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Friday, August 24, 2012

Seven Vehicles Collide and Crash on Highway Killing Two in Dallas, Tx

A multiple motor vehicle collision involving seven vehicles, including an eighteen wheeler, on I-35E in Dallas, Texas occurred at around 5:00 a.m. on August 21, 2012 ending in the tragic death of two victims as their car crashed into the retaining wall on 1-35.

Police are still investigating the cause of the motor vehicle accident; however, one driver was arrested for intoxication manslaughter and two of the vehicles were believed to have been racing immediately prior to the collision at speeds of approximately 100 mph.

If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident in the Corpus Christi, Tx metroplex or lost a family member due to wrongful death as the result of a drunk driver, negligent driver, car crash, or trucking accident, call Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers of the Law Offices of Sheadyn R. Rogers, P.C. d/b/a Rogers Law Firm at (361) 356-6057 for expert legal help. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Why You Should Purchase PIP and UM Auto Insurance Coverage

If you have not recently reviewed what type of automobile insurance coverage you have on your automobile policy, now is a great time to check to make sure not only that you have adequate liability coverage in the unforunate event that you cause an automobile accident and injure someone, but also to protect yourself and your family members by ensuring that you have adequate Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage ("UM") and Personal Injury Protection Coverage ("PIP") in the event that another driver causes a car accident and you or your family members are injured.

Dallas County, Texas has one of the largest percentages of uninsured motor vehicle drivers in the State of Texas at almost 15 percent.  This number is much better than one year ago when the percentage of uninsured drivers in Dallas County, Texas was 24 percent, but it is still too high.  Factor in the number of drivers who carry the minimum amount of liability coverage and a much larger percentage of drivers are not adequately insured to cover someone's damages who suffers serious personal injury due to a motor vehicle accident.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

You should look at your automobile insurance policy and make sure that you carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage and Underinsured Motorist Coverage.  Uninsured motorist coverage provides insurance coverage to you if you suffer personal injury due to the fault of a driver who does not have insurance.  If you are hit by an uninsured motorist and you suffer serious bodily injury, your uninsured motorist coverage may be the only way to obtain compensation for your damages. 

Underinsured motorist coverage provides coverage to you for personal injury caused by the fault of another driver who does not have an adequate amount of insurance to cover your damages associated with your injuries.  For example, if your claim for personal injury damages would exceed the full policy limit of coverage that the adverse driver carries on his automobile insurance policy, then your own automobile insurance carrier becomes responsible to pay for some of your damages if you carry Underinsured Motorist Coverage. 

If you need to file a claim for Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage, I strongly advise you to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you with respect to the claim.  Without an experienced attorney to assist you, many insurance companies attempt to underpay these claims and some flat out deny such claims.  If you have suffered serious personal injury in an automobile accident, you need to hire an experienced attorney to assist you, such as an attorney who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.


Personal Injury Protection Coverage

You should also carry Personal Injury Protection Coverage on your automobile insurance policy.  Such coverage is paid by your insurance carrier in the event that you are injured in an automobile accident to help you pay for some of your medical bills.  The cost of the coverage is generally not very expensive and I have seen the amount of coverage generally at $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000.

UM Coverage and PIP Coverage are very valuable to protect you and your family in the tragic circumstance involving an automobile accident.  If you do not carry the coverage, I would recommend that you call your automobile insurance carrier today and ask for premium quotes to add the coverage to your policy and obtain quotes for the various dollar amounts your carrier sells for each coverage.  If you or your family members suffer serious personal injury due to an automobile accident in Dallas County, Texas, you will be glad you have the coverage.

If you have suffered serious personal injury or you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death in a car accident, trucking accident, eighteen wheeler accident, or motorcycle accident, call Corpus Christi Tx accident and personal injury lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers of the Law Offices of Sheadyn R. Rogers, P.C. d/b/a Rogers Law Firm today at (361) 356-6057 for expert legal help.

