Former TV Reporter Files Lawsuit After Injured in Texas Car Crash
A former television reporter for Houston-based KTRK, Wayne Dolcefino, recently filed a lawsuit against the driver and the company that employed the driver, AT&T, after a Texas car crash, Chron reports.
According to the Chron article, Dolcefino was hit head-on by the driver who worked for AT&T. As a result of the Texas car crash, which happened about 130 miles north of Austin, Dolcefino filed a lawsuit against both the driver and the driver’s employer, citing negligence. The driver was ticketed at the time of the crash, according to Chron.
“This accident is a result of gross negligence, and AT&T, through its employee, has refused to cooperate in our investigation,” the lawyer for Dolcefino said in a statement. The Texas car crash lawsuit was filed in late June in Travis County.
Dolcefino was an investigative reporter for ABC13 who now owns his own investigative consulting firm, according to an article by ABC13. The accident happened in April as Dolcefino was traveling as part of his business. His accident led to severe injuries involving his pelvis and foot, and required surgery as a result, the article states.
Texas Car Crash Statistics
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2016, there was a total of 265,076 persons injured as a result of a Texas car crash. Of these injuries, 17,582 people sustained a serious injury. Deaths that were considered fatalities attributed to a Texas car crash increased 5.45 percent from 2015, with a total number of 3,773 reported deaths in 2016. A total of 628 fatalities were from head-on crashes.
The report also stated that the following represented the average frequency of Texas car crash events:
- One fatality occurred approximately every 2 hours 20 minutes
- One injury was sustained every 1 minute and 59 seconds
- A reportable crash took place every 57 seconds
Taking Action Following a Texas Car Crash
If you have been involved in a Texas car crash, it is important that you seek medical care right away to determine the state of your injuries. Even if your injuries are not severe enough to warrant emergency medical intervention or hospitalization, you will want to see your doctor immediately or visit an urgent care center to determine the scope of your injuries.
Due to a variety of factors, such as shock and a delay in swelling, among others, you may not feel the pain of an injury right away. However, if you will be making a legal claim after your Texas car crash, which is highly encouraged, you will want to have clear documentation from any medical professionals that outline any injuries you have sustained.
Contacting the legal team at McDonald Worley can help you get the immediate legal help you need in order to maximize your chances at recovering damages related to your injury. It is important for your lawyer to begin working on the case before the insurance company begins to gather evidence, as the evidence gathered by the insurance company may not end in your favor.
Our legal team does not require eligible individuals to pay anything, and we offer a free case consultation to determine if you qualify. The sooner you call, the sooner you can secure the legal help you need to help you navigate the process of recovering monetary losses that resulted from your Texas car crash.