Category: Personal Injuries

What to Do After a Slip, Trip, and Fall Incident

February 14, 2024  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

A slip, trip, and fall incident is an unfortunate event that can happen to anyone, anywhere. Whether it’s a wet floor at a grocery store, an icy sidewalk during winter, or a poorly maintained staircase, these accidents often result in serious personal injuries. In this blog, we’ll explore what to do after a slip, trip, and fall incident. Prioritize Your Safety Immediately after a slip, trip, and fall, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention. Even if injuries seem minor at first, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to assess the extent of your injuries. Prompt medical care not only ensures your well-being but also creates a documented record of the injuries sustained. Report the Incident If a slip, trip, and fall occurred on someone else’s property, report the incident to the property owner, manager, or relevant personnel. Make sure to provide a detailed account of what happened and ask for a written record of the incident. This can be crucial later when dealing with insurance claims or legal proceedings. Document the Scene Take photographs of the accident scene, including the area where you fell, any hazards present, and your injuries. These visual records can serve as valuable evidence if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim. Additionally, gather contact…

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Back To School – Watch Out for School Buses

August 29, 2023  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Our children’s safety is probably one of the most critical aspects of road safety, especially during their daily commute to and from school. School buses play a vital role in providing a safe and convenient means of transportation for students. Unfortunately, accidents can still happen, and there are moments when children have been injured while waiting for or boarding the school bus. As the new school year begins, it’s essential to understand the laws and guidelines related to school buses. Continue reading our blog as we discuss some tips to help you watch out for school buses. Stop for School Buses and Be Cautious One of the most important rules to remember when driving is to stop when a school bus has its red lights flashing and the stop sign extended. This indicates that children are either boarding or exiting the bus. It’s important to give them enough space and time to do so safely. Whether you’re approaching from behind or from the opposite direction on a two-lane road, you must come to a complete stop until the lights stop flashing and the stop sign is retracted. When driving near bus stops, watch out for pedestrians and be prepared to stop. Keep a Safe Following Distance When driving behind a school bus, you…

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Personal Injury from Dog Bites

May 17, 2023  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Dogs are friendly creatures and have even been tabbed as “man’s best friend.” Unfortunately, there are certain instances and situations where that may not be the case. Being attacked by a dog or any animal is a traumatic experience for victims and can leave them seriously injured. Dog bites are persistent incidents across the United States, and it is important that victims know their rights when this situation arises. Continue reading our blog as we navigate you through the legal process of a personal injury from dog bites. Dog Bite Statistics According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. About one in five people who are bitten require medical attention, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that children are more likely than adults to be bitten by dogs. What to Do if You’re Bitten by a Dog If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Dog bites can be serious, and it’s important that you get the wound treated as soon as possible to avoid possible health issues. You should also report…

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