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Car & Truck Accidents Archives

Settlement for Texas 18-Wheeler Driver Rear-Ended by Another 18-Wheeler

Firm attorneys Benny Agosto, Jr. and Lena Laurenzo have settled a federal court lawsuit arising out of a severe crash involving two 18-wheelers. The crash occurred when an 18-wheeler driver working for an out-of-state company was distracted watching vehicles on the other side of the highway, resulting in him rear-ending a Texas 18-wheeler driver.

Lawsuit Filed Against a Drunk Driver Responsible for Killing a Medical Student

A 24-year-old medical student Samantha Alison Thomas was recently killed in an accident involving a drunk driver. Ms. Thomas' family has filed a lawsuit against the drunk driver, neurosurgeon named Jonathan Nakhla, who is currently under indictment for the manslaughter of Ms. Thomas.

Is it safe to drive after experiencing a brain injury?

AdobeStock_168584365.jpegDriving is one of the most dangerous activities regularly conducted by Americans, and often one with which motorists become overconfident. Aggression, distraction and negligence in the driver's seat can cause serious harm. A common injury sustained by victims of a car accident is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In some cases, crash trauma sustained in a motor vehicle accident may further escalate others' safety risks.

Deteriorating and Damaged Roads Causing Car Accidents in Houston and Across Texas

The roads in Texas, specifically Houston, Texas, have deteriorated to the point of constituting a driving hazard to Texas drivers. According to a study by CoPilot, nearly one-third of Houston roads, 28.6 percent, are in poor condition. 28.6 percent is worse than the national average of 26.4 percent. Moreover, 7.9 percent of Houston's freeways and interstates are in poor condition, and 40.8 percent of Houston's arterial roadways are in poor condition. These statistics establish that Houston roads are some of the poorest maintained roads in America.

When and Where do Most Trucking Accidents Occur?

Texas drivers are unfortunately no strangers to trucking and commercial vehicle wrecks. But when are trucking and commercial vehicle wrecks most likely to occur? And where are the most frequent locations for them? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducts an annual study to answer these very questions.

Crash Risks May Be Highest for Houston Bikers

AdobeStock_208276370.jpegRecently, 16 motorcyclists traveling on a Texas Highway were hit head on when a car drifted over the center lane of traffic. Three of the bikers died as a result of the crash. The driver of the car was reportedly found to be drunk at the time of the incident.

Pedestrian Deaths Are Up Again

AdobeStock_196092199.jpegThe percentages of fatalities and injuries involving those riding in vehicles are relatively unchanged in the last decade, but the same cannot be said for pedestrians. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities are up 50% between 2009 and 2019 (the most recent year of complete data). The total number of pedestrian fatalities in 2019 was 6,590 in the U.S., a 5% increase from 2018, and the highest number in three decades. Houston reported 158 pedestrian fatalities in 2019. 

Parents of Boy Killed in School Bus-Train Collision Sue School District and Union Pacific Railroad Company

The parents of a 13-year-old boy have filed a lawsuit following their son's death in a school bus that was struck by a train operated by Union Pacific Railroad Company. On January 25, Christopher Bonilla and another student were passengers on an Athens ISD school bus when it was struck by a train at a railway crossing.

One driving distraction that parents may inadvertently overlook

AdobeStock_155462288.jpegBy now, most people realize that texting and driving don't mix well. Sending or reading a text message while driving takes some of the driver's attention away from driving, which can increase the risk of them being involved in a serious accident.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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