Personal Injury – 7/28/21

Pedestrian Accidents

The beautiful Texas climate makes walking an enjoyable activity for many residents. Residents may walk for exercise or use it as an inexpensive and convenient form of transportation. However, pedestrian accidents are common and pedestrians must make sure to follow all traffic laws. Even when a pedestrian is cautious, he or she could be injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact our experienced car accident lawyers. Email us or call us toll-free.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports a total of 6,205 pedestrian deaths occurred in 2019. Pedestrian fatalities decreased 3 percent from 2018 but still account for 17 percent of all crash fatalities. Although pedestrian deaths were 17 percent lower in 2019 than in 1975, they have increased 51 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2009.

A pedestrian accident is more likely to occur in an urban area rather than a rural area. A majority of pedestrian accidents happen at night, with 24 percent of pedestrian accidents in 2019 have occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight. Nearly one-half of pedestrian fatalities in 2019 occurred on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Children and older individuals are especially likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents. The fatality rate for pedestrians age 65 and older was higher than the rate for all other age groups in 2019. Nearly one-fifth of children between ages five and nine killed in motor vehicle accidents are pedestrians.

Pedestrian Laws
Texas pedestrians are subject to many of the same laws as Texas drivers. For example, pedestrians are required to follow traffic control signals at intersections or crosswalks in the same manner as drivers.

However, drivers are required to exercise due care to avoid striking pedestrians and use a horn when necessary to alert a pedestrian to their presence. Drivers are also expected to exercise extreme caution when encountering a young child pedestrian or a pedestrian who appears confused or incapacitated.

Although a driver must yield the right of way to a pedestrian lawfully crossing in a crosswalk, a pedestrian cannot suddenly leave a curb and walk directly into the path of an oncoming motor vehicle, making it impossible for the driver to yield in time.

Under Texas law, drivers must yield to pedestrians who are in marked or unmarked crosswalks, on the same half of the roadway as the vehicle or approaching that half from the opposite side of the roadway.

Pedestrian Safety
The NHTSA provides several common-sense tips for pedestrians to avoid an accident, such as:

Walk on a sidewalk.
If there is no sidewalk, walk on the shoulder of the road against oncoming traffic.
Walk in a designated crosswalk when crossing a street.
Stop and look left, right, and left again before crossing a street.
Carry a flashlight and wear reflective clothing at night.
Pedestrians should also make sure to not walk while they are intoxicated. It is estimated that in about one-third of all fatal pedestrian accidents, the pedestrian had a blood-alcohol level at or above .08 percent, which is the legal limit in many states.

The Duty Of Reasonable Care
Pedestrian accidents can involve negligence on the part of the driver or the pedestrian, similar to automobile accidents. Both drivers and pedestrians are required to exercise reasonable care on the roadways, and both could be found negligent and liable for damages if their failure to use reasonable care causes harm to another.

Seek out a car accident attorney if you are involved in a pedestrian accident. Email us or call us toll-free for an appointment.

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Truck Accidents

Texas highways are often filled with fast-moving vehicles, many of which are large semi-trucks. Unfortunately, truck accidents on the busy highways are all too common.

The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety report that truck accidents kill over 5,000 people each year and injure around 150,000 more. Additionally, nearly one in four fatalities among passenger vehicle occupants in multi-car accidents involve a large truck.

When a large commercial vehicle, such as a semi-truck, collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, the results for the passenger vehicle are often devastating. The significant weight difference between a large semi-truck and a small passenger vehicle normally means that greater damage is incurred than in a typical passenger vehicle accident.

If you’ve suffered injuries in a large truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including payment for medical bills and lost wages as well as pain and suffering.

To speak with compassionate and caring attorneys, call our car accident lawyers toll-free or email us.

The Role Of Truck Driver Fatigue In Truck Accidents
Fatigue plays a major role in large truck accidents. Fatigued drivers are more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that more than 750 people are killed and around 20,000 more are injured each year due to fatigued truck drivers.

Previous studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have also estimated that driver fatigue is a contributing factor in approximately 30 to 40 percent of large truck accidents.

Excessively long hours with minimal breaks are one of the main contributors to driver fatigue. The FMCSA notes that driver fatigue doubles between the eighth and tenth hour of driving and again between the 10th to 11th hour of driving.

Attempts To Combat Truck Driver Fatigue
The FMCSA has enacted guidelines to ensure the safety of both truckers and drivers on the road. Current law requires that large truck drivers take regular rest breaks. The rules state that large truck drivers may not operate their vehicles for more than 10 consecutive hours before taking an eight-hour rest period.

However, the FMCSA regularly proposes new rules for truck drivers. One proposed rule would require drivers to take a continuous rest break for between nine and 12 hours each day. They would also be required to take an additional two- to three-hour break in addition to the continuous rest period.

Requiring longer rest periods for truck drivers would help reduce the risk of death or serious injury from a fatigued truck driver.

Driver Concerns
A variety of previous public opinion polls show that passenger car drivers have serious concerns about truck driver fatigue. In a Lou Harris poll, 81 percent of Americans believed that fatigued drivers posed a serious safety problem on the nation’s highways.

Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that their drivers are alert on the roadways. If trucking companies fail to use reasonable care when regulating their drivers, they can be held liable for harm caused to other drivers.

An individual who is injured in an accident involving a large truck may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, call us toll-free for a consultation with our car accident lawyers, or email us.

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Bicycle Accidents
Similar to walking, bicycling is a cheap and easy method of public transportation in the Phoenix area. And much like pedestrians, bicyclists are in danger of being involved in a bicycle accident due to careless or negligent drivers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 600 bicyclists were killed and an additional 48,000 were injured in 2011. This was a 9 percent increase from 2010.

If you or a family member has been injured in a bicycling accident caused by another’s negligence, you need a strong advocate on your side to ensure you receive all of the compensation you are entitled to.

For all necessary assistance, come see our knowledgeable Phoenix car accident attorneys. Call our law office at 602-842-0445 or send us an email.
Bicycle Safety Trends
According to the NHTSA, a majority of bicycle accidents occur between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. Bicycle accidents are also more likely to occur in urban areas, as opposed to rural areas. In 2010, around 72 percent of bicycling accidents occurred in urban areas, such as Phoenix.

Either very young or slightly older individuals are also more likely to be involved in bicycle accidents, and the average age of those killed and injured in a bicycle accident continues to increase.

Between 2002 and 2011, bicyclists between the ages of 45 and 54 had the highest fatality rate based on the population. However, individuals between the ages of 16 and 20 had the highest injury rate.

Males are also more likely to be involved in bicycle accidents. In fact, the majority of the bicyclists injured in 2011 were male.

Safety Tips To Avoid A Bicycle Accident
There are many guidelines bicyclists should follow to avoid an accident with a motor vehicle. Some of these guidelines include:

Wear a bicycle helmet every time you ride.
Wear fluorescent or brightly colored clothing to increase your visibility to drivers.
Use a front light and red reflector or flashing rear light when bicycling at night.
Ride in the same direction as traffic.
Bicyclists are considered vehicle operators, just like drivers. This means that bicyclists must follow all of the applicable traffic rules such as obeying traffic signs and signals.

Drivers must also remember that they share the road with bicyclists. Drivers are required to exercise reasonable care and be especially alert for bicyclists when making turns. Drivers should also allow at least three feet of clearance when passing a bicyclist on the road and watch for bicyclists when pulling out of a driveway or opening a car door.

Consequences Of Bicycle Accidents
The dangers of bicycle accidents in Phoenix and nationally are likely to remain. In 2011, 23 bicyclists were killed on Arizona roadways, and this number may increase.

If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver, it is a good idea to have your case reviewed by an experienced lawyer who can determine whether you are entitled to compensation.

If you have a solid case, you could be entitled to payment for medical bills and compensation for lost wages. Damages for pain and suffering are also frequently awarded in bicycle accidents.

For a consultation with an experienced Phoenix bicycle accident lawyer, contact us by email or call 602-842-0445.

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Texting & Driving
Cellphones and text messaging have made communication convenient and efficient. However, distracted driving, and particularly texting and driving, has become a serious national epidemic and is one of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents. Young people are especially known for texting and driving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that as of December 2012, approximately 171.3 billion text messages are sent in the United States each month. Sending or receiving a text message diverts a driver’s attention from the road for approximately 4.6 seconds. This may not sound like much, but it is the equivalent of driving the length of an entire football field at 55 miles per hour while blindfolded.

An individual who suffers injuries because someone else was texting and driving is entitled to compensation for his or her injuries.

Our Phoenix car accident attorneys are here to help you with your claim against a distracted driver. Call us at 602-842-0445 or send us an email to speak with an experienced lawyer.
Texting And Driving Is Abnormally Dangerous
The NHTSA defines distracted driving as any activity that takes a driver’s attention away from the main task of driving. Texting and driving is one of the most significant distractions and a leading cause of car accidents because it takes away nearly all of a driver’s cognitive abilities.

Reading and sending a text impairs visual perception and requires mental energy that should be completely focused on the road. Drivers who engage in these activities increase their risk of getting into an accident by three times.

In the short amount of time it takes to send or receive a text, a driver can cause a variety of accidents, such as a rear-end crash.

Teenagers And Text Messaging
Teenagers are generally inexperienced drivers. Unfortunately, they are also the most likely to participate in texting and driving. Teenagers represent the highest proportion of drivers who are distracted at any given moment.

A quarter of teenagers in a recent study reported that they reply to text messages at least once or more every time they drive.

The NHTSA also reports that in 2011, 21 percent of the drivers involved in fatal car accidents involving drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 admitted to being distracted by the use of a cellphone.

Arizona Text Messaging Laws
Arizona is currently one of the few states that does not impose a ban on text messaging for all drivers. However, there is a text messaging ban in Phoenix and Tucson, as well as for all school bus drivers.

The penalty for violating the text messaging ban in Phoenix or Tucson is a fine of $100. If a person’s text messaging caused an accident, the fine is raised to $250. Injuries from an accident caused by text messaging frequently result in extremely large medical bills and lengthy rehabilitation for injured individuals.

Texting And Driving Is Negligent Behavior
A Phoenix driver who causes an accident by engaging in texting and driving is likely to be considered negligent.

If a driver is shown to be negligent, compensation is available to cover the cost of medical expenses and lost wages. Injuries from a car accident also typically result in pain and suffering, and a negligent driver may be required to compensate a victim for these costs as well.

If you or a family member has been hurt or if you’ve lost a loved one because of a negligent driver, email us or call 602-842-0445 to talk with one of our experienced Phoenix car accident lawyers.

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Rear End Collision
In Arizona, it is illegal to follow behind another vehicle too closely. This is known as tailgating, and the dangerous practice significantly increases the risk of a rear-end collision. Nearly half of the annual multi-vehicle accidents in Arizona are rear-end collisions.

A rear-end collision is one of the most common car accident causes. If you are struck from behind by a negligent driver, you may not be held responsible for the accident, even if you were completely stopped.

If you were injured in a rear-end collision, contact our Phoenix car accident lawyers by calling 602-842-0445 or by sending us an email to find out how we can help you.
Preventing A Rear-End Collision
All drivers are required to provide an acceptable amount of following distance between their vehicles and other vehicles on the road.

Drivers can avoid rear-end collisions by following a few simple rules:

Always maintain an adequate distance between your car and the car you are following.
Flash brake lights to give drivers following behind you warning of upcoming changes in traffic flow.
Use turn signals every time you turn.
Distracted driving is a serious national epidemic. Another way to prevent a rear-end collision is to avoid engaging in distracted driving, such as texting while driving or adjusting the radio.

What To Do After A Rear-End Collision
Even if you exercise reasonable care, you may still be involved in a rear-end collision with a negligent driver. When this occurs, you are likely to be confused and traumatized. However, you can take some important steps immediately following a rear-end collision.

First, check the injuries of everyone involved in the accident and call 911 for immediate assistance. Also call the police as soon as possible and make sure a formal police report is filed. Having official documentation of the accident is vital for any future legal claims.

Take note of the surrounding conditions. Try to recall what the weather conditions were at the time of the accident and the time the accident occurred. Obtain the license plate number of the other driver in case he or she refuses to provide you with any personal information. Taking photos of the accident scene is also highly recommended.

Injuries From A Rear-End Collision
One of the most common injuries from a rear-end collision is whiplash, which can easily occur when a driver unexpectedly experiences a sudden blow from behind.

Drivers also typically suffer injuries to the face and head after a rear-end collision. Although certain safety features such as air bags and seat belts are designed to prevent injury, these features may not always work effectively during a rear-end collision.

If you’ve experienced any injuries as the result of a rear-end collision, you may have a viable claim for compensation. You may be entitled to a financial award covering your medical bills and lost wages, as well as the pain and suffering caused by your injuries.

If you are suffering from injuries suffered in a rear-end collision, our Phoenix car accident attorneys are here to help you. Call 602-842-0445 or email us to see how we can assist you.

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Although motor vehicles today are much safer than in previous years, auto defects remain one of the common causes of car accidents. When a vehicle malfunctions due to an auto defect, such as when an SUV rolls over, the vehicle has failed to provide you with reasonable safety and protect you in the event of a motor vehicle accident.

The law sets out minimum safety standards that manufacturers are required to follow when designing or manufacturing vehicles. Auto defects typically result in serious injuries to drivers, even if they were exercising reasonable care when driving.

If you’ve been injured due to a defect in the design of your vehicle, contact our Phoenix car accident attorneys at 602-842-0445 or send us an email and find out how we can assist you.
Common Auto Defects
There are a variety of common auto defects, such as:

Damaged brakes that wear out too fast or do not work at all
Faulty air bags that deploy too early, causing serious injury or death
Improperly designed seat belts which reduce their ability to prevent injuries or actually cause injuries
Poor tires that may blowout
Defective tires can also result in flats, which can lead to an accident. In some cases, a defective gas tank could also start a fire that results in severe burn injuries. Although this list addresses some of the most common auto defects, it is important to remember that all parts of an automobile are susceptible to defects, and any part shown to be defective may give rise to legal liability.

Liability For Auto Defects
If you have experienced an auto defect that has led to serious injury, there are numerous parties that can potentially be held responsible. Automobile manufacturers can be held responsible for defects that occur in the design of an automobile, while dealers and repair shops may be liable for defects in the manufacture or maintenance of automobiles.

When an automobile manufacturer faces a design defect in one of its automobiles, it typically has two available options: recall the defective part or the entire line of vehicles, or face legal liability.

You Have The Right To A Safe Vehicle
An improperly designed automobile often means the difference between life and death. You cannot afford to take the significant risk that comes with driving an improperly designed or manufactured automobile.

The law requires that all vehicles be safely designed and manufactured to ensure maximum safety to drivers and prevent tragic injuries and wrongful deaths. Automobile defects can lead to a variety of dangerous car accidents, such as rear-end accidents.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by an auto defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Compensation may be available for your medical bills and any work you missed because of your injuries. You may also receive compensation for your pain and suffering.

Our Phoenix car accident lawyers can help you pursue your case when you have suffered injuries due to an auto defect. Call 602-842-0445 or email us to schedule an appointment.

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Drunk Drivers
Drunk driving is illegal in all 50 states, including Arizona. Drunk drivers are a common cause of car accidents. Each year, drunk drivers are responsible for countless deaths and numerous injuries. A drunk driver behind the wheel of a car breaches the duty to drive with reasonable care and can be held responsible for his or her illegal and irresponsible behavior.

