Posted on May 13th, 2013
At least two people were hospitalized after they were involved in a three-vehicle accident near the Castlewood Apartments in New Braunfels on the afternoon of May 2.
According to reports the crash happened at around 3 p.m. in the 2500 block of Loop 337 when a car was rear-ended, causing it to collide with another car in front of it. Two occupants in the middle car had to be extricated from their vehicle as it became stuck between the other two cars. Firefighters of New Braunfels had to remove all the doors of the car to safely get the occupants out of their vehicle.
The two unidentified victims were airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio, where they were reportedly in stable condition but suffering from broken bones.
The negligent actions of others is, sadly, sometimes unavoidable and may put your life and well-being in danger. Get help if you’ve been injured in such a situation from the lawyers at the Burch Law Firm by calling 830-629-0955.
Posted on April 4th, 2013
A man reportedly died in an Easter morning crash on South Seguin Avenue early in the morning of March 31.
According to the New Braunfels Police, the crash happened around 3 a.m., when 49-year-old Larry K. Vodron was driving northbound. His car crossed the southbound lanes at the 200 block, causing his SUV to hit a utility pole. After coming to a stop, the vehicle became engulfed in flames. Employees at the City Parks Department pulled the driver out of the burning vehicle after witnessing the accident. Fire department and EMS crews responded and performed lifesaving measures on the victim.
Vodron was rushed to Christus New Braunfels Hospital where he, unfortunately, later died of injuries.
Unfortunately, due to automotive or road defects and other reckless actions of negligent parties, many people lose their lives in car accidents, leaving their families and friends grieving. Our legal team at the Burch Law Firm send their heartfelt condolences to those affected by this tragedy.
Posted on March 21st, 2013
Two separate car accidents injured several people and caused traffic problems in New Braunfels on March 19.
New Braunfels EMS and San Marcos emergency crews responded after a car crash happened on Northbound I-35, north of York Creek. The driver and passenger were both airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio. The second accident happened in the 1400 block of northbound I-35 around 9 a.m. when a vehicle swerved to miss a tire and hit a retaining wall. The car reportedly swerved through three lanes before it stopped on a median.
Responding crews to both of the scenes said both crashes caused traffic to back up for several hours.
Unfortunately, car accidents such as these happen with far too much regularity as a result of the dangerous actions of others. Call (830) 629-0955 to discuss your situation if this has happened to you. Our legal team at the Burch Law Firm can explain your options to you.
Posted on March 4th, 2013
A man on a bicycle was severely injured after he was struck by a vehicle on Alamo Street in San Antonio, Sunday evening.
According to reports, a 30-year-old cyclist was struck by a pickup driven by a 52-year-old man who appeared to be intoxicated during the crash. The accident happened when the pickup failed to yield when turning left on South Presa. Sgt. Jim Prendergast said the cyclist who was not wearing a helmet sustained severe injuries after it hit the front of the pickup. He was brought to San Antonio Military Medical Center for immediate treatment.
The pickup driver was detained after he refused to have a breathalyzer test, and police said the suspect “will be given blood draw based on the totality of the circumstances.”
Sadly, drunk drivers cause serious injuries to innocent drivers far too often. If you have been harmed by a drunk driver, speak with a lawyer from the Burch Law Firm about pursuing legal action to obtain financial compensation. Call (830) 629-0955 to learn about your civil rights in this situation.
Posted on February 5th, 2013
On Tuesday, January 22, traffic was stopped during afternoon rush hour after one driver suffered minor injuries in a two-car crash accident near Taco Cabana on the 600 block of Business 35.
New Braunfels Police, Fire, and EMS teams responded to the accident, which occurred around 5 p.m. Responding personnel blocked off the traffic as they rushed an injured driver to Christus New Braunfels Hospital for treatment and cleared the scene of the accident.
Traffic was slow in the area for about an hour following the accident. No other drivers were reported injured in the afternoon car crash.
Being injured in a car accident can have serious and long-term repercussions for which many victims need support. Speak with an auto accident lawyer at the Burch Law Firm by calling (830) 629-0955 and learn about your legal options for pursuing compensation.
Posted on November 30th, 2012
In August 2011, a 19-year-old Texas girl lost her life in a rollover accident. The accident happened when the intoxicated driver of the vehicle, a 31-year-old physician, lost control of his car that the teenager was a passenger in, and fell off the North Loop 289 overpass. The car flipped, and rolled numerous times, killing the 19-year-old passenger, and also injuring another passenger and the driver.
