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.
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.
Make a family communication plan, such as texting or using social media.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
loss of limbs or fingers
back and shoulder strain
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.
An automobile accident is a shocking and potentially life-altering experience. The reality is that you may have more questions following a car accident if you do not appear to be injured that you would if you were injured seriously. A key question you might have is when should I see a doctor after a car accident? The quick answer with this question is always, according to theAmerican Bar Association.
The reality is that not all injuries sustained in a car accident are readily or immediately identifiable. For the sake of your own health and well being, you need to consult a doctor promptly following an accident, even if you do not think you sustained any injury.
In addition, if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to be able to fully document your injuries, damages, and losses. This includes documenting injuries that might not be immediately apparent in the aftermath of an automobile accident.
You need to seek a medical evaluation before you begin the claims process with an insurance company. You need to keep in mind that an insurance company is in business for one primary reason. An insurance company exists to make money for its shareholders. The less money paid out in claim settlements, the more money available to go into the pockets of an insurer’s stockholders. You should also give serious consideration if consulting an attorney before providing any statement to an insurance company.
If you accident occurred in Corpus Christi, Texas, you should be proactive in arranging a consultation with a Corpus Christi car accident lawyer. A Corpus Christi car accident lawyer, like a member of the legal team at the J. Reyna Law Firm, can provide you a thorough evaluation of your case. Call the J. Reyna Law Firm today and an immediate initial consultation can be scheduled with you. There is no fee charged for an initial consultation with a Corpus Christi car accident lawyer with the J. Reyna Law Firm.
Fidget spinners are all the rage with kids today. However, many parents wonder if these gadgets are really all that safe. You can protect your children and contact a Corpus Christi Personal Injury Lawyer as necessary by knowing the top safety concerns found with fidget spinners today.
Small Parts and Choking
Like many toys on the market, fidget spinners are recommended for children age three and older. They contain small parts that can come loose and become choking hazards if children put their fidget spinners in their mouths.
Loose parts can also present a danger to older children who take for granted that their toys will remain intact while they use their fidget spinners. You should warn your children to keep the spinners out of their mouths and to alert you of any small parts that come loose so you can repair or discard the toy.
Most of the fidget spinners available today are made from lead-free paint. However, those made by less than reputable toy makers may contain paint that is laden with dangerous lead. The lead can be transferred from your children’s hands to their mouths, eyes, and noses. It can then make its way into your kids’ bloodstream and accumulate to a dangerous level.
Before you allow your children to play with fidget spinners, you should make sure that the gadgets are made by reputable toy makers and contain only lead-free paint. Further, a Corpus Christi Personal Injury Lawyer can take prompt legal action on your behalf in court if your child suffers lead poisoning from a fidget spinner.
Fidget spinners are designed to provide hours of amusement and stress relief for your children. Before you buy one of these toys, you should learn more about some of the top concerns that people have about them. Contact the J. Reyna Law Firm today if you suspect your children have been injured because of fidget spinners.
A brain injury can be something small that impacts basic motor functions of the body or something significant that changes the entire aspect of daily living, preventing the victim from being able to talk, walk or eat normally again. There are a few common causes for brain injuries. If you have a family member who has suffered from an injury, you can contact a Corpus Christi brain injury lawyer to discuss filing a claim to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Birth defects are a common cause of brain injuries. During the delivery process, the brain could be denied of oxygen. At times, this isn’t seen by the doctor until the baby is born. However, if the doctor sees that the baby isn’t receiving oxygen with a brain injury being a possible outcome and does nothing to change the outcome, then a Corpus Christi brain injury lawyer could file a claim against the doctor and other medical staff involved.
Another common cause of brain injuries, according to the Mayo Clinic, vehicle-related collisions. The collision could involve a car, truck, bus or motorcycle. Pedestrians can also be involved in vehicle-related accidents that result in a brain injury. Physical violence is another cause where the victim can seek assistance from an attorney. Brain injuries can also be caused by falls, sports injuries or explosive blasts while on the job or in military combat.
Don’t sit back to watch your loved one suffer from the impacts of a brain injury. Seek the assistance of the J. Reyna Law Firm to get the compensation you deserve.