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East San Antonio accident leaves one girl injured

Posted on March 9th, 2012 No Comments

A young girl was hospitalized after she was struck in a car crash that occurred on Tuesday in East San Antonio is currently still recovering in the hospital.

According to police officials, the accident occurred at 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of South Walters and East Houston when the 7-year-old girl was struck while riding her big wheel. The girl’s big wheel became stuck on the car and she was dragged 100 feet.

The driver of the car will face assault charged as a result of the crash. Officials in the case have stated that the girl’s injuries do not seem to be life-threatening and she was taken to University Hospital to be treated. She was taken into surgery as a result of the injuries.

7 San Antonio police officers being investigated

Posted on February 8th, 2012 No Comments

Seven South Texas police officers, whose names were not revealed, have been put under investigation for allegedly covering up a car accident of an off-duty sergeant.

None of the officers are facing charges, and according to San Antonio police Chief William McManus, the sergeant driving involved in the accident was put on administrative leave after he hit a highway wall in his patrol car on Thursday.  Alcohol is believed to be involved.

The other officers are now on administrative duty after they attempted to cover up potential evidence from the officers’ vehicle.

There was minor damage to the patrol car and an officer who was not involved in the cover up reported it.

Austin accident victims sue hospitals over liens

Posted on April 1st, 2011 No Comments

It is common for hospitals to file liens against patients as a way to ensure they are paid, even by the 25 percent of people without health insurance in Texas.  However, more and more hospitals in Texas seem to be abusing liens by overcharging high numbers of accident victims.  For example, UMC Brackenridge in Austin has filed more liens than any other hospital in Central Texas with 18,300 filed since 1999.

In addition, a spokesperson from the Seton Family of Hospitals told reporters that the only times the hospital does not automatically file a lien is when a patient’s hospital bill is less than $5,000.  One attorney said in reference to the liens, “The hospital has this lien statute, and they’ve got all the power.  You have no ability to negotiate until you file suit and go to court.”

In one case, an Austin woman, Jean Bogardus, was the victim of a pedestrian accident after being run over by a car in a parking lot in 2007.  Bogardus’s leg was broken in three place and she spent two days at UMC Brackenridge after doctors performed surgery on her leg.  The hospital charged her $31,115 and, rather than billing her medical insurance, the first thing officials did was file a lien for payment.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of an accident in San Antonio, contact the San Antonio personal injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to learn more about how we can help you.

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