Police investigated the fatal rollover accident after it took place, and determined that excessive speed and alcohol were both factors in the crash. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving under the influence, and his blood alcohol content was listed at 0.14 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent, and therefore the driver’s blood alcohol content was almost two times higher than the legal limit.
The parents of the deceased teenager have chosen to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their daughter. They are suing the bar that served alcohol to the physician even though he was clearly intoxicated, and they are also suing the physician. The couple is asking for a jury trial for their case, and has requested an unknown amount of damages.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, and you wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit, please contact the wrongful death lawyers of the Burch Law Firm by calling 830-629-0955 today.
Posted on November 29th, 2012
A 45 year-old Seguin man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was arrested earlier this year on his eighth drunk driving conviction. The man’s record spans more than two decades and includes revoked probations and paroles due to repeat offenses. For his sixth and seventh convictions, he served a total of three years and was required to undergo court-ordered treatment and live in a halfway house.
The drunk driver was still on probation for his seventh DWI when police pulled him over in Comal County. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, but his blood alcohol content was later measured at 0.446, more than five times the legal limit of 0.08. The man must serve at least 30 years of his sentence before being eligible for parole after the jury deemed his car a deadly weapon.
However, according to San Antonio Express-News, the 45 year-old is requesting an new trial on the basis that “valid defense objections and motions were improperly denied.” His attorney claims that a language barrier between his client and the police officers prevented a proper investigation from taking place. Comal County District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney do not believe the man will receive a new trial.
If you have been a victim in a drunk driving accident, a dedicated attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you endured. The reckless driver responsible for your injuries should be held responsible for his or her actions.
Posted on November 28th, 2012
On Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m., a Dallas man was making his way to a store on Greer Street when he was critically injured by a pack of aggressive pit bulls. Five pit bulls came hurling at the man from a side street, and began attacking him from all angles. The 63-year-old sustained serious injuries to both arms and both legs, and also suffered a deep wound above his right eye.
Fortunately, the man survived the dog attack and was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for his serious injuries. He revealed that he is thankful to be alive, and said that the dogs came out of nowhere before the onset of the attack. Members of a church saw the man being bitten, and came across the street to ward off the dogs with sticks.
At the beginning of the attack, one of the dogs bit off the man’s shoe and scurried away with it. The man’s wife found the shoe in a field later on that day, and said that it had been completely ripped to shreds. The other four dogs were found, and were placed in quarantine by Animal Services officers. The owner of these hazardous canines was located, but has yet to be charged in the attack.
Please contact the dog bite lawyers of the Burch Law Firm by calling 830-629-0955 if you or someone you know has sustained injuries after being attacked by an aggressive dog.
Posted on November 26th, 2012
Two people died in traffic collisions over the long Thanksgiving weekend in New Braunfels and Comal County, KGNB reports. Thanksgiving morning, a 61 year-old woman learning to ride a Harley Davidson “Trike,” a three-wheeled motor vehicle, was killed in the New Braunfels High School parking lot when she lost control and hit a curb, causing the vehicle to overturn on top of her. Emergency responders pronounced her dead at the scene.
Thanksgiving night a fatal car accident occurred in Comal County near U.S. 281 and Spring Branch Road. Authorities believe the driver of a minivan, who was swerving between oncoming traffic, was intoxicated when he collided with an SUV. The driver, who was identified as a 30 year-old man from Dallas, was traveling northbound when he hit the driver of an SUV heading southbound as she was trying to avoid the collision. She suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio. The suspected drunk driver did not survive the crash.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a drunk driver, an experienced attorney can help explain your legal options to obtain financial compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering. A lawsuit can bring you the relief you need and hold the guilty party accountable for his or her reckless actions.
Posted on November 21st, 2012
Four wounded war veterans tragically lost their lives in a train accident that unfolded rapidly in Midland, Texas last Thursday. A parade float carrying military veterans and their spouses was heading to a parade honoring the veterans who had been wounded in combat when the train crash took place. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, the entire accident happened within 20 seconds.
Sixteen people were injured in the accident, and four individuals were killed. There are reports that one war veteran pushed his wife off of the flatbed truck mere seconds before getting killed himself. His wife survived the accident uninjured. The NTSB stated that the driver of the flatbed truck had crossed the train tracks after the warning lights had started. The crossing lights were also flashing at the time that the truck was traveling over the tracks.
The war veterans and their spouses had to react quickly before the train crashed directly into them. The train conductor signaled his emergency horn nine seconds before the fatal accident. The conductor attempted to pull the emergency brake, but was unable to avoid the deadly collision. The train collided with the parade float going faster than 60 miles per hour. The driver of the parade float has been identified as an Army veteran himself.