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Monday, April 13, 2015

Two Killed in Corpus Christi Motorcycle Accident

 A tragic motorcycle accident occurred on Saratoga Blvd in front of the HEB Plus on March 29, 2015.  Police investigation of the facts of the crash indicate that a driver of a minivan attempted to cross multiple lanes of traffic on Saratoga Blvd to make a u-turn and did not see the oncoming motorcycle which was traveling in the center lane of Saratgoa Blvd in front of Huntington Square.

The driver of the motorcycle, Wayne Fowler, lost control of the bike as he attempted to avoid colliding with the minivan and suffered serious head injuries as a result of the crash, despite the fact that he was wearing his helmet at the time. He was treated in intensive care at Christus Spohn hospital for the next two weeks but unfortunately died of his injuries late Thursday night.

The passenger of the motorcycle, Lorraine Villarreal, also suffered serious head injuries as a result of the motorcycle crash and died a day after the accident.  She was 25 years old. 

Hearing news like this is scary...I personally drive at this location almost every day.  It certainly makes you realize how valuable your life truly is.  My purpose in sharing this news is to increase awareness and to hopefully increase safety on our roadways.

If you or your loved one has suffered serious injury or wrongful death as the result of a motorcycle accident, call Corpus Christi Tx motorcycle accident attorney Sheadyn R Rogers of Rogers Law Firm at (361) 356-6057 for expert legal help or feel free to fill out the firm's consultation request form.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Negligent Entrustment of Motor Vehicles in Texas Automobile Accidents

 I am often asked by personal injury clients why the owner of the vehicle was sued in automobile or trucking accident cases when another driver was driving the vehicle and caused the accident.  Whether you are the owner of a vehicle that was sued or you intend to sue the owner of the vehicle involved in your accident, you need to know about the law in Texas concerning negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle.  Therefore, this article addresses the tort of negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle and the elements necessary to sustain such a cause of action in Court with respect to an automobile accident case.


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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Just Say No to Injury Attorney Solicitation in Corpus Christi, Tx

 This article discusses unethical solicitation of personal injury cases by attorneys.  Please take the time to read the full article, and share it with ALL of your family and friends! 

I often read in our local news media outlets in Corpus Christi, Tx and the surrounding areas about men, women, and children in our local community who are the victims of unfortunate and serious personal injury as a result of the gross negligence of corporations and as the result of automobile accidents, trucking accidents, drunk driving accidents, and work related accidents, and those who have lost a loved one as the result of wrongful death. Often the news media outlets report these terrible accidents hours after they occur.  I have sincere compassion for my family, friends, old and new, and the hard working people in our local community whose lives are forever changed by tragic circumstances such as described.  This is why I became a lawyer, to serve my clients, to promote justice and fairness to those who need legal help in times of such tragedy.


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Friday, March 13, 2015

Avoiding Auto Accidents During Spring Break in Corpus Christi

Spring Break 2015 is here!  College students, high school students, even kindergarten kids are excited and ready to enjoy a free week out of school to enjoy the expected great weather and sunshine in South Texas.  The beach, the Texas State Aquarium, the US Lexington, restaurants and the movie theaters should be packed all of next week.  I know I plan to take my child out for some fun and safe Spring Break activities.  Corpus Christi, Tx is a great city to enjoy during Spring Break!

Don't Text and Drive! 

Please be safe during Spring Break and warn your kids about the dangers involved during this time.  Please remember that texting, using apps, talking, and playing with your phone while driving a vehicle is currently causing more automobile accidents in the State of Texas than driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  Please warn young people and teenagers that the use of cellular phones while driving is extremely dangerous.  It is also illegal in Corpus Christi, Tx to drive while texting or talking on your phone.  Police officers will be everywhere to enforce this law and will issue expensive traffic fines if you are seen texting and driving.    


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Friday, March 6, 2015

Corpus Christi Woman Killed in SUV Rollover Accident

A 36 year old woman was killed in a rollover accident on Blevins St. and Florida Ave. in Corpus Christi around 1:30 am, March 6, 2015.  Police say that a patrol officer witnessed the woman lose control of her SUV and saw the vehicle flip several times.  

The woman was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the motor vehicle accident.  A 39 year old male passenger in the SUV also suffered serious injuries in the rollover accident and was rushed to the hospital for broken ribs.

 Persons involved in this type of accident should seek the advise of an experienced personal injury lawyer to analyze whether a product liability claim is viable.  It is foreseeable to automobile manufacturers that the vehicles designed, manufactured, and sold will be involved in crashes.  Therefore, the crashworthiness of the vehicle is an issue that should be analyzed in any rollover accident.

Furthermore, whether a vehicle's roof was designed safely to prevent roof crush and whether a vehicle's seatbelt system and seats are designed safely to prevent injury to occupants are additional issues that should be analyzed in rollover accident cases that result in serious injury or death to occupants of the vehicle.

Anyone who has suffered serious injury or who has lost a loved one due to wrongful death in a motor vehicle accident should consider seeking the legal advise of a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer.  Call Sheadyn R Rogers at (361) 356-6057 for a free consultation concerning your case.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Family on SPID in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi police officers have arrested Zachary Glazener, 20 years old, for driving on the wrong side of Hwy 358 (SPID) in Corpus Christi, Tx during the early morning hours yesterday and crashing into a minivan driven by 23 year old Crystal Montoya.  Police caught the incident on a dash cam and suspect that Mr. Glazener was driving under the influence and have in fact charged Mr. Glazener with intoxication assault.

