Abilene has accident-prone intersections

Three intersections in Abilene, Texas were listed in the “Most Dangerous Intersections in Texas” compilation made by personal injury attorney Brian White, which collated data from 2012 through 2015 supplied by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The intersection of Buffalo Gap Road and South Clack Street had a danger score of 164, with 62 crashes, 34 injuries, and no fatalities. The intersection of South Danville Drive and Buffalo Road Gap had a score of 127, while the intersection of South Danville Drive and Southwest Drive had a score of 105.

The intersection of Bissonnet Street and Sam Houston Parkway in Houston was listed as the most dangerous intersection in Texas between 2012 and 2015, according to the report, with 335 crashes, 263 injuries, and no deaths for a score of 1,124. The intersection, on the other hand, with the most crashes – 341 – was Interstate 45 and NASA Parkway (Farm to Market Road 528) in Webster, with a score of 480.

Our attorneys at Chris Mayo Law Firm, who provide legal services in San Antonio or other areas in Texas, handle personal injury accident cases that involve auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and wrongful death in relation to an auto accident. Speak with a qualified member of our team by calling our offices at (210) 999-9999 to explore your legal options today.

Social Security acting commisioner resigns over corruption allegations

Social Security Administration acting commissioner Carolyn Colvin has relinquished her post; employees welcomed the development, with one employee in the SSA’s Office of Disability Adjudication or Review (ODAR) division, saying, “I’m ecstatic about it.”

Colvin made the decision known to her employees during the second week of January: she will be stepping down when President Barack Obama leaves office on Friday, January 20.

Since assuming the acting commissioner post in 2013, Senate Republicans have been blocking her appointment due to the unclear nature of her nomination.

In 2013, the same year that Colvin took over the SSA, the Government Accountability Office estimated that around 36,000 people were subjected to $1.3 billion in erroneous payments over two years.

Our attorneys at Chris Mayo Law Firm, who provide legal services in San Antonio or other areas in Texas, handle Social Security disability cases. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices at (210) 999-9999 to explore your legal options today.

Worker and wife sue Entergy for electrocution accident

Adam and Ashley Mason filed a lawsuit against electrical utility company Entergy Texas in Jefferson County District Court, claiming that Entergy’s negligence caused Adam to be electrocuted while he conducted an inspection of a utility pole.

According to Adam’s complaint, while he was conducting an inspection on a pole, an electrical wire broke loose and electrocuted him. On October 21, 2015, Entergy filed a motion for leave to designate a responsible third party, claiming their company was not responsible for the injury Adam has sustained. They added that Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. “clearly had a duty to ensure that its employees” were fit to handle the job set before them. Osmose was also responsible for guaranteeing that no loose objects had the possibility of falling from the electric pole and causing injury.

Our attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm provide quality legal representation for our clients in San Antonio and other areas in Texas. We handle personal injury accident cases that include workplace injuries, among others. Call our offices today at (210) 999-9999.

Five die in two separate accidents in Bexar County

A two-vehicle collision that happened on Wednesday, December 21 around 1 p.m. in the 11200 block of Alamo Park Ranchway, near the intersection of Texas 151 and Loop 1604, resulted in the death of three individuals, one of them dying at the scene of the accident and the other two succumbing to mortal injuries later at the hospital where they were taken to.

According to Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes, a sedan and a pickup truck collided with each other on the accident site. A passenger in the sedan, a man, was declared dead at the scene of the accident, while the woman who was driving the sedan and another male passenger were taken to Westover Hills Hospital.

The pickup driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was not hospitalized.

In an earlier accident in the 4500 block of Diamondhead Drive, the San Antonio Police Department reported that two people, identified as San Antonio resident James David Powell and Seguin, Guadalupe County resident Jesse Cortez, both 45 years old, were killed when their motorcycles crashed into each other.

Our deepest condolences from Chris Mayo Law Firm to the victims of these accidents as well as their loved ones.

Hundreds are in danger of losing disability checks due to fraud

Donna Dye is one of the hundreds of Americans whose disability payments will get postponed because of an ongoing case against attorney Eric C. Conn, who is charged with 18 crimes including the destruction of records, money laundering, mail fraud, wire fraud, making false statements, and conspiracy. Dye, who was at wits’ end, said, “It’s like sitting in a tub of water, floating, nothing’s wrong. And then somebody pulls the cork, you get sucked out and everything’s gone.”

In 2013, former United States Senator Tom Coburn (Republican of Oklahoma), initiated an investigation into abuses made into the disability program.

