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https://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/files/2020/05/Screen-Shot-2020-05-04-at-1.52.15-PM.pngThursday, April 29, 2020:  KARNACK, Texas – A Shreveport nurse and mother of two was killed following a multiple vehicle crash in East Texas.

The crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday near the Long Point Corner store at the intersection of FM 1999 and Highway 9.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 48-year-old Melanie H. Coffman and her boyfriend, 54-year-old Richard Phillips, also of Shreveport, died in the crash. Family members said Coffman was a nurse at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center and a sexual assault nurse examiner at the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office.

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https://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/files/2020/04/Screen-Shot-2020-04-12-at-12.56.57-PM.pngApril 12, 2020, Houston:  Two people were killed after an Amazon tractor-trailer smashed into several vehicles that were stopped on a Houston North freeway early Friday April 10th due to previous collisions, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

An SUV towing a trailer driven by Anthony Alvarado, 22, with his wife, their children, ages 1 and 3, got a flat tire. While trying to exit the highway, a Mazda 3 sedan hit the trailer and ended up sideways in traffic.  A third vehicle, a Silverado pickup truck driven by Tyler Vail, 29, came up to the crash and while trying to avoid the accident ended up colliding with a barrier on the freeway coming to a stop in the middle lane. 

During this time the driver of the Mazda and the SUV’s passenger got out of their vehicles.  It was also at this time that Abdullah Baidas, 23, who was driving a Chevrolet SUV, stopped to help and was out of his SUV and on the freeway.  Then an Amazon tractor-trailer driven Cody Munson, 56, coming up on the scene swerved to avoid but ended up striking all of the vehicles involved and pinning both the driver of the Mazda and the passenger of the SUV and killing them instantly.  Abdullah Baidas avoided being struck by the Amazon truck by jumping off of the overpass 10 to 15 feet where he suffered minor injuries authorities said.  The 2 young children only suffered minor injuries due to being safely strapped into their car seats.  The status of the Amazon driver, Mr. Munson; pickup driver, Mr. Vail; and SUV driver, Mr. Alvarado are unknown at this time.

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car-accident-1995852_1920Car accidents are an unfortunate risk that individuals take every day when they get into a vehicle. Although some accidents are minor and only result in minimal property damage, others can have life-altering consequences on an individual and their loved ones. Texas personal injury law provides that negligent motorists may be liable for the injuries that result because of their conduct. Texas car accident victims who wish to pursue a claim against a negligent driver must clearly understand the process of recovery.

After receiving medical care, the first step in a personal injury lawsuit is the initial investigation. This includes taking photographs of the scene and obtaining identifying information of potential defendants and witnesses. Although emergency responders and police may take photos of the scene, their priority is typically providing medical care and ensuring that the public is safe. Thus, often, the only photographs of a scene are those taken by the parties involved in the accident.

Next, if the incident did not require immediate medical attention, the injury victim should make sure to receive medical treatment for their injuries. The records created when an injury victim obtains medical treatment can play a crucial role in the recovery process. Following medical treatment, Texas injury victims must notify their insurance company of the accident. This step can drastically change the outcome of an accident lawsuit, and it is important that car accident victims contact an attorney.

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Odessa, Texas- Thursday, March 19, 2020:  A 39-year-old Decatur woman died Thursday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash, according to the Odessa Police Department.  Officers arriving on the scene of the crash found a Dodge Truck, a Jaguar and an 18-wheeler.  The crash occurred along I-20 at Grant.

 Amber Sahagun was a passenger in a Jaguar that was westbound on Interstate 20 near Grant Avenue and was behind a Dodge Truck, an 18-wheeler, driven  by Ranjit Singh  42, of New York, was following the car.  Singh failed to control his speed and hit the car, which then hit the Dodge pickup, according to the news release from the Odessa Police Department. 

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WACO, Texas, Feb. 17, 2020:One man is dead after a major accident early in the morning on February the thirteenth involving two 18-wheelers on Interstate 35. Officials identified the victim as 34-year-old Jesus Salas Rodriguez of Grand Prairie.

The  Department of Public Safety said the accident took place on the northbound interstate near Loop 340 next to the Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center campus.

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