Drunk drivers not only face liability to any other drivers injured by their actions, but they also face additional legal penalties. Arizona law is especially strict when it comes to drunk drivers.

If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, contact our experienced Phoenix car accident attorneys at 602-842-0445, or send us an email to learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Drunk Drivers Are A Danger To The Roadways
Arizona residents spend a significant amount of time driving on the state’s roadways However, drunk drivers on the roads pose a risk to everyone else, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Drunk driving is a foolish and extremely unsafe form of driving recklessly which puts everyone’s life at risk.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, drunk drivers are involved in one out of every three accident fatalities. Additionally, an individual is killed every 53 minutes and injured every 90 seconds in drunk driving-related accidents.

Drunk drivers can be either first-time offenders or repeat offenders. MADD estimates that approximately one-third of drunk drivers are repeat offenders, while two-thirds are first-time offenders who have yet to face a drunk driving arrest.

Who Is Liable For A Drunk Driver’s Behavior?
If an individual is injured because of a drunk driver, third parties can be held responsible for the drunk driver’s actions. In addition to seeking compensation from the drunk driver, the individual who served the drunk driver may be held responsible for any resulting injuries.

For example, if a bartender serves an obviously intoxicated customer and the customer injures or kills another individual while driving a vehicle, the bartender can be held liable for the resulting damages. This concept extends to other individuals as well. Hosts of social events may also be held responsible for over-serving a social guest.

You Deserve Compensation From Drunk Drivers
Injuries from a drunk driving accident are often severe. An individual may experience not only substantial medical bills, but also may be in a great deal of pain and unable to return to work. Feelings of aggravation and resentment at the unfairness of the situation are also common.

Losing a loved one because of a drunk driver may also leave an individual feeling angry and frustrated. Although no amount of money can ever make up for the tragic and unexpected death of a loved one due to a drunk driver, the legal system may be able to provide some compensation.

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a drunk driver, make an appointment with our Phoenix car accident lawyers to get the compensation you are entitled to. Call us at 602-842-0445 or email us.

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Reckless Driving
Aggressive driving, also known as reckless driving, is another major cause of car accidents. You have probably encountered reckless drivers on the road many times. Their actions may cause you to modify your own driving behavior to avoid them, and this can lead to an accident. Reckless drivers place everyone around them in danger.

It is easy to spot reckless drivers. They are usually speeding or engaging in a range of other risky behaviors such as tailgating other drivers, running red lights or frequently changing lanes.

If you’ve been hurt by a reckless driver, or a family member has been killed or injured as a result of a reckless driver, rely on our qualified Phoenix car accident attorneys. Call us at 602-842-0445 or email us to make an appointment.
Signs Of Reckless Driving
The DUI foundation states that reckless driving occurs when an individual operates a vehicle in a dangerous or negligent manner. Some reckless driving is labeled reckless driving “de jure” or by law. This means that a driver who performs certain behavior, such as driving a certain number of miles over the speed limit, is automatically labeled reckless.

Along with the dangerous behavior mentioned above, studies also show that playing music at a higher than normal volume so that other drivers can hear it is also a sign of reckless driving. Reckless drivers also tend to use their horns more frequently while they are maneuvering through traffic. Drunk driving is also an example of reckless driving.

Protect Yourself Against Reckless Driving
There are several things you can do to protect yourself against a reckless driver, such as:

Slowing down to let the reckless driver pass
Avoiding eye contact, which can sometimes aggravate the reckless driver further
Driving in the lane farthest away from the reckless driver
Ignoring any actions or gestures from the reckless driver
Most importantly, do not let your pride take over and attempt to challenge the aggressive driver. This behavior commonly leads to a crash. If the situation appears to be getting out of hand, it is best to simply pull over until the reckless driver is gone.

If you are concerned that the reckless driver may hurt or kill someone, call the police.

Avoiding Reckless Driving
It is important for all drivers to drive in a reasonable manner and exercise due care. All drivers are prone to engaging in reckless driving at times. It is possible to reduce the likelihood of reckless driving by avoiding certain behaviors, such as talking on a cellphone or attempting to multitask while driving.

It is also important to always drive according to the posted speed limit, regardless of whether you will be late to where you’re going. Being late to work or a scheduled appointment is never worth the risk.

The consequences of a reckless driving accident can wreak havoc on your life. When a reckless driver has caused your accident and left you badly hurt, you may be able to collect compensation for medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.

For capable help with your legal claim, call our Phoenix car accident lawyers at 602-842-0445 or email us.

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Back & Spine Injuries
The back and spine are some of the most vulnerable areas of the human body and are therefore especially susceptible to injury in a car accident. Even a minor twist or strain to back muscles can cause a back and spine injury and result in chronic pain.

Back injuries can be expensive and difficult to treat. A spinal injury is often a plaguing injury that can result in paralysis.

Back injuries are an especially serious type of car accident injury because they can sometimes make it impossible for an individual to return to work. Although individuals who suffer a back injury may recover enough to be able to train for a new career, those who experience a spinal cord injury that causes paralysis may never be able to work again.

Come see one of our Phoenix car accident lawyers to discuss your car accident injury claim. Call 602-842-0445 or email us.
Back Injuries Can Cause Extreme Pain
Back and spine injuries are a common repercussion of another injury, such as a neck injury. Back pain is a frequent complaint of individuals who have been in a car accident. According to the Mayo Clinic, back pain is one of the main reasons individuals visit the doctor and are forced to miss work.

The back is made up of vertebrae in the spine, cushioned by disks in between the individual vertebrae. During a car accident, the soft material inside a disk may shift out of place or even rupture and cause strain to nerves around the spine, resulting in excruciating back pain.

An individual who experiences back pain after a car accident may feel sudden spasms or a shooting pain that travels from the back to the legs. Muscle aches are also common, and an individual may also have trouble standing up straight or lose his or her normal range of motion.

Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are the result of damage to the ligaments, disks or vertebrae of the spinal column. A spinal cord injury can also occur when the nerves at the end of the spinal cord sustain damage. Even the slightest impact could result in a back and or spine injury.

The Mayo Clinic states that spinal cord injuries can have permanent repercussions. An individual who experiences a spinal cord injury faces a host of bodily issues, such as a decrease in strength, less sensation in certain areas of the body and trouble performing bodily functions below the area of impact.

Treatment Is Available
Back and spine injuries can often be treated through a variety of methods. Some back pain can be treated with over the counter medication. Although bed rest is recommended, it should not be done for more than two days, or the back pain could worsen rather than improve.

A doctor will normally prescribe common pain relievers for back pain. If the pain does not improve, muscle relaxers may be prescribed. Narcotics or antidepressants may also be prescribed for extreme back pain.

Although medications may be prescribed for a spinal cord injury, immobilization of the back is often undertaken to stabilize the spine.

Back and spine injuries sustained in an automobile accident take an extreme physical and emotional toll on an individual. Fortunately, financial compensation may be available from a negligent driver.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, our experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyers can help. Call us at 602-842-0445 or email us to learn about your options.

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Neck Injuries
You usually notice when a car is following too closely behind you. It probably makes you nervous. If traffic ahead of you suddenly stops or a child unexpectedly darts out into the road, a negligent driver behind you will likely crash directly into your vehicle and suddenly you’re the victim of a neck injury. Neck injuries are one of the most common types of car accident injuries, usually resulting from a rear-end crash.

Although most car accident injuries require expensive treatments, neck injuries from a car accident that result in whiplash can be especially costly and take a long time to heal.

Come talk to one of our Phoenix car accident lawyers if you’ve been injured in a crash. Call us at 602-842-0445 or email us.
Common Neck Injuries
The neck is composed of bones, joints, tissues and nerves that all work together to support the head. Although the soft tissue of the neck may be the only area that sustains damage, the damage may affect a variety of muscles throughout the body, as well as the spinal cord.

When there is a break in the cervical cord, a neck fracture results. The type and extent of the break depend on the position of the head upon impact and the angle at which the impact occurs.

A neck sprain may occur when the neck twists as the result of the sudden impact of a car accident. A neck sprain is usually the result of ligament damage. Ligaments are blocks of tissue that hold bones together.

Neck Injuries Affecting The Spine
Neck injuries are also related to spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries can be caused from whiplash which damages joints or disks, which result in spinal cord irritation. A spinal cord injury can result in permanent disability, paralysis and can even be fatal.

Neck Injuries And Whiplash
Whiplash can best be envisioned by someone cracking a whip. When a car is unexpectedly smashed from behind, such as in a rear-end collision, the impact can cause the neck to suddenly snap forward and backward. These unnatural movements stretch the neck muscles and ligaments well beyond their normal range of motion.

Although whiplash may heal on its own after a few months, many times whiplash results in chronic pain that can last for years, which can require expensive treatment or rehabilitation.

Whiplash can also continue to persist for many years after an accident without any known cause.

Treatment Options
There are a variety of treatments for neck injuries. Treatment for a neck fracture depends on an individual’s age, current health and whether there is any spinal damage. A neck brace may be required to stabilize the neck.

Neck sprains can be treated by placing ice on the affected area and getting plenty of rest. Anti-inflammatory medication may also be prescribed.

The type of treatment given immediately after a spinal cord injury often depends on the long-term effects.

Whiplash is normally treated with over-the-counter medications and applying ice to the affected neck muscles. Prescription medications and physical therapy are other options.

Treatment for any sort of neck injury is often expensive. If a neck injury from a car accident was caused by a driver’s negligence, financial compensation may be available to the victim.

Our Phoenix car accident lawyers are ready to help you when you’ve been injured in an accident. Call 602-842-0445 today or email us.

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Brain Injuries
Today many vehicles are equipped with safety features that are designed to minimize the negative impact of a car crash. However, head and brain injuries are still frequently cited as common types of car accident injuries and may cause long-term damage.

Brain injuries result from a sharp blow to the head or an object piercing the skull. If the head comes in contact with a hard object during a car accident, such as a windshield, this can result in a brain injury.

All car accident injuries are serious, but head and brain injuries are especially troublesome because the healing process is extremely slow. There is also a risk of permanent brain damage.

Our experienced Phoenix car accident lawyers are here for you if you’ve suffered an injury in a crash. Call us at 602-842-0445 or email us to make an appointment.
What Is A Brain Injury?
The life of an individual who suffers a brain injury due to a negligent driver is forever altered.

It is essential for a brain injury victim to have access to expert medical care, as brain injuries require expensive and long-term rehabilitation. It is also crucial for brain injury victims to receive personalized medical attention and have access to specialized services tailored to their unique brain injury in order to continue to live a healthy and productive life.

A concussion is a form of brain injury that is now typically referred to as traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called TBI a serious public health problem in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 1.7 million TBI’s occur every year either as isolated incidents or in conjunction with other types of injuries, such as head injuries or neck injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
A TBI is alarming because symptoms may occur immediately or may not become apparent until long after an accident. Brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate or severe. Common symptoms of a mild TBI include:

Headache
Dizziness
Problems with memory or concentration
Ringing in the ears or blurred vision
Feelings of disorientation

A TBI victim may also experience loss of consciousness every so often. More severe symptoms involve changes in a victim’s mood or personality. Depression and anxiety are common with moderate or severe TBIs.

Treatment Of Brain Injuries
Mild TBIs typically only require rest and over the counter medications to heal. Immediate emergency treatment should be provided for moderate to severe brain injuries with the goal of maintaining an adequate level of blood and oxygen and attempting to minimize further injury.

Medications such as diuretics, coma-inducing drugs and anti-seizure drugs may also be prescribed for moderate to severe TBIs.

Long-term rehabilitation is also usually required for a severe TBI as a victim may need to relearn how to walk, talk or perform basic bodily movements. Physical and psychological therapy is also essential. It is for this reason that treatment of TBIs can become astonishingly expensive.

The repercussions of brain injuries can last a lifetime. An individual may be unable to return to a former job or be prevented from returning to work altogether. However, compensation from a negligent driver who caused a brain injury may be available.

A devoted legal advocate is absolutely essential if you have suffered a brain injury. Email us or call us at 602-842-0445 to learn more about how we can help you.

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Fatal Car Accidents
Fatal car accidents can occur when a driver suffers any type of common car accident injury, and they almost always cause unimaginable grief. If the fatal accident was caused by a negligent driver, feelings of anger often accompany the unbearable pain.

Although it is absolutely impossible to put a value on the life of the lost loved one, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help hold the responsible driver accountable for his or her negligent actions.

If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

When a family member has died in a car accident, make an appointment with our experienced Phoenix car accident attorneys by calling 602-842-0445 or emailing us.
Wrongful Death In Fatal Car Accidents
When a family member or loved one dies from an injury sustained in a fatal car accident, such as a head injury, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. Every driver has a duty to drive with reasonable care. When this duty is breached, a driver is negligent and may be financially liable for causing the death of another.

A successful wrongful death claim requires the following:

The death of a human being caused by the negligence of another
Surviving family members who experience financial difficulty due to the death
Establishment of a personal representative for the decedent’s estate
In some fatal car accident cases, a survival action may be brought in addition to a wrongful death claim. A survival action is essentially a personal injury action brought on behalf of the deceased family member.

Claiming Wrongful Death In Arizona
Arizona law allows a number of individuals to bring a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal car accident including the surviving spouse, parent, child or personal representative of the deceased. A personal representative may bring the suit on behalf of the surviving family members or on behalf of the decedent’s estate if no survivors remain.

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil claim. Therefore, a wrongful death claim can be brought even if the circumstances surrounding the accident also result in criminal charges, such as manslaughter or reckless homicide.

Wrongful Death Compensation
Although a price cannot be placed on the value of an individual’s life, there are several forms of financial compensation that may be available to those left grieving after a negligent driver causes the death of a loved one.

When juries in Arizona determine the amount to award in a wrongful death lawsuit as a result of a fatal car accident, evidence such as the cost of medical and funeral expenses and the loss of the decedent’s wages or financial support. Compensation may also be awarded for pain and suffering as well as the loss of companionship.

The rules regarding compensation are slightly modified if it is the decedent’s personal representative who brings the lawsuit. For example, a personal representative may not recover for pain and suffering. Additionally, financial awards in a wrongful death lawsuit are subject to the debts and liabilities of the decedent if a personal representative brings the claim, while this is not the case if it is a surviving family member who brings the claim.

Because of the nuances involved in determining a wrongful death award, an attorney skilled in this area is vital. A qualified attorney will know exactly which amounts to ask for in a wrongful death lawsuit.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a car accident due to a negligent driver, you need the help of our experienced Phoenix car accident lawyers. Call us at 602-842-0445 or email us today.

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Do I Have A Case?
After hearing about your car accident injuries caused by a careless driver, your friends or family will probably tell you that you should sue for damages. You want to, but you aren’t sure if you have a valid claim. You may wonder, “Do I have a case?”

In order to answer this question, you will need to learn the basic law regarding car accidents and know what you could be entitled to, based on the particular circumstances of your case. You must also gather several forms of information regarding your car accident.

You are probably in a great deal of pain from your injuries and anxious about your medical bills. Or perhaps you are grieving a loved one who is suffering due to car accident injuries. Perhaps you have lost a loved one.

It is at this point that you need an appointment with a qualified personal injury attorney.

Give us a call at 602-842-0445 or email us to talk to one of our experienced Phoenix car accident lawyers.
The First Step: Gathering Information
One of the most important steps to take after your car accident is collecting all relevant information related to your car accident. A police report is a vital document. Document the names of the officers who responded to the accident.

