According to police reports, there is no indication of why the bicyclist was on the freeway on Thursday morning. June 6, 2019 – 5:30 am: A male bicyclist was killed on Thursday morning while exiting the North Freeway. The driver who hit the man fled the scene of the accident, and there is currently no […]
According to police, the mother was pronounced dead on the scene, while her 6-year-old child died later in the hospital. June 5, 2019 – 11:00 pm: Heladia Ochoa, 35, and her six-year-old child Santini Ochoa, were killed in a late-night crash in Dallas on Wednesday. Two people in the Ford F-150 that hit them were […]
According to police reports, the man was killed on Saturday, but he was not identified to the public until Wednesday afternoon. June 5, 2019 – 10:20 pm: Luis Fernando Martinez-Vertiz, 25, was killed in a crash involving a 2000 Nissan Xterra and a 2018 Ford F-450 in central Austin on Saturday night. Martinez-Vertiz was a […]
According to investigators on the scene, speed may have also played a factor in the single-vehicle accident. June 5, 2019 – 11:00 am: One man was killed and a woman was critically injured in a single-vehicle accident that took place when an SUV hydroplaned on wet roads. The accident took place in the Humble area, […]
According to police, the victims were migrants from El Salvador who were being pursued until rain and wet conditions caused police to call off the chase. June 5, 2019 – 4:00 am: Six people were killed and five were critically injured in an accident that took place after an SUV smuggling migrants from El Salvador […]
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, one of those injured was taken to the hospital by LifeFlight helicopter. June 4, 2019 – 10:00 am: Four people were injured in a five-vehicle accident that took place in Harris County on Tuesday morning. One was taken to the hospital by helicopter, while three were transported by […]
According to HFD acting shift commander Chris Chavez, the injured firefighter suffered a shoulder injury while fighting the flames. June 3, 2019 – 11:30 pm: A firefighter in southeast Houston was injured while fighting a house fire on Monday night. The cause of the injury is unclear at this time, but the fire appears to […]
According to the Houston Fire Department, a woman was pinned by her leg in the vehicle after the crash and had to be cut out. June 3, 2019 – 9:30 pm: Two people were injured in a rollover crash that took place in the Texas Medical Center on Monday night. One woman in the SUV […]
According to recent reports, two children were among those injured in the crash that took place on Monday morning. June 3, 2019 – 7:30 am: At least three people were injured in an eleven-car pileup that took place on the North Freeway on Monday morning. Two of those who were injured in the accident were […]
According to Houston Police, several lanes of the Gulf Freeway were closed down for a few hours while investigation into the accident was ongoing. June 3, 2019 – 1:30 pm: Two juveniles were injured in a crash that took place in southeast Houston on Monday afternoon. The cause of the crash is still unclear, but […]
According to police, the child’s mother ran the child over while moving into a parking space. June 2, 2019 – 10:15 pm: A 2-year-old child was killed on Sunday night after being run over in a southeast Houston apartment complex. The child’s mother ran the child over, and police have tested the woman for intoxication. […]
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, it appears as though the vehicle ran a red light, striking the 4-wheeler. June 2, 2019 – 2:31 pm: A child has been taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital after being hit while riding a 4-wheeler in Harris County on Sunday afternoon. The accident took place on Begonia Lane […]
According to Houston Police, investigation is still underway to determine who ran a red light leading up to the fatal crash. May 27, 2019 – 9:30 pm: A woman was killed and several others were injured in a three-car crash that took place in west Houston on Monday night. Aside from the woman, the other […]
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, two other people were injured in Sunday night’s fatal crash. May 26, 2019 – 10:15 pm: Ashley Marie Frias, 18, was killed in a crash that took place Sunday night in Smith County. Tracy Damon Anderson, 46, and a 15-year-old boy were both injured in the crash, […]
According to police reports, the driver was being stopped for a seat belt check when he fled, leading to the accident. May 26, 2019 – 9:30 am: A Houston Police Officer received minor injuries just before an accident that critically injured the driver who caused it. Two other drivers received minor injuries in the accident. […]
According to reports, the man was reported missing very early on Sunday morning and recovered a few hours later. May 26, 2019 – 8:00 am: A man’s body was recovered by the Coast Guard on Sunday morning after the man had been reported missing a few hours before. The man’s friends had reported that the […]
According to Houston Police, the man died after hitting a guard rail and falling from a ramp. May 26, 2019 – 1:00 am: A motorcyclist was killed very early on Sunday morning after his motorcycle hit a guard rail and he fell about 50 to 60 feet from a ramp. The accident took place near […]
According to Houston Police Officers, the driver who hit the father of three has been taken into custody for a possible DWI. May 24, 2019 – 10:45 pm: Walter Davis Jr., 45, was killed while crossing the street on Friday night in southeast Houston. Police reports state that the man was a father of three. […]
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, alcohol appears likely to have been a factor in the crash. May 22, 2019 – 12:35 am: Yvette Laake-Gonzalez, 41, was killed in an accident that took place shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning. The accident took place in Live Oak County, about three miles north of […]
According to police reports, the crash involved a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler, leading to the death of one man. May 24, 2019 – 1:05 am: One man was killed in a crash that took place in Travis County shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday morning. The accident involved a vehicle and an 18-wheeler, leading […]
According to the Pasadena Police Department, investigation into the fatal motorcycle crash is still ongoing. May 23, 2019: At least one person was killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a motorcycle that took place in Pasadena on Thursday afternoon on the 10800 block of Red Bluff Road, near the intersection with Bay Area […]
Policy limits recovery for client struck by drunk driver
Net to client: $16,627.11 Year Closed: April 2019
A drunk driver ran a stop sign and collided with our client—forcing his vehicle into a ditch. Our client sustained serious internal trauma resulting in a traumatic pneumothorax, multiple rib fractures, a fractured sternum, a fractured left scapula, a dislocated left acromioclavicular joint, and a right ankle abrasion.
