Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Potential Causes of Life-Threatening Injuries

Nobody wants to plan for the worst, but life happens. A slip, a fall, or an automobile accident can result in a life-altering injury. Spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and even burn injuries can lead to a decreased quality of lifestyle.
Spinal cord injuries could lead to simple injuries, such as a pinched nerve, that lead to chronic pain that is manageable. Some spinal cord injuries may be more severe and lead to paralysis in any or all four limbs. These types of injuries most often occur as the result of a fall or an automobile accident.
Burn injuries result most often when a person has been involved in a fire or the victim of a crime. Burn injuries can also be mild or severe enough to result in leaving the victim unrecognizable and susceptible to infectious disease. People who work in restaurants are often victims of burns as a result of hot grease making contact with their bodies.
A slip-and-fall accident may result in bruises, broken bones, or traumatic brain injuries. Most people slip on wet surfaces where warning signs have not been properly placed, broken stairwells or stairwells without handrails, and on the ice and snow of winter.
Reyna Injury Lawyers can assist accident victims and their families in recovering money to cover the cost of treating injuries that resulted from the accident, as well as punitive damages. If you’ve been involved in and injured as the result of an accident, call (855) 477-7100 or visit any of Reyna Injury Lawyers’s convenient Texas locations in Dallas, Corpus Christi, Houston, Austin, or San Antonio.
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Motorcycle Accidents: Safety tips

Driving a motorcycle is a great way to relax and enjoy the open road. Unfortunately, there are tons of accidents that happen each and every year involving motorcycles.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

5 questions to ask when hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Reyna Injury Lawyers are available to help you seek legal retribution when you have been negatively impacted by the negligent or intentional actions of another person or entity. With many personal injury lawyers and law firms in the area to choose from, consider asking these important questions when interviewing attorneys.
What Is the Fee Structure?
Some personal injury lawyers require you to pay an up-front fee, and some require you to pay a legal fee regardless of whether the case is won or not. Others work on a contingency basis, and they only charge a fee if they win the case for you. Still, others have a fee structure that combines these methods in different ways. Understanding the fee structure can help you to determine your true legal costs.
What Is Your Experience With This Type of Case?
While personal injury law seems like a legal niche in itself, the reality is that there are numerous types of personal injury cases. This includes medical malpractice, worker’s compensation, property liability cases, car accidents and more. The ideal lawyer to hire will have extensive experience with the type of case that you have.
Do I Have a Strong Case?
You understandably want to use your time wisely, and you may not want to proceed with a case if it is weak and your chances of winning are poor. Ask your personal injury attorney how strong your case is, and pay attention to the supporting reasons for their belief. This will help you to determine if you should proceed.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Even with a strong case, you may also want to know how much the case is worth. If you have a strong case worth a relatively low amount, it may not be worthwhile to proceed. Lawyers should not make promises, but Reyna Injury Lawyers will give you a reasonable idea about how much you may receive if you win your case.
Who Will Be Handling My Case?
Before hiring a specific law firm, it is important to know if the lawyer who you initially consult with will handle your case or if it will be passed on to a legal assistance. Your case is understandably important to you. It makes sense to work with a firm that will prioritize your case.
Reyna Injury Lawyers is committed to helping you with your case, and you can count on the team to represent your interested every step of the way. Contact the law firm today to schedule a consultation.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Terrible Truck Accidents in 2017

Road accidents are not prejudiced in claiming their victims. However, the make, model, and size of the vehicles involved can and do make a difference in the severity of injuries and the ultimate outcome of any automobile accident. What this boils down to is this one simple fact: In road and highway accidents, size matters. Check out the Federal Motor Carrier Statistics website to see just how outnumbered passenger cars are on our highways any given day. This information can be accessed at this site. Our roads and highways must accommodate the transportation of goods as well as people, which involves the imminent presence of large trucks. A collision between a tractor-trailer, also known as “18-wheeler” and a standard vehicle is much like a battle between horse and a small dog. Although there is no way to completely annihilate transportation accidents, there are ways to persuade humans to be more responsible and cautious. This article indicates just how dangerous a truck driver’s job is. If he/she is that endangered inside that big truck, imagine how endangered motorists are in the smaller vehicles that travel alongside! The internet is full of video clips of tragic loss-of-life and injury accidents that were either caused by an 18 wheeler or involved one of these large trucks. Although the vehicles are a necessity in our economy, if a motorist is maimed or loses his/her life in a tractor trailer accident due to negligence either intentional or unintentional, the injured or their survivors should also have a right to a reasonable settlement in compensation for the damages sustained. Reyna Injury Lawyers have been defending the rights of those injured in tragic automobile accidents for decades, and they are especially experienced at defending the rights of those who have been injured in accidents involving large trucks. If you or a loved one have suffered or your loved one has lost their life due to a tragic accident involving an 18 wheeler, contact our offices today. 
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Friday, November 24, 2017

What is a Contingency Fee?

A contingency fee is a type of attorney and client payment arrangement, commonly utilized in personal injury cases in the United States. If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the first step in protecting your legal rights.