Additionally, talk to individuals at the accident scene such as witnesses or passengers who may be able to provide additional information and fill in any gaps.

Hold onto all paperwork related to medical treatment. Keep a detailed log of all treatments and procedures as a result of the accident. Remember the names of every doctor you speak with, even doctors who simply refer you to someone else.

Keeping a journal is also highly recommended. Record any days you missed from work and document all of the ways your daily life has been disrupted because of the accident.

Determining Negligence
Negligence is the core legal theory on car accident lawsuits. The law presumes that every driver has a duty to drive with reasonable care. A driver who fails in this duty and causes harm or injury to someone else is negligent and can be held legally responsible.

For example, a driver has a legal duty to obey traffic signals. If a driver fails to stop at a red light, the driver has breached this duty. If the driver’s vehicle strikes your vehicle, causing you injuries and perhaps vehicle damage, there is a good chance a jury would determine that the other driver was negligent.

Since a negligent driver is legally required to compensate you for the injuries you suffered, you may have a valid case.

Make A Determination: Do I Have A Case?
You may feel as though your accident and injuries were caused by another driver’s negligence, but you still aren’t sure if you have a case. You want assurance from someone with the proper skills and knowledge before you file a lawsuit.

If you suspect that negligence caused your injuries, it is time to speak with a capable and compassionate personal injury attorney who can vigorously advocate on your behalf. There is minimal or no cost for an initial appointment, and the attorney will provide an honest assessment of your circumstances and your chance for success.

Call us at 602-842-0445 or email us today to make an appointment with one of our Phoenix car accident lawyers to discuss your accident and potential claim.

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What To Do After A Car Accident
You may be in shock immediately after your car accident. These feelings are natural after a traumatic event and it may be difficult to remember what to do after a car accident; reviewing these basic steps will help you.

Knowing what to do in the moments immediately following a car accident is only a small portion of the necessary information you need to know about car accidents, but the information is nevertheless essential.

Call our experienced Phoenix car accident lawyers at 602-842-0445 or email us as soon as possible after your car accident for the help you need.
What To Do After A Car Accident
First, the most important rule to remember by far is to stay at the accident scene. Do not, under any circumstances, panic and drive away. Although you may fear the consequences of your car accident, the penalties for leaving the scene are far worse.

The only exception to this rule is if your accident occurs in a rural or deserted area and you fear for your safety. If this is the case, leave the accident scene and drive immediately to the nearest police station and report the accident.

Initial Steps
Check the injuries of everyone involved and provide any necessary medical treatment. After everyone appears relatively stable, call 911 and report the accident to the police.

Make sure a proper police report is filed. A police report can be a valuable piece of information if, later on, you are attempting to determine whether you have a legal claim due to the accident.

Gathering information is next. Exchange names, license numbers and insurance information with all other drivers involved. Speak with any witnesses and ask them to describe what they saw. Get their names and phone numbers as well.

Do not say anything about who was at fault. Any admission, no matter how slight, could have serious legal repercussions. Remember that it is usually never clear who caused an accident in these initial moments.

Insurance Concerns
There are several important things you need to know in terms of how to deal with car insurance after an accident. Inform your insurance company as soon as is reasonably possible that you have been involved in a car accident.

The most important rule here is honesty. Do not lie to your insurance company about any fact regarding the accident, no matter how insignificant it seems. Aside from any potential legal liability this may entail, your insurance company can use your dishonesty against you by refusing to approve your claim.

What To Document
Take photographs of your vehicle, documenting the damage from the accident. This valuable photographic evidence will help you not only with your insurance company, but also with any future legal claim.

Document everything related to any medical treatment you receive as well. Save copies of all medical reports and bills you receive. This documentation will prove invaluable if you need to prove how much your damages were.

Some Final Tips
Arizona law also requires that you move your vehicle to a safe place after an accident if possible. If you do not comply with the rules surrounding car accidents, your driver’s license could be suspended for up to three years if injuries are involved.

Once things have calmed down, you may wonder if you have a legal claim. If a negligent driver caused your accident, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you deserve sound legal assistance. Call our Phoenix car accident lawyers at 602-842-0445 or email us today.

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How To Deal With Car Insurance
If you’ve been in a car accident, you are probably going to have to work with a car insurance company if you want to gain some financial compensation. This means that you are going to have to know how to complete an insurance claim.

The car insurance claim process can be complex, and you would probably prefer to avoid the entire experience altogether. However, knowing how car insurance companies work is crucial after you’ve been in a car accident.

When you’ve been injured in a crash, one of our qualified Phoenix car accident lawyers can be a valuable asset. Give us a call at 602-842-0445 or email us to talk over your options.
Car Insurance In Arizona
According to the Arizona Department of Insurance, in order to properly register a vehicle in Arizona you need to show that you are financially responsible. Although paying $40,000 in cash or through a certificate of deposit can do this, most people simply purchasing car insurance.

Arizona requires the insured to purchase both bodily injury and property damage coverage. Minimum liability coverage in Arizona is:

$15,000 per person for bodily injury
$30,000 per accident for bodily injury
$10,000 per accident for property damage
Bodily injury coverage pays for bodily injury that others suffer from a car accident in which you are involved; it does not cover injuries you suffer. Property damage coverage pays for damage you cause to someone else’s property or vehicle; it does not cover damage to your car. Collision coverage is available for that purpose.

Talking With Your Car Insurance Company
Contacting your car insurance company is an important step to take after you’ve been in an automobile accident. However, review your policy and make sure you understand your coverage limits before speaking with your car insurance company.

Do not make any verbal or written statements to your insurance company without a thorough understanding of your coverage. Additionally, do not let a car insurance representative fool you into thinking that your conversation may be recorded – it cannot be.

When your car insurance agent gives you an initial estimate of your losses, do not automatically agree to it. It is a common practice of car insurance companies to provide lower than average estimates. You are better off getting a second opinion before agreeing with an agent’s initial estimate.

How To Deal With Car Insurance Companies
Many car insurance companies set time limits for certain actions, such as filing a legal claim or providing a signed proof of loss. Be aware of these limits and ensure that you do not miss any crucial deadlines.

Do not accept or cash any check stating that it is a final payment unless you are ready to do so. Accepting or cashing this type of check could prevent you from pursuing any further legal claims against the car insurance company.

Finally, keep copies of all receipts for expenses you incur while dealing with your car insurance claim. These expenditures could potentially be included in your final settlement amount.

To ensure the best possible outcome, it is best to retain the services of a qualified attorney to help you deal with car insurance companies. Car insurance companies do not usually want to go to court and if they are convinced that you have a valid case, they are more apt to be flexible when determining a settlement amount.

Our Phoenix car accident lawyers will help you achieve your goal of obtaining an adequate settlement from a car insurance company. Email us or call us at 602-842-0445 today.

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Personal Injury Claims Process
A careless driver is responsible for your injuries and you’re confident that you have a valid negligence claim. However, you’re unsure of what to do next; you don’t know exactly how the personal injury claims process works.

You might be unsure how much money you will have to spend, and if the cost will be worth the potential compensation. You may be confused over which steps to take and feel intimidated about going into court. The basic information below will ensure you are prepared for whatever comes next.

Email us or call us at 602-842-0445 to meet with one of our knowledgeable Phoenix car accident lawyers.
The Personal Injury Claims Process
Although the facts surrounding each personal injury claim vary, the personal injury claims process usually consists of the same basic steps:

Meeting with an attorney to determine if you have a case
Filing the initial court papers
Gathering evidence and establishing facts
Deciding whether to go to trial or settle the claim
If a judgment is rendered in your favor, you are entitled to collect the amount of money a jury has awarded, or that you have settled upon with the other side.

Filing Your Personal Injury Claim
After you meet with your attorney, he or she will file your complaint. The complaint consists of a basic outline of your case. The complaint names who the parties to the lawsuit are and lays out the facts of your case.

The complaint also states what legal theory you are pursuing, such as negligence, and the form of relief that you are demanding. This is typically an amount of money that you feel will properly compensate you for your losses.

Gathering Evidence
The next step in the personal injury claims process involves gathering evidence. This is called discovery. The three main forms of discovery are written discovery, document production and depositions.

Written discovery usually consists of a form with specific pre-printed questions regarding your case. Answering these questions gives you a chance to tell your version of the events that led to the case.

Your attorney may also request that certain documents be produced. These can include medical records, receipts and emails. Depositions occur when a party meets with an attorney and answers specific questions from the attorney under oath.

It is crucial to be honest with your attorney during the discovery process. Your attorney cannot advocate to the best of his or her ability without knowing the full story.

Deciding Whether To Settle
A majority of cases do not go to trial. Parties typically reach a settlement before trial. If you decide to settle your case, you agree to forgo any further legal claims against the other party in exchange for a certain sum of money.

If you think you might want to settle rather than go to trial, it is absolutely essential to discuss any settlement offers thoroughly with your attorney before accepting any offer.

Collecting Your Judgment
The final step in the personal injury claim process is to collect the money you are owed. If the opposing party is insolvent or refuses to pay you, your attorney can help you take certain steps to collect the money, such as garnishing wages or a bank account.

The personal injury claims process can be complicated. An experienced legal advocate can assist you every step of the way.

Make an appointment with one of our capable Phoenix car accident lawyers to determine whether you have a case worth pursuing. Call us at 602-842-0445 or email us today to set up an appointment.

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What Is A Car Accident Case Worth?
Before deciding to file a lawsuit, you may ask, “What is a car accident case worth?” You may wonder if it is worth going to court over.

Many of your medical bills are for substantial amounts, and you’re watching them pile up every day. You’re also losing money every day that you miss work because of your injuries. You need to learn as much as you can about the personal injury claims process in order to determine whether filing a lawsuit is worth it.

Our Phoenix car accident lawyers can provide expert assistance when you’ve been hurt in a car accident. Give us a call at 602-842-0445 or email us to make an appointment.
Medical Expenses
A negligent driver who causes you harm should pay for your medical expenses. Medical expenses that you are entitled to compensation for include:

Emergency room treatment
Ambulance bills
Doctor bills
You should also be compensated for all future medical treatment that is necessary because of your car accident. Once you have a rough estimate of how much your medical expenses have cost you, this figure is used as a guideline in determining your overall compensation.

Lost Wages
You are also entitled to recover all of your lost wages due to being unable to work because of your injuries. Lost wages are usually measured from the time of the car accident up until the date of settlement. You should be able to recover everything you would have earned during this time.

You could be entitled to recover lost wages even if you were unemployed at the time of the accident. If you can show that you were willing and able to work during your accident recovery period, you may receive an amount equal to what you could have earned.

What Is A Car Accident Case Worth? Additional Compensation
You may also be entitled to damages for your pain and suffering. A damage award is usually based on these three things:

The nature and severity of your injury
The likelihood that you would experience future pain
The length of time your pain is expected to last
A car accident often results in more than just physical injuries. There is a high likelihood that you are also suffering detrimental mental effects.

You may have frequent nightmares, be afraid of getting behind the wheel of your car or experience feelings of anxiety, shock or embarrassment over your accident. A qualified attorney can help you receive compensation for any mental anguish you suffer as well.

If you have lost a family member or a loved one in a car accident and file a wrongful death claim, you are entitled to any contributions you would have received from your deceased loved one. This includes not only lost earnings from your deceased loved one, but potentially a damage award for loss of companionship as well.

It is highly beneficial to hire an experienced car accident attorney to help you collect the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Our Phoenix car accident lawyers are waiting to talk to you. Call us at 602-842-0445 or email us to make an appointment.

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What You Need To Know
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Being in a motor vehicle accident is probably a confusing and unfamiliar experience for you. You are likely to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. Our car accident info center explains everything you need to know after being injured in a car accident.

You may be interested in filing a lawsuit against a negligent driver, but do not know whether you have a case or how to go about filing a claim. You may also have a vague idea that you need to involve your insurance company, but may not know exactly what information you need to give it and why.

It is a good idea to review the information in our car accident info center to stay informed on what you need to know after a car crash. Knowing this vital information will increase your chances of a successful outcome.

Our knowledgeable Phoenix car accident lawyers are here to answer all of your questions and explain all available options. Call us at 602-842-0445 or email us to make an appointment today.
Car Accident Info Center
There is a wealth of information available to individuals who have been injured in a car accident.

Do I have a case?: You may have a case if you were injured due to a negligent driver, or if a negligent driver caused the injury or death of a loved one.
What to do after a car accident: There are several crucial steps that must be taken immediately after a car accident, and additional steps you will need to take shortly thereafter.
How to deal with car insurance: Car insurance representatives do not have your best interests in mind, and you’ll need a skilled advocate to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
The personal injury claims process: Filing a personal injury claim involves a number of steps that you need to understand to be successful.
What is a car accident case worth?: You may be entitled to a variety of forms of compensation for your injury or the injury or death of a loved one.
Automobile Accidents In Arizona
Car crashes are a daily occurrence in busy urban areas such as Phoenix. You probably witness at least one or two every day.

Many of these accidents occur because of negligent drivers, and innocent people such as you are stuck with the unfair consequences. Our car accident info center provides a wealth of essential information to help you each step of the way.

A car accident can significantly disrupt all areas of your life. You may be overwhelmed with crushing medical expenses and become unable to pay your bills. Your vehicle may be damaged or even destroyed.

Hardships Due To Injury
You may also be forced to miss work due to your injuries and lose out on wages, which causes further financial burden. Combined, the potential consequences could be an absolute nightmare.

You may feel as if life will never be the same again and that you will never fully recover. This is why you need a compassionate and skilled advocate on your side to fight for you and get you the compensation that you deserve.

Our Phoenix car accident lawyers are ready, willing and able to help you after an automobile accident. Call us at 602-842-0445 or contact us by email to make an appointment today.

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PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM – LET US CARE FOR YOUR NECK INJURY

A neck injury can happen at home or at work and can be the result of negligence. The most common causes of neck injury are car accidents, falls, violent crime, and workplace negligence.

The symptoms of neck injury vary, but typically involve a pinched feeling in the neck accompanied by pain in one arm. These symptoms may appear immediately following the accident, or they may appear weeks or months later.

If you’ve suffered a neck injury, please contact a neck injury professional attorney today. We will then work to determine negligence and help you obtain the largest settlement possible.

Our Personal Injury Law Firm work with medical experts who can assist in helping a jury understand a serious neck injury.

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INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT ON SOMEONE ELSE’S PROPERTY? WE CAN HELP.

Premises liability is a term used to refer to a certain area of personal injury law that involves accidents and injuries that occur on another person’s property. In certain situations, the property owner or manager may be held liable for injuries that occur on their property, if these injuries occurred as a result of their negligence. For example, a property owner may fail to conduct routine inspections and may therefore leave a hazardous condition (such as a missing stair) unfixed, causing a customer or patron to fall. Injuries sustained in this fall may qualify the injured victim to file a premises liability claim or lawsuit in order to seek financial damages.

