» Fatal Truck Crash Severs Chevy Pickup In Two Reports Austin Injury Lawyer Bobby Lee

Fatal Truck Crash Severs Chevy Pickup In Two Reports Austin Injury Lawyer Bobby Lee

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2014 – A drunk driver caused the death of one man on a Louisiana highway.

“We see crashes in Texas such as this one far too often,” indicates Bobby Lee, an Austin car accident attorney with Lee, Gober & Reyna. “It never gets any easier for anyone to see a vehicle severed in two as a result of an accident involving a drunk driver and knowing with a fair amount of certainty, that someone did not make it out of that wreck alive.”

This crash happened in Louisiana when a 35-year-old man, behind the wheel of a Chevy pickup truck, wandered into the southbound lane of Highway 25, slamming head-on into another pickup truck. The 32-year-old driver of the other vehicle died instantly on impact when his truck was severed in two.

First responders and police were on the scene within minutes of the 6:00 a.m. crash, followed shortly by state troopers. According to what eyewitnesses said and the preliminary results of the police investigation, the 35-year-old man would face charges of vehicular negligent injuring, vehicular homicide, DWI and driving left of center. The drunk driver and his passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and when the man was released from medical care, he was arrested.

Despite the fact that the dead driver was wearing a seat belt, was in his own lane and was traveling the posted speed limit, he did not make it home. He rounded a curve to be greeted by an out-of-control truck that broke his vehicle in two pieces. “It was one of those accidents that no one could have anticipated, death coming out of nowhere,” says Lee. “I have seen a number of wrecks like this over the years that I have been practising injury law. It never ceases to bother me that people take their own lives and the lives of others into their hands by choosing to drive while impaired.”

Survivors of an accident involving an impaired driver need experienced legal counsel in order to obtain compensation for their injuries. They also need help negotiating the pitfalls presented to them by insurance companies wanting them to accept a quick settlement for far less than what they would be entitled to if they take their case to court. “Do not let an insurance company harass you into signing anything after you have been involved in an accident. Speak to my office. We’ve got your back,” adds Lee.

Lee, Gober & Reyna
11940 Jollyville Road #220-S
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: 512.478.8080

  • Texas House Bill 80 asking for a statewide ban on texting while driving
    The bill, otherwise referred to as the Alex Brown Memorial Act, aims to bring a statewide ban on texting while driving into law. The bill got its name from Alex Brown, a young woman who lost her life texting while behind the wheel of a vehicle. Brown was involved in a single vehicle crash on her way to school. Figures released by the TxDOT indicate that driver distraction causes about one in five accidents in The Lone Star State. In 2013 alone, there were 95,267 accidents with 507 deaths reported and 19,994 serious injuries recorded. According to insurance statistics, texting […]
  • Inadequate street signage and a drunk driver cited in statement of claim in wrongful death lawsuit
    Barbara Eakin and her new husband Clay were headed to the airport to leave for their honeymoon. The year was 2013, and they had just gotten married. However, before they arrived at their destination, the Eakins were involved in a deadly crash involving a drunk driver. Mr. Eakin survived and is suing the local county and city of Burien, Wash. for $16.5 million, alleging they were negligent. The drunk driver that hit the Eakin car had gone over the barricaded embankment. Though newly wed couple were pulled out of the wreck and transported to the nearest hospital, Mrs. Eakin died […]
  • Motorcyclists at great risk of sustaining serious injury in truck collisions
    Big Rigs are not just involved in accidents with cars and other larger vehicles. They have also been involved in crashes with motorcycles. A motorcyclist has very little chance of surviving a collision that involves a tractor-trailer. Those who manage to walk away from such a collision will fare best if they contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to obtain compensation for their injuries and property damage. Consider a recent case in San Jacinto County: a biker was traveling on U.S. Highway 59 one October afternoon in 2012. Without warning, a tractor-trailer unit belonging to Transco Express Corp. swung into […]
  • Safety officials step up inspections of Texas trucks
    Last year Texas carried out 534,304 truck inspections. It is a staggering number of inspections and a significant hike from business as usual, as figures in past years ran much lower. Why the enormous increase in truck inspections? The answer appears to be simple: oilfield operations. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS), the state has an unenviable record of coming in 5th place for truck fatality crashes and 4th for the sheer number of truck inspections. The numbers cited by the TDPS reveal there were roughly 10.3 inspections for every lane-mile on Interstate highways in 2013, a […]
  • Driving drunk never has a good ending
    Recently, a nine-year-old girl lost her life when a drunk driver hit the vehicle in which she was riding. The girl’s mother sustained a broken shoulder and collapsed lung as a result of the collision. The 41-year-old man who collided with the SUV was arrested and faced charges of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and DWI. When the man was arrested at the scene of the accident, he informed police that he had consumed three beers prior to getting into his vehicle to drive home. Despite the efforts of drunk driving campaigns, drinking and driving remains one of […]

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required