Six-Figure Net to Client Following Spinal Fracture and Fusion
Net to client: $159,015.70 Year Closed: March 2019
Our client was involved in a multi-car rear-end collision that fractured her spinal column. She had to immediately undergo an emergency spinal fusion. Although she made a good recovery from the surgery, she continues to suffer with occasional pain and will always have a scar across the front of her neck.
Our client fractured her arm and nose when striking her head collision. After surgical repair of her fractured arm, she continued to experience symptoms of dizziness, headaches, and memory problems from a traumatic brain injury. She also suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder.
Net to client: $199,454.55 (assuming full reserve paid out) Year Closed: March 2019
Obtained a substantial recovery for a worker installing a component of a conveyor system who fell through a floor opening in a second floor walkway. The area had been released to his work crew, and one section of floor (steel grating) had not been closed in, and it was not marked or covered, in violation of state and federal (OSHA) standards, and the entire area was poorly lit. The worker fell through the floor opening approximately 15 feet, striking a fixture, and then landing on the concrete floor. He suffered multiple pelvic fractures and other injuries. After several months in a wheelchair, followed by extensive rehabilitation, the worker returned to work with minor residual impairment.
Our client sustained multiple injuries when a fully loaded trailer crashed into his SUV at highway speeds. He underwent an anterior discectomy cervical fusion and arthroscopic rotator repair. He also sustained a severe head injury causing classic concussion symptoms.
Net to client: $264,265.78 Year Closed: March 2019
Obtained a significant settlement from a non-subscriber employer, after a coworker dropped an object onto the foot of the employee client, resulting in the client suffering an injury to the toes and foot. The condition progressed into Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), and treatment was disputed, delayed, and denied by the employer’s health plan. After months of litigation and fighting for the client to receive needed care, client is receiving care, but is left with permanent loss of use of foot.
Net to client: $20,975.11 Year Closed: February 2019
Our client slipped and fell on produce spilled on a grocery store floor. She sustained back and knee injuries requiring medical treatment. Doctors diagnosed her with a fractured vertebrae, back sprain, and right knee sprain.
Net to client: $305,491.53 Year Closed: October 2018
Obtained a policy limits settlement for a pedestrian who was crossing a street at an intersection on a green light, when they were struck by a motorist turning left. Client suffered a fractured hip, which required surgery, and aggravation of a pre-existing low back condition. Investigating police officer placed blame on client pedestrian for walking into path of car. However, our investigation showed client had a green light, and although there was no marked crosswalk, wheelchair cutout where client entered the intersection established proper location to cross street at intersection. Recordings from scene showed motorist said he did not see pedestrian, i.e., failure to keep proper lookout.
Net to client: $60,454.83 Year Closed: February 2019
A driver in oncoming traffic lost consciousness, ran over the median, then struck our client’s vehicle head on. Our client had glass shards from the shattered windshield lodged throughout her body. The emergency medical team diagnosed her with a fractured tibia, which healed without surgery.
