Texas Officer Resigned After Hitting Pedestrians

By JohnPedestrian Accidents, Police Misconduct

Recently, a north Texas police officer chose to resign after she was involved in a pedestrian accident. Corporal Jennifer Chavez was driving out of the parking lot in front of police headquarters in Colleyville when she hit two pedestrians. She had stopped at the stop sign, but then pushed the gas and hit the couple who were crossing the street. …

Dallas Cowboys Player Arrested for Drunk Driving Accident

By JohnDrunk Driving Accidents

Recently, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Price- Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter concerning a car accident that killed his teammate and best friend, Jerry Brown. 24-year-old Brent was driving a car at a high speed on Highway 114 when the car clipped a curb and flipped over, landing in the middle of a service road. Based on field sobriety …

Beware of Defective Bed Rails in Nursing Homes

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

A New York Times article recently shared that in November 2006, 81-year-old Clara Marshall was moved to a nursing home because of her dementia, and just five months later she was found dead in her room. She was apparently strangled after getting her neck caught in side rails used to prevent her from rolling out of bed. After Clara’s death, …

What Causes Deadly Drilling Accidents

By JohnWorkplace Accidents

The national fatality rate for gas and oil extraction workers is eight times higher than the average of all occupations. Oil accident related deaths are often gruesome. In 2007, at a drilling site in West Texas, a steel cable sliced an oil rig worker in half. Other workers have died when struck by hunks of metal sent flying when wells …

Woman Killed in Wrong-Way Collision

By JohnCar Accidents

A 43-year-old woman was killed and two others were injured in a car accident involving three vehicles. Officials say the driver of a westbound car veered left and struck the woman’s eastbound vehicle, which in turn hit another vehicle that was traveling east. The woman was killed in the crash, and the drivers of the other vehicles were hospitalized with …

Understanding Your Right to File Bicyclist Wrongful Death Claims in Texas

By JohnBicycle Accidents

When a collision occurs between a bicycle and another larger vehicle, the consequences are often catastrophic or fatal for the bicyclist. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 716 bicyclists were killed in 2008. If your loved one was killed in a bicycle accident due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to receive financial …

How to Prevent Construction Accidents

By JohnConstruction Accidents

There are nearly 6.5 million people who work at around 252,000 construction sites across America each day. At these construction sites, accidents occur, which cause more fatal injuries than those in any other industry. To help you learn how to prevent construction accidents, here are some tips from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 1. Check the safety of scaffolding …

What to do if You Were in a Car Accident

By JohnCar Accidents

We always hope we won’t get in car accidents, but you never know what is going to happen. It is important to know ahead of time what to do if you are ever in a car accident. Here are some guidelines of what you can do at the scene of an accident: 1. Maintain safety at all times: Call 911 …