Houston, TX (November 15) – What began as a minor fender bender on the South Loop in Houston on Friday morning turned into a deadly accident that left two people dead.
Authorities reported that two vehicles were involved in a minor collision in the westbound lanes near Cullen Boulevard. Both drivers were out of the vehicles to inspect the damage when a pickup truck slammed into one of the vehicles and both drivers, killing them both.
The westbound lanes were closed at Martin Luther King Blvd. for about two hours today while Houston police investigated the crash.
Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety of those who live and work in our Houston community. At Mokaram Law Firm, we intend to honor those who have been hurt in Houston. The purpose of our blog is to provide up to date information to the public to help others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice.
Authorities responded to a fatal accident on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 located on U.S 77 near Austin, TX. The driver of a Nissan Pathfinder, Chelsea Dawn Frances Olsen, 26, had 5 passengers, all of which were children. According to officials, the crash occurred around 3:40 in the afternoon. A semi-truck traveling southbound lost control and veered into the northbound lane. Chelsea used evasive action and swerved to avoid missing the semi-truck but over-corrected and end up in the southbound lane where she was struck by another semi-truck. As a result of the accident two of the five children were ejected from the vehicle and one additional child was pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining two children plus Olsen were transported to the hospital in critical condition where later one more child passed away. The condition Olsen and the fifth child are currently unknown.
This type of news is always difficult to read, but it’s imperative to stress the importance of wearing your seat-belt and having car seats for children. The victims of this tragic accident range from ages two to thirteen years-old. It is unknown whether the children were properly restrained, but we take this opportunity to express for safety on the road.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD. WEAR YOUR SEAT-BELT. PUT CELLPHONES AWAY. MAINTAIN SPEED LIMIT. CHECK YOUR BLIND SPOT. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.
Our law firm offers free legal consultations, if you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle accident call us today. We can review your file for free and if we don’t win you don’t pay anything. 713-952-4445.
There are many lists explaining what you should do if you have been involved in a car accident, but many of them are from insurance companies who are not on your side!
Here is a list you can trust, designated to guide you through the burdens of a motor vehicle accident:
STOP– always stop your vehicle when involved in a car accident, it is against the law to flee the scene of the accident.
CHECK YOURSELF FOR INJURIES– call 911 if regardless of the situation.
If you are hurt and need medical attention, 911 will be able to assist you by sending an ambulance, the authorities or any additional help to your location. If you can move without hurting yourself, safely get out of the car.
If a police officer does not show up to the scene of the accident, no report will be available. You are able to file a report on your own if there it is not a major accident with major injuries. If the authorities choose not to show up, take a video of the other driver giving a statement and of witnesses as well.
TAKE PICTURES OF THE VEHICLES AT THE SCENE– this is a key step. Many people forget to take pictures of the vehicles at the scene of the accident. Take pictures of the damages to all vehicles involved. Once you have taken clear pictures from all angles, move your vehicle to a safe location.
On numerous occasions, our firm receives cases where there are conflicting statements from all parties involved in the accident. We take on the challenge of proving our client is not at fault regardless of what the defendant says. Pictures that show the exact position of all vehicles could make or break your claim.
EXCHANGE INFORMATION– this is the step most people are familiar with, the easiest way to exchange information is by taking a PICTURE of:
This information is needed to identify the other driver. The insurance card should have the vehicle information, if not then gather as much information as possible such as: License Plate, Make and Model of Vehicle and Phone Number.
EVEN IF YOU FEEL SORE, IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO SEE A DOCTOR– it is very common to start feeling pain right after or the days following the accident. You should at least visit your primary care physician if you only feel sore because it serves as proof of injuries.
Adjusters want to pay as little as possible or not at all, cover your bases and help yourself.
Mokaram Law Firm works to protect those who have been in an accident. Let us help you get the compensation you need. We can evaluate your case for free, call us at 713-952-4445.
Were you deployed to a combat zone between 2003-2015?
Were you issued 3M Ear-plugs?
Are you suffering from hearing loss?
