Category: Vehicle Accidents

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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Best Ways to Prevent a Car Accident

December 31, 2015  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

You can’t control anyone else’s actions behind the wheel, but you can control your own. Prevention is the key. What should you do to prevent an accident? 1. Be Cautious of Blind Spots Your side mirrors and rearview mirror can be adjusted to provide a panoramic view behind you, but there is always a chance a vehicle can enter your blind spot. This is the space where your side mirror and rearview mirror fail, leaving you with the inability to see the vehicle right next to you. Other drivers will have these blind spots, especially when you’re driving right next to them or are coming up to pass them. Looking over your shoulder before switching lanes will help you to avoid blind spot accidents. 2. Continually Scan the Road The road in front of you extends well beyond the vehicle you’re behind. Scanning the road in front of you will allow you to have enough time to react to sudden vehicle stops, accidents, animals in the road, or other road dangers that could result in an accident. 3. Avoid Fast Lanes There is a reason the fast lane is only meant for passing – there is nowhere to escape. Practicing defensive driving requires you to drive in the middle or right lane. When…

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