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TPC lawsuits begin in Orange courtroom

The nearly year-ago explosion at the TPC Group’s chemical plant in Port Neches that blew out windows, front doors, brought ceilings tumbling down in hundreds of homes and ruined Thanksgiving weekend for thousands was mostly a Jefferson County event. But don’t’ tell that to 128th District Court Judge Courtney Arkeen. Her office is overseeing the hundreds…

What Are the Most Common Causes of Wrong-Way Accidents?

Wrong-way accidents occur when a driver goes in the opposite direction of the traffic flow and collides with a vehicle that’s going in the proper direction. Drivers can go the wrong way either intentionally or unintentionally. In any case, these accidents are more likely to be fatal than other crashes because they often involve either…

TPC trial to give voice to residents hurt by blast

Like most folks in Port Neches in the early morning of Nov. 27, 2019, Walter Holt was asleep when the explosion at the TPC Group plant shook him from his bed. The ignited vapor cloud and resulting fires were enough to shake up most people who lived as close to the plant as Holt. But…

What caused the 2019 TPC explosion? New report from Chemical Safety Board details 6,000 gallon butadiene leak

In 50 seconds, about 6,000 gallons of liquid vapor, mostly butadiene, escaped a processing tower at the TPC plant in Port Neches. The explosion was 2 minutes later. New information is being released about the explosion at the TPC plant in 2019. The Chemical Safety Board released a new 13-page report detailing the timeline and…

DUI Driver Kills Pedestrian in Houston Hit-and-Run Accident

A driver hit and killed a pedestrian in a Houston hit-and-run accident on Monday, October 26. The driver was later apprehended by the authorities and found to be under the influence of alcohol. According to the details shared by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at Westheimer and Fountain View.…

Teaching Others About Road Safety

Some drivers take it as a personal responsibility to teach others on the road about road safety. Now some drivers can and do have an obligation to teach others such as adult guardians or parents of teenagers learning to drive. Others however take it too far or an issue faced citations or slap stickers directly…

First pre-trial hearing held Monday for 530 TPC explosion-related lawsuits

Court proceedings started on Monday in the first pre-trial hearing related to the TPC Group facility explosion in Port Neches. Judge Courtney Arkeen presided over the first hearing about 10 months after the plant exploded in late November 2019. Arkeen told 12News Monday allowed lawyers on both sides to meet and talk about logistics. As…

Fatal Collision Kills Motorcyclist, Other Driver Later Found Dead

A motorcyclist lost his life in a fatal crash that took place a few miles from Silsbee, Texas. The deceased was identified as Mark Wallace, 61, of Beaumont. Wallace was an HVAC teacher at the Silsbee High School. According to the details shared by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the incident occurred on Sunday,…

Crashes with New or Inexperienced Drivers

It is one thing to get into an accident with another experienced driver. You might have expectations of them driving safely, but you know the same degree that when they get out of the car, they know the process. When two experienced drivers get into what is a genuine accident, the resolution is straightforward and…

Two Killed in Highway 24 Motorcycle Crash in Colorado

Two persons lost their lives in an unfortunate accident that occurred on the Highway 24 in Colorado. The incident occurred on Monday, August 17. According to the details shared by the Colorado State Patrol, the accident took place close to Divide between the mile marker 277 and the Robinhood Drive. It involved a total of…

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What Is Loss of Consortium in a Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Loss of consortium isn’t fully understood by many non-specialists. Losing a loved one is never easy. If you have experienced this situation, you will be well aware of the grief and pain associated with the incident. When the death was due to another person’s negligence, you have the right to pursue the matter in court.…

Beaumont Road Accident Hits Two Construction Workers, Killing One

Two construction workers were the victims of a Beaumont Road accident, on the southbound lanes of Eastex Freeway, at the Tram Road Overpass. Around 10:30 am on Tuesday the 10th of August, two construction workers who were conducting an inspection of the highway construction project were hit. One of the construction workers died, while the…

Do Medicare and Medicaid Affect Your Texas Personal Injury Claim?

The federal health insurance program known as Medicare covers individuals aged 65 or older and certain youngsters with disabilities. If a Medicare recipient gets in an accident, Medicare covers the medical care cost that the recipient had to bear recovering from the injury just like a Texas personal injury claim. However, there is a condition…