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Deadly 3-Car Crash Kills Driver Waiting at Toll Booth

Car AccidentsCar Accidents San Antonio car accident helpA violent road collision involving 3 cars has killed a driver waiting to pay at a Houston toll booth. According to Houston police officials, a white Dodge Durango was driving at high speeds when it smashed into a Buick, whose driver was waiting to pay a toll. The impact of the crash caused the Buick to rear-end a pickup on the West Sam Houston Tollway. The crash was so violent that it killed the driver of the Buick instantly, leaving the car in a mangled mess. Emergency responders say the Buick was a heap of twisted metal and shattered glass. Investigators say the Dodge Durango driver may have had a medical issue. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. The driver of the pickup driver was shaken by what happened but otherwise walked away with no injuries. The woman operating the toll booth at the time of the accident sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene. Because the driver of the Durango, which witnesses say was driving erratically at a high speed as it approached the toll plaza, was found to have been suffering from a medical condition, police said they will not file charges. In this circumstance, however, the victims and their families may still have the option of claiming damages. If you or a loved one is facing this situation, don't hesitate to contact Barrus Injury Lawyers for a FREE consultation.

Sugar Land Woman Detained After Hit-and-Run Accident

Car AccidentsCar Accidents San Antonio car accident attorneyAfter South Padre Island police officials announced they have identified the suspect of a hit-and-run collision as a 20-year-old Sugar Land woman, officials now have her and one other suspect in custody. The hit-and-run incident caused injury to 5 other people. Police received a tip from a person in the community, which led them to the suspect’s car, a Honda CR-V, which was still on the island. According to Chief Randy Smith, the police are confident it’s the car involved in the accident, though they are still continuing their investigation. The accident happened early morning on Friday, along the 4200 block of Gulf Boulevard. Emergency responders arrived on the scene minutes after the crash and attended to three victims on the road who sustained serious injuries, and two more with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect and the car used were nowhere to be seen. The victims have since been taken to the nearest hospitals. If you or anyone you know has been a victim of a hit-and-run accident and want to know what your legal options are, sit down for a consultation with a car accident attorney from Barrus Injury Lawyers. Call us today to learn how we can be of help.

I-210 Car Accident Kills Two Men

Car AccidentsCar Accidents San Antonio car accident helpA major traffic accident on Interstate 20 just off of Benbrook, Texas led to the deaths of two men on Friday and closed all lanes of the highway for several hours. Authorities say the accident, which happened at around 2:00 p.m., occurred when a tractor-trailer and pickup truck, both heading west, crashed into each other. The collision instantly killed two of the victims, while a third person sustained non-life threatening injuries and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Local police are still investigating the cause of the car accident. The chaos and pain of a car accident will naturally be traumatic for everyone involved. For victims who were simply caught unaware by the negligence of another driver, the damage and financial strain caused by a car accident can feel unfair. Fortunately, the law entitles victims to seek compensation for damages and medical treatment. Talk to the legal team of Barrus Injury Lawyers to discuss your legal options. Call our offices today for a FREE, no obligation consultation with a San Antonio auto accident attorney.

Montgomery Teacher Killed in Head-on Car Collision

Car AccidentsCar Accidents Car accident lawyers San AntonioA Montgomery Independent School District elementary teacher died when the SUV she and her daughter were driving was hit head-on by another car on FM 2854. According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigators, the GMC Yukon driven by Jennifer Runnels was heading east on the road, when a silver Chevrolet Impala heading on the opposite lane crossed the median, slamming head-on into Runnels car. The collision killed the driver of the Chevrolet, Floyd Nelms. Runnels leaves behind a 10-year old daughter, who was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she currently remains in critical condition. Officials from Montgomery ISD, where Runnels is a fourth grade teacher at Lone Star Elementary School, were heartbroken by the accident and said that they would deploy administrators and counselors to talk to the students and break the news to their parents. Car accidents that lead to wrongful death are always a traumatic experience for everyone involved, especially the loved ones of victims. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident you had no fault in, we encourage you to schedule a FREE consultation with the Texas car accident lawyers of Barrus Injury Lawyers.  