Would you like to learn more about premises liability claims? Our Personal Injury Law Firm can talk to you about your legal options and your ability to recover money that will help you begin rebuilding and moving on even during difficult times. Your initial consultation is free, and we take on all types of premises liability claims in the area, including:

Slip and fall accidents
Trip and fall accidents
Injuries from falling objects
Construction site injuries
Dog bites
Negligent security

Recovering Money for a Premises Liability Claim
In some situations, it may be difficult to successfully prove property owner liability in a claim of this kind. You will need to prove that the owner of the property was responsible in some way, and if there is no evidence to support this it may be increasingly difficult to get the money you rightfully deserve. This is why it is important to consider working with a premises liability attorney who has the resources to properly investigate your claim and build an aggressive legal strategy that represents your side of the story. Our Personal Injury Law Firm can provide you with the level of legal counsel you need in these cases.

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PRODUCT LIABILITY

Product liability claims result from defective products. The claim involves the liability of anyone involved in the manufacture of the product, from the manufacturer or design of component parts, to the assembling manufacturer, to wholesalers and retailers.

Food, blood drugs, medical devices, appliances, automobiles, tobacco, a bicycle — if any product contains an inherent defect that causes harm to the consumer, some party in the chain of manufacture, distribution and final sale may be liable. If so, you may be entitled to compensation.

Product liability claims are based on any combination of three theories, or counts: negligence, breach of implied and express warranty, and strict liability.

In a product liability case, the product must be proven defective. For a product to be considered defective, it must have either design defects, manufacturing defects or defects in marketing. It is irrelevant if anyone in the manufacturing and distribution chain exercised great care to prevent injury — what is relevant is if the product contained a defect that caused harm. (This is called a strict liability.)

Product liability law is expansive, incorporating both individual injury and massive class-action lawsuits. If you’ve been injured by a product, please contact our Personal Injury Law Firm today!

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RAILROAD ACCIDENTS

A railroad accident can be catastrophic causing injuries to the driver and passengers, and exposing the general public to hazardous materials. These accidents are almost always deadly and many lives are often affected.
Common reasons for railroad accidents:

Unprotected railroad crossings
Mechanical malfunction
Engineer error

The first step after a railroad accident is determining fault. If the train owner or operator acted negligently — even in the case of indirect damage — a railroad accident attorney at our Personal Injury Law Firm will help you obtain the largest financial settlement possible.

RAILROAD ACCIDENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I heard that railroad accidents are governed by different laws than other accidents. Is this true?
While it is true that the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) governs injuries occurring to on-duty railroad workers, not all lawsuits involving railroad accidents are brought by employees against the employer railroad.

Can I bring a successful wrongful death claim against the railroad if a relative was killed because he was on the railroad tracks?
Just because your relative was on the tracks does not mean that the railroad operator, conductor, or company were not negligent. The success of a wrongful death claim depends on what facts are available. Our experienced railroad accident attorneys will know how to file your claim after your initial consultation.

What rights do I have if I have been injured in a train accident?
Any person or any entity responsible for a train accident can be held responsible for the injuries they cause.

For more information about railroad accident injuries and what can be done on your behalf, please contact the railroad accident attorney at our Personal Injury Law Firm for a free consultation.

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR SEVERE INJURY

The legal issues surrounding severe injury are as varied as the types of accidents that cause them. Whether on private or public land, in a business or a residence, there are negligence acts, malfunctions, and other situations which can result in you becoming hurt through no fault of your own.

Injuries resulting from falls are common. Sometimes, these and other injuries — such as spinal cord, brain, and neck injury — emerge slowly, over time. These are the injuries that insurance companies tend to fight you on. You’re better off having a severe injury attorney on your side. Our Personal Injury Law Firm understands the medical nature of personal injury claims. We will determine liability and aggressively pursue your case.

Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Please contact an attorney at our Personal Injury Law Firm. We can help determine any potential negligence and the long-term ramifications of any injuries. If you’ve been injured, be sure to admit no fault, sign nothing, and contact our Personal Injury Attorney Law Firm.

We can help you with:

Spinal Cord Injury
Brain Injury
Severe Burn Injury
Neck Injury

SEVERE INJURIES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the most common causes of severe injuries?
A severe back, neck, or brain injury is commonly caused by car accidents, falls, or result from sports injuries. Regardless of the cause, these injuries can lead to very serious problems if they are not addressed in a timely manner.

What are some signs of brain injury?
People who suffer brain injuries may or may not exhibit any symptoms. A brain injury victim may be forgetful or become easily confused. However, a brain injury victim may not seem completely normal and eventually suffer irreversible harm. If you or a loved one has any of these symptoms after an accident, seek medical help immediately.

I was recently involved in a car accident. I hurt my neck, but it doesn’t seem that bad. Should I wait to see if it gets worse before I visit a doctor?
As an injury attorney, if you have hurt your neck, I would advise you to get it checked out right away. You may be doing more damage by not seeing a doctor.

For formal legal advice about a brain injury or any other type of severe injury, please contact our Personal Injury Law Firm today for a free case review.

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ACCIDENT AND INJURY VICTIMS

If the brain is the control center for the body, the spinal cord is the means by which messages are sent back and forth, controlling bodily function, movement, and also the sense of feeling. When the spinal cord is injured, no matter how slightly, this may result in lasting damage that will affect a person’s ability to move, control his or her body, and perform daily activities. This is why spinal cord injuries are one of the most severe types of injuries a person may sustain.

At our Personal Injury Law Firm, our experienced attorneys assist clients throughout Texas who have suffered spinal cord injury in an accident or as a result of medical malpractice or a defective product. We can handle all types of personal injury claims in this regard, even those that stem from intentional wrongdoing, as in the case of an attack or assault. Our Personal Injury Law Firm offers a free consultation with a spinal cord injury professional attorney at our firm and is standing by to see how we can help you.

About Spinal Cord Injuries
Depending on the case, a spinal cord injury may result from physical trauma that damages the vertebrae in the spine or the surrounding tissue or blood vessels. A car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, slip and fall, trip and fall, or sports accident may cause damage to the spinal cord. Typically, a victim will suffer from weakness and sensory loss at and below the point where the spinal cord is damaged. The extent of damage the spinal cord suffers may vary from mild to severe and will affect the body accordingly. Some consequences of spinal cord injury may include:

Difficulty breathing
Loss of normal bowel/bladder control
Loss of feeling
Pain
Weakness
Partial or complete paralysis
Learn more about what you can do in the wake of a spinal cord injury to recover financial compensation for medical care, loss of earnings, future medical care, and living assistance, and much more.

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a complex physical injury that may have a broad range of symptoms and associated disabilities. Because the brain is the control center of the body, the impact on an individual and his or her personality, memories and ability to perform day-to-day activities may be severe. A traumatic brain injury may result in lifelong medical care or the need for assisted living. Many injuries to the brain are currently incurable.

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 50,000 people die from traumatic brain injuries each year, and another 85,000 suffer from long-term disability. In the United States today, it is estimated that over 5.3 million people are living with traumatic brain injuries. That number only includes patients admitted to hospitals for treatment, not those treated in an emergency room or doctor’s office.

What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury?
There are three main causes of traumatic brain injury in the U.S.: vehicle accidents, firearm injuries, and falls. In any of these three categories, a victim may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the person who caused the incident. In the case of a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, it may be another driver or even the manufacturer of an auto part if this led to the accident. In cases involving firearms, intentional wrongdoing may be grounds for a personal injury claim. For slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, or falls related to construction sites or the workplace, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer or a lawsuit against the owner of the property where the accident occurred.

Regardless of your particular case, our Personal Injury Law Firm can meet with you to talk about your case and your options in taking legal action. It is our goal to help you recover the financial compensation you need to rebuild your life.

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INVOLVED IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT?

Have you or someone you love been injured in a truck accident? At our Personal Injury Law Firm, our attorneys are dedicated to helping those individuals who have been injured or who have lost a loved one in trucking accidents. In these cases, a victim may be able to bring a civil lawsuit against the party who caused the accident, whether this is the driver of the truck, the trucking company, an auto part manufacturer, or another driver. Depending on the particular situation, a truck accident victim may be able to recover financial compensation for medical care, lost earnings, property damage, and much more.

With the support and legal representation of a competent and professional lawyer who has the resources to fully investigate every angle of your accident and injuries and the experience to build an effective legal strategy, you may have the opportunity to recover complete financial compensation. The value of a specific truck accident claim will vary depending on the specific accident, particularly on the extent of injury sustained and the impact the injury or injuries will have on various aspects of the victim’s life. It is true that this money cannot erase all traces of the collision or actually “compensate” a victim for what he or she has had to experience. It can, however, help him or her start the process of rebuilding and moving on to a more secure future.

Truck Accidents Are Common
Truck accidents are traffic accidents that involve one or more large trucks, vehicles that have a gross total weight of 10,000 or more pounds. Some commercial trucks may weigh up to 80,000 pounds or more and may be up to 75 feet long and over 8 feet wide. As you can imagine, any collision between a large truck and another vehicle has the potential to be catastrophic, causing serious injury to any parties involved and resulting in extensive damage to the smaller vehicle. The party most likely to be injured in a collision with a large truck is the occupant of another vehicle or any non-occupant involved, such as a pedestrian or bicycle rider.

Trucking accidents may have different causes, similar to the leading causes of all traffic accidents throughout the U.S.: driver negligence, speeding, drunk driving and driving while distracted. Trucks may have the added risk of a collision caused by an improperly loaded or overloaded truck, poor truck maintenance or poor road or weather conditions. The large size and weight of a truck makes it more easily impacted by heavy weather and hazardous roadways, as well as by negligent actions on the part of the truck driver or other drivers on the road.

For years, our Personal Injury Law Firm has been representing accident and injury victims. We are fully dedicated to our clients and take the time to provide each person with the personalized attention and care they deserve. When you work with a truck accident attorney at our firm, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. Our Personal Injury Law Firm will keep you informed every step of the way, and we always take care to ensure our lawyers and support staff are easily accessible. Being involved in a truck accident is traumatic enough; we want to provide you with the help you need to rebuild and recover.

Our Personal Injury Law Firm takes on all types of truck accidents in Texas including semi truck accidents, pickup truck accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, delivery truck accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, and government vehicle accidents. No matter the circumstances of your collision or the severity of injury you sustained, we are confident in our ability to provide you with the level of legal help you need to seek the best possible result.

TYPES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS
There are various types of truck accidents, any of which may cause serious injury as well as extensive property damage. The particular severity of an accident will depend on the collision itself as well as what vehicles are involved, whether the drivers and passengers are wearing safety belts, and sometimes what seems like pure luck. As experienced accident and injury lawyers, we at our Personal Injury Law Firm are dedicated to helping truck accident victims take legal action to recover financial damages for their injuries.

A truck accident attorney at our firm may be able to assist you regardless of the type of accident you have been involved in. Some of the types of cases we handle include:

Pickup truck accidents
Large truck accidents
18-wheeler accidents
Semi truck accidents
Tractor-trailer accidents
Delivery truck accidents
Government vehicle accidents

We assist drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists who have been injured in trucking accidents throughout Texas.

COMPENSATION FOR TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Depending on the type of truck accident you have been involved in as well as the extent of injury you have sustained, we may be able to recover a significant amount of financial compensation on your behalf. A lawyer at our firm may be able to bring a lawsuit against the driver of the truck, the trucking company, or even the government if the vehicle is owned or operated by a government agency. Our Personal Injury Law Firm will take time to get to the bottom of the matter and conduct a thorough investigation in order to determine exactly what your claim should be worth as well as how to prove that you were not to blame for the accident.

CAUSES OF TRUCKING ACCIDENTS
A truck accident may be caused by one or more of three primary factors: negligence on the part of another driver, negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company or external factors (heavy weather, defective truck part, etc.) Were you injured in truck accident caused by any of these factors? If so, our Personal Injury Law Firm can help. We are dedicated to helping victims and families of victims recover the financial compensation they deserve.

Following are some examples of causes of trucking accidents:

A motorist driving in a truck driver’s blind spot for an extended period of time;
A motorist changing lanes abruptly in front of a large truck;
A motorist bringing his or her car to the right of a truck that is making a right turn;
Improper merging on a highway or freeway by the truck driver or another motorist;
Unsafe or improper passing;
Speeding;
Drunk driving;
Driving while distracted;
Driving a truck that is overloaded or improperly loaded, making it more difficult to maneuver;
A truck that is improperly maintained;
Defective truck or auto parts;
Heavy weather, such as wind, fog, snow, rain or hail; and
Dangerous road conditions.

No matter what caused the truck accident that led to your injuries, it is important to involve an attorney. Even if you feel responsible for causing the collision, you may be surprised to find that it was actually the other driver’s fault or may be attributed to some factor outside of your control. An attorney experienced in handling truck accident claims can properly determine what caused your accident, what your claim is worth and who should be held accountable.

Learn more about your particular case by contacting a Truck Accident Lawyer at our Personal Injury Law Firm today.

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Knowledgebase / Personal Injury Attorney – A Quiz to See If You Need an Attorney

When is a personal injury attorney in order? It’s not always easy to tell. Different lawyers handle different types of cases. You have to know which lawyer you need in which situation. If you’re injured, you probably need a lawyer that specializes in dealing with injury cases to represent you in court. How do you know if you need one of these lawyers? Take the short quiz below to find out.

Question One. Were you hurt while alone in your own home because of your own carelessness or negligence?

Answer: If the answer is yes, then you do not need an attorney. If you cause your own injury, then there is no one for you to sue. The fault is all yours when you cause the accident. The answer would have been different if the accident had been caused because of the negligence of someone else’s negligence. For example, if a company made a faulty grill that exploded and caused you to burn yourself, then you could possibly have a case against the company. Even if the injury occurred in your home, the accident was not your fault and the company may be liable for your injuries.

Question Two. Do accidents that happen at work count?

Answer: Usually, worker’s compensation will compensate you for injuries suffered on the job. If you have a difficult time getting the compensation, then you can call in an attorney. The attorney will be able to cut through the red tape and find out why you’re not getting your money. There are some jobs that don’t provide worker’s compensation at all. If that’s the case, then you’ll definitely need a lawyer to help you receive compensation if you’re hurt on the job.

Question Three. Should you hire any attorney that will accept the case?

Answer. No, you should not just hire any lawyer you can find. If you need a personal injury attorney, that’s the type of attorney you should contact. Don’t take a chance by hiring an attorney that handles many different types of cases. Pick the person that has the most experience in the personal injury field.

These questions and answers should help clear up some basic issues that arise when you are injured and considering a lawsuit. Be sure to ask your potential lawyer all the questions you need before you decide to hire him or her. Your representation is the most important part of the case, so be sure to hire the right lawyer.

There’s no reason you should be embarrassed about needing a personal injury attorney. Our personal Injury Lawyers are competent, trustworthy, and successful lawyers for your personal injury case. Join the thousands we have already helped by visiting us now.

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Knowledgebase / Tips for Reducing Teen Car Accidents

Teen car accidents are unfortunately becoming a very normal occurrence on the roads. Sadly, forms of safety are being forgotten, with teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 being the worst. Even minor things like wearing a seat belt or using a hands-free cell phone are neglected. Due to the carelessness of these drivers, there are more accidents on today’s roads than ever before. More than 6000 teenage drivers are killed every year due to dangerous and careless driving. Additionally, there are over 400,000 teenagers that are seriously hurt in auto accidents, requiring hospital care.

Despite the strict rules and laws regarding driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, many young teenagers turn a blind eye to them. In some cases, they are slightly over the limit, impairing their judgment on the road. In extreme cases, they are seriously over the limit, putting not only their own lives in danger but also their passengers and others. Due to the increasing tightening of the law, many teen drivers are beginning to understand the seriousness of and the responsibility they take on when driving a vehicle.

