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Texas found to have the second highest number of unfixed, recalled cars

Web-based vehicle history service provider Carfax, Inc. associate Chris Basso testified to the prevalence of automotive defects in the state of Texas, and the fact that this is the state wherein recalled vehicles do not easily get fixed.

Basso noted that one in every five cars on the road in Texas has an unfixed recall, making it the second state behind California to have the most incidences of cars having unfixed recalls in the country.

Debbie Love, the owner of a four-year-old Jeep with a problem, said that she did not get a letter from the automotive company regarding how to fix her vehicle, noting, “I would have thought they would have made more effort to get a hold of owners”.

If you have a product liability case you need legal help with and you live in Fort Worth or other areas in Texas, do not hesitate to seek the legal representation of our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm by calling our offices today at 817-338-0303. Manufacturers of defective products should be made to pay for their negligent actions.

Bosch Tools issues a recall for Dremel MICRO

An announcement made by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that Bosch Power Tools and Accessories, the North American branch of German multinational engineering and electronics company, Robert Bosch GmbH, has issued a recall for the Dremel MICRO Model 8050 Rotary Tool. The recall was decided after it was discovered that the product can overheat and potentially endanger those who handle the product.

The model involved in the recall is the Dremel MICRO Model 8050 Rotary Tool, with date codes 407 through 505. Date codes can be found on the name plate of the product on the opposite side of the Dremel logo.

Get in touch with our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth, Texas by calling our offices today at 817-338-0303 to discuss your product liability case at length with our committed legal professionals and to learn more about the legal services we offer.

Two killed in Fort Worth car accident

Fire department officials reported that a two-vehicle collision at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 3 in one of the center lanes of southbound Loop 820 West, near White Settlement Road in Fort Worth, Texas caused the death of two individuals.

According to fire department spokesman Kyle Clay, the accident occurred when a Chevrolet Malibu developed a flat tire. Because of this problem, the vehicle came to a stop in one of the roadway’s center lanes, at which point a sport utility vehicle rear-ended the Malibu.

Two individuals were sitting in the back seat of the Malibu when it was hit, resulting in fatal injuries. One individual was pronounced dead at the scene while the other died after being taken to the hospital. Two other individuals involved in the accident were taken to area hospitals to receive treatment for minor, non-life threatening injuries. Authorities have stated that they are not sure how fast the SUV was traveling when it struck the Chevy Malibu.

Texas A&M University-Texarkana student dies in car accident

A student at Texas A&M University-Texarkana in Texarkana, TX was killed in a car accident on Thursday, July 16, according to an email from the university’s president, Emily Cutrer.

The victim was identified as Ana Arellano, an undergraduate student from Horatio, Arkansas and who was supposed to be returning to the university this fall as a sophomore.

Cutrer said that the “loss comes at a time that our campus is still healing from November’s tragic accident” wherein three college students – one of whom was Daniel Gonzalez and was “a very close friend of Ana’s” – were killed on Interstate 30 when their car was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler.

Cutrer is inviting those who feel inclined to help to donate financial assistance for Arellano’s burial expenses by contacting LeAnne Wright at [email protected].

Dottie Lynn Parkway single-vehicle accident kills teen

A teenager from Arlington lost his life on July 3 when his car crashed into a tree in Fort Worth, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

According to Burton, Carpenter went to his father’s house in Arlington that Friday to get some things for himself, such as clothes, video games, and his guitar, to take with him on his way to his mother’s house a few blocks away. She received a text message from him at 9:43 p.m. Just over an hour later, at 11:10 p.m., Carpenter was found inside his car by police officers in the 2600 block of Dottie Lynn Parkway. Carpenter’s vehicle apparently veered off the roadway, and he then crashed into a tree. Police are conducting further investigations to determine what factors may have contributed to the crash.

The Fort Worth legal team at the Woodson Law Firm extends their sincere thoughts to the friends and family suffering from this tragic loss.

