Monday, September 18, 2017

What are Some Safety Matters to Take in Consideration Before a Hurricane?

 

Hurricane Harvey will never be forgotten. The lives of countless Texans will never be the same. Harvey left behind a mixed legacy of both pain and the incredible power and resiliency of the human spirit.
Newscasters covering Hurricane Irma, following close on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, referred to the “Harvey Effect.” More people rushed out early to buy water, batteries and other emergency supplies than in previous storms. More people evacuated.
Pre-planning:
  • Make a family communication plan, such as texting or using social media.
  • Register for warnings and alerts.
  • Keep basic emergency supplies on hand: water, non-perishable food, flashlight and batteries, cash, first aid kit and battery-powered radio/tv.
  • Consider flood insurance – hopefully, you’ll never need it, but Juan Reyna wouldn’t want you to be one of those who lost everything and had no insurance.
2-3 Days Before the Hurricane
  • Find out where shelters are located, especially if you have pets or special needs.
  • Know your hurricane zone.
  • Stay informed from the National Hurricane Center and local sources.
  • Have all necessary medications.
  • Put insurance and other important papers in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Check out your car and fill the tank.
  • Bring loose objects inside and secure home.
  • Evacuate if necessary.
A Few Hours Before the Hurricane
  • Turn freezer and refrigerator to coldest setting.
  • Check frequently for storm updates, evacuation orders.
  • Tell family/friends where you’ll be.
  • Charge phone and safeguard both home and car chargers.
For more hurricane tips, visit ready.gov.
Hopefully, Texas will never see another Harvey, but people’s lives will continue to be devastated by car accidents and other traumatic events. If you’ve been severely injured by another’s negligence, call Reyna Injury Lawyers at (855) 477-7100 for a free consultation. Juan Reyna has the serious experience you need when you’re suffering from a serious injury.
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Monday, September 11, 2017

What constitutes personal injury?

 
Negligence and damages
Personal injuries might result from an intentional or negligent act or failure to act. Most of the cases handled here at Reyna Injury Lawyers involve injuries caused as a result of negligence in motor vehicle, construction, oilfield and premises liability accidents. Once that we’ve established negligence, the person who suffered personal injuries is entitled to seek damages. The Texas Pattern Jury Instructions permit damages to consist of past and future medical bills, past and future lost earnings, any permanent disfigurement or disability, pain and suffering and funeral and burial bills in a wrongful death case.
Relieve the burdens
Serious personal injuries place severe economic and emotional burdens on victims and their families. In addition to the physical pain that our clients suffer, other pressure is placed on them by employers, medical providers, collection agencies and insurance companies. We’re uniquely positioned to get between you and them. With us as a buffer, you’re able to focus on reaching maximum medical improvement while we intervene on your behalf and pursue the compensation that you deserve.
We serve injury victims in Corpus Christi, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Houston. Don’t try to deal with an opposing insurance company by yourself. If you do that, they have you right where they want you. Contact us at Reyna Injury Lawyers by phone or email right away after any personal injury accident. You don’t need to bring a penny with you to retain us either. That’s because we take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. No legal fees at all are due unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