The figures for teen alcohol-related accidents have thankfully been going down, however, teen accidents do still happen. Besides driving impaired, the lack of experience is another reason for many accidents occurring.

Inexperience and a lack of concentration lead to many teen auto accidents. Many of these occur in the driveway or just outside the house. Parking and backing out of driveways all take concentration, and often this is when the teenagers are most distracted. Damage is often done to property and other vehicles with no major injuries.

As a parent, there are many things that you can do to help your teenager to be a responsible and careful driver. The teenager should begin driving gradually, never being expected to drive long or difficult journeys in the early days. Explaining to your teenager the effect of drinking and driving can also help them to fully understand the implications. Wearing a seat belt should be automatic throughout their childhood. So, when they are old enough to drive, wearing one will become a natural thing to do.

When feasible, teens should drive few, if any passengers. Passengers, especially fellow teenagers, are a huge distraction. It is more difficult to drive with other people talking and moving in the car. Your teenager needs to grow in confidence in their own driving ability before being capable of driving with distractions. You should also lead by example; if your driving is careful, and you do not have accidents, then your teenager is more likely to be like you. Teenagers are hard-headed and will often not listen to advice.

You will need to find a different approach to making them understand how necessary careful driving is. Explaining how much the car insurance is, and expressing that they will need to pay for any extra premiums if they cause an accident. Your teenager needs to understand how important careful driving is. Once they fully understand the implications behind their attitude and driving habits, they are more likely to be careful behind the wheel.

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Knowledgebase / Accident Claim Compensation Information

Without adequate safety regulations and guidelines, a business may be prone to accidents or injuries. This could happen to anyone, and if you are not at fault, you need compensation. When a personal injury accident of this nature occurs the following financial losses may be a result: medical bills, transportation costs, loss of wages, health care co-pays, and insurance payments. Use the following tips to establish your compensation claim: – All employees must be aware of and understand the safety rules and regulations of their environment. Accidents can happen in any workplace, not just manufacturing or other labor-intensive skills. More evidence = a higher chance to win your claim. Document all you can, take pictures, make notes of what happened before and after.

Notify and communicate with all witnesses. – Speak with a local personal injury lawyer about your accident – The employer is held responsible if proven through your evidence as non-fault for yourself, and then you can get compensation. – Any accident within your work environment should be recorded in the accident book that is a legal requirement by all employers. – Quickly report the incident to your employer and manager. State all facts but never claim responsibility if not at fault. – Report all threats to your legal defense and take action immediately to document and cease. – Keep all paperwork related to any legal, medical, financial transaction that is directly or related to the accident claim The United States courts will support your civil rights to financial compensation for all physical injuries, medical bills, expenses, and more if you are not at fault. Be honest and keep your integrity, these will greatly pay off in the end.

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Knowledgebase / Work Accident Claims Its Your Right

Your workplace is more or less similarly hazardous as the road and traffic around you. Hundreds of employees are known to have met life-threatening accidents and a similarly high number to have met the last accident of their life in workplaces.

Most of them remain reluctant of claiming at least the financial, if not the physical pains. It is important to know that no matter what occupation or industry you are working in, your employer is bound to listen to the laws that call for the payment of compensation for accident injuries occurring in his or her office.

Why should you try for compensation when you have an accident at work?

That is the law. You might have the money for your treatment, which will force you to not even think of getting compensation. But if you take one step ahead and claim the compensation you will be relieved of a huge financial burden. Further, being relieved of financial pains you will have fewer worries and more recovery time, both of which will act as catalysts towards your better health. Moreover, your action will make the organization active towards their ‘duty of care’. It will definitely prod your employer towards ensuring that no such careless accidents occur in the future.

Does a work accident claim mean the loss of a job?

Not at all. According to the law, no employee can be fired only on the ground that he or she is asking for a work accident claim. If somebody does so, they can be taken to the courts. You should be sure of it, and further have the necessary confidence to not give to any fear on this front.

The procedure for work accident claims ensures that anybody putting up a genuine claim gets their compensation. Contacting a knowledgeable lawyer to get advice about a work accident claim would be the right step to take.

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Knowledgebase / Find the Best Motorcycle Injury Attorney

Motorcycle accidents may cause serious physical injuries and even mental health problems from stress and depression you get from the injury. The accident may be a result of someone’s fault and negligence while the victim is driving safely. The injury you received from the motorcycle accident must be reported and filed for claim payments or compensation for the pain, damages and harm you experienced.

Ensuring safeness and security is one the best keys to avoid motorcycle and other road accidents. Here are some tips to prevent injury caused by motorcycle accidents.

Before you ride, check your tires. Check the tire pressure and its surface for cuts. Check the brakes, lights, mirrors, oil, and fuel. Make sure that all of them are properly working. Also, make sure that the stand is folded up before you go.

While riding, make sure that other drivers see you. Position your motorcycle where it can be easily seen. Don’t hide behind huge trucks where other drivers cannot see you. Leave plenty of space in front, sides, and in the back from all other vehicles to avoid jostle. Slow down as your bike enters an intersection so you can be prepared to avoid a collision if there are reckless drivers coming. Beware of taking curves and humps. Communicate with other drivers by using proper signals, brake lights and lane position. Obey traffic rules and the speed limit required for a certain area. Don’t try to overtake other vehicles especially when corners are coming up. When riding at night, always wear a clear face shield you so can see clearly. Never drive when you are drunk. Just be vigilant and prepared to avoid a crash.

These are the simplest ways to avoid an accident. Even though you practice and follow these tips, you can never tell if an accident will happen. Due to reckless driving, accidents will happen. If the negligence of another person is the cause of the injury, that person has a liability to the victim for his recklessness.

Get Help When Others Hit You on Your Bike

The injured victim must look for a motorcycle crash lawyer to legally assist him with the case if he has severe injuries. The motorcycle injury attorney will let you know your rights to ask for compensation for the damages you suffered. This includes the medical bills you accrue, the future bills, payment for the lost wages and future loss of earnings if the victim can no longer work, compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering, and damage to the bike and personal items.

Hiring a motorcycle injury attorney is necessary because they know the law and the rights of victims to achieve justice and claim the settlement they deserve. The money that victims can claim cannot cover the pain and future suffering of the injury, but the money you can get will help you and support you financially.

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WORK-RELATED ACCIDENTS

For most people, their place of employment is as familiar as a second home. And, unfortunately, this makes the workplace relatively commonplace to have an accident, especially in jobs that are inherently risky by nature.

No matter what caused your workplace accident, you have certain rights and workers’ compensation is available to you. Negotiating compensation can be tricky without a law firm on your side, especially during your recovery.

Our workers’ compensation lawyer will help protect your rights and obtain the largest settlement possible. If a workplace accident occurs because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation.

Most work-related claims fall under the worker’s compensation program. However, certain types of claims — railroad accidents, maritime accidents, and asbestos claims — are addressed by laws specific to each.

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INSURANCE YOU CAN DEPEND ON

Workers’ compensation insurance is a program established by State law. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system under which injured employees receive benefits in connection with work-related injuries or occupational illness.

Most people who are injured at work, or while performing work duties, turn to the workers’ compensation system out of financial necessity. The system provides injured workers with financial support, mainly lost and recovered wages. If you’ve been injured, and are unable to work, compensation is usually available. Unfortunately, the worker’s compensation system is complicated, and the law does not require your employer to keep your job available until you return.

WORKERS COMPENSATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is responsible for paying Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
The employer is required to pay workers’ compensation insurance. The employer is not permitted to deduct workers’ compensation insurance from the employee’s paychecks.

What workers are covered by workers’ compensation laws?
Workers’ compensation law covers almost every worker injured in the state, hired but injured while working in another state, or injured while working in another state for an employer whose principal place of business may also recover benefits.

What injuries are covered by workers’ compensation laws?
Workers’ compensation law covers any injuries an employee suffers “arising out of and in the course of their employment.”

My employer will not submit my workers’ compensation claim to the insurer. What can I do?
If your employer will not submit your claim, you should submit your workers’ compensation claim on your own and contact an attorney. If you wait too long, your workers’ compensation claim may expire and you will be stuck with an incredible amount of expenses. Contact our Personal Injury Law Firm today for free legal advice.

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How Personal Injury Compensation Can Help When We Can’t Rely On Others

We live in a very complicated world, a world where we are required to interact with others in order to function and to lead fulfilling and productive lives. We rely heavily on others. Even though we may pride ourselves on being self-sufficient, outgoing and a self-starter, we simply cannot do everything that we have to do without some kind of interaction.

We rely on our parents or guardians and teachers in our younger years and the way that they behave toward us can have a profound impact on our later lives. When we become an adult and begin working in a career, we rely on interaction with our employers and fellow employees, or with clients and customers, in order to make a living.

Outside of the work environment, we rely on the behavior and actions of others as we travel or visit other public places
We may feel rightly proud about the way that we behave and the care and attention that we devote to others, but can we expect most other people to do the same?

As you can see, we are relying on a lot of people to do a lot of things and it’s hardly surprising that sometimes things do go wrong. The world being the way that it is, people can fall down on their duties to act responsibly and with proper care and attention at all times and can be negligent. This negligence can often lead to serious repercussions and may result in you being injured, contracting an illness, or even dying as a result.

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Circumstances that could cause a situation making it necessary to file a claim for Personal Injury Compensation
You could sustain an injury at work caused by the negligence of a fellow employee. You could contract an illness if you were exposed to a substance erroneously. You could be under so much stress in the work environment that you could contract a psychological illness that needs significant treatment.

As sad as it is to say, you can suffer long-term psychological impairment as a result of abuse that you received when you were a child. You could suffer some other kind of psychological impairment if you were the victim of a particularly harrowing crime. We have to travel on our busy roadways in order to get from place to place and to do what we have to do. Traffic accidents are frequent and you could suffer significant injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence on our highways.

When you look at it this way it’s a wonder that we can summon up the courage to go about our daily business. However, it’s good to know that we can pursue legal action in order to make up for any losses that we may receive at the hands of somebody else. Personal injury compensation can be a complicated field to understand. It is therefore in your best interest to consult with an experienced attorney, who will be able to advise you of your best course of action and help you to calculate just how much compensation you should be looking for.

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Why You Should Always Consider A Personal Injury Claim

If you have been unlucky enough to have been involved in an accident or incident caused by the negligence of some other party, you may feel aggrieved. It’s simply not fair that you should have to put up with the inconvenience, the pain, and the anguish to say nothing of the financial repercussions associated with this action. You may feel anger at one moment and despair at the next. You don’t know how you’re going to make ends meet until you are able to recover from the injuries you have sustained. You don’t know how you’re going to be able to pay for the damages in this particular case. The other individual or organization may be denying responsibility and you may feel particularly annoyed that they would take this position. After all, in your eyes, it’s all clear-cut.

A lot of emotions are welling around inside you at these times. Few of us are legal experts who may have first-hand knowledge of what to do in these situations. Thankfully, injuries caused by others don’t generally happen to the same person on a regular basis and this may well be the first time that you have experienced this discomfort. You may find you have no response whatsoever when you approach the other party to see what they’re going to do about the situation. Lodging a formal complaint may be one way of showing that you’re displeased, but will it really lead to any concrete action? An apology is one thing, but you’ve suffered some significant losses, pain, and anguish, it’s therefore quite understandable that you should be seeking some form of compensation.

In cases like these, you should consider filing a personal injury claim through the legal system. You can claim compensation in two distinct areas. First, you can look for what is known as general damages and these will be payments made as compensation for the pain and suffering, or for a loss of earnings going forward. Secondly, you can look for special damages to cover the actual financial losses that you have incurred so far. These will include for example medical expenses, costs of repairing your property that was damaged in the incident, and so on.

You have two years to file a claim
It’s always a good idea to consult with experts in this field, who will help you to navigate your way through the process and also help you to calculate how much compensation you should be pursuing. You should know that you can discuss no-win, no-fee agreements with your legal representative. In many cases, your attorney will take on your case on this basis meaning that you don’t have to pay them any legal fees for their services.

In truth, many of us would like to avoid any interaction with the legal system if we can help it. However, unfortunate situations like these may arise and you certainly need to be looking after your best interests.

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Understanding The Intricacies Of Personal Injury Law

For the layman, it can be very difficult to navigate your way through our legal system and to understand exactly what each particular law entails. It is, after all, not necessary for us to become legal experts as we go about our daily business chores and that is why we are able to turn to solicitors, who take the time and effort to go through law school and conduct regular research to keep up with all these complex subjects. Personal injury law can be a very complex subject by itself, but it’s good to know that our legal systems cover all eventualities and can come to our aid if we are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident or incident which caused us such an injury.

The law allows us to claim reasonable compensation when we have been injured as a result of some other party’s negligence. Apart from the fact that we have to do whatever we can to minimize the losses that we sustained as a result of the incident, we can pursue the other party in a court of law for compensation to cover our past, present, and future losses.
You have two years from the date of the incident to bring a case to a court of law.

You will be able to claim general and special damages under two categories. These will cover you for the actual losses that you have sustained up to the date of the hearing and also cover you for pain and anguish, loss of amenity, and other considerations. Each particular incident may be different from any other, as the consequences will vary according to the circumstances of the individuals involved. Therefore, there is no such thing as a “standard” amount of compensation and so many different circumstances and factors have to be taken into consideration. This is why it’s important to consult with a solicitor who is experienced in this field. While on many occasions reference will be made to case law and to other “similar” cases, your position may be quite different and the losses that you may have incurred, and are likely to incur, could be truly substantial.

No amount of research that you may do yourself online can make up for the first-hand knowledge and many years of experience of a solicitor who is qualified and competent in this area of specialty. Don’t rely on Google searches to try and provide you with the information that you will need in order to be successful in your claim against the other party. Remember also that the goal is to try and reach a settlement with the other party without having to go to court. Do you feel confident taking on this challenge by yourself? You may have enough to cope with as it is with the injuries, discomfort, and financial issues. Don’t hesitate to talk with a qualified solicitor and ask them whether you can move forward with this case on a no-win, no-fee basis.

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Why Consulting With Personal Injury Lawyers Could Be Such A Good Idea In Your Case

Why should you consult with a solicitor when you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence? It may seem to be very ‘cut and dried’ to you – the other party was clearly negligent and you may feel as if you have witnesses that can help you prove this. Shouldn’t you be able to merely communicate with the other party and get the rightful amount of compensation for your hardship? Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world where these situations could be settled by a handshake, an apology, and an appropriate amount of compensation. Unfortunately, it can be quite a lot more complicated than that.

Take, for example, a situation where you’ve been in a car crash
Somebody else may have run into the back of you when you were stopped at a red light minding your own business. They may have been distracted, not paying attention or there may even have been some failure with a braking system. The net result is the same, your vehicle was damaged and so were you. In these situations, the insurance companies are now involved. One of the first things that they tell their clients is not to admit responsibility, even if it was plainly their fault. Thus, the other driver will refer you to the insurance companies and this may turn into a long-winded affair.

In many cases, the insurance company involved will want to dispute the amount of compensation that may be payable and will want to minimize their exposure. They have very competent legal representation on their side and they do this kind of thing all the time. It may well not be as straightforward as you might have thought, therefore, to try and get a rightful amount of compensation in your case, by yourself is not a good idea.

