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  • 12 Illegal Immigrants Reportedly Injured in Texas Truck Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 30-Sep-2011

    A rollover Thursday afternoon caused as many as 12 injuries when a tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control, of the vehicle. The back of the truck was filled with illegal immigrants, Rio Valley officials said. All 12 of the people injured in the truck accident are believed to be illegal immigrants. The status of injuries and identity of the driver and passengers is still unknown. The ...
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  • Abilene Business Man Killed in Train Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 29-Sep-2011

    An Abilene business owner was killed Tuesday when his Ford Mustang was struck by an oncoming Union Pacific train, officials said. Sixty-three-year-old George Gibson was at the intersection of North First and Grape Street when his car was crushed in the train accident. Witnesses nearby said the warning lights and railroad crossing equipment were working properly and the train sounded warning ...
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  • Three Porter High Students Die in Car Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 29-Sep-2011

    Three Porter High School teenagers were killed Wednesday when the car they were riding in lost control, hitting a tree and flipping. Two other students that were passengers were treated for injuries and released, according to reports. Jose Alberto, 17, and Osbalda Avila, 18, were pronounced dead at the scene of the car accident. Juan Manuel Velasquez, 17, was pronounced dead at Kingwood hospital. ...
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  • Two Texans Die From Listeria Tainted Cantaloupe

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Sep-2011

    Thirteen people across the United States, two of which reside in Texas, have died from the listeria contaminated cantaloupes, traced to the Rocky Ford fruit grown out of Colorado's Jensen Farms. In addition, as many as 72 people have become sick from consuming the melons. Possibly contaminated cantaloupes bare stickers, labeled Product of USA- Frontera Produce-Colorado Fresh-Rocky ...
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  • Tyson Ground Beef Sold in Some Texas Stores Recalled For E. Coli Contamination

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Sep-2011

    Ground beef manufactured by Tyson and shipped to Kroger grocery stores in Texas are among some of the 131,300 pounds of beef being recalled by the meat manufacturing giant, due to e. coli contamination. One instance of illness caused by the tainted ground beef has already been reported in Butler County, Ohio, according to the Wall Street Journal. Shoppers should be wary of 3-pound packages of ...
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  • San Antonio Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Death in 1993 DWI Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Sep-2011

    It has been a long road to justice for the family of Jim Blihgse. Blihgse, who retired from the military, was killed eighteen years ago after he was hit head-on by a drunk driver. The drunk driver escaped from a hospital, assumed an alias, and lived in Mexico under a year before returning to San Antonio. At the time of the fatal DWI accident he was found to have a blood alcohol level of.25 (the ...
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  • Abogado de accidentes de camión

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Sep-2011

    Un camion cargando mas de 180 vacas se volteo en el Periferico 1604 el jueves por la noche en San Antonio, matando al chofer de una camioneta pick-up. Oficiales informaron que los dos vehiculos ivan viajando en la misma direccion cuando una camioneta Ford pick-up se impacto con el camion. La causa del choque todavia esta bajo investigacion, informan las autoridades. Los carriles asia el sur del ...
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  • Austin Energy Cuts Tree Trimming Crews Amidst Fire Damage

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Sep-2011

    Despite reports that Austin Energy may be to blame for the recent Steiner Ranch fires, the utility company says it will allocate less money toward trimming potentially dangerous trees near power lines. According to the Austin Statesman, Austin Energy recently decreased their tree pruning and removal budget for 2011-2012 by $500,000, in contrast with last year's funding. Although Bluebonnet ...
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  • Vehicle Accident Involving Bicycle Kills One

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Sep-2011

    A bicyclist was killed when he collided with a sedan in a Central Texas accident Tuesday morning, McLennan County police said. The victim, who was on the bicycle, was pronounced dead at the scene, David Pareya, Justice of the Peace, said. The female driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The identity of the victim was revealed as Eulogio Castaneda, of Bellmead TX. The ...
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  • Government Contractors Seek Benefit Compensation From Insurers and Employers

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Sep-2011

    A Defense Base Act system investigation has uncovered deficiencies in medical care and disability payment for private U.S. government contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, a study by ProPublica and the Los Angeles Times revealed. In a class action suit filed by private contractors for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan, employees claimed that insurance companies and firms representing them ...
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  • Two Dead in Burnet, Texas Car Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 26-Sep-2011

    A two-car collision on South Water in Burnet, Texas resulted in a double fatality Friday afternoon, Department of Public Safety troopers said. Twenty-year-old Joseph Venne, of Burnet was moving southbound on Highway 281, officials said. Thirty-year-old Jason Gillespie was traveling northbound on the same highway, when his vehicle drifted into the southbound lane, striking Venne's car, ...
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  • Two Injured in Two Seperate Texas Rollover Accidents

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 26-Sep-2011

    Two separate vehicle rollovers resulted in two injuries last Wednesday near Seguin, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said. According to troopers, a Chevrolet S-10 Blazer veered off U.S. Highway 90 and hit a mail box. Reports note that the driver may have overcorrected after striking the mailbox, sending the blazer across the highway, rolling over into a steep ditch nearby. The driver ...
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  • Defective Gel Fuel Kills 2 and Injures 65