If the answer is yes, you may be entitled to compensation.
Hundreds of Veterans and active military members are seeking compensation after suffering from serious hearing loss due to wearing 3M dual-ended Combat Earplugs. In this latest lawsuit filed against 3M it is alleged that the company was aware the product did not meet military safety standards and did not provide appropriate instructions for the use of the ear-plugs.
The defective earplugs were standard issue to military personnel during combat zones such as: Iraq War, War in Afghanistan, Yemeni Civil War, American Intervention in Libya among other combat war zones. Allegedly, that the ear-plugs were “too short” and caused the ear-plug itself to loosen up inside the ear canal.
As a result, Veterans and active military members have been suffering with hearing injuries such as partial hearing loss, complete hearing loss and tinnitus.
Mokaram Law Firm is currently evaluating claims related to 3M Combat Ear-plugs. If you or someone you know is a military veteran or active military member who has been deployed to a combat zone between 2003-2015 and is now suffering with hearing problems, contact us NOW.
Call us to get a free legal consultation so you can discuss this matter with an attorney today. 713-952-4445.
Mokaram Law Firm prides itself with having an exceptional staff dedicated to help our clients. Luciano Garza is a vital part of our team. He has been a part of our team for 3 years and is our Intake Coordinator. Luciano continues to excel and connect with clients during the intake process. He puts clients at ease and sympathizes with the current situation many of our clients are faced with. Luciano describes his position here as:
“A rewarding job and a great experience for me.”
Luciano Garza is from Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. At a young age, his parents decided to immigrate to the United States to provide him and his sibling a better life. Coming to Texas, the language barrier was difficult but Luciano mastered his ESL classes quickly. In 2002, he graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas. After high school, he continued his education and attended a local community college.
During his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time by the water. His favorite river to visit is the Comal River near New Braunfels. On the weekends, he visits his mom and nephews in Rosenberg because nothing is better than family time.
Injury claims related to rideshare services require a certain level of legal skill and top notch representation. Although rideshare companies provide a large policy coverage, obtaining the compensation you deserve is difficult. You may be eligible to file a claim against Uber or Lyft if:
You are a rideshare passenger who was injured and the Uber/Lyft driver is at fault for the accident
You are a rideshare passenger who was injured in an Uber/Lyft and someone else is at fault
You are a driver for an Uber/Lyft and have been hurt due to someone else’s negligent actions
Uber and Lyft are two of the most popular rideshare services. Today’s technology has shown us that even our daily commute can be handled by someone else with the touch of a finger.
Many people do not know that Uber and Lyft are covered by one-million dollar policies when providing a ride to someone. Like all drivers, Uber and Lyft drivers’ have a legal duty of care so they must avoid any behavior or neglect that could harm others on the road. Rideshare accidents can be complicated to understand, but as a passenger you cannot be held accountable for the accident, whether the Uber/Lyft driver is at fault, or if a third party is at fault. It is important for you to report the accident directly to the rideshare company, via telephone or through the app. You want to also make sure that you gathet all the information pertaining to the accident and driver of the vehicle. If you are injured during the accident, it is essential to report that as well. Like any other accident scenario, if you are hurt you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. You are entitled to have your medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering and other additional damages compensated for.
If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, contact our office. At Mokaram Law Firm, our ridesharing accident attorneys have the knowledge and skills set necessary to fight this for you. Give us a call for a FREE legal consultation.
Speak to an attorney about your rideshare accident TODAY! 713-952-4445.
“I was rear-ended on my way to work a few days ago. The other driver and I exchanged insurance information. Now I am having back pain. The insurance company is saying that it was partly my fault and only wants to offer me $500. Should I have gotten an attorney?”
Being involved in a car accident is a scary situation; it can even be traumatizing. Having a personal injury attorney review your case is sometimes suggested. But how do you know if you should hire an attorney?
Ask yourself these questions:
Is there an argument over who is at fault?
Are my injuries severe?
Can I negotiate this and deal with insurance company on my own?
