Every year tens of thousands of people are killed in fatal automobile crashes by defective SUVs, defective trucks, and defect cars as well as the negligence of drunk drivers, careless businesses, and negligent property owners. If a family member of yours was killed in a fatal crash by an unsafe vehicle or the careless or negligent actions of a business, property owner, or driver and you have questions about a potential fatal crash lawsuit, feel free to submit an inquiry for a Free Online Case Evaluation or send an e-mail to Texas Fatal Crash Lawyer Jason Coomer at TexasFatalCrashLawyer@texaslawyers.com.
Protecting Loved Ones After a Fatal Crash, Fatal Crash Investigation, Protecting Evidence After a Fatal Crash, and Fatal Crash Lawsuits
In the wake of a fatal accident, it is difficult to know what to do. You are often in a state of shock. Your World has turned upside down and you have lost a person or people that is close to you. In these situations, it is difficult to do anything but grieve. Unfortunately, this is the time that many insurance companies will use to attempt to collect evidence to avoid paying a claim. Many insurance adjusters and risk managers will go to the scene of a fatal accident in order to minimize the liability of the people that caused the accident. Many will also begin calling witnesses as well as widows and grieving parents in an attempt to find a way to avoid paying a claim. In many of these situations these adjusters and risk managers will record telephone conversations and later attempt to use any information that they obtain to avoid paying a claim or reduce the amount that they will offer. Be careful who you speak with any a fatal accident.
Additionally, it is important that evidence is protected after a fatal crash. Most significantly it is important to obtain the wrecked vehicle to determine if there are any potential crashworthiness problems including defective seatbelt lawsuits, defective airbag lawsuits, or defective design lawsuits with the vehicle as well as if the vehicle contributed to causing the fatal crash including defective tire or rollover problems.
Texas Fatal Crash Lawyer Jason S. Coomer handles Fatal Crash Lawsuits and Works with other Fatal Crash Lawyers Throughout the United States
After a fatal accident, it is important to have an experienced Texas Fatal Accident Lawyer that provides protection between you and adjusters & risk managers. An experienced Texas Fatal Accident Lawyer also knows how to investigate a fatal accident as well as gather and preserve the evidence that is necessary to prove liability as well as damages. For more information on investigating a fatal accident go to our article on investigating a fatal accident written by Texas Fatal Crash Lawyer Jason S. Coomer.
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It is often easy to forget how dangerous driving can be until you or someone you love is involved in a serious automobile crash. Below are many news stories about serious automobile accidents, deadly crashes, unsafe vehicle defects, and other fatal collisions that can provide a sobering reminder on how important it is to make sure you are driving a safe vehicle and are giving other drivers a safe distance when you are driving.
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Date: July 23, 2010
Four people died in two separate car crashes in Central Texas Friday, July 23, 2010.
A SUV and dump truck collided on Hwy 71 just east of Hwy 281. The truck burst into flames. One person died in each vehicle but their names have not been released. According to the Texas Department of Transportation a preliminary investigation shows the SUV may have crossed into the oncoming lane. The first crash happened just after midnight on FM 20 just west of County Rd 166 in Bastrop County.
A 1996 Ford Mustang was traveling eastbound around a curve and crossed the center line. It hit a 2002 Ford 350 pickup truck. Two people in the Mustang were killed. Both were from Bastrop. Two people in the pickup were injured.
Date: August 21, 2009
Two people are dead and three people are injured after a two-car collision in Llano county on Thursday night after one of the cars hit a deer and was forced into oncoming traffic. Police say that a 1999 two-door Ford Taurus was driving westbound on Highway 29 around 9 p.m. when it hit a deer. The car swerved across the road and hit a 2002 GMC Yukon.
Two passengers in the Ford Taurus. A 5-year-old girl survived and is at Dell Children’s Medical Center. The two passengers of the Yukon are listed in good condition at University Medical Center at Brackenridge. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts.
Date: Monday, 22 Mar 2010
AUSTIN (KXAN) - A morning accident turned fatal after a driver hit a pole on Dessau Road. Austin police said the accident involved only one vehicle at 10700 Dessau Rd. after it swerved off the road, perhaps into a wooded area. Police said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene, near Braker Lane. Authorities shut down the area while they cleared the scene, which reopened after about an hour.
Date: March 21, 2009
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Police were on the scene of a deadly traffic accident in Northwest Austin early Saturday morning. A truck with 2 occupants crashed into the median on Anderson Mill at the corner of Centennial Trail at approximately 4 a.m. EMS transported the driver of the vehicle to Brackenridge Hospital. The male driver was later pronounced dead. The passenger survived the accident and was uninjured.
