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Tolley Accident Shuts Down Corpus Christi's Harbor Bridge

Posted By Houston Personal Injury Attorney || 28-Nov-2010

A three-car accident involving a trolley shut down Corpus Christi's Harbor Bridge for several hours last month as officials and emergency crew forced a massive cleanup, reports say.

According to reports, a Chevrolet with three people inside was in the right lane with a flat tire at the base of the bridge. A blue Chevrolet, also with three people inside, was coming down the bridge and attempted to change lanes to stay a safe distance from the stopped car. An RTA trolley, with 10 aboard, was behind and couldn't stop in time, hitting the Chevrolet from behind.

Five people were taken to area hospitals, including three children - one of whom was thrown to the floor when the trolley collided with the Chevrolet. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

Reports say the RTA bus driver was cited with failure to control speed. Emergency crews forced the shutdown of the bridge to attend to the injured. The bridge was reopened about 90 minutes later.

Due to their size and potential passenger capacity, public transit accidents almost always cause more than a single injury - as a passenger car often does. And with lengthy experience with public transit injury litigation, The Doan Law Firm, P.C., can provide answers for some of the toughest questions of public transit litigation. The Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, can give you assistance or direction in the event of an accident. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C. at 1 Riverway, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (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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