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.
UT Dallas Crane Collapse Kills Two
July 7. 2012 17:56 by
It is being reported that two workers were killed earlier today when a crane collapsed at the UT Dallas campus. Initial reports indicate that the crane fell while it was being dismantled. Also, it is being reported that strong winds as high as 50 mph were blowing in the area of the campus at the time due to a storm in the area. The two deceased employees were from an outside construction company, and no one from the university was injured. Witnesses report hearing loud screams and loud crashing signs. We will continue to follow this story, particularly the ongoing investigation into the cause of this horrific
The Dallas personal injury attorneys at
Wilson Trosclair and Lovins
have vast experience in representing families of injured or killed workers. In fact, we are currently representing the family of a worker killed while assembling a radio tower as well as the family of a worker that fell to his death while at a construction site. If you or a family member suffered an injury while at the workplace, you deserve the level of representation that our Dallas personal injury attorneys will provide you. Call us today at 214-484-1930.
Dallas Workplace Injury At An Industrial Bakery Supply Company
June 4. 2012 10:12 by
A Dallas worker was rescued yesterday after falling into an industrial mixer while on the job. The
happened at BCW Food Products on Denton Drive. It is not clear how the accident occurred. All that is known at this time is that the employee was working near a large piece of equipment that mixes flour prior to falling. What caused him to fall and whether there was appropriate fall protection equipment is uncertain. The piece of equipment had to be disassembled to remove the worker, who was at the bottom of the machine in between two sharp blades used to mix the flour. Further complicating the rescue is the highly flammable nature of the flour. Fortunately, the worker was rescued without incident and taken to Parkland Hospital. His current condition is unknown.
On the job injuries can happen anywhere. While it is uncertain in this instance what caused the accident, failure to follow or implement appropriate safety procedures, such as appropriate fall protection, causes a large majority of on the job injuries. Many workplace accidents can be avoided if a little common sense is followed. The Dallas personal injury attorneys at Wilson Trosclair and Lovins
have the necessary experience
to help workers injured on the job, whether that injury occurs at a factory, plant oil rig, or any other industrial area. Call us today if you have been injured so that we can begin the steps necessary to protect your rights.
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.
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.