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Bosque County vehicular accident hurts two

Two people were airlifted to Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, Texas last Sunday, November 13 after their vehicle lost control along Farm Road 56 near Farm-to-Market Road 2490 in Bosque County at around 7:40 a.m.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant D. L. Wilson, it was not clear what the condition of the crash victims was, only that they traveled via helicopter because emergency medical respondents had consumed a considerable amount of time when trying to free them from their four-passenger car. They were reported as conscious when their helicopter left.

Wilson said the vehicle veered off the roadway as it was traveling east along Farm-to-Market Road 56, causing the vehicle to flip over.

We at The Benton Law Firm, who provide legal services for our clients in Dallas or other areas in Texas, will do our best to gain favorable results for the cases of our clients who have been injured in personal injury accidents within the state. Call our offices today at (214) 219-4878.


Friendswood car accident results in one fatality

An individual lost his life after a car accident in Friendswood, Texas on Saturday, November 12 just before 12 a.m.. The Houston Chronicle reported the accident, which occurred in the greater Houston area.

According to preliminary investigations, Joshua Parsons was driving a Camaro in the area when he rushed past a stop sign. Neglecting to yield sent him speeding into a ditch, which caused the vehicle to overturn. Parsons and the front-seat passenger, Tyler Greenig, went to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The back-seat passenger, identified as Stephen Montgomery, was declared dead at the scene of the accident. Parsons and Greenig both sustained non-life-threatening injuries due to the incident. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office reported Parsons will be facing intoxication manslaughter charges.

At The Benton Law Firm, we see too many tragic accidents like this one. Our sincerest condolences are with the family as they mourn the loss of their loved one.


Fort Worth ISD uncovers lead contamination in drinking water

Fort Worth Independent School District voluntarily tested the drinking water of their schools in June 2016. The investigation occurred after the lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan gained notoriety all over the country. Workers started demolishing old water fountains they believe were the source of the lead contamination.

Fort Worth ISD is recommending no more than 15 parts per billion of lead in water samples for schools. That number is much stricter than the standard set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA recommends no more than 20 parts per billion.

A recent lab report that conducted testing of the drinking water in Fort Worth ISD showed that out of 127 schools, 67 schools had all their water samples come back below 15 parts per billion. However, there were 34 schools found to have high levels of lead in their water, one of which was R. L. Paschal High School.

At The Benton Law Firm, we provide personalized attention to every personal injury accident case we handle in Dallas and other areas of Texas. Seek the legal assistance of the qualified members of our legal team by calling our offices today at (214) 219-4878.


Exploding washing machines reported in Plano

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones have been in the news lately for catching fire, but the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently issued a safety warning for its washing machines as well. .

John Stark,a resident of Plano, Texas reported earlier in October that his Samsung washing machine exploded. He was quoted saying, “I’m just glad no one was in the room, because there would have been some serious injury. I called customer service, and I said, ‘This is going to sound crazy, but my washing machine just exploded.’”

Attorneys at The Benton Law Firm can help you in the aftermath of significant personal injuries. Call (214) 219-4878 today to set up a consultation.


Personal injury settlement over injured gymnast delayed

A legal dispute over attorneys’ fees is slowing the personal injury settlement of a gymnast who incurred permanent brain injuries. Other issues from the 2014 accident include breach of contract and case poaching. Pat Hyland filed the lawsuit on Monday, October 17 against Waco attorney Craig Cherry and his law firm, Haley & Olson. The latter also filed a countersuit on Thursday, October 20.

Unfortunately, the whole legal battle now revolves around money. However, the dispute is not about the money Blake Hyland, the injured gymnast, will receive for treatment and future care. Instead, the case is about how much money Cherry will receive for taking the case. Darell Keith, the Hylands’ legal counsel against Cherry and his law firm, said: “For Craig Cherry, a high-flying, hotshot, double board-certified plaintiffs personal injury trial lawyer in a big Waco law firm, to portray himself as the victim of the brain-injured Blake Hyland’s father is like saying Darth Vader got fooled by a Boy Scout.”

Our professional and empathetic attorneys at The Benton Law Firm handle personal injury accident cases. Call our Dallas offices today at (214) 219-4878 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.


Vehicular accident kills mother helping daughter-in-law

A woman killed in a vehicular accident was trying to help her daughter-in-law who ran out of fuel. The accident occurred at the Southwest Freeway and Belfort in Houston, Texas around 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.

The daughter-in-law had her 9-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter with her in the vehicle when she ran out of gas. She called her mother-in-law for help. When her mother-in-law came with fuel, and as the two of them were filling up the car, another car driving along the highway crashed into a van. When the car veered off the roadway, it ran into the family’s sedan. The mother-in-law, who was outside the vehicle, died at the scene of the accident. Her daughter-in-law and her grandchildren sustained non-life-threatening wounds.

