An Update from Our Firm about COVID-19

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner remains fully operational and committed to serving our clients and colleagues throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As we follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing, we remain available for phone consultations and scheduled in-person meetings with both current and prospective clients and colleagues. Please contact our office by email or by calling 713-222-7211 with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Man Killed In Rear-End Crash Off Sam Houston Parkway

Broken down and waiting for help on a feeder road to the Sam Houston Parkway, a man sitting in his disabled Jeep was fatally injured when a tow truck rear-ended his vehicle. Initial reports say the man was to the far right of the road, but do not indicate if he was stalled in a traffic lane or on the road's shoulder.

The driver of the tow truck stopped to render aid but could not help the man who suffered fatal injuries in the truck accident. Early analysis indicates that the tow truck driver didn't realize that the Jeep was not moving; there was no evidence that the tow truck driver attempted to slow down or stop before crashing into the disabled vehicle.

The driver of the tow truck did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

The man in the Jeep had called his son for assistance, but unfortunately his son arrived just after the fatal crash.

The Texas Department of Public Safety maintains a hotline for stranded motorists: 1-800-525-5555. This is also the number to call to report a suspected drunk driver. If your car breaks down, TxDPS suggests that:

  • You move your car as far off the roadway as possible
  • Make your car visible to other drivers through use of your hazard lights
  • Open the hood of your car to indicate to other drivers that you are a disabled vehicle

DPS suggests that you stay with your car, especially if you are broken down at night or during bad weather. If you leave your vehicle, they suggest that you leave your contact information on the dash or in another location that can be easily found and report the location of your car as soon as possible.

Source: The Houston Chronicle, "Driver of disabled car killed after crash with tow truck," June 4, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • $50+ Million Fire & Explosion

    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

  • $80 Million Plant Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

  • $50+ Million Plant Fire & Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

  • $22+ Million Worksite Accident

    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

  • $48 Million Catastrophic Burns

    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $48 million.

Our Record Of Success

When you are hurt and you choose a law firm to represent you in court or at the negotiation table, you need to carefully consider the firm's record.

Read More Success Stories

Let Us Help You Request a Free Consultation Today

Get Help Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Back to top