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Sometimes, insurance companies are not necessarily involved. At times like these, you might have to pursue the individual or entity concerned for compensation as a result of their negligence and these situations may be even more complex. You could find that trying to navigate your way through a process of making a complaint and seeking compensation by yourself can be just as much of a pain in the neck as the actual pain in the neck that you received during that rear-end collision. This is why you should talk with personal injury solicitors who have considerable experience in helping people like yourself to get the compensation that they so rightfully deserve.

You shouldn’t delay an approach to a personal injury attorney. You may well be tempted to approach the other party to try and make a complaint yourself and see if you can get compensation, but in the vast majority of cases, you may find that your request falls on deaf ears. A formal approach should be conducted by your attorney to help you to navigate a claim all the way through the legal system if necessary. Sometimes these cases have to go to court, but in many cases, a competent attorney on your side will be able to help you settle this before that happens.

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How To Make Accident Law Work In Your Favor

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have been injured as a result of an accident then you have certain obligations. For example, if this happens at work, you are duty-bound to report it and the first place you should turn in this case is normally the accident book which the majority of employers are required to maintain. Your employer will want to know all the details involved as they are in turn required to report such incidents to the Health and Safety Executive in most cases. A lot of information is gathered here to try and ensure that these accidents don’t happen again, as well.

If you are injured as a result of a traffic accident, it has to be reported to the police. This is an important part of accident law and will also help to determine who is at fault, who may be prosecuted as a result, and/or who may be found to be responsible for the payment of compensation in a qualified court of law.

You should remember that any accident that causes injury will usually have repercussions. The other party may be found to be criminally negligent for example and this might involve a complaint being brought to bear against that party by the criminal justice system. However, quite apart from such situations, you will invariably find that you may need to take action yourself to get compensation for the injuries, loss of earnings, and pain and anguish that you have suffered as a result. This is why it’s important to make some of these formal reports, to get documentation to help back up your case.

You need as much evidence as you can possibly gather, photographs from the scene of an accident, the details of eyewitnesses, and statements made by them. While you may be comforted by the presence of law enforcement at the scene of the accident, or by the attention given to your situation by safety personnel or trade union representatives at work, understand that you must take the responsibility yourself for gathering the information necessary to safeguard your position.

As soon as you can, consult with a personal injury attorney who is experienced in accident law relevant to your case. You can never have too much information in this situation. Once again, you should not rely on official reports or the interests of relevant government officials. Some of the reports that they are able to provide could be advantageous when it comes to your pursuit of compensation, but the information that you gather may well constitute the primary basis of your case.

It’s understandable that you may be dramatically affected, stressed, and preoccupied in the immediate aftermath of an accident causing injury. It’s important that you do whatever you can to guarantee the integrity of the relevant information and ensure that eyewitnesses are immediately contacted to make sure that they will come forward to help you at some future date.

By taking the right action at the moment of the incident you can help to ensure that accident law will come to your rescue, and help support you down the road.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycling in a beautiful state like Texas can be quite enjoyable, but motorcycle accidents are also common. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that motorcyclists are about 37 times more likely to die in an accident than passenger car occupants in other types of motor vehicle collisions.

Motorcyclists do not have the protection of a heavy steel frame surrounding them as passenger vehicle occupants do, which means that similar to bicyclists, they are more likely to be injured.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2020, in the 7,481 motorcycle crashes in Texas, 1,856 motorcyclists were seriously injured and 482 were killed.

When you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident due to another’s negligence, you need a vigorous advocate on your side to ensure that you collect all deserved financial compensation.

For all necessary assistance, come and talk with one of our experienced car accident attorneys. Call our law office toll-free or send us an email.

Motorcycle Helmets Save Lives
Wearing a helmet is an effective way for motorcyclists to reduce the risk of injury or death. All motorcycle helmets sold in the United States are required to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218. This standard establishes the minimum level of protection helmets must give each user.

Helmet use saves lives. The NHTSA states that helmets saved the lives of over 1,800 motorcyclists a year, and over 800 more motorcyclists’ lives could have been saved if they had been wearing helmets.

Texas helmet requirements and exemptions state that you must wear a helmet if you are under 21. You should always wear a helmet for safety, but you may ride without one if you are over 21 and meet an eligible helmet exemption.

The Role Of Motorcycles In Crashes
According to the NHTSA, motorcycles are more likely to be involved in fatal accidents with fixed objects than other types of vehicles. Speeding is often a critical factor in these accidents. Approximately 35 percent of all motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes were speeding, compared to only 23 percent of passenger car drivers.

Motorcycles are struck in the front in a large percentage of two-vehicle accidents involving a motorcycle and a passenger car. Motorcycles were struck in the back in only an average of 7 percent of fatal crashes. Motorcyclists should be especially careful to maintain a safe traveling distance and not tailgate drivers ahead of them.

All motorcyclists could benefit from taking a motorcycle safety course to learn the proper way to handle a motorcycle and the proper methods of reacting in an emergency situation.

Motorcycle Accidents And The Consequences
Motorcycle fatalities continue to increase. The NHTSA estimates that approximately 148,000 motorcyclists have been killed in crashes since the enactment of the Highway Safety Act and the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act in 1966. In 2020, 482 motorcyclists were involved in fatal accidents in Texas and countless more suffered serious injuries. Only 49 percent of motorcyclists wore a helmet.

If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident that involved a negligent driver, an experienced lawyer can review your situation and determine if you have a case that will allow you to recover damages.

If damages are recoverable, you could receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and even pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, wrongful death compensation may also be available.

To speak with a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer, contact us by email or call us toll-free.

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Speeding Accident Lawyers

Speed limits are put in place for a reason; these limits are supposed to provide drivers with the maximum safe speed that allows traffic to flow at a steady rate while avoiding unnecessary dangers to motorists and pedestrians alike. When drivers violate these limits, their reckless speeding puts everyone else on the road at risk. If these drivers’ dangerous decisions result in a collision, we believe they should be held responsible for whatever injuries their poor judgment caused.

If you or someone you love has sustained an injury because of a driver’s thoughtless speeding, we have the skills and experience to fight for the justice and compensation you may deserve. To learn more about your rights and options after a car accident and how we may be able to protect your interests, contact our speeding accident attorneys today.

The Dangers of Excessive Speeding
Speeding accidents, especially those with drivers exceeding the designated speed limits greatly, can be extremely dangerous and cause devastating injuries to those involved. These accidents may be particularly common in the following instances:

Speeding when road conditions are slick or otherwise unsafe
Speeding through a turn or into a corner
Speeding through otherwise slow-moving traffic
Speeding through a pedestrian area or crosswalk
Speeding through a school zone

Motorists and pedestrians suffer all too often because of speeding driver’s errors. As such, when they cause you or a loved one harm, they deserve to be held accountable for their recklessness and its ensuing repercussions.

Contact Us
An injury caused by a speeding driver may leave you and your family with considerable financial burdens due to medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost wages. You don’t need to suffer from these injuries and expenses alone, however. Our car accident lawyers are dedicated to supporting the victims of speeding accidents and may be able to help you. Call us toll-free today to discuss your situation with an understanding and skilled attorney.

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The Personal Injury Process

#1 Personal Injury Attorney Search
In this part of the process, the client makes a decision to hire a personal injury lawyer who will represent them for the case.

#2 Legal Investigation into Personal Injury Claim
This process includes gathering the photos from the accident scene and interviewing all of the witnesses involved with the case. The lawyer will also obtain a medical release to bring together all records of suffering. The client initial interview will take place during this stage. The interview will allow the personal injury attorney to get a social security number, date of birth, address, names of witnesses, insurance companies, and other pertinent data from the client.

#3 Injury Settlement Negotiations
Before the case goes to court, the other party will typically try to negotiate a settlement with the client. A proposal will be sent along to the client’s lawyer, and they will evaluate the terms and compensation claims. If the proposal is accepted, then the process stops here.

#4 Preparing for Personal Injury Lawsuit and Filing of Lawsuit
If the settlement proposal is not accepted by the client, then the lawyer will prepare for litigation. At this point, the defendant will be notified of the lawsuit that has been placed.

#5 Defendant Response and Discovery
The defendant will have 20 days to file an answer and/or another responsive pleading. Then the discovery stage begins, which allows both parties to gather information from each other.

#6 Medical Examination by Defense and Oral Deposition
The defense will usually ask to examine the plaintiff with one of their doctors, and they will also ask for all medical records. During the oral deposition, the plaintiff and the witnesses will be interviewed by both sides under oath.

#7 Mediation and Personal Injury Trial
A mediation must occur before trial. During mediation, A neutral mediator attempts to get both sides to compromise on a personal injury settlement. A series of offers and counteroffers are exchanged during the mediation. If mediation fails, then the parties will proceed to trial. Trials range in length based upon the complexity of each case. At the conclusion of the trial, a judgment will be entered. If the Plaintiff prevails, then the Plaintiff will receive monetary compensation.

Call our office to get a free personal injury lawyer consultation.

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Emergency Room Error

In the unfortunate event of a medical emergency, you need to rely on hospital emergency room care to treat your injuries or save your life. Unfortunately, medical errors and malpractice happen more frequently than they should. If you received incorrect medical treatment and your condition became worse, or if you lost a loved one due to an emergency room error, it is important to find an experienced emergency room malpractice attorney with proven results to represent you in your claim.

Some common emergency room errors include:

Inaccurate diagnosis of a patient’s illness
Prescribing the wrong medication
Misreading tests or X-rays
Failure to order the proper tests

Sometimes patients come into the emergency room with serious medical conditions like strokes, meningitis, or heart attack, but are mistakenly diagnosed with a less serious illness and sent home. Medical errors like these can be fatal and can be grounds for a wrongful death claim. Another common error is when a doctor prescribes the wrong type of medication or wrong dosage or fails to give adequate instructions upon discharging the patient. Emergency room errors also happen if a doctor misinterprets a patient’s test results and x-rays, leading to incorrect medical care. Sadly, these preventable errors can result in serious injury or death.

Our Law Office can represent you in your negligence or wrongful death claim and help you recover compensation for your injuries. For the past 15 years, our emergency room malpractice lawyers have achieved major legal victories for clients who have been the victims of medical negligence and emergency room errors.

At our Law Office, we explore every legal avenue so that our clients can get the maximum compensation possible for their injuries. We do extensive preparation for emergency room error cases by researching the hospital records, consulting medical experts, and doing thorough legal research. At our firm, you can rest assured that we are doing whatever we can to provide you with the highest quality, aggressive legal representation. Our initial consultations are absolutely free, and if we take your case, you will be given your attorney’s personal phone number so that you can call him 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have suffered injury or lost a loved one because of an emergency room error, contact our Law Office today to discuss your claim with us. We will be happy to answer your questions and advise you about your legal options. Contact our office toll-free or fill out and submit our Contact Us online form to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced emergency room error attorney.

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Rollover Accidents

FREE CONSULTATIONS • CALL TOLL FREE • ¡HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL!

A rollover accident can be the result of a number of situations. For example, a T-bone collision at an intersection can knock a vehicle onto its side. A sideswipe impact that runs a car off the road can cause it to flip. However they occur, rollover accidents can cause some of the most catastrophic injuries of any type of car accident.

If you’ve been injured in a rollover accident, or if a loved one died when a car or light truck rolled over, contact our law office online or call toll-free for a free initial consultation.

THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF EVERY PERSONAL INJURY CASE
Our attorneys personally ensure that all evidence is gathered and all witnesses are interviewed to determine the cause of the rollover accident and our client’s injuries. Our determination to ensure our clients get the medical care they need means we never settle for less money than they deserve.

GETTING YOU MAXIMUM COMPENSATION FOR SERIOUS INJURIES
Brain damage and crushing head injuries can result if the roof of the vehicle caves in during a rollover. If a passenger or driver was not wearing a seatbelt, they may be ejected from the vehicle when it rolls, causing broken bones, spinal cord injury, paralysis, or quadriplegia.

We help our injured clients access medical experts who can help them get an accurate diagnosis and the right kind of therapy to reach maximum physical recovery. Some people will never achieve full physical recovery and will need ongoing medical care or help with daily life tasks — if that happens, we will fight to make sure the compensation our clients receive covers those costs today and into the future.

Hire a lawyer you can trust to pursue fair compensation. Call our law office toll-free for a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online and we’ll get back to you shortly to discuss your car accident.

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Bicycle Accidents

People come to Texas from all over the world to enjoy our beautiful scenery and wonderful weather. It’s no wonder people like to get out and bike—yet there are very few dedicated bike paths. Most bicyclists have to risk sharing the road with cars.

For hundreds of bicyclists every year, taking that risk results in serious injury. Vehicles pull out in front of cyclists before the biker has a chance to stop. Cars hit bikers at corners when they fail to double-check that they have room to turn. Cars and trucks even run over bicyclists. For many bike riders each year, a bike ride ends in death.

Don’t let a bicycle accident derail your future. Hire an attorney with the experience and skill needed to get you the fair compensation you deserve. E-mail our Law Office or call toll-free for a free initial consultation.

Common bike accident injuries include knee and leg injuries where a car collided with the biker, collarbone and shoulder injuries if the cyclist hit the hood or windshield of a car and brain injuries caused by a cyclist being thrown into the roadway.

WHAT IF THE BIKER WASN’T WEARING A HELMET?
Under Texas law, bicyclists aren’t legally required to wear a helmet. However, if you suffered a head injury and you weren’t wearing a helmet, you could be found “comparatively negligent” for your injuries. That means that you have some degree of fault for the severity of your injury. Your final settlement could be reduced by the amount of fault assigned to you.

WHO WILL PAY THE BILLS?
If the bicyclist also owns a car — or the injured biker was a child and someone in the household owns a car and has insurance — your personal injury protection (PIP) policy on your car insurance is intended to cover your medical bills. If you do not own a car, the PIP coverage of the person who injured you typically covers your injuries.

The Dangers of Bicycling and Bike Accident Statistics

Bicycling is a great form of exercise. When you get on and begin peddling one generally thinks of the fun, the fresh air, the company, and the scenery. You might also be thinking of how many calories you’re burning and how great you’re going to look because you are performing this exercise.

One thing you are more than likely not thinking is of the danger lurking around the next corner. Bicycle accident dangers abound in today’s cities, but they could be anywhere. There are some unusual occurrences that lead to bicycle injuries but there are few injury causes that are more common.

• Drivers not paying attention to a cyclist
• Drivers failing to yield to a cyclist
• Drivers opening vehicle doors without looking first
• Commercial vehicle negligence
• Defective bicycle parts

As shown, most of the common bike accident dangers are human negligence in nature. In order for bicyclists to be truly safe, there needs to be a combination of occurrences such as better bicycling paths, improved driver’s education, and improved laws to protect the bicyclist.

Here are a few laws that currently exist in many states:

• Drivers should pass on the left side of cyclists allowing a safe distance between them
• Drivers will not park or drive in bicycle lanes
• When opening the doors of a vehicle, drivers and passengers will do so only when safe
• Drivers will exercise due care to avoid bicycle collisions
• Drivers will yield to a bicyclist making a left turn

Why is it so important to protect the cyclist? There are several reasons such as it’s a human right to be safe and protected, bicycling is a growing sport and we are likely to hear of more injuries if we don’t do something now, and the following eye-opening bicycle personal injury accident statistics:

• 846 bicyclists died in the United States in 2019
• Most bicyclist deaths in 2019 (90 percent) were those ages 20 and older.
• 2% of all 2009 traffic fatalities were bicycle deaths
• 93 bicyclists 15 years old and under killed
• 13,000 bicyclists 15 years old and under injured
• 41 years old is the average age of bicyclist death in the United States
• 31 years old is the average age of bicyclist injured in the United States
• The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports 417,485 emergency department-treated injuries associated with bicycles and bicycle accessories in 2019. This estimate includes both preventable and intentional injuries.

