Dallas personal injury litigation

Drunk Driver Charged With Accident That Kills Two And Injures Two Others

by Staff Blogger | November 6th, 2012

November 6, 2012

A 34-year-old Dallas, Texas, man has been charged following an accident that claimed the lives of two people and left a young girl seriously injured. The Dallas Morning News stated the accident occurred Monday around 9:30 p.m., at the corner of Military Parkway and Jim Miller Road.

Reports indicate the man responsible for the crash was driving a black 1999 Ford Taurus sedan when he blew through a red light moments before colliding with three other vehicles. The impact of the Dallas Auto Accident caused an 8-year-old passenger in the Taurus to be ejected from the vehicle, while the two adults in the vehicle died at the scene. The child was found by officers in the street and rushed to a local hospital.

The driver of the Honda was uninjured, while the driver of the Trailblazer was also transported to the hospital for an examination of non-life threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver responsible for the crash attempted to flee the scene, but was detained by a witness until police could arrive. He was taken into custody and charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.

The Drug Injury Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are here to answer any questions you may have regarding your legal rights if you need compensation for an accident you were involved in with a drunk driver.

Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into Veteran Drug Deaths

by Staff Blogger | October 23rd, 2012

October 23, 2012

With a disproportionately high number of returning Texas veterans dying from drug injuries and overdoses associated with prescription medications, the U.S. House Committee on Veteran Affairs is calling for an investigation into the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) tracking of veteran deaths.

The Austin American-Statesman found that while a large number of veterans are committing suicide upon arriving home from overseas, just as many recipients of veterans’ disability benefits die from drug injuries caused by overdoses of narcotic painkillers they receive from VA doctors. Many of those who died also were found to have had multiple drugs in their systems at the time of autopsy.

While the VA has been ordered to perform further studies on the mortality of returning soldiers, and have plans to do so at the end of the year, they face several challenges in collecting data that can be of true benefit. For instance, the VA depends on the National Death Index to obtain causes of death; however, there is a two-year-delay on the release of those documents. Also, death certificates only say whether the individual served in the military, and it includes active duty service members with veterans of all ages.

The Veterans Disability Benefits Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough understand the difficulties veterans face upon returning from service and are here to help you by answering any questions you may have.