Net to client: $300,103.92 Year Closed: December 2018
Client delivery truck driver was picking up personnel baskets from a plant. The baskets were top-heavy, which was not known to the driver, but plant personnel had experience moving the baskets and had previously moved them with three-man crews. This time, only a forklift driver was assigned, and he failed to follow safety procedures, resulting in the basket falling and striking the driver on the head. She suffered head, neck, and back injuries, requiring two surgeries. She made a full neurological recovery, but had mild residual short term memory loss and continues to experience neck and back pain. Request Your Free Consultation
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Net to client: $72,759.79 Year Closed: December 2018
Our firm was hired shortly before the running of the statute of limitations by a man who suffered neck, back, hip, and leg injuries in an intersectional collision. We filed suit, and after reviewing his medical records, it became apparent he was suffering memory loss and other classic symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) since the accident. We proved the client was knocked unconscious in the collision by testimony of an eye-witness. However, this was missed by EMTs and the emergency room staff, because the client did not remember being knocked out. We obtained an evaluation by a neuropsychologist, confirming the diagnosis of TBI, and we recovered the policy limits from the liability insurer, and a substantial portion of his underinsured motorist limits. The client also began a course of treatment for his TBI, and his condition is improving.
Rear End Collision Necessitated Repeat Spine Surgery
Net to client: $31,931.89 Year Closed: December 2018
A driver lost consciousness and rear ended our client, who immediately sought medical treatment at the emergency room. Our client suffered from excruciating low back pain similar to pain from a prior collision, which caused him to undergo a laminectomy. After months of chiropractic care, the client’s neurosurgeon determined the only way to find meaningful pain relief would be another laminectomy to alleviate pain in his low back.
Net to client: $32,769.51 Year Closed: January 2019
A tractor trailer traveling at highway speeds rear ended our client’s small SUV in interstate traffic. She sustained multi-level disc herniations in her neck and back. After eight weeks of physical therapy, she underwent an epidural steroid injection to relieve her neck pain.
Net to client: $171,440.10 Year Closed: December 2018
An inexperienced worker was hired to operate a table saw. The table saw was over 30 years old, had no safety features (blade guard and splitter) and no instruction manual. The worker was not trained to use a “push stick” to avoid placing his hand near the blade when removing wood after it was cut. He suffered partial amputations to three fingers. The case settled prior to suit being filed.
Net to client: $210,146.72 Year Closed: November 2018
A ten-year-old boy was attacked by a dog in a public park in Harris County. The dog had been brought to the park by its owner, and was not on a leash. The attack resulted in a laceration to the boy’s face, which required surgical repair. The case settled for the dog owner’s homeowner insurance policy limit.
Net to client: $85,473.63 Year Closed: December 2018
Mediated six-figure settlement for client struck by drunk driver on her way home from work. The drunk driver ran a red light on his way home from a sports bar, which resulted in a major intersectional collision. Our client fractured her forearm, requiring surgical repair.
Net to client: $267,356.09 Year Closed: November 2018
Toolpusher suffered a head injury resulting from an oilfield accident that occurred out-of-state. Prior to settlement, our firm had to litigate and defeat a claim by the worker’s compensation carrier for reimbursement, based on a waiver of subrogation clause.
Net to client: $409,100.26 Year Closed: October 2018
A store employee suffered electric shock injury from a piece of industrial equipment that had been improperly serviced by a company maintenance worker. The company was found at fault, and both our client and his wife recovered for their damages.
Net to client: $31,133.36 Year Closed: September 2018
Negotiated a mediated settlement agreement for our client, who was involved in an intersectional collision while on the job. He suffered a disc herniation in his lower back and required six months of medical treatment, including physical therapy and epidural steroid injections.
Net to client: $60,496.53 Year Closed: September 2018
Our client was crossing the street on foot when a van entered the crosswalk, crashed into her, and knocked her to the ground. She sustained a torn rotator cuff and fractured rib. After months of painful therapy for her shoulder, she underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the tear, followed by more therapy.
Net to client: $122,529.08 Year Closed: August 2018
A German Shepherd, with a history of attacking others, attacked our mail carrier client. As she approached the door to the dog’s home to deliver mail, the German Shepherd knocked her to the ground and bit her thigh. She sustained serious injuries including permanent nerve damage and scarring at the site of the bite.
Net to client: $31,826.52 Year Closed: August 2018
Obtained a policy limits settlement for a client struck by a drunk driver flying through an interstate construction zone at a high rate of speed. The drunk driver failed to maintain a single lane, swerved to miss another vehicle, struck the interstate barrier wall, then slammed into the driver door of our client’s vehicle. She sustained a concussion and neck injury. Fortunately, our client recovered after six months of treatment.
Net to client: $198,927.14 Year Closed: August 2018
Obtained substantial settlement from United States for dock worker engaged in mooring operation of government vessel. Ship’s crew mishandled mooring line, which “snapped back,” striking worker in leg, severely fracturing leg and causing him to require external fixation for nine months, lose work for ten months, and remain under the active care of an orthopedic surgeon for over a year. He was left with a permanent defect in his fibula.
