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Maximizing Compensation: How Altman Legal Group Helps Personal Injury Victims Rebuild Their Lives

Being injured in an accident can have devastating consequences, both physically and financially. At Altman Legal Group, we understand the challenges you’re facing, and we’re here to help you rebuild your life. Our team is dedicated to maximizing compensation for personal injury victims, ensuring you have the resources you need to recover and move forward.

We’ll carefully assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future rehabilitation needs. Then, we’ll work diligently to negotiate with insurance companies and pursue every available avenue for compensation. Our goal is to secure a settlement or verdict that reflects the true value of your losses.

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to reach out to Altman Legal Group for help. Call us today at (940)761-4000 to speak with a knowledgeable attorney and take the first step toward rebuilding your life. You don’t have to face this journey alone.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Over 40 Years of Experience

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently participating in National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. During the entire month of April, they will be publicizing the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” safety campaign that raises awareness about the dangers and costs associated with texing while driving. Public service announcements in English and Spanish will on television, radio and web platforms.

Distracted Driving by The Numbers

  • In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers.
  • An estimated 424,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes in 2013.
  • At any given daylight moment in 2012, an estimated 660,000 drivers were manipulating cell phones behind the wheel.
  • Drivers in their 20’s make up nearly a third of all distracted drivers in fatal crashes.
  • 20 percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit having had extended, multi-message text conversations while driving.

If You’re Texting, You’re Not Driving

Texting and driving don’t mix. You’re either doing one or the other, and if you’re texting, you’re definitely not driving. Texting is a visual, manual and cognitive distraction behind the wheel. The NHTSA reports that engaging in visual-manual subtasks behind the wheel (like texting or using a cell phone) increases the risk of getting into a crash by three times. Drivers take their eyes off of the road for an average of five seconds while texting. If you’re going 55 miles per hour, that’s the equivalent of driving the length of a football field completely blindfolded.

Distracted Driving Ban in Texas

At the end of March, the Texas House tentatively approved a statewide Texting While Driving Ban. House Bill 80 (HB 80) would make texting behind the wheel a misdemeanor, punishable with a $99 fine for the first offense and a $200 fine for subsequent offenses. Pending a final approval from the House, the bill will go to the Senate. Texas may become the 45th State to enact a statewide ban on texting while driving.

After a Distracted Driving Accident

Texting or engaging in other distracted behaviors behind the wheel puts everybody on Texas roadways at great risk. Although there isn’t a statewide texting ban yet, distracted drivers can still be held accountable for crashes they cause.

If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation today.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

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Slippery Roadway Conditions in Texoma

Wintry weather is being blamed for slippery roadways across Texoma this week. Early Monday morning, an SUV rolled over on Central Freeway at Airport road. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. Apparently, the driver of a 2003 Lincoln Navigator lost control of the vehicle on an overpass. The SUV struck a guardrail and then rolled over on its side.

Adjusting Speed For Roadway Conditions

Thankfully, no injuries were immediately reported in that crash. Law enforcement officials did report that speed could have been a factor in the rollover wreck. When roadway conditions deteriorate, it’s up to drivers to adjust their speed. It may not always be safe to drive the posted speed limit in certain types of weather conditions. Especially when freezing temperatures are involved, drivers should adjust their speed accordingly. Additionally, it’s also important to remember that bridges and overpasses freeze before other parts of the roadway.

Dangerous Driving Weather

With Texoma’s characteristic wintry weather, drivers in Wichita Falls are encouraged to navigate the roadways safely. If you can, stay home during inclement weather. The fewer cars out on the roads, the safer they will be. If you have to drive during bad weather, remember to slow down and exercise additional caution behind the wheel. Allow plenty of room for cars in front of you also, in case of emergency.

Bridges and Overpasses Freeze First

Extra caution should be exercised when driving over bridges and overpasses. It’s true that they freeze first. Bridges and overpasses are exposed to cold air on all sides and can freeze quickly in bad weather. Bridges could be frozen slick long before the roads start deteriorating, so slow down and exercise caution when crossing overpasses and bridges in cold weather.

After a Car Accident in Wichita Falls

After any kind of car accident, it’s a good idea to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can stay on top of official investigative details and help you to get the compensation you deserve after a car accident. You should worry about getting your life back together. Let your lawyer handle the details while you recover from your injuries.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to the dangerous, negligent or careless behavior of another driver, call the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation today

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

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Elderly Driver Injured in Crash

On Sunday, a two-car crash in Wichita Falls sent an elderly woman to the hospital. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened on 281 just before noon. Apparently, the elderly woman was an in Orange Honda Fit, heading north, when her car collided with a red GMC pickup truck. The driver of the GMC pickup truck reportedly didn’t see the Honda when he was turning right onto the highway.