The numbers speak for themselves. The causes do as well. What about the cyclists? What about the injuries? These can range from mild to moderate to severe and even to death.

• Traumatic brain injuries (some recoverable, many not)
• Fractures (from simple to complex, recoverable to permanent impairment)
• Lacerations (simple cuts to major life-threatening)
• DEATH

Hire a lawyer you can trust to pursue fair compensation in a bicycle accident injury case. Call our law office toll-free for a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online and we’ll get back to you shortly to discuss your accident.

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Amputation

Tragically, car accidents or injuries from falling objects can cause serious injuries resulting in the amputation of a limb. Some common causes of injury leading to amputation include: being injured by heavy machinery, motor vehicle collisions, or having a limb crushed by a heavy object. An amputation injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injury.

Losing a limb in amputation can be a devastating event that inevitably changes your entire life. Normal daily activities such as walking, writing, playing sports, or taking care of oneself can become difficult or even impossible. Medical treatments and surgeries entail significant time away from work, and often the person is no longer able to fulfill his or her job duties. The result is considerably lost wages and difficulty finding a new job, which can often lead to financial hardship for the individual and for the entire family. In addition, the cost of medical treatment for an amputation injury is extremely high, and often expensive equipment, physical therapy, prosthetics, and multiple surgeries are necessary. Lastly, the injured person often must go through the pain and suffering from the initial accident itself, as well as the emotional ordeal of dealing with life and having to learn basic life skills all over again.

If you or someone you love has lost a limb in an accident due to another person’s negligence, our Law Office can help you seek justice and win compensation for your injuries. Our amputation injury attorneys have helped clients throughout Texas achieve significant legal victories after suffering the loss of a limb in a serious accident. Our office is dedicated to helping you get the maximum level of compensation for your amputation injuries. When preparing your case, we work with medical professionals, look at hospital records, and do extensive research to build the best case possible on your behalf. At our Law Office, we offer free confidential consultations where you can ask questions and consult with an experienced attorney regarding the strength of your legal claim. We believe in providing quality, personalized legal representation for each client. In every representation, we make ourselves available for our clients to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury leading to amputation, contact our Law Office today for a free consultation. Our firm will guide you through the entire legal process and provide effective, compassionate representation during this challenging time. Contact our office by calling toll-free or you can fill out and submit our Contact Us online form to set up a free, confidential consultation with an experienced amputation injury lawyer. Act immediately to make sure your rights are protected.

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Work Injury Attorney

WORKMANS’ COMP • WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS • WRONGFUL DEATH
You have the right to a safe workplace. And if you were injured at work, it’s a good indication that your rights weren’t being respected. These injuries can affect your life for a long time – and may even prevent you from ever working at the same job again.

If you were injured, make sure you hire a lawyer you can trust to handle your case. After all, your future hangs in the balance. Our attorneys have handled workers’ compensation and injury cases successfully for many years. For a free consultation, call toll-free today. You can also contact us online and we’ll respond shortly.

Our Law Office is always available to be of service to clients. All clients receive their attorney’s personal cell phone number. If you have an emergency, you can call us any time – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

WHAT TO DO (…AND WHAT NOT TO DO) AFTER A WORK INJURY
If you suffer a work injury, there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of receiving the fair settlement you deserve. These include:

DO: Notify Your Employer Immediately!
If you wait a day or two before notifying your employer of the injury, their lawyers may argue later that your injury didn’t actually occur on the job – meaning you won’t get benefits

DO: Go to a Doctor ASAP!
If you don’t go to a doctor right away, you might miss the chance to avoid future complications. In addition, the doctor’s report will further prove that your injury occurred at work.

DON’T: Talk to an Insurance Company Representative!
If the insurance company ever wants to talk with you, it’s because they are looking for information that will help them lower the value of your claim. Tell them to talk to your lawyer instead.

DO: Hire an Attorney Right Away!
An attorney is legally obligated to look after your best interests. Hiring an attorney means someone’s on your side.
If you’ve suffered a work injury, we can help. Call us toll-free to schedule a free consultation. Otherwise, contact us online and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

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Premises Liability

SLIP AND FALL • TRIP AND FALL • INADEQUATE SECURITY
Property owners have the duty to make sure that their property is safe. Whether that means maintaining tight security or just keeping the floor cleared of trip hazards, any injuries caused by property conditions can be grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.

The injuries caused in premises liability cases can be disabling, traumatic, and even fatal. Make sure you find a lawyer you can trust to pursue and attain the settlement you deserve.

FREE CONSULTATIONS • ¡HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL!
For a free consultation at our Law Office, call us toll-free. You can also contact our firm online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Our attorneys have handled personal injury cases for many years. We are tenacious, reputable advocates. All clients receive their attorney’s personal cell phone number – and you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

INJURIES FROM INADEQUATE SECURITY
As the economy has tightened, the owners of apartment complexes, parking garages, and other properties have cut back on security as a way to save money. Of course, this is unacceptable – if they needed a security system before, why don’t they need one now?

There’s no real limit to the damage a criminal can do to a victim. Providing inadequate security is a blatant example of landowners putting profits before people.

“SLIP AND FALL” OR “TRIP AND FALL” ACCIDENTS
Restaurants, grocery stores, shopping malls, big-box retailers, motels … all of these places advertise to attract customers in droves. It’s their responsibility to make sure that their stores are safe. Slippery floors, poorly lit stairwells, cluttered hallways, and other hazards can endanger their customers’ health and lives.

If you’ve been injured, call toll-free for a free consultation to discuss premises liability lawsuits. You can also contact us online and we’ll respond shortly.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious traumatic injuries that can occur, and the consequences on your life can be devastating. An experienced spinal cord injury attorney understands the nature of these injuries and can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Every year in the United States, there are about 11,000 people (30 per day) who suffer a spinal cord injury. Some common causes of spinal cord injuries are motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, sports injuries, disease, or violent acts. Injuries to the spinal cord often happen after a traumatic blow that dislocates or fractures vertebrae in the spine. Some signs of a spinal cord injury can include: loss of muscle function, severe pain in the back and neck area, numbness, spasms, reduced sexual function, and/or incontinence. Sometimes a person who has suffered a spinal cord injury does not know he or she has a permanent condition and does little to treat it. However, in the case of a spinal injury, the patient needs specialized medical treatment for a successful recovery.

Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries are serious and often result in paralysis. Paraplegia paralysis means that the paralysis is in the lower body and legs, while quadriplegia paralysis refers to paralysis in the entire area below the neck. Individuals with spinal cord injuries often never fully recover and need special assistance for the rest of their lives.

If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another, it is crucial to find an experienced personal injury attorney who can competently represent you. Our Law Office has successfully represented clients for the past 20 years. Our spinal cord injury lawyers have won significant legal victories for clients who have suffered from traumatic spinal cord injuries.

At our Law Office, we always try to obtain the maximum level of compensation possible for each client. We believe in thorough preparation and we do extensive research of hospital records and work with medical experts to build the strongest case possible. We believe in providing the highest quality, proactive legal representation for you. Our initial consultations are always free, and all of our clients receive their attorney’s personal cell phone number so that they can feel free to contact him 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the representation.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence, contact our Law Office right away. You can reach our office by calling toll-free or fill out our Contact Us online form to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney.

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A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY ON THE MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FORM TRAP

Filing an injury claim is not like being charged with a crime. You don’t have to have a lawyer present with you during all the meetings with the insurance adjuster. However, you are absolutely entitled to have a personal injury attorney with you to make sure you’re not being subjected to stalling tactics. The popular trick used by many adjusters involves the medical authorization form. This is something that your personal injury lawyer should review before you sign on the dotted line.

The Medical Authorization Trap

When a claims adjuster requests you sign a medical authorization form, it would seem that is a standard form to fill out. However, your accident injury attorney might have a different opinion. That’s because some of these forms are “open-ended.” This means the adjuster can go on a kind of scavenger hunt looking for your medical records, whether that takes them two weeks or two years. You certainly don’t want to be waiting that long. You won’t have to when your personal injury lawyer can jump in and make sure that form has a deadline.

Your accident injury attorney might also point out that a medical authorization form provided by an adjuster allows them to search through all of your medical records. They should be reviewing the reports that are directly related to the injury for which you are filing your claim. An accident injury attorney will prevent adjusters from digging into your medical history where they don’t belong.

If you balk at signing a medical authorization form, a claims adjuster might state that you won’t get any type of payment unless you sign. An experienced personal injury attorney will know that is not always true, and in fact that the adjuster could be misrepresenting the policy.

Always Consult with Your Personal Injury Attorney

If an insurance adjuster calls you directly at any point in the claims process to ask you a question, your response should always be, “Let me talk to my accident injury attorney first.” The adjuster would prefer if you weren’t working with a lawyer so they can take advantage of your condition. Experienced lawyers with a background in accident/injury understand what you’re going through. Your attorneys should have experience in personal injury law and know all the “tricks of the trade.” Having them work on your case will bring you peace of mind, knowing things are being handled as they should. Call your legal team immediately to set up your consultation before you answer questions or fill out any forms.

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How A Split Second Incident Can Leave You Searching For Whiplash Compensation

Apparently, the term “whiplash” dates back to 1928, when it was first used to describe a neck injury to soft tissue, in other words, a strain or a sprain. It has become synonymous with automobile accidents over the years and a common result whenever you have been involved in an accident where you were rear-ended. It’s important to be able to identify these injuries even though they may not be readily apparent.

You have to be aware of any kind of neck pain and maybe spells of dizziness which may occur days or even weeks after the accident. You could experience what is known as referred pain, i.e. pain in the back as well. Other associated issues could involve short-term memory loss, problems sleeping, and general malaise.

Where am I likely to sustain a Whiplash Injury?
While it’s certainly possible for you to sustain a whiplash injury elsewhere, the majority of these incidents seem to occur during relatively low-speed accidents on the road. You may be stopped at a red light for example and the driver behind is busy texting or paying attention to something else. He or she brakes too late and runs into the back of your car. What happens next may occur in the blink of an eye, but will invariably lead to some kind of discomfort or injury and start a chain reaction of events for you which could lead to inconvenience, discomfort, specialized medical bills, and leave you out-of-pocket.

How does Whiplash Injury actually Occur?
If you imagine yourself sitting in the car with your seatbelt on, the first thing that happens when you are rear-ended in this way is that your body, not connected to the seat will move backward slightly and then forwards. Remember that your head weighs quite a lot and is not restrained like your torso may be to the seat. Consequently, it will move forward and backward quite sharply and it’s this motion that causes the whiplash injury. Basically, the muscles and ligaments in your neck are being stretched and strained as they work to ensure that your head returns to its original position.

As we said, it all happens in the blink of an eye, in the amount of time that it takes for you to realize that you’ve been hit by somebody else in the first place.

The initial reaction is one of shock, of course, and then possibly anger. You are likely to want to jump out of the car to look at the damage and to talk with the driver involved. It’s important that you are aware of how you feel at that point and if you have considerable pain in your neck then you should call for medical assistance right away. Many people don’t become instantly aware of these injuries until sometime later, but you do need to be aware of what you need to do right at that moment. In order for you to claim whiplash compensation for the injury and potential future costs, specialized medical expenses, loss of wages, or whatever you may incur, you need evidence.

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How Our Congested Roads Increase The Likelihood That You Will Have To File A Car Accident Claim

If you use a vehicle to travel a reasonable distance to work every day and may also use it to go on road trips to visit relatives or for other leisure purposes at weekends, it’s unfortunate that the odds are stacked against you. What does this mean? Sadly, the more miles that you rack up on your family car the more likely you are to be involved in an accident by the law of averages.

It doesn’t really matter whether you consider yourself, quite rightly, to be a first-class driver. You cannot always make up for the inefficiencies of the other person and you may simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time. We have seen what can happen when a driver becomes distracted by using his or her mobile phone or by texting. They say that if you’re texting whilst driving you are probably at least as impaired as a driver who has been drinking all night and then driving home.

Putting the potential risks of having a car accident into perspective
If we really sat down and thought about the potential danger we wouldn’t walk out of the house in the morning, of course. We have to go about our lives and driving is part of that for the majority of us. So long as you’re careful yourself you may well be fortunate enough not to be involved in a serious incident. However, you also need to know what to do in the event that you are.

If you’ve never done it before, you might not know how to file a car accident claim, or even be uncertain what you should do at the time of the accident. We should all know by now that it’s not prudent to claim that an accident may have been “your fault” even if you think that it is, so don’t expect the other driver to accept responsibility when he or she runs into you.

Ensure you collect evidence at the time of any accident situation as a matter of course
It goes without saying that the first priority in the immediate aftermath of an accident is to ensure that anyone who was hurt is tended to by medical professionals. In these situations, the police must always be present and you will get an official report from them. However, make sure that you get your own evidence if you can, including the names and addresses of witnesses. Pull out your mobile phone and take as many photographs as you can to document what happened as this will help you and your attorney to move ahead with your claim.

Consult with experienced attorneys in this area, if and when you’re unlucky enough to become one of those accident statistics.

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Why You Should Always Consider Seeking Car Accident Compensation

Isn’t it amazing how complicated the typical automobile is these days? In the name of progress and efficiency, we are now driving vehicles that are way beyond our average comprehension, especially when it comes to trying to fix them. The average automobile mechanic has quite an array of sophisticated tools to help them whenever something needs to be done and it’s hardly surprising that it costs so much for us to take the vehicle in for repair these days. As if the cost associated with mechanical repairs were not enough, have you seen how much it’s likely to cost you for even minor repairs in the body shop? You might think that they’re making body panels for the typical family car out of gold these days, it costs so much to repair even the minor “fender bender.”

Like so many other things in life, it seems that we cannot do without our automobiles. Many of us commute to work and find it unrealistic to rely on public transportation. Isn’t it amazing that statistics show that the majority of cars on the road during rush hour are single occupant? Hardly efficient, certainly, but it just goes to show how much we rely on these vehicles.

It is true to say that modern cars are very reliable due to technological innovation and we shouldn’t have to worry so much about unexpected breakdowns anymore. So long as we take the car in for regular maintenance we may expect them to start up upon demand each morning. Everything is fine until something unexpected happens to rob us of the use of our vehicle.
The inconveniences you may have to suffer as a result of a Car Accident can be varied
When somebody else’s negligence causes an accident involving you and your car, there are almost always significant repercussions. It doesn’t take much to cause enough damage to render your car undrivable and you may be without its use for some weeks. While you may rely on your own insurance company to commence repairs right away, repair shops can be busy and backed up. You may well have to get a replacement vehicle and worry about all kinds of issues.

Hopefully, you were not injured in any way during the accident, but if so this may open up a whole new area of problems. You may have time off work to consider, medical expenditure, home help, and so on.

Consider the full implications of claiming compensation for a car accident
Maybe you don’t have to worry about the sheer cost of repairs to your car due to assistance from the insurance, but you might have to worry about deductibles and other implications. You may have to worry about finding alternative means of traveling to work and over time these additional costs can simply add up. When the incident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, it’s only right that they should pay.