Officials say that the 2002 GMC pickup was traveling westbound on Anderson Mill Road when the driver hit the south curb line, then crossed both lanes of traffic and made contact with the north curb line. The GMC then left the roadway and struck a sound barrier retaining wall.
Officials have not released the name of the male victim to allow the notification of family. APD Officers say that alcohol may be a factor in the accident that killed one. More information will be provided as the investigation continues.
Date: October 22, 2010
"One person is dead following a two-vehicle collision on Farm-to-Market road 969 in eastern Travis County, according to a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The collision occurred sometime around 7:30 a.m. at the 11000 block of FM 969 near the intersection of Texas 130, according to the spokesman. A 42-year-old male was ejected from the vehicle, and four others were injured with serious but not life-threatening injuries."
Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said three people, including two children, were killed in a car crash on Farm-to-Market Road 969 and Highway 130 Monday, when a pickup truck hit an SUV.
EMS said none of the children were wearing seatbelts. According to officials, a man driving a Ford F-150 ran a stop sign, clipped a Mazda Protégé and then hit a Chevy Tahoe. Authorities remind drivers the intersection is fairly new and to drive cautiously and pay attention to other drivers.
"Be aware that there is a stop sign, and if you're traveling 969, be aware [of] that stop sign, slow down just a little bit to ensure that those individuals are stopping," DPS Trooper Robbie Barrera said.
The man in the truck also suffered less severe injuries.
Westlake High grad killed in wreck
Westlake High grad killed in wreck A former Westlake High School student has died in a car crash in Llano County.
West Texas A&M University officials confirm a former Westlake High School student died in a single vehicle wreck Friday. Another A&M student, was riding in the 2001 Ford F-150 pickup.
Neither man was wearing a seatbelt. It's not yet known if alcohol played a role in the crash. Emergency crews transported the passenger to an Austin area hospital with critical injuries.
Date: 08/19/2010 12:02 PM
1 dead, 3 injured in early morning wreck Part of Highway 71 was temporarily closed early Thursday morning due to a fatal crash.
Department of Public Safety officials say the wreck happened around 3 a.m. on the eastbound lanes of Highway 71 at State Highway 130.
Authorities say a Ford Focus and a GMC pickup were stopped at the light at SH 130. The driver of a Toyota did not stop at the intersection and hit the pickup, pushing it into the rear of the Focus.
Investigators say the pickup caught fire, trapping the driver inside. The driver of the GMC pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger in the Ford Focus were treated for their injuries. The driver of the Toyota is in critical condition. The highway was back open at 6 a.m.
Chrysler, Ford recalling SUVs, vans WASHINGTON – According to government officials, Chrysler is recalling about 22,000 sport utility vehicles and trucks to fix brake tubes that could lead to the loss of brake fluid.
Ford Motor Co. is also recalling more than 30,000 2010 Transit Connect vans to replace pushpins holding the liners above the driver's head. Company officials said government testing found it failed to meet federal standards protecting the head.
Officials with Chrysler said the company’s recall affects certain 2010 Dodge Nitro, Dodge Ram, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Wranglers that could have defective brake tubes. The problem could lead to the loss of brake fluid, making it difficult to brake and posing the threat of a crash.
Ford's recall is expected to begin in July. Chrysler owners should be notified in August.
An Austin man is dead after a single vehicle accident Saturday night in Lakeway.
According to the Department of Public Safety, three people were in a 1998 Ford Explorer that left the road, hit some concrete blocks, went airborne and hit a telephone pole.
Jose Guillen-Ortiz, 29, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Two other people in the SUV, who were wearing their seatbelts, were taken to Brackenridge with non-life-threatening injuries.
No word on whether speed or alcohol were a factor in this wreck.
Date: Oct 16, 2010
A 29 year old woman was injured when the minivan she was in crashed into a building in Whitman. A 28 year old man was killed when the minivan he was driving crashed into a building in Whitman.
Could a defect in a Ford Windstar have led to a fatal crash in Whitman that killed a 28-year-old driver and left his passenger in critical condition?
That's one question investigators will be looking at as they try to determine how the minivan crashed into a building on Temple Street in Whitman.
Investigators say the driver, Sean Bowman of Hanson, lost control of the vehicle.
Relatives say Bowman had called his mother the night before saying he had to get the minivan into a shop because he heard a "funny noise".
The Windstar minivan is now being recalled by Ford, but safety consultant Sean Kane of Safety Research & Strategies says it has a safety defect that goes back several years and Ford should have acted sooner.
He says the recall began when a federal investigation was launched back in May.
