Girl Left Blind After Air Bag Deployment
Kelly Green was eagerly anticipating her 16th birthday when she lost her vision in a tragic car accident. According to the Daily Mail, the teen was riding with her father in the car when the vehicle hit a pothole and collided with the center barrier. The car then flipped over onto its roof and the airbag deployed. The driver and the passenger airbags both inflated, and Kelly’s father walked away from the accident with only cuts and bruises. Unfortunately, Kelly was not as lucky. The airbag in her family’s BMW hit her in the face, damaging her vision.
She had to be cut from the wreckage and was rushed to the hospital for a surgery. Kelly has had five operations since the accident, but doctors say that she will be permanently blind in her right eye. She has only a slim chance of ever seeing out of her left eye in the future. She is currently learning Braille and figuring out how to touch type as she adjusts to life without sight. Kelly will undergo more surgeries for her eyes, but chances are that she will always remain in the darkness. Her friends and family are trying to raise funds to give Kelly the special equipment that may be able to improve her vision. Kelly’s mother says that her daughter’s positive attitude has been the motor that has kept the family going.
She has still remained her upbeat self and the blindness hasn’t affected her personality. The impact pushed Kelly’s right eye out of socket, causing her face to appear unsightly. Yet she is happy to be alive. Kelly says that she is more concerned about social isolation then not being able to see. If you or a loved one has experienced vision problems because of an airbag contact a personal injury attorney today to get information about how you can litigate.
Dallas Highway Shut Down after Truck Knocks Down Sign
Several lanes of a westbound highway in Dallas, Texas were shut down for hours as police and road crews worked to clear the scene of a truck accident. An 18-wheeler reportedly ran into a metal sign support, leaving the scene too weak to leave unattended. According to the police report, the truck was carrying a load of gravel when it slammed into the sign support. When police arrived at the scene, it was determined that the sign posed a danger if left alone.
Emergency road crews were called in to remove the damaged sign so that it could not fall on any other oncoming vehicles. Traffic was diverted to a service road for nearly five hours while the crews worked on the overpass sign. Have you recently been hurt in a truck accident? If so, take the time to contact Zinda Law Group so you can gave your case reviewed by an experienced personal injury lawyer who has handled several other truck accident cases in the state of Texas. Our Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers will get involved in your case immediately and help you seek maximum damages for the injuries, pain and suffering you have had to endure.
Many Concerned about Hazardous Waste Transportation in Texas
The transportation of low-level radioactive waste has officials in several states concerned. It is of utmost importance to ensure that the vehicles transporting waste from the multiple states are not involved in any truck accidents along the way. A new facility in Texas is expected to receive shipments of the hazardous waste from up to thirty six states later this year. There are already concerns about not only the dumping of hazardous waste but its transport on major highways and across state lines. Should a truck collision take place during the transportation of these materials, it could have serious ramifications. While the first two loads are expected to come from plants in Texas, more shipments are expected to start from other states in the U.S. in as little as one month.
In order to transport the materials, however, companies need to fill out certain paperwork and receive approval. There have been seventy two truck accidents reported involving the transportation of hazardous materials, say news sources. These crashes have cost local and state governments $2.4 million over a period of several years. If you suffered injuries as a result of a truck accident in Texas, contact Zinda Law Group today to arrange a time to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Dallas personal injury lawyer that is prepared to advise you of your rights as well as possible legal solutions.
Truck Accident Victim Walks Out of Hospital Two Weeks Later
Local news sources say that one man walked out of a hospital last week after a truck accident that could have killed him. The victim, G.M., was traveling on a Dallas, Texas highway when an 18-wheeler ahead of him lost control. The truck flipped over and landed directly on top of the G.M.'s sports car. Thanks to the quick action of strangers, however, G.M. was pulled to safety from his vehicle. News sources said the rescuers had just moments to pull G.M. from his vehicle as gasoline was gathering.
After G.M. was removed from his car, one of the witnesses, a nurse, knew to stabilize his neck as she believed it was injured. When G.M. arrived at the hospital, her suspicions were confirmed. He had sustained serious neck injuries and doctors were forced to perform emergency surgery. They used one of his ribs and fused it to his neck to correct the damage that had been done. After just two weeks of rehabilitative therapy, G.M. was able to walk out of the hospital unassisted. Trucking accidents can lead to debilitating injuries that not only cost people their physical livelihood, but also their quality of life. If you've suffered from adversities due to a truck accident, take the time to contact Zinda Law Group to discuss your legal options with an experienced and empathetic Dallas personal injury attorney from our office. We will act quickly to review your case and pursue appropriate legal measures.
Family of Truck Accident Victim Filing Lawsuit against Driver
Four women were out last week celebrating a birthday when they were involved in a fatal truck accident. The family of one of the women, who had just turned 95, is now suing the truck driver that caused the collision. The wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the estate of M.G. who lived in West Des Moines. A police report shows that the driver, K.E.S. Jr., ran a red light and drove his semi into the vehicle carrying the four women. Although the driver has already entered a plea of not guilty for the accident, the family has filed a civil suit that will not interfere with his criminal case.
