Even under the best of conditions, driving always presents numerous dangers. When safety measures are ignored, the prospect for a car crash becomes all the more likely. To keep from becoming involved an accident, consider these safety matters: Maintenance A large number of driving perils can be avoided simply by keeping up proper maintenance on the vehicle. A car with bald tires will never be able to stop or maneuver as nimbly as a car with newer tires. Data from the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey shows that about nine percent of all crashes were “tire related”. In addition totires, worn brakes diminished handling due to lack of power steering fluid, and the threat of engine underperformance or stalling that may result from a lack of proper maintenance all put the driver at greater risk. Distractions
Everything that goes on inside or outside a car can represent a potentially unsafe distraction. Screaming children and cell phones are perhaps the most obvious culprits, but there are also subtle disturbances that could lead to a car crash as well. Cute animals playing at the side of a road, a hot guy or girl out for a stroll, and even billboards can take a driver’s focus off the road. No matter how tempting it may be, a good driver will learn to tune out allexterior distractionsand focus strictly on driving. However, even the most cautious and experienced drivers will sometimes get into a car crash due to the negligence of another.
When this happens, make sure to consult the experts at Reyna Injury Lawyers to ensure the best possible legal outcome. While no accident is pleasant, Reyna Injury Lawyers can provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing all legal issues have been handled properly.
Experiencing a catastrophic injury can severely impact the quality of your life, in addition to permanently curtailing normal mental and physical abilities. But just what classifies as a catastrophic injury?
A catastrophic injury is one that affects the functioning of the spinal cord, spine or brain. According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research headquartered at theUniversity of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill, catastrophic injuries are defined as serious injuries causing trauma to the head or neck, temporary or transient paralysis, sudden cardiac or severe cardiac disruption, permanent disability injuries, or even fatalities.
Anyone experiencing an injury that can be considered catastrophic can expect to suffer lifelong complications. Catastrophic injuries always leave the individual’s mental and physical capabilities worse off than they were prior to the injury. This type of injury includes spinal cord injuries causing paralysis, severe burns and disfigurement, damage to internal organs, loss of hearing or vision, loss of limbs or damage to the brain. Some catastrophic injuries can also, unfortunately, lead to death. Accidents involving vehicles account for almost half the catastrophic injuries suffered in the United States, with sports activities also among the leading causes of catastrophic injury.
Individuals who suffer a catastrophic injury face considerable expenses that often last for the rest of their lives. That’s why it’s important to consult with a law firm specializing in personal injury cases such as Reyna Injury Lawyers in order to ensure that they receive the ultimate compensation the law allows for their tragic circumstances.
If you or someone in your family has suffered a catastrophic injury, we invite you to contact the Reyna Injury Lawyers office at 855-477-7100 to discuss your accident and explore the legal remedies available to you. Experiencing a catastrophic injury does not have to leave you bankrupt or hopeless when you have expert help in obtaining compensation through the legal assistance provided by Reyna Injury Lawyers.
If you received any kinds of injuries due to an accident, you may be getting bills from the hospital and other medical facilities. Also, you may not able to work due to your injuries. Furthermore, you can be wondering if the at-fault driver’s insurance company will provide a fair settlement. Juan Reyna may be able to help you receive the following types of damages (monetary compensation) for your injuries:
A personal injury case entitles you to receive damages for medical expenses. These costs include a hospital stay, doctor bills, rehabilitation, and prescription drugs. You should be able to receive compensation for future medical expenses.
You may also be able to receive compensation for lost income. These damages will cover the time you were not able to work while receiving treatment for your injuries. You may also recover damages for future income while recovering from injuries.
Pain and Suffering
You may receive compensation for any continuing pain and suffering due to the accident. This includes any actual pain from your physical injuries. It also includes any emotional stress such as sleep loss, anxiety, or anger caused by the accident.
Loss of Enjoyment
You may not be able to enjoy your former activities. These activities include hobbies or exercising. If the accident caused the lack of pleasure for these things, you may receive compensation.
Loss of Consortium
An accident may impact your relationship with your spouse. The injured spouse may receive the damages for loss of consortium. Some states may also award damages to your children for injury to their relationship with you.
Loss of Property
Your property may receive damage during the accident. These things may include your car, electronics, and other items. You should be able to receive the fair market value of the items.
Juan Reyna can help you with your personal injury case. Call Reyna Injury Lawyers after your accident for a free consultation and case evaluation.
There have been many accidents since the beginning of 2017 involving oil rigs in the United States. Though not all of these accidents have involved the loss of human life, the majority of them do involve the destruction of wildlife and other natural resources in one form or another.
In March of 2017, a 43-year-old man who was working at an oil field in Texas was killed when a piece of equipment fell off of the oil rig, where it fell on top of him, pinning him to the ground. The equipment, called a snatch block, will typically weigh anywhere between 2,500 to 3,000 pounds.
In May 2017, there were at least two deadly accidents on oil rigs in the United States. The first occurred in Weld County, Colorado on March 25. There a fire broke out on an oil rig that injured three employees and killed one. Two of the injured employees were in serious condition, one was in critical. The next occurred on March 30 in Midland County, Michigan. Here, an oil rig employee in his 20s wasfound dead hours afterhe was known to have been killed. The young man had been working by himself on a cable spool on an oil rig when he was pulled into a winch, killing him instantly.
Anyone who has been injured or affected by a death or an injury because of an accident on an oil rig would benefit by calling Reyna Injury Lawyers. Don’t let the death of a loved one due to neglect by oil rig employees go unanswered for.