Passengers in Ms. Montoya's vehicle included her husband and her three children.  Ms. Montaya stated after the motor vehicle accident that she is grateful that her family is alive.  Her husband, Armando Reyes, suffered serious personal injuries requiring hospitalization including a broken shin and ankle.  

If you have suffered serious injury as a result of a motor vehicle crash involving a drunk driver, call Sheadyn R Rogers of Rogers Law Firm at (361) 356-6057 for immediate expert help with respect to your case.

 


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Man Killed in Trucking Accident Near Hobson, Tx

Police continue to investigate a tragic motor vehicle accident that occurred in Hobson, Tx on February 17 in front of the post office on U.S. Highway 181.  The crash involved a minivan and an eighteen wheeler.  The driver of the minivan, Thomas Clark, 44, was killed as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

A passenger in the minivan, Bridgette Griffith, 33, suffered serious enough injuries as a result of the trucking accident that she was taken via ambulance for emergency medical care at Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Rogelio Guevara-Orellana, 39, did not report injuries at the scene of the collision.

Corpus Christi, Tx trucking accident lawyer Sheadyn R Rogers of Rogers Law Firm represents clients who have suffered serious injury or who have lost a loved one due to wrongful death in cases involving eighteen wheeler accidents.  Call (361) 356-6057 for a free consultation.




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Daunting Statistics for Texas Motor Vehicle Crashes

The Texas Department of Transportation reports the following statistics for motor vehicle crashes in Texas for 2013:

  • 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 36 minutes;
  • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds;
  • 1 reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.

In fact, Texas reported 3,377 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2013, 232,041 were injured, and 89,270 sustained serious injuries.  More interesting Texas motor vehicle crash statistics for 2013 include:

  • 767 people were killed in crashes at intersections;
  • 523 people were killed in head on crashes;
  • 1,333 people were killed in run-off the road crashes;
  • March 23 was the deadliest day in 2013 with 27 people killed in traffic crashes;
  • June was the deadliest month with 336  people killed;
  • 460 people were killed in crashes involving distracted driving;
  • 1,089 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol;
  • Not surprising, more DUI and alcohol related crashes were reported in the hour between 2:00 am and 2:59 am than any other hour during the day; and
  • More DUI and alcohol related crashes occurred on Saturday than any other day of the week.

 

If you have suffered serious injury as a result of a motor vehicle crash or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, call Sheadyn R. Rogers of Rogers Law Firm today at (361) 356-6057 for a free consultation concerning your case.  Mr. Rogers has significant experience representing clients involved in motor vehicle crashes and is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.

 


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

31 Year Old Mother Killed in Trucking Accident Near George West, Tx

A 31 year old mother from Three Rivers, Tx died at the scene of a trucking accident when her red pickup truck collided with an eighteen wheeler on Highway 281 near the Flint facility in George West, Tx during the early morning of February 15, 2015.  The mother's two children were taken to Driscoll Children's hospital for medical treatment.

 

Police believe that dense fog may have contributed to the cause of the trucking accident.

If you have suffered serious injury or lost a loved one due to a trucking accident, call Corpus Christi trucking accident lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers at (361) 356-6057 today for a free consultation concerning your case. 

 


Monday, August 26, 2013

New Texas Driving Laws Take Effect September 1, 2013

As school starts for all Texas children, some important new driving laws also take effect September 1, 2013 covering such topics as using cellphones while driving around schools, passing a stopped school bus, and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death. 

The use of cellphones, incuding talking on the phone and texting, is already prohibited in school zones unless the vehicle is stopped, the driver is using a hands free device, or the call is made during an emergency.  The new law extends such prohibition of using cellphones while driving to all school property.  Drivers who violate this law face a fine of up to $200.

It is already illegal to pass a school bus while its lights are flashing and its stop signs are out.  In an effort to highlight this law to Texas drivers and to enforce it, Texas lawmakers are increasing the fine for passing a stopped school bus from an old range of $200 to $1,000 to a new range of $500 to $1,250.

Finally, Texas lawmakers are increasing the penalty for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving injury or death.  The new penalty, effective September 1, 2013, is two to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.  The purpose of increasing the penalty is to encourage drivers who cause accidents involving injury or death to remain at the accident scene and call 911 to attempt to help the injured. 

Corpus Christi, Tx personal injury lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers represents individuals who have been seriously injured or who have lost a loved one due to wrongful death as the result of car accidents, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, and trucking accidents.  If you have suffered serious personal injury as the result of an accident, call Sheadyn R. Rogers of Rogers Law Firm today at (361) 356-6057 for a free consultation concerning your case.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Texas DPS Out to Stop Drunk Driving During Labor Day Weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased its patrols in Texas in a yearly effort to stop drinking and driving during the 2013 Labor Day weekend.  The increased patrols will continue until September 9, 2013.

The purposes of the increased patrols is to curb alcohol related motor vehicle crashes.  Such patrols, which target possibly impaired drivers, are funded through a grant by the Texas Department of Transportation.  The 2012 Labor Day holiday resulted in almost 1,900 DWI arrests in Texas.

Sheadyn R. Rogers of Rogers Law Firm is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and represents individuals and families who are seriously injured or wrongfully killed by drunk drivers.  If you or your loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle crash by a drunk driver, call Sheadyn R. Rogers at (361) 356-6057 for a free consultations concerning your case. 
 


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