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tips to safely use cruise control

Cruise control makes driving easier by allowing you to set the speed you want to travel at without pressing the gas pedal. This can help you stay under the speed limit and aid in avoiding reckless driving behaviors. It’s essential to be smart and safe when using this function on your vehicle.


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

What is a Contingency Fee?

A contingency fee is a type of attorney and client payment arrangement, commonly utilized in personal injury cases in the United States, according to Cornell Law School. With a contingency fee agreement, a client pays nothing in the way of attorney fees unless a claim or lawsuit is successful.
A contingency fee must be reasonable, according to the American Bar Association. Typically, the fee assessed upon the successful conclusion of a case pursuant to contingency agreement is a percentage of compensation obtained. Oftentimes, the fee is about 33 percent of the compensation awarded. If the judgment in a lawsuit must be appealed to a higher court, a bit more money usually is assessed for an attorney fee, pursuant to a contingency agreement.
In addition to attorney fees, an injured person usually will not be responsible for the costs associated with pursuing a case unless a favorable outcome is obtained by legal counsel. The costs associated with pursuing a claim or lawsuit are deducted from the final settlement of judgment in a personal injury case.
Unlike some other types of fee arrangements utilized by attorneys, a client does not need to pay a retainer when a contingency fee is utilized. In other words, a client need not come up with any money in advance of hiring legal representation in a personal injury case.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the first step in protecting your legal rights is scheduling an initial consultation with Renya injury lawyers. You can schedule a preliminary appointment by contact Renya injury lawyers any time that is convenient for you. In the same way that the firm charges no attorney fee unless the legal team prevails in your case, there is no charge for an initial consultation.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

 
In the State of Texas, the spouse, children or parents of the deceased are allowed by law to file a wrongful death claim. For the case to hold, the plaintiff must prove that the death arose due to the negligence of the defendant.
A child over the age of 18 can seek compensation in the event that he or she can prove that his or her parent’s death qualifies to be categorized under wrongful death. However, grandparents and siblings of the deceased cannot file a wrongful death claim.
Any member of the deceased person’s family mentioned above can file the claim or the qualified members of the family can come together and file the claim jointly. In the event that none of the family members files the claim within three months of the deceased persons passing, an executor of the deceased’s estate may file the claim.
Once the compensation is awarded by the court, it will be up to the court to decide how the compensation will be divided among the various family members. Your family attorney must demonstrate personal and financial loss suffered by each of the affected family members for the jury or the judge to decide on the appropriate compensation to compensate each of the parties.
How to prove wrongful death in Court
For you to win a wrongful death case, it is important for you and your attorney to prove these four basic elements:
• The death was caused by the defendant.
• The death was as a result of the defendant’s negligence.
• The death has affected and other family members who are entitled to receive compensation for the wrongful death.
• You or your family members suffered monetary damages as a result of the wrongful death.
Since wrongful death cases are complex and difficult to handle, you should consider hiring a professional wrongful death attorney to handle the case for you. Talk to one of our wrongful death attorneys at Reyna Injury Lawyers who will guide you on how to file your claim. Schedule a free consultation today.
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Monday, November 6, 2017

How to Safely Use Cruise Control?

Cruise control makes driving a bit easier by allowing you to set the speed you want to travel at without pressing the gas pedal. This can make it easier to stay under the speed limit and aid in avoiding reckless driving behaviors. It’s essential to be smart and safe when using this function on your vehicle. Follow these tips to utilize cruise control without compromising safety.
Watch the Road
Automatic acceleration means you need to keep your eyes on the road even more vigilantly than before since you’re traveling at a constant speed. You’ll need to watch for cars coming in your lane, a reckless driver, or unexpected items in the roadway. Once you apply the brake cruise control automatically stops as an added safety feature.
Keep your foot on the brake
Keep your foot very close to the brake when using cruise control in case you need to stop suddenly. It’s common to use cruise at high speeds on the highway, sometimes in excess of 70mph. Taking your foot away from the accelerator is absolutely fine, but keep your foot ready to press that brake pedal at any point.
Speed Limits
Stay under the speed limit when using cruise. You can still get a ticket if you’re using it and engage in speeding or other behaviors that classify you as a reckless driver. Activate cruise a few miles under the speed limit to account for small changes in speed such as going down hills.
Appropriate Situations
Cruise control is not ideal for all road conditions. When the roads are wet or covered in snow, you need to have the most control possible. Staying at one constant speed can be dangerous and lead to an accident if you start sliding off the road or need to slow down for a sharp curve.
Cruise control is a convenient feature for most vehicles if used correctly. If you or someone you know is injured in an accident, call Reyna Injury lawyers today for a consultation and to determine your next course of action.
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Safety matters while driving

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.
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Monday, October 23, 2017

What are some safety matters while driving?

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 to tires, 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 all exterior distractions and 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. 
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Monday, October 16, 2017

What qualifies as a catastrophic injury?

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 the University of North Carolina at 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.
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Friday, October 6, 2017

How much is a personal injury case worth?

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:
Medical Expenses
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.
Lost Income
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.
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Terrible Oil rig accidents in 2017

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 was found dead hours after he 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.
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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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