Personal Injury – 7/23/21 – gtg

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

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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.

CONTACT US
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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