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Katy — Driver Killed, Passenger Injured in 18-Wheeler Accident on Interstate 10

Posted on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 8:40 am by Williams Hart   

At approximately 3:40 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019, a driver was killed and a passenger was injured in an 18-wheeler accident that occurred in Katy, Texas.

According to authorities, the 18-wheeler crashed on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Pederson Road. The 59-year-old driver from Nevada was pronounced dead at the scene while his passenger was brought to a hospital in stable condition.

This accident caused major traffic delays, and the lanes were closed until noon.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is a kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving trucks, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Katy — 2 Women Injured in Rear-End Collision on Morton Ranch Road

Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 9:50 pm by Williams Hart   

Two women suffered injuries after their vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck in Katy, Texas on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

According to initial reports, Crystal Morgan and Jessica Padilla were driving on Morton Ranch Road, near Texas State Highway 99, when a man in a pickup truck slammed into the rear of their car. As a result, their vehicle was knocked into the opposite lane and continued through oncoming traffic, narrowly missing other cars.

The driver of the truck never slowed down. Even when the women’s rear bumper was still attached to the front of his truck, he still continued driving. A few motorists tried to chase the truck, but they couldn’t keep up.

Morgan and Padilla both suffered injuries. Morgan sustained back and knee injuries while Padilla sustained sprained muscles in her back and a pinched nerve.

The police are still actively searching for the driver of the truck.

It is great to hear that the two women survived this accident. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Vehicular accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

A particular kind of vehicular accident that is fairly common in the United States is a rear-end collision. It has been reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions in the U.S. every year, and from that number, roughly 1,700 people die while another 500,000 are injured. The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) also notes that 87% of rear-end collisions happened simply because the driver was not paying attention to the road.

Another particular kind of vehicular accident that is quite common and deadly is a hit-and-run. According to a study done by roadside-assistance giant AAA, there were 2,049 hit-and-run deaths that occurred in 2016. This number is the highest annual total on record, and in the decade leading up to that number, 682,000 hit-and-run crashes happened each year.

Car accidents, especially the rear-end collisions and the hit-and-run ones, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/hit-and-run accidents/rear-end collisions, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Katy — Father Charged After 2-Week-Old Son Suffers Skull Injuries

Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 10:14 pm by Williams Hart   

On Monday, February 25, 2019, a man from Katy, Texas was charged after his 2-week-old son suffered multiple head injuries.

According to deputies, Luis Pacheco, 27, was charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury after his son was brought to Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Pacheco claimed that he dropped his crying son on the concrete floor while he was trying to change his diaper, and he noticed an injury to the child’s head but did not call 911 until the child had difficulty breathing a few hours later. Doctors noted that the story was inconsistent with the injuries they found, and as a result, Pacheco was arrested and held in Harris County Jail with a $25,000 bond.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the child just because of the father’s negligence. Alas, this kind of negligence that results to injury is not that uncommon. In a lot of cases, simple assaults that involve bodily injury to another person are considered as Class A misdemeanors; however, the charge can change drastically if the alleged victim is a child (a person who is 14 years of age or younger), elderly person (a person who is 65 years or older), or a disabled person (a person who is substantially unable to protect themselves from harm or to provide food, shelter, or medical for themselves, or who has autism spectrum disorder, developmental disability, intellectual disability, severe emotional disturbance, or traumatic brain injury). If this is the case, then the allegation becomes a felony.

A charge of injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person can be identified as either criminal negligence or omission. Criminal negligence is when intentional, knowing, or reckless states of mind are not present in the case. In the meantime, omission results in an offense if the omission causes an injury defined under the statute and the alleged offender has a legal duty to act, a statutory duty to act, or assumed care, custody, or control of a child, elderly, or disabled individual. This is more often than not applicable to parents or guardians, caregivers, or owners, operators, employees of group homes, nursing facilities, and the like.

An injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person by criminal negligence or omission can be devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who specialize in cases like this. That is why, if you are a victim of this kind of offense, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Katy — Mom And Son Escape Injuries in High-Speed Crash

Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 12:09 am by Williams Hart   

On Friday, February 8, 2019, a mother and her son were lucky enough to walk away from a high-speed crash that would have been tragic in Katy, Texas.

