Four Hospitalized After Being Hit By Vehicle In Fort Worth

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On Sunday evening at approximately 5:40 PM, a woman and her three children were hit by a vehicle that was involved in a separate crash. According to a report from local authorities, the vehicle in question veered into the pedestrians after being hit by another car.

A good Samaritan who witness the incident dropped everything and ran to help the woman following the accident. It has been reported that the woman was trying to cross an intersection with a stroller when she and the three children were hit.

A Good Samaritan Assists The Accident Victims

Richie Dulany, the good Samaritan who assisted the pedestrians, stayed with them at the scene of the accident until emergency medical personnel arrived onsite. As of January 6th, the woman and two of the children involved were still listed as being in critical condition at the hospital. More information will likely become available in the near future.

Car Accident Attorneys in NorthTexas

Rachel Montes and her team are ready to assist individuals who have been hit or hurt in auto accidents throughout North Texas. If you or are loved one have been injured, you can take advantage of a free case consultation with the Montes Law Group legal team.

Staying Safe After a Car Accident: Your First Three Questions

No one choose to be in a car accident. In fact, the moment a car accident occurs, many people are shocked to realize that the accident even occurred. Unfortunately, it is these moments of disbelief and surprise that matter the most when you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Over the course of the next several blogs, we’ll be breaking down what you should and shouldn’t do following a car accident that wasn’t your fault. These first few moments can set the stage for months to come, so it’s critical that you are prepared in the moment.

Question 1: Is Anyone Hurt?

If you’ve been in an accident, immediately check yourself and – if possible – others in your vehicle for injuries. You may be too caught up in the moment to realize that you or a fellow passenger has been injured and requires immediate medical attention. This is a crucial step that can even save lives.

If you do notice that someone is injured, it’s time to seek medical assistance right away.

Question 2: Am I Still In Danger?

If you have been in a car accident on a busy road, you may not be out of danger. A driver who isn’t paying attention may still pose a serious risk to you and your passengers. If you have the ability to get yourself and your vehicle out of immediate danger posed by oncoming traffic by driving to the side of the road, this could help ensure that no further harm is done. Use your hazard lights to signal other drivers that an accident has occurred!

Question 3: Should I Call The Police?

Simply put – yes! If you’ve been in an accident on a public road, the police can create an accident report that will become a great resource for you later on when attempting to make an insurance claim. Be prepared, however, the police may not always respond to minor traffic accidents due to a continuous influx of pressing issues.

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The car accident attorneys at Montes Law Group can help you learn more about your options following an auto accident that wasn’t your fault. Contact us and take advantage of a free case consultation today!

18 Wheeler Accidents in Texas Increasing

Big Rig Semi Truck driving down a road

A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has revealed a troubling statistic regarding Texas roads. In 2020, NHTSA logged over 4,000 fatal road accidents involving big rigs and semi trucks. The precise number, 4,134, represents a serious safety hazard for drivers of all vehicles across the Lone Star State.

This is not the only troubling statistic, however. An additional report published by the Texas Department of Transportation has shed light on yet another disturbing data point: the state of Texas leads the nation in road fatalities involving large trucks.

Understanding The Surge In 18 Wheeler Accidents

As America descended from the pandemic, the demand on 18-wheeler drivers and big rig operators increased dramatically. Federal government restrictions on driver operating hours were relaxed in order to help facilitate the rapid deployment of medical supplies across the country. While this certainly helped save the lives of ill patients, it dramatically increased the risk of serious accidents on roadways across the United States.

Although it would initially seem that post-pandemic America would impose less demand on truck drivers, the persistent supply shortages have pressed truck drivers into grueling schedules yet again. The need for a fully functional infrastructure is, of course, important, but it cannot be argued that the risk posed by fatigued 18 wheeler drivers and big rigs will only increase as more hours are put behind the wheel.

18 Wheeler Accident Attorneys Who Are Ready To Help

At Montes Law Group, we help individuals who have been in 18 wheeler accidents get the help and the support they deserve. Rachel Montes has worked as an 18 wheeler accident attorney for many individuals in need of guidance and support following an accident that wasn’t their fault.

