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111 S. Travis Street
Sherman, Texas 75090
Phone: (903) 892-9133
www.somlaw.net
Personal Injury

       

                                    Anthony O'Hanlon

 

Attorney Anthony O'Hanlon represents individuals who have suffered personal injury as a result of the negligence or willful misconduct of others. A personal injury can devastate an entire family.   Mr. O'Hanlon aggressively represents victim's interests and will do everything he can to make  the legal process as free from emotional and personal frustration as possible. Our attorneys and staff care about our clients and work hard to find justice -- wherever it may hide.

Car Accidents

  • Car wrecks
  • SUV rollovers
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Hit-and-runs
  • Seat belt failure and equipment defects
  • Defective tires
  • Motorcycle Accidents

Truck Driver Negligence in Truck Accidents

Truck drivers are under constant pressure to meet strict deadlines and deliver freight on time. Drivers often drive when exhausted, while others drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Other drivers are poorly trained, all in the name of additional profits for the trucking company.

We help families tragically and suddenly left struggling to pay medical bills, replace lost wages, and arrange long-term care for their loved one who was seriously injured in a negligent truck accident caused by:

  •   Driver fatigue, resulting in driver error or crossing into traffic
  •   Driving too many hours in violation of trucking safety regulations
  •   Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  •   Improper loading and weight distribution
  •   Failure to repair or maintain truck properly
  •   Inadequate training or qualification testing
  •   Negligent hiring practices by trucking company
  •   Reckless driving / tailgating / speeding
     

Federal and state laws place strict guidelines on the operation of tractor-trailers and semi trucks on North Texas roads, laws which are often disobeyed or ignored by operators and their employers. Too often truck drivers and truck companies try to cover up violations with log books and doctored company records. Accidents involving trucks and 18 wheeler are unfortunately too commmon on highways 75 and 82 in Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties. 

Text Messaging While Driving

Recent studies have highlighted the extreme dangers of text messaging while driving.  This activity is particularly dangerous for truckers.  Cell phone records can provide evidence that a car or truck driver was texting or talking on a cell phone at the time of the accident.  This is powerful evidence of negligence.

Boating Accidents

Lake Texoma draws thousands of recreational boaters and jet skiers each summer.  Unfortunately a combination of sun, alcohol, and inexperience often leads to accidents and serious injury on the water.  Sanders, O'Hanlon, Motley & Young, PLLC is located in Grayson County, which includes the Texas portion of Lake Texoma.

The types of boating accidents that occur most frequently are collisions with other vessels or fixed objects and jet ski mishaps.  The legal rights applicable to your claim will vary depending upon certain factors such as your categorical relationship to the vessel (as a social guest, employee, bystander, etc.) as well as the events surrounding the incident that could have feasibly had an impact on the outcome.

  • Drunk boaters – boating under the influence of alcohol
  • Water skiing accidents
  • Jet-ski and waverunner accidents
  • Failure to provide Personal Floatation Devices (PFD)
  • Speeding – and other violations of Texas boating laws
  • Party and charter boat operators

We promptly investigate the circumstances of the boating accident, focusing on evidence of alcohol-related negligence, underage operation, unsafe speed, right of way collisions, driving dangerously close to other boats or beaches, or boating at night without lights.

When victims are thrown overboard at impact, they often suffer serious injuries as they are struck again by another vessel or their own: brain injury, spinal cord injuries, propeller lacerations, broken limbs, or amputation. Too often, the extent of injury causes drowning before the victim can be rescued.

 

Contact Anthony O'Hanlon, P.C. at (903) 892-9133 if you believe you have been injured due to the negligent or reckless acts of another.

 

Lawyers assisting the injured throughout North Texas, including the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, Plano, McKinney, Sherman, Denison and other communities in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, and Tarrant counties and the general Texoma area.