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 23-Sep-2011

    As many as 65 people have been injured and two killed as a result of defective gel fuel that some retailers did not even realize was recalled. Despite a June 2011 voluntary recall by Napa Home & Garden Fire Gel, sold by a variety of retailers, including Bed Bath and Beyond, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a separate recall of nine additional brands on September 1. The ...
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  • Azele High School Student Killed in Car Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 23-Sep-2011

    An 18-year-old Azele High School Senior died Thursday afternoon in a truck accident, north of Highway 199, officials said. Stephen Wright was a passenger in a car driven by his older brother when the car was hit by an oncoming pick-up truck. Trapped inside the car, witnesses say, Wright died at the scene of the accident. The crash victim's brother was transported to the hospital with injuries. ...
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  • Austin Energy Seeks Money For Steiner Ranch Fire Lawyers

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 23-Sep-2011

    On Thursday, Austin Energy asked the Austin City Council to approve a $150,000 spending budget as they seek the aid of an outside law firm. Speculation continues to mount that the utility company may be responsible for the devastating Steiner Ranch fire that was sparked over Labor day weekend earlier this month. Although the Travis County Fire Marshall is still seeking the results of laboratory ...
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  • Texas Truck Accident Kills One, Injuries Another

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 22-Sep-2011

    A Splurger, Texas man was killed and his wife was severely hurt in a traffic accident involving a highway construction truck and a Chevrolet pickup, Thursday, officials said. The driver of the Chevrolet, 73-year-old Bertie May Callaway struck the rear side of a Dodge 3500 Junior Construction Company truck, driven by Fererico Cuellar Huichapa. The Dodge was stopped along the highway, setting up ...
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  • Killeen ATV Accident Kills One

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 22-Sep-2011

    A Killeen ATV accident resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man Wednesday after his four wheeler over turned. Josue Leon, of Killeen, was thrown from the ATV and pinned beneath it when he lost control of the all-terrain vehicle. Despite rescue efforts of by-standers, rescue teams transported Leon to Fort Hood's Carl R. Darnell Army Medical Center. Although StatAir was considered, authorities ...
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  • Texas 18 Wheeler Truck Accident Injures Two in Mesquite

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 22-Sep-2011

    An overturned 18 wheeler truck injured two people in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday morning, Texas Department of Public Safety representatives said. The 18 wheeler truck injuries were stemmed by the out of control truck, which rolled to its side and hit a concrete pillar before igniting into flames. Emergency crews helped the driver escape from the tractor trailer accident. A passenger in the ...
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  • SUV Driver Life Flighted After School Bus Collision

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 22-Sep-2011

    Aerial photos of an SUV following a collision with a Fort Bend ISD school bus in Missouri City, Texas show the roof crushed and completely torn from the top of the vehicle. Although the school bus had no children on it during the time of the collision, the SUV carried two children, ages two and three, officials said. The driver of the crushed SUV was transported via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann ...
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  • Two Injured in Karnes County Oil Well Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 22-Sep-2011

    Two people are listed with severe burns following an Amerril Energy inc. oil well accident near Falls City, Karnes County investigators said Thursday. Flown to a San Antonio hospital, the two victims experienced the burns when an oil well explosion ignited a blaze, sparking a oil truck and propane tanks. The oil well is managed out of Houston. No other details regarding the current condition of ...
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  • Officials Track Bastrop Fire Sources to Surrounding Trees

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Sep-2011

    Investigators are crediting Bastrop trees as the cause of the Bastrop fire, noting that two separate instances of falls and branch interference provoked sparks resulting in two separate fires that merged into a catastrophic disaster for some Austin residents. A tree that fell onto power lines on Charlois Driver caused sparks among the drought ridden ground below, officials said. The second ...
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  • Oficiales atribuyen Incendios de Bastrop a los arboles de los alrededores

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Sep-2011

    Investigadores acreditan como la causa de los incendios del Centro de Texas a los arboles en Bastrop, notando que dos instancias de interferencia y caidas de ramas provocaron chispas que resultaron en dos incendios separados que se juntaron y causaron el desastre catastrófico para varios residents de Austin. Un arbol que se callo en las lineas electricas en Charlois Driver causo chispas en ...
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  • Steiner Ranch Fire Damage Could Cause Home Values to Plummet

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Sep-2011

    Investigations are under way regarding the causes of the fire damage attorneys in Central Texas, provoking some speculation that Austin Energy power lines sparked the area blaze. Although the fire has been 100 percent contained since September 9 th, as much as $10 million in estimated losses is up in flames as a result, officials believe. Though damages accompanying the fire are abundant, ...
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  • Central Texas Fire Damage: Working With Your Insurance Company

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Sep-2011

    Putting the pieces back together after a fire scavenges through your neighborhood is stressful enough without having to fight with insurance companies about getting fair compensation for your damages. But while the aftermath of a blaze can be overwhelming, you can receive the relief you need by check out these simple ideas that might help you as interact with your insurance company regarding ...
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  • Killeen Woman Dies in Mansfield Rollover

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 20-Sep-2011

    Thrown from a car as it rolled over in Mansfield, a 23-year-old Killeen woman died this August in a single vehicle accident on Highway 287. Although the accident took place nearly a month ago, rollover accidents have continued to plague the state of Texas in a multitude of single car fatalities and injuries. Sarah Morris was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tarrant County medical ...
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