Category: Vehicle Accidents

Prevent Car Accidents in Winter with These 11 Tips

March 5, 2018  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

While some are excited for snow and winter sports, one thing most don’t look forward to during the winter is hazardous conditions on the road. Snow and ice can be a real danger when it comes to driving and increase the risk of suffering a car accident. Read on to find out how you can prevent a car accident this winter. Remove the Snow When you are driving your car for the first time after it starting snowing, it’s obvious your windshield is going to be covered. Take some time to make sure you clear it all before you start driving so you have a clear view of the road. Check Tire Pressure Having the right amount of air in your tires is essential for having better control and handling of your vehicle. Checking and filling your tires up only takes a few minutes and can make all of the difference when it comes to a slippery surface. Fill up Wiper Fluid Make sure your windshield washer fluid is full, so that you can keep your windows clear and enjoy better visibility during the winter. Drive Slowly We all have places to be. But, when the roads are icy or have a layer of snow, they instantly become more dangerous. Driving slowly and…

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Do I need an Expensive Lawyer for my Personal Injury Case?

February 9, 2018  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Have you found yourself injured in an accident that was not your fault and was caused by someone else’s negligence? This is what we call a personal injury case and it can include a lot of accidents, whether you were in a car crash, an assault or slipped and fell when you were at work. While you are recovering from the shock and any injuries you have sustained, it is natural think about how you can get your personal injury case started. After all, the accident wasn’t your fault and you are entitled to compensation. One of the most common questions when it comes to personal injury cases is whether you need an expensive lawyer or if you should handle the case yourself. There is nothing stopping you from handling your own personal injury case. but, it is important to be aware of what you are getting yourself into before do you this, especially if you are suffering from a serious injury and need time for recover. To begin with, your case will be stressful and there is a lot of work that goes into the process of proving the other party was at fault for the accident. Knowing the law and what you have to do during your claim can be complicated…

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How to Shield Yourself from Common Personal Injury Suits

April 28, 2016  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

If you are in a car accident and feel you may be at fault, you may find yourself facing a personal injury lawsuit. What can you do to shield yourself from common personal injury suits and protect your financial interests? Here are some steps to take to protect you from legal repercussions in the wake of an accident. Exchange Information Immediately– When you are in a car accident, the first thing you should do is stop and exchange insurance and license information with the other driver or drivers. It is a criminal offense in every state to leave the scene of an accident, and can be used against you in a civil case as evidence of negligence. Never admit fault– Do not admit liability and try not to apologize for the accident, as this can be seen as claiming responsibility. Just ask if everyone is OK and don’t try to explain what happened. Take pictures– Regardless of who is at fault, you should take pictures of the accident scene and vehicle damage. Take close-up pictures and long range pictures, as well as photos of any skid marks, stop signs or traffic lights. If you believe road conditions or partially-obscured signs or traffic signals may have taken part in causing the accident, take photos…

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