Blog Posts in July, 2012

  • Harris County Sheriff's Office touts decrease in alcohol-related deaths

    Now for a bit of good news.... Harris County Sheriff's Office touts decrease in alcohol-related deaths By Erin Mulvaney Houston Chronicle Drunk driving-related fatalities are down in the first half of this year in Harris County, the county that typically leads the nation in such deaths. In the first six months of 2012, there have been 24 drunk-driving related deaths in Harris County's combined ...
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  • Hundreds of accidents blamed on Houston road rage

    By Yang Wang and John Tedesco Houston Chronicle From fender benders to fatalities, from fists flying to guns blazing, enraged drivers in the greater Houston area have caused more than 900 motor vehicle accidents that injured hundreds and killed five over the last five years, according to crash data from the Texas Department of Transportation. Road-rage crashes across Texas peak during evening rush ...
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  • Authorities fighting DWIs struggle to stop over-serving of alcohol

    Under Texas State law bar owners, restaurants, liquor stores, and others can be held liable for auto accidents and deaths that result from their illegal sale of alcohol. Commonly referred to as "dram shop laws," those who knowingly or negligently serve alcohol to intoxicated or under age persons can be held liable for accidents they cause as a result. At The León Law Firm , we investigate the ...
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  • Wrong-Way Drivers Wreak Havoc

    In a disturbing turn of events, five people died in a span of less than 48 hours on Interstate 45 near The Woodlands, Texas, which is just north of Houston. All of the fatalities were the result of car accidents caused by wrong-way drivers. In the first accident, a 19-year-old female and an 18-year-old male passenger, who was riding in the backseat, were killed when a car being driven by a ...
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