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23 Jun 2011, 2:28 pm by jason
As a Seattle auto accident lawyer working at a Kirkland personal injury law firm nothing is more upsetting to me than seeing someone’s life taken early because they made the decision to drive intoxicated. In 2009 alcohol-related fatalities accounted for 32% of all traffic deaths in the nation, which accounts for almost 11,000 deaths in that one year. Drunk driving is always a bad decision and the consequences are never worth it. Monday I told you about the untimely death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn,… [read post]
20 Aug 2012, 2:58 pm by Kayla K
This month is when the new DUI law takes effect in Washington, which is of great interest to auto accident attorneys statewide.  House Bill 2443 was passed by Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire back in April, notable for its reckless driving amendment, addition of “huffing” substances, and giving a choice of serving mandatory home detention sentences in prison for a shorter period of time.  The reckless driving amendment changes the outcome where it was previously more favorable to… [read post]
21 Aug 2012, 3:05 pm by Kayla K
Cell phone apps that prevent distracted driving?  We know, that sounds pretty ironic.  However, as car accident attorneys, we welcome the technological strides that are being made towards making our roads safer for everyone.  And for many drivers, that means a little more technology to keep their texting temptation in check.  The downside to these apps is that they must be downloaded and used voluntarily.  This means that as responsible drivers, we need to encourage each other to make the right… [read post]
11 Jan 2010, 3:52 am by Bryan Fears
A Dallas man was killed in a Plano car accident early Saturday morning. The victim was 33-year-old Albil C. Bernal. According to witnesses, Bernal ran a red light at the intersection of West Park Boulevard and Custer Road. His pickup truck then struck a Hyundai sport utility vehicle. As a result of the accident, Bernal was pinned underneath his truck. He died at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The cause of… [read post]
2 Jul 2013, 4:04 pm by Harris Personal Injury
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” This Fourth of July Family, friends, food and fireworks are all words that are synonymous with an iconic American holiday- the Fourth of July. However, many Americans celebrate Independence Day with alcohol, making the Fourth of July one of the most deadly days of the year on the nation’s roads. Many communities are stepping up police presence in accordance with the ongoing ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ enforcement crackdown. Thanks… [read post]
7 Dec 2009, 6:50 am
A 21-year-old Denton, Texas, man was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning. The victim, Cory Gilder, was traveling northbound on North Loop 288 at around 6 a.m. when the accident occurred. Gilder lost control of his vehicle, crossing over the median and crashing head-on into another car. Gilder was pronounced dead at the scene. Gilder’s passenger, as well as the driver of the second vehicle, were airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Both were seriously injured. The accident… [read post]
14 Jan 2011, 6:02 am by Bryan Fears
One person was injured in a wreck on an I-30 overpass in Arlington earlier this week.  Authorities say that two cars were traveling side by side on the main lanes of the road when one car veered into the other car.  Icy conditions may have played a role in this accident.  One of the drivers was injured in the accident, and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.  If you've been hurt in a car wreck, let Fears | Nachawati help you navigate the system and get the compensation you deserve. … [read post]
26 Jul 2010, 6:20 pm by Bryan Fears
A Mansfield man died Sunday from injuries he sustained in a head-on crash in Mansfield on Sunday.  The man, his wife and their 6 year old child were in a Pontiac Bonneville on U.S. 287 when they collided with a GMC Yukon.  The driver of the Bonneville was killed in the accident.  The other driver, and the Bonneville passengers, were taken to area hospitals for treatment.  Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the accident. Fears | Nachawati represent the victims of auto, truck and… [read post]
10 Aug 2010, 5:06 am by Bryan Fears
A Dallas man was killed last weekend in a crash on I-20 in Grand Prairie.  Authorities report that Edgar Francisco Ramirez-Sanchez was traveling eastbound on the interstate when he lost control of his pickup truck.  His vehicle spun out of control and struck a guard rail.  Ramirez-Sanchez, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from his vehicle and pinned underneath it.  He died at the scene.  One passenger suffered a broken clavicle and was taken to an area hospital for … [read post]
10 Oct 2011, 7:38 pm by Majed Nachawati
Arlington local newspapers reported the tragic deaths of Danielle Ruthstrom, and two other Arlington youths, the Eckel twins in a fiery Arlington Auto Accident.  As a wrongful death lawyer who practices in Arlington and the DFW metroplex, I often am saddened by the impact of the loss of these young lives on the family. Investigation is ongoing, but it is believed that alcohol may have been a factor.  Too often, youths make decisions about drinking without having an appreciation of the magnitude… [read post]
