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Fatal Houston Car Crash Ends in Charges Filed

Posted By Houston Injury Lawyer || 1-Aug-2010

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal March traffic accident at Hempstead Highway near Bingle about 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 13th.

Michael Anthony Reyna, 23, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault in the 185th State District Court. Reyna suffered a broken leg and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital and was then taken into custody. The identity of the male victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office.

The accident occurred when the victim was traveling westbound on Hempstead Highway in a black Honda Civic. Approaching the intersection of Bingle, Reyna, in a silver Buick LeSabre, was at a red light on Hempstead waiting to make a left turn onto Bingle. Reyna reportedly became anxious and ran the red light, making a left turn onto Bingle and struck the Honda.

The Honda spun around and struck a black Ford Explorer that was at the light on Bingle near Hempstead. The driver of the Honda was killed and the passenger was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in an unknown condition. The driver of the Ford was not injured.

When alcohol-related accidents take lives the effort to penalize the irresponsibility of the impaired driver becomes more pressing. The Doan Law Firm, P.C. is led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, and has extensive experience in personal injury litigation. They can help families troubled with the loss of a family member due to alcohol-related death or injury.

If you or a friend or family member has experienced such a loss and need advice, please contact The Doan Law Firm, P.C. at 1 Riverway, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77056, Local (713) 869-4747 or Nationwide (800) 910-FIRM.

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After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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