Lewisville Texas Law Blog

Personal injury: Teen driver kills CPS workers, 2 children

A fatal accident left three people dead and sent several others to the hospital. Texas police are still investigating the devastating wreck and believe that they know who caused it. While a criminal investigation is not necessary for victims to pursue personal injury claims, information collected by the authorities can be helpful when seeking compensation.

A 61-year-old CPS worker was traveling with three foster children at the time of the accident. They were driving on SH-19 when a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction slammed into their vehicle head-on. The CPS caseworker and two boys -- aged 10 and 14 -- all died at the scene of the accident. The boys' 12-year-old sister suffered severe injuries and had to be flown to a children's hospital, where she was last listed in critical condition.

Immigration: Am I eligible for a green card?

For those noncitizens who are hoping to permanently live and work in the United States, a green card is essential. However, since immigration laws are complicated, the process by which a person obtains a green card is not necessarily straightforward. By understanding who is eligible to apply for a green card, those hoping to immigrate to Texas can utilize the most appropriate avenue.  

Those who have immediate family members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can pursue a green card through a petition made by the citizen. This process is usually much quicker than the standard approach, and most people can receive their green card upon completion of the paperwork. This category includes spouses of citizens, children younger than 21, parents, stepchildren and more. 

Prevent personal injuries to kids this Halloween

There are many reasons why children look forward to Halloween: The excitement, the costumes, the candy and the spookiness. Parents look forward to Halloween as well; it is a great time to make memories with your family.

But Halloween can also pose the risk of personal injury, especially for children. Before you head out trick-or-treating, take care to know a few important safety tips for this holiday.

Parents may pursue personal injury claims after deadly bus wreck

A terrifying school bus accident left one student dead and many others seriously injured. What caused the accident is still not entirely clear, and Texas authorities are still investigating. However, victims and their families do not have to wait until the conclusion of a criminal investigation to pursue compensation through personal injury claims. 

The bus was transporting 42 students home after school when for some reason it rolled into a ditch. It struck a power line as it rolled over, which sparked a fire that engulfed the bus. Emergency responders were able to transport 38 of those students back to their school, where they were treated for minor injuries in a make-shift triage that the nurse set up in the library.  Six people -- three students and three responding police officers -- had to be transported to area hospitals for serious injuries. 

Why Texas is high in bicyclist deaths

Many citizens in the Lone Star State are trying to attempt a healthier lifestyle by riding their bicycles wherever they need to go. It may be slower, but it keeps residents in shape and saves them money on gas bills. Unfortunately for some Texans, what they lack in gas bills they make up for in funeral costs.

Recently, the Wall Street Journal found that Texas was one of the top three states with the most bicyclist deaths along with Florida and California. The three states combined made up for around 40 percent of the nation’s fatalities. While you should not be discouraged from taking your bike out for a ride, you should be aware of why the accident rate in the state is so high.

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