5 things you should not do after a car crash

A car accident can be a highly stressful event. It is important, however, for anyone involved in a traffic collision to handle the situation calmly and deliberately. There are numerous things you should do at the scene and even more numerous things you shouldn’t do. Here are some things to consider even before you confront other drivers or witnesses.
Remain Silent
Under no circumstances should you talk to the police at the scene. Identify yourself to the minimum level required by law and provide what documents are required by law. Otherwise, keep your mouth shut. An accident will present you with potential civil and criminal liability. Your attorney will gladly explain why remaining silent is the best option.
Don’t Argue
Depending on your state, you may be required to provide insurance information to other involved drivers. Other than that, you should refrain from answering questions or getting into verbal disputes at the accident scene. You will resolve nothing at the roadside. Your goal is to gather as much information as you can and retreat to a quiet place where you can think and plan your next step.
Attend Your Vehicle
Under no circumstances should you leave your car unlocked or unattended. Make sure your trunk is closed and locked. Make sure, to the greatest extent possible, your windows are up and your doors are closed and locked. Hold on to your keys. Surrender possession of your vehicle to no person without some kind of written record.
Offer no Consent
Do not consent to any search of your person or property at the accident scene. Unless the police present you with a warrant you have the legal right to be secure in your person and property against unreasonable searches. If asked, decline. If confronted, ask to see a warrant, then ask for an attorney. You are not required to surrender your privacy or your property unless you are served with a warrant.
Gather Evidence
You shouldn’t leave the scene of a traffic collision until you have gathered as much evidence on your own as possible. Your attorney will be thankful later when they have something to defend you with in the event the accident winds up in a legal dispute. Get names, badge numbers and license plates as quickly as possible.
As always in any legal dispute, and especially in a vehicle accident, you should consult with qualified attorneys and a law firm like Reyna Injury Lawyers at your earliest convenience.
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Monday, August 28, 2017

What are my legal rights as a pedestrian?

As a pedestrian, there are many rights that you have when you’re crossing the road, walking on a sidewalk or walking along the side of the road. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you can contact a Corpus Christi pedestrian accident lawyer to get the help that you need for any compensation as a result of an accident. A crosswalk is designed so that pedestrians can safely cross from one side of the road to the other. They are often found in cities that see a significant amount of traffic.
When drivers reach a crosswalk, they must stop for anyone who is in the designated area. They must remain stopped until the crosswalk is clear. A vehicle that is turning is required to stop for pedestrians. This is also a requirement if the light is green when the driver is turning. If you have been injured while crossing when another car is turning or if the car didn’t stop while crossing legally, then seek the assistance of a Corpus Christi pedestrian accident lawyer to find out about your options.
When you’re walking on the side of the road or on a sidewalk, you need to walk facing traffic. Distracted driving doesn’t excuse a driver from paying attention to crosswalks, sidewalks and the road if there are pedestrians in the area. If you see a flashing light with “DON’T WALK,” then it might be too late to start crossing the street, but if you’ve already started, then continue until you reach the opposite side.
Don’t sit idly by after being injured in a pedestrian accident. Contact the office of J. Reyna Law Firm to discuss compensation for injuries and missed time at work. You can also discuss any type of legal action that might ensue after the accident.
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Monday, August 21, 2017

What are the most common injuries in the oilfields?

 

The petroleum industry is booming with thousands of new jobs being created each year. As lucrative as the pay is for these positions, they are not without risk. You can prepare for a job in this industry by learning about the most common oilfield injuries and what your legal rights are if you get hurt on the job.
Common Oilfield Injuries
Oil workers take on a number of different risks each time they head out into the field. From the equipment that they use to the environmental factors they are exposed to each day, they put themselves in possible harm’s way throughout the entirety of their shifts.
Some of the most common injuries experienced by oilfield workers include:
  • brain injuries
  • burns
  • disfigurements
  • loss of limbs or fingers
  • bone fractures
  • back and shoulder strain
  • eye injuries
  • hearing loss
Depending on the severity of their injuries, workers may not be able to return to work and continue to earn an income for themselves or their families. They can, however, pursue legal action in court and against their employers by retaining a Corpus Christi Oilfield Accident Lawyer.
Justice and Compensation
You may not be at fault for your oilfield-related injury. When you are forced to take time off or even forfeit your job altogether, you may be able to recoup your lost income and medical expenses by retaining a Corpus Christi Oilfield Accident Lawyer and filing a case immediately.
Your attorney can advise you of your rights and help you build a case to recover your monetary losses. You may be entitled to compensation for your lost income, medical expenses, and future earnings. Before you file a claim against your employer or dismiss your chances of succeeding, you should first consult with a lawyer who is experienced in representing injured oilfield workers.
The oilfield industry can be dangerous. You can pursue legal action for injuries by contacting the J. Reyna Law Firm today.
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