"This is something where Ford should have initiated a campaign well before the government got involved and did an investigation. This is not something new to Ford," said Kane
He says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has logged numerous complaints about problems with a cracked rear axle, and a look at Sean Bowman's mangled car shows the rear axle is also cracked.
Whether it contributed to the crash, or was cracked after the fact is not yet clear.
A recall letter that Ford started mailing to Windstar owners in late September states, "A completely fractured rear axle may lead to a loss of vehicle control. There may be little or no warning to the operator before a cracked rear axle completely fractures."
The vehicles being recalled were manufactured between 1998 and 2003, and crashed Ford Windstar falls right in the middle in 2001. 575,000 vehicles are affected by the recall.
A Ford spokesman tells WBZ-TV the company is aware of only seven accidents involving injury. But so far no one, not even police, can explain how Bowman lost control.
His 29 year old passenger is in critical condition. Both were students at Massasoit Community College, and were on their way to class.
Date: March 24, 2009
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has created a new method for rating roof strength in cars so consumers can make informed decisions about which cars will protect them best in a rollover crash. In their first series of tests, the agency looked at 12 small SUVs. The institute's testing shows that the stronger the roof, the better occupants fare in a crash. To earn the agency's good rating, roofs had to be at least twice as strong as the minimum federal standard. Just four earned the agency's highest rating of good. Of the 2008-2009 models they looked at, the Volkswagen Tiguan fared the best and the Kia Sportage was rated the weakest. The Tiguan, the Subaru Forester, the Honda Element, and the Jeep Patriot were all rated good. The roofs on the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape were rated marginal and the Kia Sportage was rated poor. Approximately 10,000 people a year are killed in rollover crashes, according to the institute.
An early morning crash Sunday in Austin has left one man dead.
Officials with the Austin Police Department said a Ford truck was traveling southbound on Interstate-35 at around 2:30 a.m, when the driver suddenly veered off the road, hitting a tree in the median.
The truck then flipped over, coming to a rest between the main lanes and the frontage road. Investigators said they're still trying to determine why the truck left the roadway.
"Vehicular homicide detectives are on scene, looking at the skid marks, and trying to make a determination as to why the vehicle left the road," Sgt. Richard Stresing said.
Investigators said the driver was taken to Brackenridge Hospital, but died a short time later. The name of the victim has yet to be released.
Part of dead motorcyclist's leg found lodged near bumper
A truck driver faces more charges in a Central Texas wreck after a dead motorcyclists' leg was found lodged near his tractor-trailer's bumper.
test shows Emilio was intoxicated in bus crash
HOUSTON (AP) -- Toxicology tests indicate that Grammy-winning Tejano singer Emilio Navaira was intoxicated when the tour bus he was driving crashed into a collection of freeway barrels in suburban Houston in March. The toxicology tests were released this week, and the Houston Chronicle reported...
A mother and her two children were among four who died in a head-on collision south of Bastrop Tuesday night.
Date: Jan. 25, 2009
In 2005, a fatal single-vehicle rollover Ford Explorer crash killed a Las Vegas anchor in a deadly accident near Death Valley. At the time of the accident the anchor's two children were also in the 2000 Ford Explorer that rolled over. Fortunately, both young children survived the crash.
The Ford Explorer Rollover crash is at the center of a civil lawsuit. Where the family of the person killed in the Ford Rollover Crash is sued Ford Motor Co claiming that the Ford Explorer driven in the deadly accident was unsafe and contributed to her death including allegations that the Ford Explorer's roof wasn't strong enough to withstand a rollover accident and that the seat belts were defective.
"This isn't the first lawsuit against Ford alleging that the Explorer's roof is unsafe. A jury in Texas awarded the families of two people killed in a rollover crash, Paul Alaniz and Laura Benavides, $225 million during a 2002 trial, according to a series by the Detroit News on automobile roof safety."
"In the trial, the families claimed the roof of a 2000-model Ford F-Series Supercab tore open during a crash. Both the victims were ejected."
crash near Bastrop kills 4
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) -- The wreckage is cleaned up, but the aftermath of a deadly car accident remains. Four people, including two little girls, were killed Tuesday night in a head-on crash along State Highway 304 in Bastrop County. Authorities said Darryl Avery, 38, drove his Jeep Grand...
2 fatal motorcycle accidents in as many days
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) --Two men are dead after motorcycle accidents in the past two days. Officials do not know what caused a fatal accident on the interstate overnight. The accident just after 2 a.m. Wednesday on the 8000 block off Interstate 35, close to U.S. Highway 183.
2 motorcycle riders die in separate crashes
Two motorcycle accidents result in two deaths in North Austin. Both collisions occurred at construction zone sites.