Plano Accident Involving Porsche Kills Two Teenagers, Injures One Other

Car AccidentsCar Accidents San Antonio car accidentsTwo teenagers were killed and another remains in critical condition after the car they were in crashed into a tree in Plano, Texas on Friday night. According to authorities, the Porsche Macan was heading south along Mira Vista Boulevard at around 11:30 p.m. The car was reportedly travelling at a high speed when it crashed into the tree and caught fire. Two the car’s passengers were found dead in the burning car, while the other appeared to have been thrown out of the car, lying on the ground. She was quickly brought to a nearby hospital by Plano Fire-Rescue, where she remains in serious critical. Although police have not officially revealed the names of the victims, friends and family who arrived at the scene of the accident identified the fatalities as Samantha Sacks and Lilly Davis, students of  Shepton High School. For more news and reports on road incidents in Texas, be sure to subscribe to this blog. If you or anyone you know requires legal representation after an accident, schedule a consultation with the legal team of Barrus Injury Lawyers. Call us today to speak with a car accident lawyer.

3 Mistakes to Avoid After Your Car Accident

Car AccidentsCar Accidents Texas car accident attorneysAs much as we all try to drive safely on the road, accidents still happen for a myriad of reasons. In fact, the average American has a 1 in 47,718 chance of dying in a transportation accident in 2013, this according to the Insurance Information Institute. This isn’t to scare you, but rather to make sure you're aware of the very real likelihood of having a car accident. Yet despite how common road accidents are, not many people actually know what to do when they happen. This also explains why many people who, after having had an accident, make mistakes that ruin their ability to seek compensation for damages. You can avoid these problems by watching out for the following mistakes.
  1. Don’t Leave the Accident
Leaving the scene of the accident, unless you were transported to a hospital for treatment, can be a punishable offense: a hit-and-run. Be sure to wait for law enforcement officials to arrive before you leave the scene.
  1. Don’t Agree NOT to Call Law Enforcement
Even with minor accidents, neither you nor the other driver should agree NOT to call the police. When it’s time to file an insurance claim, you will need a police report to prove the accident took place.
  1. Don’t Downplay Your Injuries
Car accidents are often traumatic, leaving drivers and car passengers in shock such that they forget to evaluate their injuries. And because these experiences usually trigger an adrenaline rush, it can be easy not to feel any pain. Be that as it may, you should at least seek the medical attention of an EMT or physician to check for concussions and internal injuries. For more advice on what to do after a car accident, talk to the legal team of Barrus Injury Lawyers. Call us at (210) 593-8709 to sit down for a consultation with a San Antonio car accident attorney.

Houston Firefighter Killed in I-10 Car Crash

Car AccidentsCar Accidents Car wreck attorneyA Houston firefighter was identified as one of multiple victims in a deadly car crash in Waller County along Interstate 10. The Houston Fire Department identified him as Jason Hamilton, 43 years old, and a 12-year veteran with the department. He was an engineer operator at Station 21 in southwest Houston. Hamilton is survived by his wife Laura and two children, Bruce and Cody, ages 9 and 17 respectively. The car crash happened at around 10:00 a.m. on the westbound lanes of Katy Freeway. DPS troopers said two other people were killed in the collision, while another person sustained injuries and was quickly airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Troopers did not disclose the person’s specific injuries, only saying that he was in critical condition. According to investigators from the Waller County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened after a pickup traveling east appeared to have a tire problem, which may have caused the vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic and crash into an SUV heading west. The pickup driver and one of the SUV’s passengers died at the scene of the accident. For more news and updates on road incidents in Texas, be sure to follow this blog. if you or anyone you know needs legal assistance after a car accident, we at Barrus Injury Lawyers can help. Call our offices today at (210) 593-8709 to schedule a free consultation.

