Drunk Driver Kills Waxahachie Police Officer

By JohnCar Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents

Officer Josh Williams, a 17-year veteran of the Waxahachie Police Department was killed after being hit by a suspected drunk driver this past weekend. Officer Williams was in his police cruiser on North Highway 77 when a 24-year-old man driving a SUV hit him. Williams was responding to a reported disturbance at Taco Bell when the accident occurred. He was …

W.T. Johnson Wins $500,000 Auto Accident Jury Verdict

By JohnCar Accidents

The Law Office of W.T. Johnson recently won a $500,000 jury verdict for a client that was rear-ended in an auto-accident. The client was in a work van going to a worksite when the defendant never hit her brakes and rear-ended him. He had $29,000 in medical bills and had to miss work. Doctors think he might need more surgery. …

Dental Insurance Class Action Case

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

This past spring, our W.T. Johnson nursing home abuse lawyers settled a $900,000 dental insurance class action suit. The lawsuit was against two large insurance companies in Tulsa, O.K. The case stated that the defendants improperly marketed dental insurance policies to 1,600 Medicaid recipients in nursing homes in Oklahoma. Some of the nursing home residents that bought the insurance didn’t …

Dallas Police Officer Charged with Hit and Run and DWI

By JohnPolice Misconduct

A Dallas police officer who should have been preventing crime has been accused of causing it. Officer Erica Montanez, 25, is now on administrative leave after she was accused of DWI, hitting a car and attempting an escape. She was in the left turn only lane of the service road of Central expressway at Mockingbird Lane, but instead of turning …

Wells Pedestrian Accident Kills Child, Injures Another

By JohnPedestrian Accidents

Two children in Wells, Texas were driving a motorized scooter on County Road 2734 and were struck by a Honda Accord. Six-year-old David Stone, died on the scene and his brother, 12-year-old Davion Stone, was taken to the hospital by helicopter and is in stable condition. The driver, Randall Richard of Cleveland, TX, did not have a license, registration or …

Heat Kills Dallas Inmate, Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By JohnPolice Misconduct

Last summer, 58-year-old Larry McCollum, a Dallas-area prison inmate, died of a heat stroke after living in a prison cell with no air-conditioning. The Texas Civil Rights Project recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf. They hope the lawsuit will help change the conditions of confinement so those who are vulnerable to heat will not suffer, like the …

UT-Dallas Crane Collapse Kills Two Construction Workers

By JohnConstruction Accidents

A construction accident occurred this weekend at the University of Texas-Dallas campus that involved a crane that collapsed and killed two workers. Workers were heard screaming while the incident occurred. The men who died were 58-year-old Thomas Fairbrother, Jr. and 50-year-old Terry Weaver. Their official cause of death is blunt force injuries. In the process of dismantling the crane, it …

Watch Out: Dog Bites Increase in the Summer

By JohnDog or Animal Bites

Summer means taking your children to the pool, the lake and out to the park. But even though kids love hanging outside in the summer sun, keep an extra eye on them while they are outdoors since dog bites increase during summertime. Adam Winefeld, a plastic surgeon, states that they see an increased number of children injured by dog bites …

Texas Police Enact No-Refusal on Fourth of July

By JohnDrunk Driving Accidents

The Fourth of July ranks number one nationally for alcohol-related fatal crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On July 4th in 2011, Texas saw 308 alcohol-related crashes. More than 1,400 Texans were arrested for DWI. Officers will be cracking down on drunk driving this Independence Day with a “No Refusal” campaign, so motorists who are suspected for …