous gifts to the Dallas arts community (specifically the Wylie Theatre
) and the ongoing SEC investigation into alleged concealed profits for securities transactions. Despite the ongoing investigation, Mr. Wylie was known, and will continue be known, in the Dallas arts community as "a true friend of the arts and our community, a friend who truly cared and who truly made a difference. His contributions to the growth and well-being of both the Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Children's Theater are immeasurable."
The Austin and Dallas car wreck attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins will continue to follow this story and provide updates.
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.