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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.

Washington Woman Files Dog Bite Lawsuit Against Campground Owners

Posted on August 11th, 2011 No Comments

A woman in Washington has filed a dog bite lawsuit against the owners of a West Virginia campground.

According to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia documents, Jessica Barker filed the dog bite lawsuit against the owners of a Bruceton Mills, W.V. campground. The lawsuit names Christopher Ogden, Rebecca Ogden, Alyeska Inc., Big Bear Lake Country Store, Big Bear Lake Real Estate, Big Bear Lake Property Owners Association Inc., and Bear Foot springs as defendants.

According to the lawsuit, the Ogdens owned, leased and/or rented a site at the campground. Barker says the family owned a “vicious and dangerous dog.” The lawsuit claims the defendants knew that the dog was violent and that it had previously attacked and bitten, or attempted to attack and bite, other individuals at the campground.

“The dog was known by all Defendants to be aggressive and a danger to Plaintiff and the public,” the lawsuit alleges.

Barker was a guest at the campground on May 21, 2010 when she was attacked and severely bitten by the Ogdens’ dog, the lawsuit says. As a result of the attack, Barker claims she suffered severe permanent injuries, tissue loss to her right forearm, puncture wounds to her left calf, and severe emotional distress. She is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

If you have been injured by a negligent owner’s dog, please contact the San Antonio dog bite lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

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.

Chrysler Recalls 248K Vehicles for Design Defect

Posted on March 16th, 2011 No Comments

Chrysler Group LLC recalled more than 248,000 vehicles due to a defect that could allow the key to slip while driving, shutting down the engine.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects 2010 Dodge Journey crossovers, 2010 Grand Caravan Minivans, and 2010 Chrysler Town & Country minivans made between August 3, 2009 and June 17, 2010. The vehicles feature a deign defect where harsh road conditions or driver contract with the key could move the key to the accessory position and shut down the engine.

The automaker said it has received 32 customer complaints and 465 warranty claims for the affected vehicles. Chrysler, which is managed by Italy’s Fiat SpA, said it knew of two rear-end collisions that may have stemmed from the problem.

If you have been injured by an automobile defect, please contact the San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Pedestrian struck near Ingram and 410

Posted on September 26th, 2010 No Comments

A pedestrian was struck while crossing the street around 2 AM Friday morning.

The accident occurred on 410 and Ingram. According to authorities, the man tried to walk across the axis road just off the Ingram exit when he was struck by a car.

He suffered minor injuries to his leg and was treated at the scene.

The diver of the vehicle stopped to help and police do not intend to charge him.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact the San Antonio pedestrian accident lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to learn more about your rights.

Man Dead in Car vs. Pedestrian Accident

Posted on July 21st, 2010 No Comments

22-year-old Victor Garza was hit by an SUV as he was walking down the interstate center near Boerne. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. 65-year-old Michael Gilbert drove the Ford Excursion that hit Garza. He and his passenger, 55-year-old Jose Cisneros, were both taken to the hospital and were released after treatment.

According to the Boerne Star, “At the same time deputies were dispatched to the scene of the rollover accident, they were alerted that a man wearing dark clothing had been seen walking in the middle of the highway in that area, Chief Deputy Matt King said.” Gilbert told officers he swerved to avoid hitting Garza and flipped his SUV. The Department of Public Safety Report indicated that, “the driver had taken evasive action,” according to the Boerne Star.

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