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Monday, February 1, 2016

Intoxicated and "Intexticated" Driving: It's All A Distraction

WINNER ANNOUNCED:  Rogers Law Firm is proud to announce that the winner of its 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest is Danielle Maynard.  Danielle attends the University of Alaska at Anchorage.  She submitted a unique, creative, and well written essay about the dangers of distracted driving.  Please read and share Danielle's essay with your family and friends (it just might save a life):

"Intoxicated and Intexticated Driving:  It's All A Distraction."

By:  Danielle Maynard

Distracted driving has been a problem for nearly as long as the car has been around. However, today there seem to be more and more distractions out there. For example...



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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Reckless Driving Injures Three in Corpus Christi Auto Accident

A car crash involving three vehicles occurred at approximately 2:00 am on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the intersection of Staples and McArdle in Corpus Christi, Tx. The automobile accident caused injuries to three people.

According to witnesses, two drivers were racing down Staples when one of the vehicles collided with a truck that was trying to make a safe turn onto McArdle.  The impact between the car and the truck caused a collision with another vehicle and three persons involved in the motor vehicle crash suffered personal injuries and were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

Police stated that the driver who caused the automobile accident appeared intoxicated at the scene and believe that he was street racing with another vehicle at the time of the motor vehicle collision.

If you have been the victim of an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver or a reckless driver and have suffered serious personal injury, contact Corpus Christi Tx auto accident lawyer Sheadyn R Rogers of Rogers Law Firm at (361) 356-6057 for a free consultation concerning your case. 

 


Friday, April 24, 2015

Avoiding Auto Accidents in Bad Weather in Corpus Christi Tx

Corpus Christi and all of South Texas has received significant thunderstorms and rainfall during the Spring of 2015 and additional weather-related events are expected.  Many automobile accidents, trucking accidents, and motorcycle accidents resulting in serious injuries and even death to the drivers and their passengers have also been recently reported by local news media outlets during these weather related events.  

In fact, studies indicate that driving a motor vehicle during bad weather significantly increases the risk of a crash and resulting injuries.  You can decrease the risk to yourself and your family of being seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash by following the below advice and tips for avoiding motor vehicle crashes during bad weather. 


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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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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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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.

 


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.

 


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. 
 


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Young Woman Killed in Hit and Run Vehicle Accident in Fort Worth, Texas

Charayla McMilan, twenty-one years old, was hit and killed by a motor vehicle on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday morning, February 10, 2013.

Ms. McMilan was a passenger in a vehicle when she she became ill.  The driver pulled over and when she opened the door, she was struck by a motor vehicle and killed.  The suspect who hit the victim did not pull over or stop at the scene of the accident.  Police are investigating the hit and run accident and witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a black pickup truck.

Ms. McMilan, a mother of a one year old daughter, was scheduled to graduate from nursing school on the following Monday.  Our prayers are with her family.

If you have suffered serious personal injury or lost a loved one due to wrongful death as a result of a car accident, hit and run accident, motor vehicle accident, motorcycle accident, or trucking accident in the Corpus Christi metroplex, call Corpus Christi personal injury attorney Sheadyn R. Rogers for a free consultation concerning your case.  Rogers Law Firm represents victims who have suffered serious personal injury or lost a loved one due to wrongful death as a result of motor vehicle accidents throughout the Corpus Christi metroplex and South Texas area.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Texas DPS Trooper Injured in Vehicle Crash in McKinney, Texas

A two-vehicle accident in McKinney, Texas sent a Texas DPS trooper to the hospital at Medical Center of Plano, Friday night, February 8, 2013.

The DPS trooper was attempting to pull over a motorist who committed a traffic violation on U.S. 380 near County Road 330, with his emergency lights on, when a driver of a pickup truck pulled out of a driveway in front of the trooper, causing the crash.  The driver of the pickup thought he had enough time to cross in front of the trooper.  The trooper could not avoid impact and crashed into the side of the pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck was able to walk away from the crash, but it took 30 minutes for emergency workers to get the trooper out of his vehicle. 

The lesson here is to always slow down and yield to police vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, and any other emergency vehicles.

If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury as a result of a car accident, trucking accident, or any type of motor vehicle accident, call Corpus Christi Tx auto accident lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers for a free consultation concerning your case.  Sheadyn R. Rogers is a Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer who can help you!


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