If you are ready to discuss your case, contact our team today for a FREE, no-obligation case consultation.

Three Questions To Ask Your Lawyer (Part III)

Scales of justice.

Hopefully you have had a chance to review Part 1 and Part 2 of our series! If not, we strongly recommend you take the time to explore this content. We’ve included several very important and frequently asked questions that can help clients better understand how to move forward confidently with their case. In Part 3, we’ll take a look at three more very important and relevant questions. With these three blog posts, you should have a great toolkit that will help you tremendously while you research your legal options.

Will I Have To Go To Trial?

This is easily one of the most popular questions that clients ask attorneys. The reason for that is simple: the process of completing a trial can be nerve-wracking and exhausting, and many individuals simply do not want to sit in front of a jury. This can be an emotionally draining experience, which is why so many attorneys work as hard as they can to reach settlements for their clients before a trial even begins. Statistically, only a small percentage of personal injury claims go to trial. That being said, you’ll want to make sure that your attorney is equipped to handle a courtroom case, which brings us to our next question.

Are You A Skilled Trial Lawyer?

Believe it or not, not all personal injury lawyers are skilled trial lawyers. You may discover that a law firm excels at research and pursuing settlement, but is simply not prepared at all to represent you in court. At Montes Law Group, you can rest assured that your legal team is prepared for courtroom activity. In fact, Rachel Montes is a board-certified trial lawyer!

How Much Compensation Can I Expect?

If your accident attorney doesn’t have an understanding of how much your case is worth, how can you expect them to advocate for you? During your case evaluation, your attorney should be collecting the information they need to provide you with an approximation of what you could expect financially pending a favorable settlement or jury decision. This information can help you plan the next several months of your life as you begin to prepare for what comes next. Your lawyer should evaluate various expenditures such as doctor visit, time away from work, physical and mental anguish and other attributes of your personal situation which could impact the level of compensation you can expect.

Semi Truck Fatality in Royce City

18 Wheeler Accident

A tragic accident occurred this last week in Royce City, Texas which left a semi truck driver dead and several other individuals injured. According to authorities, the semi truck accident occurred at the 75 mile marker in the westbound IH30 slow lane. In total, three vehicles were involved in the accident: two semi trucks and a passenger vehicle.

Understanding the Details of the 18 Wheeler Accident

At the time of the accident, traffic was already moving slower due to a previous accident. One of the two semi trucks involved in the accident was unable to slow down and read ender the other 18 wheeler, causing serious damage to both vehicles. The driver who was unable to slow his vehicle ultimately lost his life.

Of the remaining vehicles, the driver of the rear-ended vehicle was not injured. The individuals in the passenger vehicle which was also damaged were transported to the hospital for injuries. Police are still investing the cause of this particular incident.

18 Wheeler Accident Attorneys Who Stand Up For You

Rachel Montes helps individuals who have been injured in car accidents across Texas and New Mexico. If you have been injured in an accident with an 18 wheeler, contact Rachel Montes today for a FREE CASE EVALUATION.

DWI Results in Injuries and Arrests

Early Sunday morning, a Dallas resident was arrested for a DWI after he crashed his vehicle into an SUV along the Dallas Parkway. According to reports provided by local authorities, the driver that was arrested was driving a black Nissan Altima at the time of the collision.

Two individuals inside of the SUV were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. At the time of reporting, the conditions of these two individuals had not been released to the public.

In Texas, drivers should always be keenly aware of drunk drivers who may be posing a risk to themselves and others. Although organizations such as TxDOT are continually launching new campaigns to raise awareness about the troubling prevalence of drunk driving on Texas roads, the problem continues to persist.

Drunk Driving Attorneys in Texas

If you have been hit and injured by a drunk driver in Dallas or the surrounding communities, you deserve the best possible legal representation. Rachel Montes has been helping individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by drunk drivers get themselves and their finances back on track. You can receive a FREE CASE EVALUATION by contacting the team at Montes Law Group today. Call (214) 522-9401 to speak with a legal professional today!