Consult with a lawyer who is experienced in car accident compensation, who will be able to tell you what you’re able to claim for and how much you should seek. This can be a complex area and it’s not a good idea to try and take on the might of the other party’s insurance company by yourself.

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PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM DEFINES PERSONAL INJURY

Personal Injury Claims
Generally, people file a lawsuit if they have been injured as the result of someone else’s actions, and in order to obtain compensation for their medical expenses, damages, lost wages, or other losses.

The most common personal injury cases involve automobile accidents, dog bites, and falls. But there are many other areas that are known as personal injury law.

Personal injury law is also known as tort law. A tort occurs when someone acts in a negligent manner that results in injury or damage to another.

In general, negligence is the failure to use due care. Due care is the degree of care that a reasonable and prudent person would use in similar circumstances.

In general, a plaintiff in a tort action must show a defendant was negligent to be able to recover damages. Defendants may allege that the plaintiff was negligent, and contributed to the damages suffered.

Other areas of tort law are more refined. For example, in medical malpractice actions the plaintiff must prove professional negligence; in other words, that the medical provider failed to use that degree of care that a reasonable and prudent medical provider would use under similar circumstances. There are also cases where a defendant may be liable if someone is injured absent negligent conduct by any person. Those types of cases include when a person is bitten by a dog without provocation, in defective product claims, or when persons are injured when a defendant undertakes a highly hazardous activity.

DO I HAVE A CASE?

Personal Injury Claims
A personal injury claim may be filed based upon various different types of accidents or other incidents that stem from negligence or wrongdoing. Auto accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents, are the most common grounds for personal injury claims throughout the U.S. Additional types of claims may include, but are not limited to slip and fall accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, dog bites, and boating accidents. Our Personal Injury Law Firm handles all types of personal injury cases, and we offer a free initial consultation to talk about your case and how we can assist you.

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If you need to speak with a personal injury lawyer, contact our Law Firm to schedule a free consultation.

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ASBESTOS INJURY

Asbestos is a soft fibrous mineral used to make fireproof material and insulation. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to serious illnesses, most notably mesothelioma, cancer. Now – adult children of workers who were exposed to asbestos are becoming sick, as well.

Generally, asbestos claims are filed against the company responsible for the property where the asbestos exposure took place — an employer or a home builder. Claims seek workers’ compensation for asbestos-related injury.

As the link between asbestos and serious illness continues to emerge, more asbestos claims are finding their way to trial. Asbestos is dangerous, and if you’ve suffered health problems as a result of exposure, compensation is available.

Negative health effects as a result of asbestos exposure manifest themselves in a variety of ways. The only way to know for sure is to go see a doctor who has a thorough background in asbestos-related injury.

Our Personal Injury Law Firm understands the medical nature of asbestos claims, as well as the legal precedent set regarding similar claims. Contact us today — we’ll help determine your best route towards financial compensation.

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INVOLVED IN A AUTO ACCIDENT?

The bureaucratic process following an auto accident can be as chaotic as the accident itself. Insurance companies, medical providers, police, and other drivers, can be difficult to deal with – having adequate legal representation can help.

Insurance companies have teams of lawyers working for them. Their goal is to limit the amount of your settlement. From lost wages to long-term medical bills, there are numerous areas of settlement that you may deserve, yet be denied.

Our Personal Injury Law Firm will help you get the largest settlement possible.

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I do if I have been involved in a car accident?
If you have been in a car accident or any type of vehicle accident, the first thing you should do is make sure that you are okay. Get out of your car, and make sure that other passengers are able to get out. You also need to exchange information with the other driver. This includes name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, license plate number, as well as insurance carrier and number. Try to get the name, address, and phone number of any witnesses, too.

What information should I give to the other driver?
Only give the information listed above. DO NOT say anything that may imply blame. For example, don’t say, “I’m sorry, I wasn’t really paying attention,” or, “I was talking on my cell phone and didn’t see you.” Just give the driver your personal information and wait for the police to arrive.

What damages can I get from a car accident claim?
If you were not at fault for your auto accident, you may be entitled to damages beyond the repair of your car. You may also be reimbursed for medical expenses, lost earnings if you missed work, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.

Should I talk to an insurance adjuster?
Under no circumstances should you talk with anyone from the insurance industry until you speak with a car accident lawyer. If the insurance adjuster who wants to take a statement from you is from your insurance company, you may have an obligation to give them a statement. However, it is best that you speak with your lawyer before you do that. Under no circumstances should you give any kind of statement, verbal, in writing, or recorded to an insurance adjuster from the company representing the other party. You should always remember that insurance adjusters are under tremendous pressure to settle claims as quickly and as cheaply as they can. The insurance adjuster for the other party does not have your interests in mind. Often, your own insurance company will not have your interests in mind particularly if it will be necessary for you to file an insured motorist claim against them.

If you’ve been in an auto accident, be sure to document everything, sign nothing from the insurance company, and contact our Personal Injury Law Firm right away.

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DANGEROUS DRUGS

Although the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulates medicine and prescription drugs manufactured, distributed, and sold in the United States, it still occurs that dangerous drugs are broadly released that result in serious side effects and even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in any way as the result of a prescription or over-the-counter drug, it is important that you consult an attorney to determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit.

A drug injury professional attorney at our Law Firm can meet with you to talk about your case. We understand that you may have suffered a serious illness that has affected many aspects of your life. Our attorneys believe in holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions in this regard, and our Law Firm also believes that the action we take now can also serve to protect others in the future.

Claims and Lawsuits from Dangerous Drugs & Side Effects
The manufacturer of the drug or perhaps the doctor who prescribed the drug to you may be held liable (legally responsible) in civil court for their actions, meaning you can recover financial compensation for medical care, lost wages, and possibly much more. All of this can allow you to rebuild your life and move on, which is usually the primary concern on our clients’ minds. Our Personal Injury Law Firm offers a free initial consultation to talk to you about what side effects you or a loved one suffered, what drug you took, who prescribed it, etc. This will give us an idea of whether you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Should we decide to move forward to pursue a claim on your behalf, we will guide you through this often complex process while providing you with personal attention and dedicated counsel.

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HELP FOR DOG ATTACK VICTIMS

Have you been bitten or attacked by a dog? If so, you may have the right to take legal action against the owner of the dog in order to recover financial compensation that will cover your medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and possibly much more. It is important to discuss your options with our Personal Injury Law Firm that has experience with these types of cases in order to help.

Dog bites are often the result of owner negligence. Whether the result of improper restraints or the improper labeling of an area containing an animal, people are inadvertently bitten by dogs, including dogs who have never bitten anyone before. Depending on the particular situation, a dog bite may have a serious impact on a victim’s life. It may result not only in physical injury but emotional trauma as well, due to the physical pain and violence of the attack and dealing with resulting scars or disfigurement. The potential severity of a dog bite makes recovering monetary damages all the more important. Though no amount of money can erase all of the consequences of a dog attack, it can ease the trouble that a dog bite victim is experiencing financially, psychologically, and physically.

Dog Bite Attorneys
With the help of our Personal Injury Law Firm to assist you in recovering financial compensation in a dog bite claim or lawsuit, you have the opportunity to get the money that will pay your medical bills, cover future medical expenses, supplies, and medication, compensate you for lost wages if you missed work, and even cover emotional trauma and pain and suffering. With this compensation and the knowledge that justice has been served, you have that much more of an opportunity to rebuild your life and move on.

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DRUNK DRIVERS & CAR ACCIDENTS

In the blink of an eye, a drunk driver may cause a catastrophic car accident that claims the lives of multiple people. Other drunk driving accidents may be less serious, but they will still have a profound impact on the victim’s lives. When you are involved in an auto accident of any kind, you may suffer physical injuries and may also be left dealing with an insurance claim and financial issues caused by needing to repair your vehicle, cover medical costs and make up for lost income from missed work. Our goal is to help you recover financial compensation from the drunk driver that caused your accident, in order to help you begin rebuilding and moving on with your life.

A personal injury lawyer at our Injury Law Firm can talk to you about the accident and can offer you valuable advice and information that pertains to your legal rights, the value of your claim, and what you can do at this point to positively impact your case. Our Personal Injury Law Firm understands that you are going through a difficult time and would like to offer you the support you need to resolve the matter as swiftly and with the least amount of turmoil possible.

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Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
A driver who is drunk or who is under the influence of a controlled substance, including illegal street drugs or even prescription or over-the-counter drugs will have impaired abilities. He or she may drive erratically, aggressively, or carelessly and may have impaired motor and mental function as well as a delayed reaction time. All of these factors make involvement in an accident a probability. If a drunk driver caused a car accident that left you or a loved one injured, contact our Personal Injury Law Firm. We can help you take legal action to seek justice against the responsible driver.

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WRONG MEDICATION OR WRONG DOSE?

In situations where a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist makes an error when prescribing, administering, or dispensing medication to a patient, the results may be very serious. The wrong medication or wrong dose may cause a patient to suffer serious side effects or even become catastrophically injured. In situations where a medication error of this kind is caused by negligence or wrongdoing on the part of a medical professional, the injured patient may be able to file a medical malpractice claim. This would give the victim the opportunity to hold the doctor or nurse responsible for their carelessness.

To find out more about filing a claim or lawsuit for a medication error, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney at our law firm as soon as possible. We represent victims and families of victims of medication errors throughout Texas. We offer a free consultation to help you get started in receiving the legal guidance you need, and our Law Firm is committed to client service and aggressive representation every single step of the way.

ABOUT MEDICATION ERRORS

A medication error may occur in different situations and may be committed by different professionals in the field of medicine. Essentially, a medication error would involve any case where a patient received the wrong medicine, the right medicine in the wrong dosage amount, or perhaps medication to which the patient has a known allergy. Following are a few potential examples of medication errors:

A doctor misdiagnoses a patient and prescribes a medication that does not treat his or her illness.
A nurse accidentally administers the wrong medication to a patient.
A doctor prescribes the right medication but in the wrong dose.
A pharmacist is careless and fills a patient’s prescription with the wrong medication.
A pharmacist or doctor gives a patient the wrong instructions regarding taking a medication.
To exercise your right to legal action after a medication error of any kind, contact our Personal Injury Law Firm today!

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PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM – DEDICATED TO HELPING VICTIMS OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Have you been involved in a motorcycle accident? If so, an experienced lawyer at our Personal Injury Law Firm may be able to help you take legal action and seek financial compensation for your injuries, damage to your bike, and possibly more. As the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may have suffered serious physical injuries and may now be dealing with various issues caused by post-accident expenses. You may have missed work and therefore may have lost earnings that you simply could not afford to lose. Recovering monetary damages may grant you the opportunity to ensure all of these costs are covered. It is true that no amount of money could possibly make up for what you have experienced and may have to endure in the future, but it can help you build a more stable life for you and your family. Holding the responsible party accountable may also bring you peace of mind in an otherwise strenuous time.

For years, the attorneys at our Personal Injury Law Firm have represented all types of accident and injury victims throughout Texas, taking care to provide only the highest quality legal counsel and personalized attention every step of the way. Our lawyers are highly experienced and are dedicated to our clients, offering compassionate guidance and an honest approach that keeps our clients fully informed every step of the way. If you are looking to work with a motorcycle accident attorney who can provide you with the level of legal representation you need as well as the service you deserve, you have come to the right place.

We handle all types of motorcycle accidents including sport bike accidents, cruiser accidents, and drunk driving accidents. Our Personal Injury Law Firm will also work to help get you the most compensation for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident including catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death claims. No matter the specific circumstances of your accident and even if you think you may have been partially or wholly at fault, we can get involved and work to determine whether you were actually to blame or if another person or party should be held accountable. There are many different potential causes of motorcycle accidents, and with our experience in handling these we will fully investigate your case to determine its cause and who should be held responsible. It may be that another driver simply “didn’t see you” or that a defective motorcycle part caused the accident. Your motorcycle accident lawyer at our Law Firm will take the time to determine exactly what was involved with your crash in order to protect your legal rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Motorcycle Injury Lawyers Serving Texas
The injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are most often serious, typically to the rider of the motorcycle rather than the occupants of the other vehicle. The rule of thumb in any traffic accident is that a vehicle of a smaller size and weight will sustain more damage, and for a motorcycle, this means that the rider or riders will often experience the brunt of that damage. Injuries from a motorcycle accident may affect one’s ability to work and overall quality of life, leading to extensive emotional trauma as well as financial difficulties, only compounded by the stress of having been involved in the accident itself.

Fortunately, an experienced attorney can help you rebuild and recover after sustaining a catastrophic injury in a motorcycle accident. By bringing a lawsuit against the driver or whatever other party may have caused the accident, our Personal Injury Law Firm can seek financial compensation for medical care, loss of earnings, emotional trauma, future loss of earnings, future medical care, and possibly much more. You can start moving on with your life; it starts with involving an attorney.

AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Although the specific actions you should take after a motorcycle accident will vary depending on the particular situation, there are basic actions that you can take if you are involved in an accident of this kind.

First and foremost, it is important that you remain at the scene. You will need to report the accident and take other actions, and leaving the scene of a motorcycle accident is actually a criminal offense in Texas.
Assist anyone who has been injured, which is more than likely in a motorcycle accident.
Make sure you call 911 so the incident is reported to the proper authorities, who will most likely arrive at the scene if someone is injured.
Exchange driver and insurance information with the other driver or drivers who were involved in the accident with you. This is also a requirement under Texas law, just as it is to remain at the scene.
Seek medical care even if you feel that you are not seriously injured, as at times injures may present themselves in hours or even days.
If possible, take pictures at the scene and get the information of any witnesses who saw what occurred.
Take notes of everything you recall, and keep detailed records of any treatment you receive or work you miss.
Report the accident to your insurance company.
If the other driver’s insurance company approaches you or calls you in order to get a statement, refrain from signing anything or making a formal statement. They will most likely only be attempting to get you to say or do something that will limit their client’s liability.
One of the most important steps to take after a motorcycle accident of any kind is to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Involving our Personal Injury Law Firm early in the process may go a long way in enhancing your ability to reach a positive outcome.

TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

There are numerous different types of motorcycle accidents that a motorcyclist or other motorist may be involved in. At our Personal Injury Law Firm, we handle all types of motorcycle accident claims throughout Texas, taking care to provide only the highest quality legal counsel and dedicated representation every step of the way. Following are some of the types of cases that a motorcycle accident attorney at our firm can handle:

Unsafe lane changes
Drunk driving accidents
Left-turn collisions
Head-on collisions
Rear-end collisions
Multi-vehicle accidents
Single-vehicle accidents
Broadside collisions
Accidents from defective motorcycle or auto parts
Accidents involving drivers who are speeding or racing
Motorcycle-truck accidents
Red light and intersection accidents
Parking lot accidents

There is truly no type of motorcycle accident case that our Personal Injury Law Firm is not equipped to handle. No two accidents are exactly the same, and as such our approach will always be tailor-made to your particular case. Whether your accident was relatively minor or was serious and resulted in catastrophic injuries, an attorney at our Personal Injury Law Firm can meet with you to discuss your options and how we can help.

CONTACT A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER
If you would like more information about how a lawyer can assist you in reaching a positive case outcome and recovering the money you need to recover and move on, do not hesitate to contact us for your complimentary initial consultation.

If you need to speak with a personal injury lawyer, contact our Personal Injury Law Firm to schedule a free consultation.

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