Crash Injures Elderly Woman

Their automobiles collided, and the elderly woman was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The pickup driver and a passenger did not report any injuries on the scene. At this time, there’s no word on the extent of injuries involved or the woman’s current condition. There’s also no information on whether or not anybody was cited in connection with this crash.

Car Accidents in Wichita Falls

Whether you’re in the hospital and out of work or taking care of an elderly injured loved one, recovering from a car accident is difficult, to say the least. Injured victims are often facing extensive medical bills, property damage, lost wages and a potentially lengthy recovery time. It’s not uncommon for car accident victims to loose their jobs too. Few employers are understanding enough to allow employees to miss much time at work, regardless of whether it’s paid leave time or not.

Elderly Driver Safety in Wichita Falls

With the aging baby boomer population, elderly driver safety has become an increasing hot topic across the nation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers elderly drivers and their loved ones tons of resources for improving roadway safety. Whether it’s time to talk about finding other forms of transportation or talking to your doctor about vision and other age-related health issues, the NHTSA offers a variety of resources for older motorists and their loved ones.

Drive Well Toolkit for Older Drivers

Whether you’re interested in increasing the safety of your elderly loved one behind the wheel or getting ready to have the ‘talk’ and when it’s time to give up the keys, the NHTSA has you covered. Their Drive Well Toolkit features information on how to promote older driver safety and improve senior mobility within the community. Maintaining and promoting independence for seniors after they stop driving is critical for a successful transition.

The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes the elderly woman involved in the crash a full and speedy recovery from her injuries.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

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Child Hit by Car on Jacksboro Highway

On Wednesday night, a young girl was sent to the hospital after being struck by a car on Jacksboro Highway. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened sometime around 8:00 p.m. on the 2200 block of Jacksboro Highway, near the Flying J truck stop. Apparently, two girls were trying to cross the street, when a car struck one of them.

Child Sent to Hospital

The injured child was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Very few details were released about the crash. Thankfully, the little girl’s injuries are not expected to be life threatening, although there’s no word on the extent of injuries involved or her current condition. There is also no information on whether or not the driver was cited.

Pedestrian Safety: Just the Facts

  • In 2012, there were 4,743 pedestrian deaths across the U.S.
  • In 2011, there were 4,432 pedestrian fatalities.
  • On average in 2014, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in a traffic crash.

Everyone is a Pedestrian

Unfortunately, pedestrians are one of the few roadway user groups that continue to see an increase in injury-causing and fatal collisions each year. Pedestrians do not have the same level of safety as passenger vehicle occupants. They’re not wrapped in steal and strapped in with seat belts and air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is working hard to raise awareness about the dangers pedestrians face on U.S. roadways every day. Their “Everyone is a Pedestrian” campaign offers motorists and pedestrians a variety of tips to keep the roads safe for all users.

Child Pedestrian Facts

  • In 2011, nearly one-fifth of the children between the ages of five and nine killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
  • Children under the age of five accounted for four percent of all injured pedestrians in 2011.
  • Children ages 15 and younger accounted for six percent of the pedestrian fatalities in 2011.
  • Over one-fifth (21 percent) of all children between the ages of 10 and 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians in 2011.

After a Pedestrian Accident

After any kind of pedestrian accident, it’s a good idea to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. If somebody you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation today.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

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Buckle Up, Save Your Giblets

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently trying to raise awareness about the importance of buckling up this holiday season. Their “Buckling Up Could Save Your Giblets” campaign is also getting the word out about Click it or Ticket initiatives across the country. Since buckling up is the single most effective way to stay safe in the event of a wreck, the NHTSA is hoping to put an end to preventable deaths and injuries this year.

Car Accidents on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is typically a holiday where families rejoice in togetherness and give thanks. Sadly, preventable crashes that occur due to impaired, distracted and careless drivers keep hundreds of family members from making it home to celebrate each year. There were 301 fatalities due to car crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2012. The NHTSA reports that 60 percent of those victims were not buckled up at the time of the crash.

U.S. Seat Belt Safety Facts

  • In 2012, 21,667 people were killed in car crashes across the U.S.
  • Over half (52 percent) of those people were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
  • The NHTSA estimates that seat belts saved 12,174 lives in 2012.
  • The NHTSA also estimates, that had everyone been buckled up last year, an additional 3,031 lives could have been saved.