3 Mar 2011, 10:10 am by Steven M. Gursten
An accident attorney can pull “black box” data to prove the other driver is at fault, if it isn’t too late… When it looks like the at-fault driver is disputing fault, contact an auto accident attorney immediately. An accident attorney has the knowledge and resources to protect you in ways that you simply cannot if you’re trying to settle the case alone. For instance, sometimes “black box” electronic data recorders can be downloaded shortly after a crash to prove the driver who has… [read post]
24 Dec 2009, 6:00 am by Bryan Fears
A one-car accident at a Texas shopping center has left one teen dead and three others injured. The accident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Robert Tucker, 16, was killed in a one-vehicle accident in a Richardson, Texas, shopping center parking lot on Plano Road. Tucker was a passenger in a white Ford pickup truck that crashed behind a SuperTarget. Three others were injured in the accident, but their names have not been released because they are juveniles. Richardson police… [read post]
15 Oct 2010, 5:33 am by Bryan Fears
One woman was killed and four others were injured in a wreck that occurred near the intersection of North Nolan River Road and Loop 67 in Cleburne.  The woman was who killed riding in a car that was struck by a pickup truck.  The woman and the driver of the pickup truck were taken by helicopter to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.  She later died of her injuries.  Three other victims of the wreck, including two small children that were riding in the backseat of the car, were… [read post]
12 Jan 2010, 3:42 am by Bryan Fears
A 72-year-old man well-known to Tarrant County residents was killed in a pedestrian accident early Monday morning. The victim, Leslie Scribner, was regularly seen around Grapevine pulling a toy cart filled with stuffed animals. Scribner died after being struck by a car while he was crossing Texas 26. The accident occurred near the highway’s intersection with Mustang Drive, but Scribner didn’t cross at the intersection and investigators are unsure why. A man in his 40s was driving the gold… [read post]
8 Mar 2010, 8:32 am by Bryan Fears
A Texas woman is suing after a car accident she claims was caused when the other driver failed to yield to her right-of-way and failed to obey a traffic control device. The car accident lawsuit was filed on February 26th by accident victim Perla Sanchez. Included as defendants in the suit are the driver of the car, Gerald Garcia, as well as Standard Alloys and Manufacturing Sales Co. and Blue Tee Corp. In her lawsuit, Sanchez claims that Garcia was driving the Ford F450 pickup truck that hit her… [read post]
17 Dec 2009, 7:40 am by Bryan Fears
  A driver lost consciousness behind the wheel and drove his pickup truck into a house in Rowlett, Texas. The driver, whose identity has not been released, lives in the same neighborhood. He was on his way home after having blood taken at the hospital. Rowlett police say he blacked out, and the truck then smashed through a woman’s house. The owner was at home at the time of the accident, but was at the back of the house and suffered no injuries. An officer who responded to the 911 call says the… [read post]
20 Jun 2011, 12:42 pm by jason
Drinking and driving continues to take thousands of lives every year, many of those lives are innocent victims that were at the wrong place at the wrong time. There is never a time when it is acceptable to drink and drive; risking your life, along with everyone else on the road is never worth it, there is always a better way to get home. As a Seattle auto accident lawyer working at a Kirkland personal injury law firm, I help victims get their life back together after a drunk driver selfishly tore it… [read post]
15 Dec 2009, 7:20 am by Bryan Fears
A Texas teenager was killed in a car accident early Sunday when she struck a guardrail on Northeast Loop 820. The impact caused her vehicle to roll over. The victim, an 18-year-old whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident took place at around 3 a.m. in the 2500 block of Northeast Loop 820. The victim was traveling eastbound on the highway in a Ford Focus when she attempted to enter a ramp to head north, striking a guardrail instead. The teen was not… [read post]
5 Mar 2011, 5:57 am by Steven M. Gursten
Which auto law applies to cases filed under Kreiner, before McCormick v. Carrier? As I’ve previously discussed in my blogs about McCormick v. Carrier, I believe McCormick will apply retroactively to all auto accident cases that had been filed before the decision was released by the Michigan Supreme Court on August 1, 2010. In addition to writing on McCormick, I’ve also spoken on the topic to several hundred auto accident lawyers at the No-Fault Institute seminar and to the State Bar Negligence… [read post]
20 Jan 2010, 4:41 am by Bryan Fears
More than 24,000 vehicles are being recalled by Chrysler after a defect that could result in brake failure was discovered. Chrysler Group LLC is recalling a total of 24,177 vehicles after a routine quality inspection revealed that some of the vehicles were built with improperly formed brake booster push rod retaining clips or with no clip at all. According to Chrsyler, the defect could “result in brake failure without warning which could cause a crash.” Included in the recall are nearly 17,000… [read post]