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Houston Lawyer Joe Stephens Seeks Millions for Truck Accident Injury Victim

A Texas man suffered injuries to much of his body in a 2018 trucking accident, including developing CRPS, a chronic and debilitatingly painful medical condition. Houston, TX (July 15th, 2019) – Houston car crash lawyer Joe Stephens has issued a demand letter on behalf of his client, Mr. Williams, seeking a multi-million-dollar settlement for injuries Mr. Williams received in a ...

DWI Suspected in Weekend Pile-Up on Sam Houston Tollway

The the best vehicle collision attorney in Houston know how deadly a chain reaction, freeway pile-up can be.  Vehicles move so quickly at the high speeds traveled on freeways that once a single accident occurs, frequently other vehicles are ensnared because there isn’t enough time to react and avoid the accident. This leads to a chain-reaction accident, of one car after ...

Kingwood Mother Backs Over Daughter in Driveway

The best vehicle collision attorneys in Houston know that driving always has the potential to be dangerous. One wrong move or moment of distraction can cause huge repercussions—and even be fatal. People are often lulled into a sense of safety about driving when they are near their homes and other familiar places where they frequently drive. But accidents can happen ...

Houston Drivers Can Now Pay for Parking Using Their Mobile Devices

The best Houston car accident attorneys know that looking for parking in this city can cause a lot of stress and headaches. Not to mention add a certain level of danger on the roads because of drivers who may be running late and are frantically looking for parking so they may not be looking where they are going. A new ...

Teen Arrested For Weekend Hit-and-Run Accident

The best auto collision attorneys in Houston Texas know that when people attempt to flee from police, they are more often than not, eventually caught. A hit an run accident over the weekend left a woman severely injured, and her dog was killed in the incident. Late last Friday night, Sharon Kiel was walking her dog in the Champions subdivision ...

Wrong-Way Crash on East Freeway Leaves Motorcyclist Injured

The best Houston vehicle collision lawyers know that wrong-way accidents are extremely dangerous. Sometimes they occur because a driver is in unfamiliar territory and misses seeing a sign. And sometimes they happen when people are just being reckless. Early this morning a motorcycle accident occurred on Houston’s East Freeway that left one motorcycle driver injured. There was another motorcycle rider ...

School Bus Ends Up In Ditch After Crash With Cadillac

A good Houston vehicle collision attorney knows that accidents are a regular part of city life, but when they involve vehicles carrying a large number of people—such as a bus, they are particularly harrowing. On Thursday night, a Spring Branch ISD school bus was hit by a speeding Cadillac near the Katy freeway. Luckily, the school bus was empty except ...

Fatality From Crashing into Telephone Pole

The best Houston auto crash law firms are always saddened when drivers meet their own demise in a car accident—especially one that was preventable and avoidable. Driving too fast is an experienced reasons that car accidents occur. The faster the vehicle travels, the less easy it is to control the vehicle, and the less time you have to react if ...

Police Suspect Attempts to Flee Police and Crashes Car

Top rated Houston car crash lawyers are always miffed when potential suspects attempt to flee police, because it never works out well. The suspects are almost always eventually apprehended and once they are, the conditions are far worse than if they had just pulled over in the first place. Frequently, as in the instance that occurred early Tuesday morning, auto ...

Houston Deputies Search for Hit-and-Run Driver who Struck Homeless Man

An experienced Houston auto crash lawyer knows that many people don’t view the homeless as legitimate citizens because of their lack of participation in society. It is still just as shocking and tragic when a homeless person dies in a hit and run accident as when any other human being does. Early Monday morning in Harris County, a homeless man ...

Toddler Struck and Critically Injured by Minivan

A top rated Houston car injury lawyer knows how vital it is to keep watch of your children at all times. Children are playful and naturally curious and often do not understand the dangers that surround them. On Monday night a 3-year-old toddler was struck by a minivan in Southwest Houston after darting into traffic. The little boy and his ...

Houston Driver Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter

The best automobile crash lawyers in Houston, TX know that driving under the influence of alcohol can turn into a very serious crime. If a person is killed as a result of a drunk driving accident, the police charge is intoxication manslaughter. A woman killed in an accident early on Thursday morning, for which the perpetrator of the crime appears ...

Houston Metro Driver Swerves Dangerous Through Traffic

As an experienced Houston auto injury attorney Joe believes in the city’s public transportation system, and know that it helps to cut down on the number of motor vehicle accidents residents of Houston are exposed to and involved in. But if Houston’s public transportation drivers cannot be trusted to drive safely and conduct themselves professionally, the potential for damage is ...