Granite Shoals police chief suffers brain injury in accident
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) -- Granite Shoals police Chief J.P. Wilson was in critical condition Tuesday after a motorcycle accident over the weekend. A woman pulled out in front Wilson's motorcycle on FM 1431 in Kingsland. Wilson was taken to Brackenridge Hospital with a major brain injury. The...
TxDOT posts reduced speed limits along SH 71
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) -- After nearly two dozen deaths in three years, maintenance crews with the Texas Department of Transportation began installing signs with reduced speed limits along State Highway 71 Thursday. In March, the Texas Transportation Commission approved a 5 mph speed limit...
kills a Cedar Creek man
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) -- A man died Wednesday morning after crashing his SUV into an 18-wheeler. It happened on SH-130 about a mile North of Chandler Road near Round Rock and Hutto. The victim, 57-year-old Alcee Mouton of Cedar Creek, was traveling northbound on the toll road when he rear-ended...
Prayer services scheduled for teenagers killed in wreck
St. Philip's United Methodist Church in Round Rock is opening its Family Life Center from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m to offer prayer services for those in mourning.
Neighbors call for change after deadly car accident
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) -- Northwest Austin residents said they are not surprised speed was a factor in a fatal accident Sunday, because drivers are constantly speeding up and down Avery Ranch Boulevard. Police arrived at Avery Ranch Boulevard and Loxley Lane to find a wrecked Chrysler Sebring with...
driver arrested after fatal hit-and-run
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) -- Friends and family members are remembering the lives of two teens who were killed in a weekend car accident. The wreck that killed two, injured another and sent one to jail happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday at Avery Ranch Boulevard and Loxley Lane in Northwest Austin. A..
investigating deadly accident
DPS troopers are investigating another deadly weekend accident. Details are sketchy, but officials confirm one person killed just before 6pm Sunday. The wreck happened at Richland Road and FM 973, just south of the Williamson and Travis County lines. Stay tuned to KXAN Austin News for the...
dead after overnight motorcycle accident
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) - Two people are dead after an overnight motorcycle accident on the frontage road of Interstate 35. The two victims crashed along the frontage road in the 6900 block of North Interstate 35 near St. Johns. Police said just after 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, a man driving the...
Fatal collision on South Congress
A man is dead following Austin's 15th fatal traffic accident of the year. The accident happened at the 2700 block of South Congress.
Man dies in overnight wreck in Cedar Park
The driver of the car was 22-year old Jesse McCraw of Austin. His passenger was an unidentified man in his early 20s and died at the scene.
Fatal hit and run collision near Kyle
The Kyle police department is investigating the death of man who was hit while walking along Interstate 35 in Hays County Monday night.
Accident near Buda leaves 1 person dead
One person died after a deadly car accident near Buda Thursday morning. One lane of Interstate 35 southbound near Buda has reopened.
Soldier dies in Killeen motorcycle wreck
Twenty-six-year-old Fort Hood soldier, Robert Hampton, was a Fire Support Specialist with the First Infantry Division.
1 man dead, another injured in morning wreck
One man died after an early morning collision in Round Rock Saturday.
Killeen Police investigate fatal wreck
Three men die Friday in a head-on collision on East Veteran's Memorial Boulevard.
Pedestrians-auto accidents raising concerns
Some pedestrians would rather cross streets at mid-block, avoiding what they consider dangerous intersections and the chance of being hit by cars. Police want to address these concerns.
Fatal Overnight Accident In North Austin
A man is dead after being hit by a car just before midnight in North Austin. It happened off Parmer, just east of Interstate 35. A man was trying to cross Parmer when he was hit by a car and died on scene. The driver stopped after the accident, and police don't plan on filing charges.
Man killed in auto-pedestrian accident
Austin police are investigating an incident after a driver struck a man in the Tech Ridge area near Parmer Lane at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night.
Fatal accident victim identified
A driver who apparently fell asleep at the wheel early Saturday morning and rolled his truck on U.S. Hwy 183 just south of Ben White has been identified as 38-year-old Robert Landry.
Dead After Car Accidents
Two people are dead after car accidents that happened over the weekend. The first wreck happened at 10:15 p.m. Friday. Austin Police Department officers responded to a collision on the eastbound service road of West Ben White Boulevard at Manchaca Road. According to witnesses, a 2003 Honda...
2 people die in separate wrecks Friday night
The fatal wrecks marked the ninth and tenth car fatalities this year.
Ice blamed for fatal accident in Killeen
Victim was nine years old.