Texas Car Accident Claims Lives of Three Siblings and Their Father

Car AccidentsCar Accidents San Antonio car accident attorney A fatal car accident in Midland, Texas claimed the lives of one Mobile woman’s three children, as well as her ex-husband. According to investigators, the January 14 accident happened when a Ford Pickup heading east hydroplaned on the highway and veered into the westbound lanes. The Ford pickup crashed into a Chevy Impala heading west, which had Neva Rogers’ three eldest children, ages 12, 14, 16, as well as her ex-husband, Kantrell Hires. Authorities reportedly told Neva that the Ford truck was over the speed limit and skidded because of the wet roads, crossing the median. Hires and two of the children died at the scene, but emergency responders were able to rush the eldest child to a hospital, where she succumbed to injuries. The Texas District Attorney’s Office has announced that it will press charges against the driver of the Ford pickup. The DA requested that the bodies of the victims, who were previously en route to Mobile, be brought in for autopsies. For more news and updates on road accidents in Texas, be sure to subscribe to this blog. If you or a loved one is dealing with a car accident or wrongful death, we are ready to help. Contact Barrus Injury Lawyers today to sit down and talk with an auto accident attorney in San Antonio. Call us at (210) 593-8709 to schedule a FREE consultation.

Drunk Driving Suspect Arrested After Fatal Texas Car Accident

Car AccidentsCar Accidents San Antonio car accident lawyerA drunk driving suspect is facing charges after causing a six-vehicle collision in Texas that left one victim deceased and 3 others with injuries. According to Texas investigators, Richard Sanchez, age 49, was driving on the wrong side of the highway. He is accused of driving while intoxicated on the opposing lane for a distance of nearly six miles at 3 a.m. on January 7. Police were called to the 11700 block of Interstate 35 South, where Sanchez had triggered a six-vehicle accident. He was behind the wheel of a 2017 Toyota Tacoma, which reportedly forced a Ford van into the median, crashing into the cables of center barrier. Miguel Hernandez, 18 years of age, was killed in the crash. The accident also caused one 58-year-old man, a woman, and a 2-year-old boy to sustain injuries. According to police, Sanchez admitted to drinking while driving, mixing alcohol with medication for anxiety and depression. He was even found to have been wearing a wristband from a bar. Sanchez now faces a possible conviction for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

6 Steps for Handling a Car Accident the Right Way

Car AccidentsCar Accidents San Antonio car accident helpEvery Texan knows that long road trips are a deep Texas tradition. But being on the road and driving for extended periods of time also opens yourself to accidents. And whether it’s your fault or not, accidents of any kind on the road can be incredibly stressful. Knowing what to do in the event of these incidents is half the battle. 1. Call the Police Right Away The first thing you should after checking yourself and other passengers for injuries is to call 911 right away. Even if you didn’t sustain any injuries or property damages, you need to report the accident to the police. 2. Be Cool and Polite It’s normal for accidents to be emotionally charged situations. The kneejerk reaction is to blame the other driver right away, but doing so can cause the reporting police offer to be biased against you, and may give insurance companies reason to give you problems when filing your claim for compensation. 3. Get Contact Information From Everyone Involved in the Accident Be sure to get all contact details from other drivers involved in the accident. Include their full name, address, phone number, email address, and insurance company’s name and contact numbers. It’s also a good idea to get the same information from witnesses. 4. Document the Accident Take photos of your car and the other driver’s car. If one or both cars were totaled and you don’t have a camera with you, ask where the cars will be towed so you can take pictures there. 5. Seek Medical Attention Even if you feel fine, some injuries like concussions can show up hours later. A doctor’s report will also give you an official record of your injuries, which will be critical evidence when filing your claim. 6. Contact a Lawyer You can also contact a car accident attorney, who can help arrange your claim while you focus on recovering from your injuries. Get in touch with the Texas car accident attorneys of Barrus Injury Lawyers today to learn more about how our services can help you.