Archive for October, 2013
Bertolino LLP provides comprehensive legal services related to probate and estates, notice to creditors, including the distribution of assets, payment of estate debts, tax issues, dispute resolution, and filing of required documents with the probate court. Our law firm can also help you with any disputes that arise during the process or, represent persons who think they have a claim for a portion of the probate estate that is not being adequately handled by the personal representative of the estate.
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At our firm, our knowledgeable, experienced attorneys regularly work with families throughout Texas . We help families create wills or interpret someone’s will in Texas. This process can be complicated. A will that is not written correctly could be challenged in a court of law. For a compassionate and reliable attorney who handles a variety of estate planning needs, contact our firm. We can help make sure your documents are precisely written and understood in the event of a legal challenge.
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When creating a trust it’s critical you have someone who thoroughly understands Texas’ legal system and knows how it works. Otherwise, the legality of the trust could be challenged in court. That’s why you need someone familiar with trusts and estate planning on your side – someone who can make sure they conform to all state and federal regulations. You need someone you can trust to look out for your family’s or business’ best interests. You need the Bertolino Law Firm.
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Hartford provides city vehicles to certain employees, but has significantly decreased the number of take-home vehicles in recent weeks after several high-profile accidents. In March, there were 73 vehicles used by city employees, but the Courant reports this number has been reduced to 45 and may decline further.
The mayor cited financial issues for cutting back on the number of take-home city vehicles given to police officers and general government employees. But there is also another reason for scaling back the fleet: concerns about the city’s liability. Auto accident lawyers in Hartford know special rules apply to suing the government after an auto accident, but that there are circumstances under which the city could be liable for employee crashes.
Accidents in City Vehicles Raise Calls for Change
Drivers in take-home city vehicles are not permitted to allow others to drive their cars and are not supposed to use the vehicles for personal use. Many employees, however, have been violating these rules.
The mayor’s chief of staff, for example, was caught using a city vehicle without permission and was charged with interfering with police. The city’s deputy public works director was charged with drunk driving after she totaled a city-issued car and injured another driver in an accident. The Courant also reported on an accident involving the city’s corporation counselor and acting chief operating officer. This accident was the fault of another motorist, but the city-issued vehicle was damaged and the car was being driven by the city employee’s fianc? when the accident occurred at 2:17 a.m. While the driver was another city employee, his operation of the vehicle still violated policies stipulating that “commuter” cars are supposed to be driven only by the assigned employee and only during normal duty hours.
A two vehicle accident on Almeda Genoa Road in Houston claimed two lives over the weekend. Around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday morning a car pulled out from a stop sign on Martin Luther King Boulevard and attempted to turn right onto Almeda Genoa Road. The car apparently interfered with the right-of-way of a red or maroon-colored pickup truck heading westbound on Almeda Genoa, causing a collision. The car was knocked in a ditch by the impact and the pickup rolled over, coming to rest on its roof before catching fire. Tragically the driver and passenger in the pickup were unable to exit the vehicle and were trapped inside: both were killed. The car driver was taken to Ben Taub in serious condition and police are continuing to investigate. Channel 2 Houston’s story is here.
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Two Vehicle Accident
A police officer was injured and a handcuffed female passenger in the police car was killed in a two vehicle accident early this morning in downtown Houston. The crash happened at the intersection of Chartres Street and Texas Street at around 3:35 a.m. when a red-colored Chevy Cobalt compact car driven by a 21-year old woman crashed into the side of the police car. The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken via EMS to the emergency room to be checked out. The woman who was handcuffed and detained in the police car was thrown out of the vehicle and died at the scene.
H.P.D. Sergeant Ignacia Izaguire told Channel 11 News that police department policy requires detainees be belted while they are being transported (which makes sense, because if they are handcuffed they can’t fasten their own seat belt). An investigation will be conducted to determine if that policy was followed by the 15-year veteran officer who was driving the police car.
Photo credit: KHOU
Photo credit: KHOU
Police Car Crash