Teen dies in wreck on Hwy 71
A 16-year-old girl was killed Sunday night when the driver of a pickup lost control and skidded into oncoming traffic and struck her Chevy Cobalt.
Crews begin work on Highway 71
TxDOT is resurfacing the road after a rain-slicked accident claimed the lives of three teenagers Feb. 16. Other fatal wrecks have occurred at the same location.
Woman dies in motorcycle wreck
A 22-year-old woman was fatally injuried in a motorcycle accident Saturday night.
An Arrest In Fatal Hit & Run Accident
Police arrested Ernesto Perez-Gomez, 32, for leaving the scene of an early morning accident that killed one woman. Perez-Gomez was driving a 2008 Dodge Ram four-door pick-up that hit a car, killing the driver inside. Perez-Gomez then rammed into another vehicle, injuring that driver, but not...
Accident In Williamson County
A man is dead Wednesday morning after an accident involving a semi-truck and a pick-up just east of Leander. The semi-truck, driven by Jesus Arturo Garcia, was headed westbound on RM 2243 at Ronald W. Reagan Boulevard in Williamson County around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. The driver of the 2003...
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Austin Man pleads guilty in fatal DWI. A three-time convicted drunken driver pleaded guilty Friday to murder for driving drunk again last year and causing a car crash in southern Travis County that killed a 54-year-old woman.
Road Reopens After Fatal Accident
Leander Road in Georgetown reopened Friday afternoon after a fatal accident involving three vehicles. The accident happened about one mile east of CR 176 on Leander Road and was reported about 11:15 a.m. Friday. The accident scene is west of Interstate 35 by about four miles. Reports said a...
Importance of Seatbelts and Car Seats
Safety: Choosing the Best Car Seat for Your Child
Automobile accidents are the number one cause of death for children and adolescents ages 1 to 21. Protect your child by learning how to correctly install and use a child safety seat. “Until infants weigh 20 pounds and are a year old, they should ride in a rear-facing seat at a 45-degree angle in...
Ford Explorer Tire Defect Lawsuits, Ford Explorer Rollover Lawsuits, Ford Explorer Defective Seatbelt Lawsuits, and other Ford Explorer Fatal Accident Lawsuits
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Austin Texas Fatal Accident Lawsuit Lawyer
Texas Fatal Crash Lawyer Jason Coomer has years of litigation experience and the necessary knowledge to make sure that a fatal automobile accident lawsuit is fully investigated under the law. He investigates what caused the fatal automobile accident and if the driver that caused the fatal accident was drunk, on drugs, driving reckless, under aged, properly trained, in a hurry or running late, speeding, on a cell phone, or not paying attention. He helps the families of those killed determine what happened to their loved ones and seek compensation from those that were at fault. He prides himself on successfully battling large insurance companies, trucking companies, and delivery services to make sure they pay adequate compensation for fatal automobile accidents caused by drunk, reckless, careless, or negligent drivers. He handles fatal crash lawsuits and fatal truck wreck lawsuits throughout Texas including Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston.
Please feel free to contact The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer for additional information on fatal vehicle collisions, fatal truck accidents, and fatal car crashes. Don't think that if you loved one was killed in an automobile collision that the insurance industry will take care of you or voluntarily pay you for your loss. They probably won't. In fact, many insurance adjusters will offer low settlement amounts hoping that you will sign away your claim. Some insurance adjusters even delay and allow the statute of limitations to run relieving the insurance company of any liability.
Texas Work Place Death Lawsuits and Claims
Work places can be extremely dangerous. Falling objects, dangerous machinery, serious falls, electrocutions, explosions, toxic exposure, drunk drivers, hidden traps, and several other dangerous conditions can kill workers. It is estimated that over 6,800 workers per year are killed in on the job work related accidents. This does not include undocumented workers and many workers killed by toxic exposures. For more information on Texas Work Place Death Lawsuits and Texas Fatal Work Place Accident Claims go to the following webpage.
If you have lost a person that you love from a fatal workplace accident and need a Texas Accidental Death Lawyer to investigate an accidental death claim, please feel free to e-mail Texas Accidental Death Lawyer Jason Coomer with your name & contact information or use our online form for a free case evaluation.
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As Texas Fatal Construction Accident Lawyer, Jason Coomer has fought for the rights of injured individuals and the families of people that have been wrongfully killed after a construction accident. Whether a construction worker, engineer, architect, plumber, carpenter, or electrician is injured by a hazardous trap, dangerous defect, careless actions of management, or the negligence of another, individuals often need assistance from an Austin Texas Fatal Construction Accident Lawyer in dealing with and seeking money compensation from insurance companies and large corporations for the damages that they have suffered.
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