According to initial reports, Rebecca Kirby was driving through an intersection at Bay Hill Boulevard and West Grand Parkway South when a traffic light had turned green, but then a suspected street racer was on the run from a Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper and other law enforcement, and he struck her car. He was believed to be traveling at 100 mph or faster, and the impact of the collision knocked Kirby’s car’s engine loose. The race car then spun out of control, and it overturned until it finally stopped beside the roadway. The driver of the race car was then brought to the hospital, and he would be taken into custody when he would be released.

Luckily, Kirby and her son did not sustain any serious injuries from the crash. Her son only had a bruise from his seat restraint, and Kirby had a few sore muscles.

It is great to hear that Kirby and her son were not critically injured in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

There are three most common causes for car accidents, and these are DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol), driving while distracted, and speeding.

Car accidents are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Katy — Pedestrian Struck And Injured on Kingsland Boulevard

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 2:04 am by Williams Hart   

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, a pedestrian crash occurred in west Harris County that injured one woman.

According to reports, the accident happened at around 7 a.m. in the 19499 block of Kingsland Boulevard, near Katy Freeway and South Fry Road. A 60-year-old woman was struck by a car, and she was left with unknown injuries. Life Flight was called upon the scene, and the woman was flown to the hospital.

Details for this accident are still limited as the investigation is still underway. That said, the driver stayed at the scene to help the police with their investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the 60-year-old woman. Alas, she is not the only one who is affected by a car accident. Car accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Car accidents are reported to be deadly for pedestrians particularly. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates that the number of pedestrian deaths in the U.S. is 6,000 in 2017. This is a 27% increase from 2007 to 2016, and it is said that the number in 2017 is a 25-year high.

Additionally, there are five states that had the most number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017, and these are California, Florida, New York, Arizona, and Texas. These states accounted for about 43% of pedestrian fatalities during the first half of 2017 despite the fact that they are home to only 30% of the U.S. population. The GHSA also claims that children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to this kind of accident.

Car accidents, especially the auto-pedestrian ones, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/auto-pedestrian accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Katy — Small Plane Crash Kills One Person

Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 6:35 am by Williams Hart   

On Thursday night, January 31, 2019, a small plane, a single-engine Mooney M20 registered in Minnesota that had departed from El Paso, crashed in Katy, and it killed one person.

According to the Texas Department of Safety (DPS), there were reports of a low-flying plane on Thursday night, and when they responded, they found the plane in a muddy and wooded area in the 22000 block of Westerpine Lane. Authorities noted that the plane clipped a power line after the pilot tried to “nose up” to avoid the line but instead he hit it and went nose down.

The Cy-Fair Fire Department said that there were no survivors, and that the person killed was probably the pilot.

It is terrible to hear of the death of the unidentified victim, but alas, this is not the first time that a person has died because of an aviation accident. It is noted that airplane and helicopter crashes are significantly a lot more dangerous and devastating than other vehicular accidents simply because of the extreme heights and speeds involved with them. Serious physical injuries and emotional and psychological damage are the expected outcomes of an aviation accident.

Some of the common causes of aviation accidents are air traffic controller error, negligence by the airline, airplane or helicopter pilot error, pilot intoxication, and helicopter or airplane defects and malfunction.

Aside from the devastating nature of aviation accidents, cases involving them are substantially complex, and as a result, a trusted attorney is needed to help the victim and their family. So, if you’re a victim of an aviation accident, or you knows someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Aviation accident lawyers are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Katy — 1 Child Dead After Major Crash in West Harris County

Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 3:36 am by Williams Hart   

On Friday, January 25, 2019, one child was dead and another was critically injured after a car crash that occurred in West Harris County, in the Katy area.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 9:30 in the evening, Jose Chavez was traveling eastbound on Morton Ranch Road with his wife, Bernice Chavez, and their three children. He then turned left onto Elrod Road, but then he was struck by a Chevrolet Camaro driven by Rafael Quiroz.

One child was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital Katy in critical condition, but unfortunately, he died soon after. Another child was ejected from the car and was flown by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in critical condition. The third child only sustained minor injury, and she and her parents were brought to Memorial Hermann where they were reported to be in stable condition.

Quiroz was not injured, and though deputies believed that alcohol was not involved in the crash, Quiroz was speeding over the limit of 45 mph. Additionally, Chavez had not properly restrained his children in the car, and as a result, he may face charges for that.

It is unfortunate to hear about the death of the young child. Alas, he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Car accidents are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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