Officials encourage safety when using fireworks this Fourth of July

The Longview Fire Department in Texas has cautioned residents to be cautious and put safety first in the coming Independence Day celebrations for the Fourth of July, including following the local government’s regulations about using fireworks, according to the Longview News-Journal on June 28.

According to a prepared statement by Longview Fire Education specialist Iesha Robinson, an estimated 90% of emergency accidents concerning fireworks involves those products which consumers are commercially allowed to use.

Robinson noted that citizens can take extra safety precautions by attending seminars and public displays regarding the use of fireworks conducted by professionals in the field. Robinson also said that Longview residents are not allowed to use fireworks in the city but can opt to celebrate the holidays with them in the county.

Vendors can start selling fireworks by June 1 up until midnight of July 4.

Get in touch with our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth, Texas today by calling our offices at 817-338-0303 to set up a legal consultation schedule with a qualified member of our legal team if you need legal advice regarding your personal injury case.

Authorities search for hit and run driver in injurious accident

Three girls were hit by a vehicle on Mississippi Avenue near Lowden Street at around 2:35 a.m. on June 14, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Police have been looking for the hit and run driver, who was reported to be driving a white Crown Victoria. Reports indicated that two men were in the car, one appeared to be African-American and the other Hispanic.

The girls, who were ages 10, 11, and 14, remained in serious condition at Cook Children’s Medical Center. The father of the oldest girl said his daughter had been staying with the other two girls, who were her close friends.

The legal team at the Woodson Law Firm understands that reckless drivers cause great injury in accidents everyday. If you or a loved one has experienced this, our attorneys may help you pursue financial compensation to cover medical expenses and other associated costs. Call us at (817) 338-0303 today to learn more about your legal options.

Officer attended teen’s graduation after fatal accident

Lieutenant Eric Ellison of the Orange County Police Department in Texas had the difficult assignment of telling 18-year-old Kazzie Portie that his parents died when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a pickup truck, according to FOX 13 on June 1. As a show of support, Ellison attended the teen’s graduation ceremony a few days later.

According to an interview conducted with Ellison by local news channel KBMT, telling Portie about the tragedy that ended his parents’ lives was one of the hardest things he has ever had to do.

The pickup truck driver who caused the accident is facing two counts of manslaughter.

When an accident occurs through no fault of your own, the consequences can be devastating–especially if the accident results in the loss of your loved one. The legal team at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth is dedicated to representing accident victims and their families against those who caused them harm. Call us at (817) 338-0303 today to learn more about taking legal action after an accident.

Hit-and-run in Wichita Falls seriously injures motorcyclist

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a recent hit-and-run in Wichita Falls, according to newschannel6now.com.

A 41-year-old man on a motorcycle was struck by a gray Nissan pickup on Saturday, May 2 at around 8 p.m. near the corner of Industrial and Sheppard Access Road. The motorcyclist was brought to the United Regional Hospital and then was airlifted via medical helicopter to the John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth to address his injuries. Wichita Falls police told News channel 6 that the victim is expected to survive the ordeal.

Authorities have named 18-year-old Tanner Hutchins as the main suspect in the case. He was recently arrested and charged with intoxicated assault and accident involving personal injury.

Our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm believe that the victim in cases like this should not have to pay for what was done to them. To find out more about how we can help you, call our offices today at 817-338-0303.

Two teenagers killed in Shallowater two-vehicle collision

Two teenagers were killed in an automobile accident in Lubbock County, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on April 27.

According to reports by the Department of Public Safety, Justice Chavez, 17, was driving a two-door Pontiac that also carried 16-year-old Alicia Ramos when the vehicle was hit at the intersection of Country Road 6100 and Farm to Market Road 179. Chavez was declared dead at the scene of the accident, while Ramos succumbed to her injuries later at the University Medical Center. The Pontiac was crashed into by a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Douglas Fairbanks and carrying his 10-year-old son. The Truck was traveling northbound on FM 179 when it hit the teens’ vehicle.

Shallowater principal Tom Johnson said that students gathered at the high school in remembrance of the two students. Chavez played for the high school football team and received an honorable mention as a defensive lineman in an all-District competition last season.

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