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Map view of the crash site at 14700 State Highway 288

PEARLAND, Texas — Five people were killed, including one juvenile, on Saturday in a crash involving two cars in a south Houston suburb, authorities said.

At about 7:28 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 14700 block of State Highway 288 southbound Frontage Road, according to the Pearland Police Department.

Investigators said two cars were going southbound from Beltway 8 to Shadow Creek Parkway when a red vehicle speeding hit another car, causing it to roll over and ejecting four of the five people inside.

Officials said three of the five passengers, including one juvenile, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The fourth and fifth passengers were transported to the hospital, according to police.

The fourth passenger was pronounced dead at the hospital from the injuries sustained, and the fifth passenger is currently being treated for injuries.

The driver of the red vehicle was transported to the hospital, where officials said they were pronounced dead.

Two juvenile passengers of the red vehicle were also transported to the hospital and are being treated for their injuries, police said.'

Source: KTRK-TV

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If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident in or around Mesquite, contact Stanley & Associates for your free case consultation. Stanley & Associates has represented clients across Texas for over ten years. Our firm has successfully won thousands of cases during this time.

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Wichita Falls, TX -- A Dodge Caravan was stopped on the road because of a mechanical problem when it was hit from behind by a GMC Denali. The force of the crash pushed the van into a telephone pole.

Wichita Falls Police are investigating the crash that occurred around 6:30 am Friday morning on Southwest Parkway near the intersection of Elmwood Avenue.

Sergeant Eipper says the driver of the Denali was not injured. All of the injures came from the occupants of the Caravan. The injured include a 25 year old female, a five-year-old and a two-year-old.

Eipper says the youngest victim suffered a severe head injury and was flown to Cook Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Source: KAUZ, CBS News Channel 6

Beaumont, TX -- A family of 11 from Henry County, Georgia, is mourning the loss of an 11-year-old boy after their car flipped while driving in Texas.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 36-year-old Jamel Madison was driving his wife, 35-year-old Tracey Moseley, and nine children down I-10 near Beaumont, Texas just before 6 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The family was traveling in a Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV when another car changed lanes and cut the SUV off. Officials say Madison swerved to avoid hitting the car, but crashed into the concrete barrier, causing the car to flip.

Family members say 11-year-old Robert died in the crash. They also say one of the couples’ daughters is paralyzed from the neck down and another of the daughters suffered a slipped disk.

All ten survivors of the crash were taken to the hospital for treatment after the crash.

The eight surviving children are between the ages of three and 16.

Family members also say the family’s vehicle was totaled in the crash.

GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family with medical and funeral expenses.

Source: WSB-TV

All lanes blocked this morning as police investigated the fatal officer-involved crash.

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia confirms that Officer Jacob Arellano died this morning as a result of his injuries in a head on collision Tuesday night. Arellano was struck by a wrong way driver just before midnight while on his way to work in southern Dallas.

The crash happened at the Spur at West Kiest Boulevard. Police said the wrong-way driver hit the front left side of the officer's SUV, forcing it to go into the right lane and get hit by a tractor-trailer. The SUV rolled several times before stopping on the right shoulder of Spur 408.

The wrong-way driver was also hospitalized in critical condition. The tractor-trailer driver wasn't hurt.

8-Year-Old Kaden Rainwater

Dallas, TX -- An 8-year-old boy who rode his scooter inside the parking lot of a Far East Dallas apartment complex died Monday night after he was struck by a drunken driver, police say.

It happened about 7:10 p.m. on Monday, October 10, on the 3600 block of Dilido Road. Police said the driver of a blue 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck crashed into the child.

"You just heard a loud bang and a ‘crack.' Just a loud 'bang' and kids screaming," said Lamartha Nash, who lives at the apartment complex and is close friends with the child's family. "My son was playing with him, he was just screaming, telling his friend to get up, and trying to help him.”

Nash said they were playing outside on the street, which turns into a dead end.

“I guess he [the driver] didn’t see him? But they were saying like he was drunk or had alcohol on his breath," described Nash. "They couldn’t get him [the child] breathing here, his mom and my dad did CPR on him, they put a tube in him on the way to Children's, but didn't make it when he got there."

Kaden Rainwater, 8, attended S.S. Conner Elementary School. 

Police said the driver, 30-year-old Miguel Martinez, stayed at the scene but was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Martinez said that he had two Modelos between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. but investigators state that Martinez had glassy eyes and a strong odor of alcohol from his breath every time he spoke.

After a DWI investigation, Martinez was arrested and charged with murder and DWI of two or more previous convictions. His bond totaled $600,000.

Source: NBC DFW

We've all heard the horror stories about insurance companies raising insurance premiums for customers who were not at-fault for simply filing a claim. The reality is that this is less likely due to filing a claim and more likely to occur because the insurance company has now deemed the customer to be a higher risk.