The driver of a truck ran a red light and hit the client’s vehicle. The client was treated and released from the emergency room and followed up with a doctor a month later with complaints of neck and back pain. He was treated with physical therapy and released after several months.
Obtained a six-figure settlement for a retiree who was struck by a drunk driver evading arrest in a high speed chase with law enforcement. The drunk driver exited the interstate and, due to his extreme intoxicated state, he failed to yield the right of way, resulting in a violent collision. Our client sustained multiple internal injuries requiring an eight-day hospitalization. After discharge, he continued to suffer from a shoulder injury that required several months of outpatient rehabilitation.
Obtained $38,270.31 net to client settlement for client who sustained an open wound caused by store employee’s negligence in handling ceramic tile that fell onto her shin, slicing it open. Once the open wound healed, our client developed a non-chronic pressure ulcer that required six months of wound care treatment.
Net to client: $255,974.64 Year Closed: March 2018
Obtained a net recovery of over $255,000 for a late 20’s male who was driving down the freeway, when an 18-wheeler veered into his lane, dragging his car for over 300 feet, coming to rest with the grill of the tractor in his driver’s window. Client suffered PTSD, as well as a back injury that required surgery, and he lost over six months of work.
Net to client: $417,035.42 Year Closed: January 2018
A privately owned company cut costs by providing A-frame ladders to its warehouse employees instead of rolling, platform-style ladders. As a result, our client was required to lift a heavy box from a high shelf while leaning from the upper step of a ladder not suited to this task. He fell and suffered severe head injuries that left him with a permanent brain injury, including a loss of short term memory and other injuries. We recovered a settlement for him that compensated him for his lost income, pain, and suffering.
Net to client: $601,598.57 Year Closed: January 2018
Obtained a substantial recovery for a motorist who suffered a fracture to the body of his T6 vertebra, as well as severe neck and back injuries, when his vehicle was rammed by a box truck while stopped in traffic on Loop 610. The injury left our client unable to work, and affected his enjoyment of life.
Net to client: $115,826.99 Year Closed: December 2017
A company truck rear-ended client on a freeway, propelling her across several lanes and causing impact with two other vehicles. She underwent back surgery, and had a good recovery after post-surgery physical therapy.
Plaintiff was injured when an 18-wheeler struck the construction machinery they were operating on the side of a highway. The investigating police officer determined Plaintiff failed to yield the right of way by operating the machinery in the highway lane of traffic, and that both parties failed to pay attention. Plaintiff sustained injury to their low back in an area where they had a prior surgery. Plaintiff underwent two surgeries to repair the damage at the level above the prior surgery.
Multi-level Disc Herniations Sustained in Rear End Collision
Net to client: $52,694.93 Year Closed: December 2017
Obtained a settlement, resulting in $52,694.93 to client, for a passenger involved in a rear end collision. Our client suffered injuries to her neck, back, right shoulder, arm, and leg, requiring more than a year of medical treatment.
Oral and head trauma following rear-end collision.
Our Attorney negotiated a policy limits liability settlement for a client rear ended by an inattentive driver. The impact caused the client to sustain significant oral injuries and head trauma. After extensive dental treatment and oral surgery, she still expects to need future dental care necessitated by this collision.
28 year old man struck by 18 wheeler who made an unsafe lane change.
Client required two rounds of pain management treatment in order to return to job as a nurse. Initial pain management doctor did not resolve problem, so we referred client to a different doctor, whose treatment was successful. Insurer would not accept lost wage information based on inability of client to return to nursing without full duty release. Worked with employer to obtain more detailed documentation without filing suit.
Neck and back injuries after being struck by drunk driver.
Our attorney negotiated a $97,500.00 settlement for a client rear ended by a drunk driver when he and his wife were on the way home from a fishing trip. As they were merging onto the highway, the drunk driver crashed into their truck bed at highway speeds. The impact destroyed their vehicle and sent our client to the emergency room by ambulance. He underwent four months of treatment for injuries to his neck and back.
Torn rotator cuff after being struck by a drunk driver.
Our attorney negotiated a $245,000.00 settlement for a client rear ended by a drunk driver, when she and her husband were on the way home from a fishing trip. As they were merging onto the highway, the drunk driver crashed into their truck bed at highway speeds. The impact destroyed their vehicle and sent our client to the emergency room in an ambulance. She required surgical repair of her torn rotator cuff, and also suffered injuries to various other body parts. Her recovery required nine months of medical care.