Sheadyn R. Rogers is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Five Children Killed, Seven More Injured, in Motor Vehicle Accident East of Dallas, Tx


A sport utility motor vehicle crash tragically killed five children and injured seven other people on board.  The car crash occurred on Interstate 20, about seventy miles east of Dallas, on August 20, 2012 at about 2:15 p.m. in the afternoon  The cause of the automobile accident is under investigation. 

The vehicle left the road and overturned, ejecting nine people.  DPS believes that the occupants were on the way to a waterpark at the time of the car accident.  The children who were killed include three girls, ages 13, 6, and 2, and two boys, ages 5 and 3.  No child car seats were found inside the vehicle.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to wrongful death as a result of an automobile accident, call Corpus Christi Tx car accident lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers of the Law Offices of Sheadyn R. Rogers, P.C. d/b/a Rogers Law Firm at (361) 356-6057 for expert legal help.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Man Killed in Fatal Car Accident in Carrollton, Tx


The driver of a white sedan was killed in a single car crash in Carrollton, Texas on August 16, 2012.  The man was rushed to the hospital after the automobile accident but later died.

Police believe the driver was speeding before the motor vehicle accident, which caused the vehicle to enter the median on Hebron Parkway knocking down several trees before the vehicle flipped.

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident or trucking accident, call Corpus Christi, Tx car accident lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers of the Law Offices of Sheadyn R. Rogers, P.C. d/b/a Rogers Law Firm at (361) 356-6057 for immediate expert legal help.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Four Teens in Dallas Hospitals After Ellis County Car Accident

Four teenagers, ages 18 and younger, were transported to Dallas hospitals after a car accident in Maypearl Tx.  Two of the injured teens are in serious condition, one was transported via airlift to Parkland Hospital in Dallas and the other was transported via airlift to Baylor hospital.  The other two teens were transported to Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Police believe the driver lost control of the Volkswagen Bug, which rolled through a fence and into a pasture.  The accident occured at around 11:00 pm on August 15, 2012.

Did you know that if you are a passenger in a vehicle and the driver causes an automobile accident due to driver inattention or any other act of negligence, and you suffer serious injury, you can pursue a claim for personal injury against the driver's insurance carrier?

If you have been involved in any serious motor vehicle accident anywhere in the Corpus Christi, Tx metroplex, call a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer.  Call Sheadyn R. Rogers of the Law Offices of Sheadyn R. Rogers, P.C. d/b/a Rogers Law Firm at (361) 356-6057 for immediate expert help.  Mr. Rogers is a car accident lawyer, trucking accident lawyer, motorcycle accident lawyer, and motor vehicle accident lawyer ready to help injuried victims in Nueces County, San Patricio County, Duvall County, Aransas County, Bee County, Live Oak County, Refugio County and Kenedy County, Texas.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Damages Recoverable in a Texas Personal Injury Lawsuit

Whether you have suffered serious personal injury in an automobile accident, motor vehicle accident, trucking accident, eighteen wheeler accident, motorcycle accident, hit by a drunk driver, injured by a defective product, or by a dangerous premises condition, the goal of any lawsuit is to attempt to compensate the injured party for the damages incurred.  Evidence concerning damages in Texas personal injury cases must be thoroughly presented with competent and admissible evidence in order to ensure the injured client is fairly compensated.  If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you will need an experienced personal injury trial attorney to properly prepare your case for trial and present the evidence to the Court and jury.

When I try a case in Court, I tell the jury the absolute truth.  I tell the jury that my client would rather go back to the day before the accident and have his or her health back, as opposed to any amount of money.  Unfortunately, such a request is not possible.  Therefore, monetary damages is the only possible way we have to attempt to provide some type of compensation to seriously injured victims for the terrible and tragic damages sustained in accidents which should have not occurred but for the negligence of the wrongful party.

Common types of recoverable damages in Texas personal injury lawsuits include the following:


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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Elderly Driver Causes Fatality in Parking Lot and Injures Others in Lake Worth, Tx

Vicente Martinez, 82 years old, hit and injured a 40 year old female, a 25 year old female, and two children, ages 4 and 5, with his motor vehicle earlier this week in the parking lot of Ross Stores in Lake Worth, Texas, a community northwest of Fort Worth, Texas.