An attorney for the family reports that the driver, as well as the company that employed him, has a history of traffic violations. This information will be presented in court as evidence to convince a judge during the wrongful death suit trial. Do you plan to file a wrongful death claim due to your recent loss of a loved one? Now is the time to get a Dallas personal injury attorney involved who can serve as your legal representative throughout the duration of your case. To get legal help now, contact Zinda Law Group to set up a time to meet with our team.
Wrongful Death Suit Filed against Truck Driver and His Employer
Last year, a tractor trailer driver caused a truck accident that killed a young man. The family of the victim has since filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the company that employed him. According to the lawsuit, the driver was talking on his cell phone while driving. The family asserts that it is this negligent action that caused the accident that killed M.S. in Texas. In response to the lawsuit, the company that employed the driver said it has strict no-cell phone policies for all of its drivers.
Police reports show that the teenager had been in an accident with another vehicle on the highway and was walking back to his car when he was struck by the tractor trailer. As a result of the collision the teenager lost his life. At this time, neither the truck driver nor his trucking company is responding to media inquiries regarding the wrongful death claim which was filed by the victim's mother. If you plan to move forward with a wrongful death claim in Texas, take the time to contact Zinda Law Group today so you have the opportunity to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Dallas personal injury attorney.
What is UIM coverage?
Potential clients and clients alike often what Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage is, and when it applies. Although there's no easy answer, here are answers to common questions regarding UIM coverage:
1. What is UIM Coverage?
ANSWER: UIM coverage is automatic in the state of Texas. In fact, the only way that you do not have UIM coverage is if you specifically rejected it by signing off on UIM coverage in writing. With that said, UIM coverage protects you and your family in the event that an at-fault driver that causes a collision is either uninsured, or does not have enough coverage to make everyone whole for their injuries.
2. When does UIM Coverage Apply?
ANSWER: UIM coverage applies in several different situations. Firstly, UIM coverage may in situations in which the driver that caused the collision doesn't have insurance. In that case, you would go through your insurance just as you would have gone through the opposing party's insurance. Secondly, UIM coverage may apply if the amount of the third-party's insurance isn't enough to cover your injuries. In that instance, you would attempt to recover the maximum amount allowable under the opposing party's insurance, and then go through your insurance for the rest. You insurance is allowed to take into account what you've been paid by the third party, and what you may have been paid in PIP funds in evaluating your claim.
3. What if I want to know more?
ANSWER: If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or bicycle accident and has any questions, please call an experienced Plano personal injury lawyer that will aggressively and compassionately fight for your legal rights.
City Council Considering New Bicycle Ordinance
After seeing an increase in car crashes involving bicycles over the past several years, the Plano Bicycle Association is trying to find new ways to decrease those numbers in the future.
The ordinance would put into place new guidelines regarding the passing of bicycles on the roadway. For instance, the ordinance, if passed, would require vehicles on a two-laned (or more) road to switch lanes in order to pass the bicycle. Additionally, the ordinance would attempt to prevent situations where vehicles would pass a bicyclist and then quickly slow down in an attempt to turn right, often times crashing into the bicyclist.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident, motorcycle accident, car accident or truck accident, please call an experienced Plano personal injury attorney that will aggressively fight for your legal rights.
Investigation Shows Drunk Drivers Avoiding Jail Time
Oftentimes, many individuals see the often televised commercials regarding how tough the State of Texas is against individuals who choose to drive drunk. Well, an investigation by the staff at the Dallas Morning-News claims that stance may be a myth.
A recent article in the Dallas-Morning News details several incidents, after studying thousands, over the past few years involving drunk drivers where individuals were avoiding jail time after their actions.
In a five-part series, the article links several stories detailing how Texas leads the nation in alcohol related fatalities, and discusses what the state is currently doing about it. Not enough, is what one would be lead to believe after learning of the all-to-many accounts where individuals may not be held responsible for their actions. The article includes accounts from every angle, including: families of the victim, families of the accused, citizens, attorneys, judges, and lawmakers.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or bicycle accident as a result of a drunk driver, please call an experienced Dallas and Plano personal injury lawyer who will aggressively fight for your legal rights.
What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP)?
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) allows individuals involved in a motor vehicle accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident a way to immediately pay for medical bills they've incurred, as well as up to 80% of all lost wages.
One of the biggest advantages of having Personal Injury Protection is that the insured is entitled to PIP funds regardless of fault. This means that regardless of whether the insured or a third-party was at fault for the collision, PIP funds will be available for those with coverage. Furthermore, the money received from PIP is not taken into consideration when settling a claim with an opposing insurance company, and does not have to be reimbursed upon a settlement agreement. Basically, PIP allows for what is called a double recovery.
In Texas, Personal Injury Protection coverage is automatic through an insurance agent unless specifically opted out of. Additionally, it's important to note that you can collect PIP funds prior to payment for any other damages under an insurance policy. Therefore, contact the insurance company right away regarding filing losses under PIP after any car accident, bike accident, or truck accident.
Moreover, if you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, please contact a Dallas or Plano Personal Injury attorney at Zinda Law Group who can further assist you regarding your legal rights and options.