At The Benton Law Firm, we witness tragic events such as this one far too often. Our condolences are with the family of the victim during this painful time.


Drunk driving accident lawsuit filed against intoxicated driver

A drunk driving accident in Texarkana occurred around 2 a.m. on Sept. 29, 2013 and resulted in the deaths of two people. Another person ended up permanently disabled. The case is now at the center of a personal injury lawsuit, filed in Miller County Court in Arkansas during the last week of September.

Unfortunately, 38-year-old driver Tameka Pavon and 34-year-old Jercarlos Hawkins died in the accident. Twenty-eight-year-old Genaro Camacho, the plaintiff, survived the ordeal. Nevertheless, he sustained critical injuries. Camacho filed a lawsuit primarily against Chad Caldwell, who ran a red light at the intersection of State Line Avenue and 14th Street. Caldwell’s negligence resulted in Caldwell’s vehicle colliding with Camacho’s. Camacho’s complaint claims Caldwell drank at least 20 beers and several mixed drinks at Hopkins, an ice house. Additionally, he says the drinks continued after Camacho was intoxicated.

If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a personal injury accident in Dallas or another area of Texas as the result of the negligent actions of other parties, do not hesitate to ask for the legal help of our attorneys at The Benton Law Firm by calling our offices today at (214) 219-4878.


Claims for Dangerous Childcare Products and Toys

The fact that dangerous childcare products and toys ever make their way onto the marketplace to begin is almost unimaginable. Nonetheless, these products and toys are responsible for a number of serious injuries to children all around the country each and every year.

Claiming Compensation for a Dangerous Childcare Product or Toy

Our legal team has the experience and resources your family will need to take on the company found responsible for the dangerous childcare product or toy that hurt your child, regardless of how large that company may be. That being said, our legal team can help you pursue financial compensation for all the economic charges associated with your child’s injuries, including but not limited to the following:

  • The cost of medical and rehabilitative care
  • The mental anguish that your child has experienced
  • Any diminishment in your child’s quality of life

Whatever the particulars of your claim happen to be, our legal team can evaluate your claim and then take any legal action necessary to pursue compensation for all of the pain and suffering your child has been made to endure.

Consult with a Product Liability Attorney in Fort Worth

If your child was hurt be a dangerous childcare product or toy, the Fort Worth product liability attorneys at the Benton Law Firm can help you pursue compensation from the party found to be responsible for designing or creating the product. To talk with a lawyer about the particulars of your claim, please call our offices at (817) 935-8000 today.


Woman dies, man is injured in separate vehicular accidents

Two unrelated vehicular accidents near U.S. Route 380 in Denton, TX, resulted in one fatality and one injury on Thursday, September 15th.

Denton Police Department responded to the scene of the accident around 7:35 a.m. to attend to an unconscious man that was lying on the ground, and who appeared to have sustained a head injury. He was airlifted via CareFlite to an area hospital.

According to preliminary investigations, the injured man had been driving a pickup truck south on Egan Road and tried to cross U.S. Route 380 when the vehicle was hit by a semi-tractor trailer.

Shortly after, police responded to the scene of the accident at U.S. Route 380 and Marshall Road at around 7:50 a.m. where an 18-wheeler collided with the driver’s side of a car driven by a woman that was later identified as 75-year-old Beverly Chambers by the Tarrant County medical examiner. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.


Intoxication manslaughter charge leaves woman to serve 12 years

Thirty-one-year-old Seadrift, Texas resident Margarita Lissett Galeana pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and an accident involving personal injury or death. Her sentencing occurred on Thursday, September 15 in relation to the death of 34-year-old Emily Jean Brown. Galeana must serve two 12-year jail terms for the charges; however, she can serve her terms concurrently.

Investigators found Brown’s body in a flipped 2001 Oldsmobile after she drowned in Chocolate Bayou in Brazoria County. In a news release, Calhoun County District Attorney Dan Heard said the women were drinking in Port Lavaca prior to the crash. While navigating home, Galeana drove into the bayou after running a stop sign. She exited the sinking car and managed to hitch a ride back to Seadrift. Once home, she reported the Oldsmobile as stolen. Galeana did not mention to anyone that she left Brown in the sinking car.

If someone you love was the victim of intoxication manslaughter caused by the irresponsible actions of others, you deserve financial compensation. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the personal injury accident attorneys at The Benton Law Firm. Call our Dallas offices at (214) 219-4878 to schedule an appointment with a qualified member of our legal team.

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