Moments later, Mr. Martinez drove his pickup truck into a 9 year old and then hit and killed a 7 year old girl in the parking lot of a nearby Target located in Lake Worth, Texas.

Police are investigating the cause of the accidents.

If you have suffered serious personal injury or your family member has suffered a wrongful death due to the negligence of another party in an automobile accident, trucking accident, or motor vehicle accident, call Board Certified Personal Injury Laywer Sheadyn R. Rogers of Rogers Law Firm today for expert legal help.  Sheadyn R. Rogers, an automobile and trucking accident lawyer, represents injured parties throughout South Texas and the Corpus Christi, Tx metroplex.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Waxahachie Police Officer Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash

Police officer Josh Williams was tragically killed in Waxahachie, Texas on July 28, 2012 after his patrol car was struck by a Chevy Suburban sport utility vehicle.  Officer Williams was responding to a disturbance at a fast food restaurant at around 1:30 a.m. when the car crash occurred.  The driver of the Chevy Suburban slammed into the patrol car in the parking lot of the restaurant.  The Chevy Suburban did not have its lights on and police believe alcohol may have played a factor with the driver of the Suburban.

Officer Williams served 17 years on the police force, and leaves behind his wife and three children.

If you have lost a close family member due to wrongful death as a result of a negligent driver, call Corpus Christi Tx wrongful death and automobile accident lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers at (361) 356-6057 today for expert legal help.  Mr. Rogers represents clients throughout South Texas who have been involved in automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, and trucking accidents. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mother from Arlington Killed in Dallas Rollover Vehicle Crash - Unborn Baby Saved

Shachela Womack of Arlington, Tx was tragically killed on Sunday August 5, 2012 when she was involved in a rollover vehicle crash that occurred on Belt Line Road in Dallas, Tx.  She was nine months pregnant at the time of the accident and was rushed to Methodist Dallas Medical Center where doctors were able to deliver and save her baby.

The driver of the vehicle, a 15 year old teen, a five year old child, and another female adult passenger were also rushed to the hospital but expected to survive.

Certain vehicles have been determiend to be defective and not crashworthy in product liability jury trials across Texas and the United States.  If you have lost a loved one due to a rollover vehicle crash, call Corpus Christi Tx personal injury trial lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers of Rogers Law Firm at (361) 356-6057 for immediate legal help.  

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Work Related Accidents Still Causing Risks to American Workers

According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA"), 4,690 workers were killed on the job in 2010 — more than 90 a week or nearly 13 deaths every day.

"Every day in America, 13 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury from which some may never recover. These are preventable tragedies that disable our workers, devastate our families, and damage our economy. American workers are not looking for a handout or a free lunch. They are looking for a good day's pay for a hard day's work. They just want to go to work, provide for their families, and get home in one piece."
– Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Workers Memorial Day speech April 26, 2012

Construction's "Fatal Four"

Approximately 19 percent of the worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2010 were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were (1) falls, (2) electrocution, (3) struck by object, and (4) caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for approximately 56% of construction worker deaths in 2010. Eliminating these risks could save 437 workers' lives in America every year.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

14 People Die in Single Trucking Accident in Texas

Police are still investigating a single trucking accident near Goliad, Texas that occurred last night in which an astonishing number of  people were killed.  The Ford F250, carrying approximately 23 people, hit a tree and 14 people were killed.  Others are still in critical condition.  Passengers in the truck included men, women, and children.

If you have been seriously injured as a result of a trucking accident in Texas, or if you have lost a loved due to the negligence of a driver involved in a trucking accident, call Corpus Christi trucking accident and wrongful death lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers of the Law Offices of Sheadyn R. Rogers, P.C. d/b/a Rogers Law Firm.  We will investigate the trucking accident and work hard to obtain justice with respect to your tragedy.



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