Metro Lift Contracted Taxi Driver Kills 2 Passengers in Crash

A good Houston car wreck lawyer is just as astounded by motor vehicle accidents as the general public is, despite their regular exposure to such occurrences. Accident lawyers know that everyone makes mistakes, and that accidents are part of life, but when a professional driver causes a fatal accident to occur, it is still alarming. At about 5 p.m. on ...

Precinct 3 Bus Critically Injures Motorcyclist in Crash

As one of the best vehicle injury lawyer in Houston, I know how dangerous it can be when a large vehicle makes contact with a smaller vehicle- the impact is often fatal. On Saturday, a motorcyclist was critically injured in a collision with a Houston Precinct 3 city bus, but luckily the result was not fatal. According to the Precinct ...

Another Texas Hot Vehicle Death

As a top rated Houston automobile injury attorney, Joe Stephens know all too well that as summer temperatures soar, some people, usually children die as a result as being left in a hot car. Usually this is the fault of negligent or uninformed parents. But children like to find new and unique places to play or feel like they can ...

Texas First State to Implement No Refusal Policy

The best Houston automobile crash lawyers know that the drunk driving statistics for Texas are staggering. Texas leads the nation when it comes to drunk driving fatalities, making it the deadliest state in the union for DWI accidents. Texas has passed several statues and implemented several protocols to try to decrease the number of DWI accidents, with only partial success. ...

AAA Predicts Fewer Drivers This July 4th Holiday

Any good auto accident lawyer in Houston, TX knows that the high price of gas has an effect on how much people travel, which seems to be playing out as people make their plans for the holiday weekend. The Texas branch of AAA is predicting less traffic for the Houston area, and across the state. On Monday, June 27th, the ...

9 Vehicle Chain Reaction Accident Results in 1 fatality, 5 Injuries

The best auto injury lawyers in Houston are familiar with freeway pile-ups—they are somewhat rare but accident lawyers are exposed to all varieties of motor vehicle crashes. Multiple motor vehicle accidents usually occur when one accident has taken place, and other cars do not the mishap in time to stop, and end up colliding with the initial accident. This is ...

Governor Perry Vetoes Texting While Driving Bill

The best automobile crash attorneys in Houston know how dangerous texting while driving is; but apparently Texas legislators do not agree. On Friday, June 17th, Texas state Governor Perry vetoed legislation that would implement a ban on texting on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle. Last month, lawmakers approved a bill that would ban texting while driving, making ...

Negligent Mall Responsible for Death Verdict

The Quarry Market Mall was found to be a very dangerous place by a San Antonio jury in the shooting death of Luis Gutierrez. The mall had over 200 crimes in the mall or parking lot during the 2 years before, but deliberately chose limited security. Because of the Quarry's decision, Gutierrez was gunned down during a robbery attempt in ...

Houston Rodeo Rollercoaster Death Lawsuit

ABC 13 reports that a state lawmaker is promising to introduce tough new regulation for carnival operators as Houston Accident Attorney Joe Stephens calls for a major investigation into the rollercoaster death last Sunday of Houston father Brian Greenhouse. As we reported on our Houston Injury Lawyer Blog, Stephens wrote a formal complaint letter to the Texas Department of Insurance, ...

Houston Injury Lawyer Urged Client to Warn of Deadly Coaster in 2009 — Years prior to Houston Amusement Park Accident

Houston personal injury attorney Joe Stephens helped a client warn authorities about the Hi-Miler rollercoaster in 2009. Unfortunately, those warnings apparently went unheeded, and a rider plummeted to his death earlier this week. As ABC13 News' Jessica Willey reports, Stephens encouraged his client to lodge a complaint with the Texas Department of Insurance, which is charged with regulating carnival rides. ...

Data Recorders Could Reduce Risk of Houston Tractor-Trailer Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a new rule that would require Interstate truckers to utilize data recorders in tracking hours-of-service compliance, a long-overdue move that could reduce the risk of Houston tractor-trailer accidents caused by tired truckers. The Houston 18-wheeler accident attorneys at the Stephens Law Firm understand the extreme risk posed by tired truckers on the ...

New Study Contends Red Light Cameras Would Reduce Number of Fatal Houston Car Accidents

As a veteran vehicle wreck law firm in Houston we understand the risks associated with motorists who run red lights or disobey traffic signals. Now a new report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports 12 cities with red-light cameras have reduces crashes at intersections by 24 percent. Red-light camera programs are easy to hate. But the fact remains ...