The Social Security Administration then contacted Conn’s clients—around 900 of them—and told them their benefits were suspended. Within three weeks, three people whose disability checks were canceled took their lives. Representative Hal Rogers (Republican of Kentucky) was understandably disturbed because his district was the hardest-hit in this incident.

Our attorneys at Chris Mayo Law Firm, who provide legal services for our clients in San Antonio or other areas in Texas, handle Social Security disability benefit applications and appeals. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (210) 999-9999.

Mandatory background checks for SS recipients obtaining guns

There is a new rule being enforced by the Social Security Administration saying Social Security disability recipients are now subject to federal background checks for gun purchases. This action is wholly different than banning all Social Security recipients from owning guns in the first place.

Social Security disability recipients who are subject to these mandatory background checks are classified by the SSA as having limited capacity to mange their own affairs due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease.” Also included are those having medical conditions deemed “severe enough to prevent a person from doing any gainful activity, regardless of age, education, or work experience.”

The federal background check system began in 1993 with the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which got its name from White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was critically injured during the 1981 assassination attempt against former President Ronald Reagan.

Our attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm provide legal services for our clients in San Antonio and other areas in Texas. We handle Social Security disability benefit applications and appeals. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (210) 999-9999.

Social Security takes care of our veterans

Military veterans who return home with debilitating injuries can turn to Social Security disability benefits when they still are unable to work to sustain their daily expenses.

The Social Security Administration caters to military veterans by dedicating a special website for them and their needs, called The Wounded Warriors. This website provides the answers to frequently asked questions concerning the welfare of military veterans. The site also provides information regarding disability benefits, especially how Social Security disability benefit applicants can expedite the processing of their disability claims.

We at the Chris Mayo Law Firm offer legal services in San Antonio and other areas of Texas to provide our clients with the legal representation they need and deserve. Especially if you need to file for a Social Security disability benefit claim and are unfamiliar with the system, we can help get your affairs in order. Call our offices today at (210) 999-9999 to learn more about our services.

Woman sentenced to a year of imprisonment for stealing Social Security benefits

Forty-year-old Wilmington, Delaware resident Rachel Woodall was sentenced to one year of imprisonment for embezzling over $140,000 from her disabled sister.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Woodall was ordered to pay restitution in federal court in Wilmington on Monday, December 5 at the sentencing. Court documents showed that Woodall was handling the finances of her intellectually disabled sister and eventually embezzled the money from her. The sister obtained huge amounts in back payments from Social Security in November 2014, which is when Woodall started stealing her money, documents said.

After making a guilty plea on the charge of conversion of Social Security benefits in January 2016, prosecutors said Woodall still made withdrawals from her sister’s bank account.

Whether you are the victims of personal injury accidents or need help filing for Social Security disability benefits, turn to the attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm because we are ready to get you positive results. Call our offices today at (210) 999-9999 to discuss your legal options.

United Express plane damages nose gear during landing

The nose gear of a United Express airplane collapsed, forcing it to unexpectedly land at the San Antonio International Airport last Sunday, December 4. However, authorities said everyone on the plane was evacuated safely.

San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward said 55 people were safely evacuated using the plane’s emergency slides. He said only one passenger sustained injuries. A woman hurt her ankle, but she refused medical attention because she was adamant about making her connecting flight. Woodward said no fire erupted during the crash. The airplane involved was identified as Skywest Flight 5588, operating as United Express, which was headed to Monterrey, Mexico from Houston and got diverted to San Antonio.

It is expected for personal injury accident victims to feel rattled by debilitating physical disabilities, especially if they are burdened by expensive medical bills. None of this is fair, so if you become the victim of a personal injury accident due to the negligent actions of others in San Antonio or another area of Texas, do not hesitate to seek the legal help of our attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm by calling our offices at (210) 999-9999.

Maine woman injured by Texas man in vehicular accident

Houlton, Maine resident Karen Lewis, 38, was hit by a vehicle driven by Galveston, Texas resident Aulton Fiegel, 28, last Monday, November 21 at around 8 p.m.

According to Corporal Chuck Michaud of the Maine State Police, Lewis’ Toyota Camry was rear-ended by Fiegel’s vehicle, sending her off the road and into several trees before making a full stop. Lewis, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, was taken to Houlton Regional Hospital via the Houlton Ambulance to receive immediate treatment for her minor injuries. Fiegel will appear in court for charges ranging from leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and driving to endanger to operating after suspension.

Legal help is available if you are dealing with the aftermath of a serious personal injury accident in San Antonio or another area in Texas. The attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm are ready to help when you dial our offices at (210) 999-9999.

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