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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

Injured by a drunk driver? Call Stanley & Associates, Texas Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car wreck due to a drunk driver, contact Stanley & Associates for your free case consultation. We have represented thousands of clients across Texas and have over a decade of experience.

Our Texas car accident attorneys are available 24/7 to assist you. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means no fee unless we win. Call 844-227-9739

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

Image via CNN - Crash happened near Andrews, Texas on March 15, 2022

(CNN) - Nine people -- including six student athletes and their coach -- were killed in a fiery crash between a pickup truck and a van carrying members of the University of the Southwest's men's and women's golf teams, officials said Wednesday.

The crash happened around 8:17 p.m. Tuesday just outside Andrews, Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety said."A Dodge 2500 pickup was traveling southbound on FM 1788. A Ford Transit passenger van registered to the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, NM was traveling northbound on FM 1788," the DPS said in a statement. An earlier notice from the agency misidentified the pickup as a Ford F-150.

"For unknown reasons, the Dodge pickup drove into the northbound lane and struck the Ford passenger van head on," DPS Sgt. Steven Blanco said. "Both vehicles caught fire and burned."

Six students and one faculty member aboard the university van were killed, the DPS said. The driver and a passenger in the pickup truck also died.

Continuing reading at CNN.

If you need a wrongful death attorney in Texas, call Stanley & Associates

Many times when a death of a loved one occurs due to the negligence of another, a civil lawsuit is not the first thing on your mind. However, it is very important that a tough, experienced, and compassionate attorney gets involved at the start of the case. Evidence needs to be protected and circumstances need to be figured out.

Stanley & Associates has represented clients across Texas and throughout the United States for over ten years. Our firm has successfully won thousands of cases during this time.

Our Dallas car accident attorneys are available 24/7 to assist you. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means no fee unless we win. Call Stanley Associates at 844-227-9739

Thousands upon thousands of Texans are seriously injured in a variety of accidents every year. We're not even talking about the football team! Many Texans don't even think about involving a personal injury attorney until it is too late. We are going to go over what a personal injury attorney is, what they do, and why they are needed.

Ok, so what is a personal injury attorney?

A personal injury attorney represents clients that have been injured due to the negligence or inactivities of another in a civil claim. It is important to know that hiring a personal injury attorney is not the same as hiring a criminal attorney. Criminal attorneys seek to punish the at-fault person through prison time or to defend an innocent person in a criminal trial. Personal injury attorneys seek to punish the at-fault person with monetary penalties.

The most important things to understand about a personal injury attorney is how they get paid, what they do, and why they are needed.

How they get paid.

One of the biggest concerns we hear from prospective clients is how much money it costs to obtain a personal injury attorney. The good news is that most personal injury attorneys get paid a percentage of the total settlement or outcome of the case. Typically, personal injury attorneys do not require a retainer, or an upfront deposit, from their client at the beginning of the case.

Additionally, many established and experienced personal injury firms, like Stanley & Associates, will front case expenses. This means the firm pays out of pocket to investigate and work on the case. Keep in mind that not all firms operate the same way and that attorney fees and expenses will vary from firm to firm.

What they do.

As discussed above, a personal injury attorney is not looking to put anybody in jail. Rather, they work to punish the negligent party monetarily. The attorney will have a team investigating and collecting information pertinent to your case. They will also file claims against the negligent party and negotiate to reach a settlement agreement. If the attorney is unable to reach an agreement, they will file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Why they are needed.

Civil litigation can be a long and expensive process. When you've been seriously injured, the last thing you want to do is manage claims and deal with the legal components of managing your case.

That is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney that has seen thousands of injury cases. He or she is familiar with the laws and regulations concerning your case. They will spend time and money to fight on your behalf. The personal injury attorney and their team will manage the tedious process for you so that you can focus on recovery.

Why choose Stanley & Associates?

Our attorneys have the experience you can rely on to manage your case. Your case will be managed by a team of experts, not just a singular associate. All clients are treated with the dignity, respect, and compassion they deserve from beginning to end. When you choose Stanley & Associates, you're choosing not to waste time. You're choosing experience, honesty, and trust.

Call our office today for a free consultation: 972-833-8000

Photo of a courtroom before jurors arrive for jury duty.
Photo by David Veksler

The judge and constitutional law professors will tell you about your "civic duty" - to go down to the courthouse for jury duty. To get paid ten dollars a day to take off work and help decide whether or not someone goes to jail, or to decide if someone has to pay.

Just thinking about a trial after a traumatic personal injury can be daunting. That's where our personal injury attorneys can assist you.

Did you know...

Most personal injury cases will settle before a trial. Talk about a weight lifted off your shoulders!

We call a jury to the courtroom and go to trial when an insurance company has refused to pay enough money to settle the case.

In Texas, it is against the law for someone to drive without valid car insurance. During a trial, you cannot mention Allstate, GEICO, or any insurance company - even though they will pay for their insured driver's negligence.

Who gets to decide how much a case is worth?

A jury is who will decide which person was negligent in a car wreck. They will also get to decide how much money the injured person will receive as compensation for this process. It can take years to get to trial.

When the final trial date comes, you won’t hear anything about car insurance. It will just be the other driver at court. But their car insurance provided their lawyer and will pay any amount awarded by the jury.

A summons for jury duty is always a surprise and hardly ever fun. But jurors are an integral part of the trial process and the role should not be taken lightly.

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