Drunk Driving Crashes During the Holidays

Drunk driving crashes are also a serious concern over holiday weekends. The spike in celebrations and holiday parties often lead to an increase in drunk driving related crashes. Partygoers are encouraged to make plans ahead of time to ensure a safe ride home. Party hosts and hostesses are also reminded to help their guests find safe rides home if they’ve been drinking. Drunk driving crashes are 100 percent preventable.

After a Car Accident

After any kind of car accident, your first priority needs to be your health. Get your immediate medical needs taken care of as soon as possible. Whether you’ve been injured by a drunk driver or a distracted driver, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a crash. A lawyer can get the ball rolling on your case and be your advocate, so you can get back to celebrating the holidays with your loved ones. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes everybody a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

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Deadly Train Crash on FM 369

Last Friday afternoon, a fatal train-versus-car wreck happened on FM 369. The incident, which happened near Old Iowa Park Road, took the life of a 91-year-old Holliday resident. Apparently, Helen Havins’ car was stuck between two crossing gates.

Although the wreck is still under investigation, it appears as though she tried to move her vehicle forwards and in reverse prior to the collision. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the train struck her car with such force that the trunk flew over 100 feet from the scene. Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway said that the crossing arms, lights and bells were in working order at the time of the wreck.

Ongoing Investigation

The train’s engine did have video recording equipment, so Burlington Northern and local law enforcement officials will be reviewing the footage to determine if this tragic wreck could have been prevented. Trooper Tony Fulton was quick to point out that trains are large and heavy, and they can’t stop on a dime.

Very few details have been released about how Havins ended up between the two crossing arms, and this collision is still under investigation with both the railway company and local authorities.

Railroad Crashes in Texas and Oklahoma

Texas has more railroad-vehicle intersections than any other state. In the three years prior to 2012, there were 822 railroad-crossing incidents, and Texas accounted for almost 10 percent of all railroad crossing accidents across the country.

In March, we reported on an incident that took the life of a pedestrian in Oklahoma. The victim, 58-year-old James Littleton, was struck and killed by a Union Pacific Train. Very few details were released about the crash which took the life of a Tushka, Oklahoma man.

In 2012, a train crash in Midland, Texas took four lives, when a tractor trailer carrying veterans and their families was struck during a parade.

After a Crash Involving a Train

Any time a pedestrian or passenger vehicle occupant gets killed by a train, an in-depth investigation needs to be conducted. It’s absolutely critical to determine the exact causes of train crashes, so that potentially similar incidents can be prevented in the future. It’s also necessary to determine if negligence played a part in the crash or if crossing safety equipment malfunctioned.

The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Helen Havins.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Over 40 Years of Experience

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Head-on Collision near Lake Arrowhead

On Monday afternoon, a head-on collision sent one person to the hospital. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the wreck happened near Lake Arrowhead, close to the intersection of 1954 and 2606, at about 3:15 p.m. Apparently, the driver of a Hyundai passed a pickup truck in a no-passing area of the roadway. The driver then struck a Honda head on. The driver of the Honda was taken to United Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries, which were initially described as non-life threatening. There’s no word on the victim’s current condition or the extent of injuries involved. Authorities do suspect that drugs or alcohol could have been factors in this crash, which is likely still under investigation.

Drunk Driving Crashes in America

Each day, nearly 30 people across the U.S. die in crashes involving impaired drivers. When motorists drink and get behind the wheel, they put everybody on the roadway at great risk. Officials with The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) want drivers to know that buzzed driving is drunk driving too. In some cases, one drink can be one drink too many. If you’ve been drinking or you plan on drinking, make plans to get a safe ride home.

Just the Facts on Drunk Driving

  • Drunk driving kills over 10,000 people each year.
  • In 2012, on average, one person was killed every 51 minutes in a drunk driving crash.
  • One in three traffic fatalities happen in alcohol-impaired crashes.
  • Nearly one-third of crash deaths involve a drunk driver.
  • The annual cost of drunk-driving crashes totals more than $51 billion.

After a Wreck Involving an Impaired Driver

If you or a loved one has been injured by an impaired driver, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Cases involving criminal charges can be complicated. A skilled personal injury attorney can stay abreast of investigative details, legal developments and other issues that will be pertinent to your case. An attorney can even deal with your pushy insurance company too, to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, you shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay for your medical bills. Let an experienced car accident lawyer handle the details. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes the victim a speedy a full recovery.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

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