Client fell from unguarded ledge of public space over 15 feet, suffering severe injuries. Prompt investigation revealed building owner neglected lighting and failed to maintain required guards protecting the ledge.
We obtained a substantial settlement for a young man who suffered multiple broken bones after falling 15 feet from an unguarded ledge on a public plaza. The plaza was at street level on three sides, but a driveway to an underground parking garage on the fourth side created a drop of more than 15 feet. Our quick investigation uncovered proof the building failed to replace lights on the plaza, causing poor lighting leading to the injuries.
Rear-end car crash caused neck, back, and shoulder injuries.
Our client was rear-ended by a tow truck driver as traffic slowed on a freeway. The client was diagnosed with neck, back, and shoulder injuries, which were treated with physical therapy. The client’s net recovery from the settlement was $53,000.00.
Worker sustained back injury when a crane operator unexpectedly moved a load he was standing on, causing worker to flip.
Client’s crew was working in a plant. A large metal sheet had been put in place by a crane operator. Client got on top of the sheet, and the crane operator moved it without warning. Client sustained an injury to his back. Surgery was recommended, but he never had it. The case settled prior to trial. The client’s net recovery was $200,000.
Client sustained neck and back injuries and a concussion when he rear-ended a truck entering a roadway in foggy conditions.
Client rear-ended an 18-wheeler that was pulling onto a roadway in dark, foggy conditions. Fault for causing the wreck was hotly disputed.
Our client underwent neck and back surgeries, which the defense attributed to neck and back problems the client had before the wreck. The case settled right before trial for an amount that netted the client $590,000.
Rear-end Car Wreck Resulting In Pelvic Fractures & Surgery
Net to client: $128,000
Client was a passenger in a car that ran out of gas on the freeway at night. The car stopped in a moving lane of traffic, and was rear-ended by the defendant.
The defendant’s auto insurance carrier argued lack of insurance coverage for various reasons; however, the case settled prior to trial for the defendant’s primary policy limit and half of the excess policy. The client’s net recovery was $128,000.
Terry Bryant PLLC negotiated a settlement agreement for client who sustained a facial laceration.
Attorneys at Terry Bryant PLLC represented a young man who sustained a facial laceration while attending a social function on the premises of an apartment complex. He was attempting to break up an altercation between other guests, when an intoxicated young man struck him in the face with a glass container. The laceration necessitated medical care and, eventually, required surgical scar revision.
Our attorney negotiated recovery for father of three injured in DWI car wreck.
Our attorney negotiated a settlement agreement for a father of three, who was injured in a car wreck with his wife and young daughters. Our client was a front-seat passenger, and his wife was driving. While they were stopped at a red light, an intoxicated teen driver rear-ended their vehicle.
The teen driver was charged with possession of marijuana and failed a field sobriety test. Because of his extremely negligent behavior, our client had to leave his family at the scene of the crash to seek emergency medical treatment at a local hospital.
Policy Limits Settlement For Man Injured In Rollover Collision
Net to client: $12,488.84 Year Closed: 2016
Our attorney negotiated a policy limits settlement for a client injured in a high impact rollover collision.
While our client was proceeding through an intersection with the right of way, the adverse driver t-boned his vehicle, causing it to flip multiple times before coming to a rest. He was rushed to the emergency room by ambulance, where he underwent a full series of diagnostic studies to address internal injuries. After several months of medical treatment, he was able to return to his academic pursuits.
Policy Limits Settlement For Man Paralyzed In Motorcycle Collision
Net to client: $45,605.94 Year Closed: 2016
Our attorney obtained a policy limits settlement for victim of a motorcycle collision.
Our attorney obtained a policy limits settlement for a motorcyclist paralyzed in a collision. A van failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign. The van entered into motorcyclist’s lane of traffic, struck his motorcycle, and knocked him to the ground.
Our client suffered multiple broken bones and lacerations. After months of inpatient rehabilitation, he was finally able to return home; however, he was left paralyzed from the waist down.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, call a board certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim.
Policy Limits Settlement For Passenger With Internal Injuries
Net to client: $67,702.40 Year Closed: 2016
Our attorney secured a policy limits settlement for car wreck victim with internal injuries.
Our attorney secured a policy limits settlement for a client involved in a high-speed automobile collision. As our client was coming around a curve in a road, an oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck his vehicle head-on, causing the vehicle to spin out of control.
Our client sustained major internal injuries, requiring a lengthy hospitalization and extensive inpatient rehabilitation. He had to relearn to eat and walk as part of the painful rehabilitation process. After more than one month in the hospital, he was discharged home and made a full recovery.