Insurance companies charge higher premiums to drivers who pose a high risk of liability versus drivers they consider to be low risk. They take multiple factors into consideration, such as your driving record, your age, the type of vehicle you are insuring, and how you use the vehicle. Essentially, the less likely the insurance company thinks you are to be in an accident, the lower your insurance premiums will be. Be mindful that not all insurance companies play by the same rules.

Don't be discouraged to file an Uninsured or Underinsured motorist claim!

If you were involved in a hit-and-run accident or by someone who didn't have insurance (or not enough insurance), you should absolutely file a claim on your own policy. Why? Because this is what you've paid your insurance premiums for. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you from this type of loss so that you don't suffer the financial burden alone.

Many insurance companies will not raise rates on their insured after a no-fault claim has been filed while some might. If you find that your insurance rates have gone up significantly, you can try to negotiate a better rate with your current carrier or begin looking for a new insurance carrier. If it is in their best interest to raise rates, it is in your best interest to find an insurance carrier that suits your needs, too.

Did you know that insurance companies in Texas are required to offer Uninsured Motorist coverage and Personal Injury Protection? If they fail to offer these coverages to you and obtain your signed, written rejection of these coverages, then this coverage may be applicable to you.

Beware of purchasing a "full coverage" insurance policy. This term is meaningless and causes confusion for many people thinking their injuries would also be covered just to find out they had a minimum liability policy with collision and comprehensive coverage for their vehicle only. Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage is not required per Texas statute but is highly recommended in case you are seriously injured in a car wreck.

If you've been in an accident and are unsure what to do, consult with our law office today by calling 972-833-8000. Stanley and Associates has over 20 years of combined experience in accident injury law. We fight to protect our clients' rights, help them seek medical treatment, and win compensation for their injuries.

You may be hesitant to hire an attorney after you have been injured in a car accident or other accident injury for many reasons. Undoubtedly, you will ask yourself, “aren’t attorneys expensive?” Or “the insurance company will take care of me, right?”

We aim to help assure any doubts you may have so you can be confident and informed when making your decision. Let’s go over the top 5 reasons why it’s worth hiring a personal injury attorney.

1. Insurance Companies Do NOT Have Your Best Interests In Mind

They are only interested in protecting their bottom line. They have teams of attorneys looking for ways to minimize the amount of money they pay-out to badly injured victims. You should have an attorney fighting for you and your rights.

2. Injury Attorneys Help You Seek Medical Treatment

Many injured victims don’t realize how severely they were hurt without proper medical treatment and professional diagnosis. Not to mention, insurance companies will actively discourage treatment so they don't have to pay. We help find doctors so you can be seen ASAP instead of waiting weeks through your regular healthcare network.

3. Proving Your Case Is Complicated and Time Consuming

Our personal injury law firm has decades of experience handling scrupulous insurance companies and navigating the legal challenges an injury claim presents. You can count on our attorneys to fight for you while you recover and get back to your normal routine.

4. Injured Victims with Legal Representation Receive Larger Settlements

Why manage a case on your own when you can have a legal team do it for you? Insurance companies know that claimants are not trained negotiators. According to a report conducted by the Insurance Research Council, settlements were 40% higher when claimants were represented by a lawyer. Our attorneys know the tricks and strategies that will lead to the best resolution.

5. If You Don't Win, You Don't Pay

There is no cost to you up front - no legal fees of any kind. Seriously. You won't have to worry about "billable hours." Our attorneys will work your case on a contingency fee basis which means you pay nothing unless you win. There is no out-of-pocket cost to hire a personal injury attorney. Attorney fees are deducted from your settlement offer if a satisfactory outcome is achieved.

If you're unsure if you have a case, give us a call at 972-833-8000 for a free case review. There is no obligation to hire an attorney for your free consultation.

Our client was traveling through an intersection when a semi-truck ran a red light colliding with the driver's side of our client's vehicle. Injuries suffered by our client included a fractured rib, rotator cuff strain, multiple bruises and contusions to her body, post-traumatic headache, and sprains to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. We filed a lawsuit and were able to prove the defendant driver had meth in his system. Settled for $500,000.

Our client was slowing down due to another crash ahead. The semi-truck traveling behind our client's vehicle failed to control their speed and struck the rear-end of our clients vehicle causing neck and back injuries. Defendant tried to deny liability based on our client's prior history of neck and back injuries. A lawsuit was filed and we eventually received 10 times the initial offer as we approached trial. Awarded $350,000.
Our client was rear ended by a reckless driver who was driving under the influence causing injuries including multiple cervical herniations, left shoulder impingement, post-traumatic headaches and muscle spasms. They failed to stop and render aid to our client, nearly striking three other pedestrians on a nearby sidewalk. Our client attempted to self-treat, however, her pain continued to intensify and she contacted our office for assistance in seeking medical care. We fought and won policy limits of $250,000.

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