In some instances, individuals choose to represent themselves in car accident claims. However, it is important to note that if it is not clear whose fault it was you can have a difficult time dealing with the insurance company. Insurance companies will fight as hard as they can to find you at fault or issue the least amount of compensation as possible.
The most critical aspect to focus on is whether you have been injured in the accident due to the other parties’ actions. This will help you determine if you truly need legal representation. Minor injuries can worsen over time if left untreated. A medical doctor will be able to inform you of the severity of your injuries. Seeking medical attention is imperative whether you decide to hire an attorney or not.
There is a lot of work that goes into pursuing a personal injury claim. Most people do not want to deal with the burden, especially if they are severely injured. Insurance companies will try to trick you into taking an offer worth less than what you are entitled to. This can lead to unpaid bills and unresolved property damage. If you decide you do not want to deal with the hassle, you should hire a legal team. Knowledge of the law and procedural rules is what separates an attorney from a potential client. Sometimes cases are easily resolved; other times cases can get complicated and need a lawsuit to be filed.
Here at Mokaram Law Firm, we evaluate your case for FREE. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe us anything unless we collect for you first!
Houston Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that happened on I-45 North at I-10 which occurred at around 2AM on Monday March 18, 2019. The suspect, Juan David Almanza was driving a white pick up truck going the wrong way when he struck a white mustang which had a driver and a passenger inside. The driver of the mustang was killed at the scene of the accident. The passenger was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and sustained serious injuries. Police said the suspect was also taken to the hospital and showed signs of intoxication. Suspect is being charged with intoxication manslaughter. Within the last week, the city of Houston and surrounding counties have experienced many fatal crashes associated with wrong-way driving. All the past weekend crashes remain under investigation and charges are still pending for at-fault drivers who have survived.
Our sympathy and deepest condolences go out to the family members and friends of the victims who have been impacted by these tragedies.
These types of situations are devastating, and the responsible parties must be held accountable for their actions. No amount of money could ever replace a loved one but you don’t have to fight alone. At Mokaram Law Firm we can review your case at no upfront cost, call our office at 713-952-4445 and set up your free consultation.
Former Philadelphia Eagles and Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans requested a Texas federal court to send his tort claims against the Houston Texans back to state court on Friday, December 30. Ryans claims the case does not implicate the National Football League’s collective bargaining agreement.
The Texans said the personal injury claims are preempted by the collective bargaining agreement under the Labor Management Relations Act.
In his motions to remand, Ryans argued that, “In fact, the only reference Ryans makes to the CBA in his first amended petition is by way of an express disclaimer providing that none of his claims ‘based on any provision of the [CBA] governing the terms and conditions of employment of [NFL] players.’ Furthermore, Ryans expressly states that the CBA is not the source of any claim asserted herein and expressly disclaims any potential remedy or cause of action that could be brought under the CBA for the injury and/or occurrence in question.”
If you have been hurt in a personal injury accident case in Houston or another area in Texas, employ the legal services of our attorneys at the Mokaram Law Firm by calling our offices today at (713) 952-4445.
A video, which showed former police corporal Eric Casebolt throwing a 15-year-old girl to the ground after she was commanded to leave a neighborhood pool party, went viral and shocked the nation in 2015. The girl, who had told the officer she needed to search for her glasses before leaving, was immediately attacked by the officer. The Texas Rangers subsequent investigation of Casebolt led him to resign; at the end of the investigation and trial, a grand jury decided not to indict him anyway.
In June 2016, the girl, Dajerria Becton; her family; and their lawyer, Kim Cole, held a press conference outside the McKinney Police Department in Texas, saying they planned to file civil and personal injury lawsuits against Casebolt, the city of McKinney, and the police department. And that’s what they did the first week of January 2017.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Becton is seeking a settlement from the city as she “would be best served at a private school for the remainder of her high school years due to the social backlash” from what happened.
Our attorneys at Mokaram Law Firm have a mandate to help countless families who have been victims of personal injury accidents in Houston or other areas in Texas. Find out more about the legal services that we offer by calling our offices today at (713) 952-4445.
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