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downloadMore times than not, people involved in auto accidents do not always seek medical attention right away.

Because the pain is not immediately felt, or because they hope the pain will subside, a lot of people do not see a need to visit a doctor. Other times, the hassle of filing a personal injury claim can plain out seem like a hassle.

Unfortunately, delaying medical attention will have a negative impact on your potential case.

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concert-923245_960_720-300x200It’s August in Dallas and, for many, that means one thing: concert season.

The Dallas Metroplex has many incredible concert venues that are frequently sites of many large artists.

Concerts of all kinds provide entertainment to the masses, but they also have the potential for significant personal injury.

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AdobeStock_74317825-1024x910DALLAS—A local Dallas musician was recently the victim of a hit and run while he was walking on a Downtown Dallas sidewalk, leaving him a trip to the emergency room, injuries to the face and the financial burden of paying for injuries caused by no fault of his own.

The vehicle was a rental scooter traveling at full speed.

Cody Daniels, 31, is likely the city’s first hit-and-run victim via rental scooter.

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bigstock-Small-dog-maltese-in-a-car-wit-136098791-300x200Only 16 percent of dog and cat owners say they use safety restraints when driving. Using proper safety restraints can protect your furry friends as well as you and any passengers in the vehicle.

According to the Center for Pet Safety (CPS), some types of pet restraints performed terribly during vehicle crash tests and are not very reliable. The worst products are plastic pet crates because the plastic tends to splinter into sharp pieces during a collision. During crash tests, dummy pets in plastic crates were ejected through the crate’s flimsy walls.

During a car accident, a dog or cat that is unrestrained can be flung forward and may injure fellow passengers or even go through the windshield of a vehicle. There are ways to help make your pets feel comfortable when traveling while also keeping them safely restrained. A pet with appropriate protection will not be a distraction for a driver while on the road.

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bigstock-216694456-1024x647Chevrolet has been sending a safety engineer across the county to raise awareness of the risks of drowsy driving. Fatigued driving accidents are commonplace and particularly dangerous because a sleepy driver is slower to react and brake or swerve to avoid a collision. A drowsy driver may actually nod off behind the wheel and crash at full speed.

Chevrolet is asking local and national journalists to try the car manufacturer’s drowsy driving simulator. It consists of a 23-pound suit to cause the sluggishness your body feels when fatigued, and goggles that replicate frequent blinking associated with drowsy driving.

“As you get tired, the way we can tell is by your percent of eye closure, so every 10 seconds, the goggles close for one second; this represents being a medium level of drowsy, and mimics your eye pattern when you’re tired,” Maureen Short, a human factors expert and senior safety engineer for Chevrolet, told an NBC News reporter. “If you’re truly drowsy and you nod off, it can be 2 to 4 seconds of eye closure at a time.”

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bigstock-Road-accident-Knock-down-pede-55676276-300x190Count Paul Snyder among those who believe distraction, more than vehicles themselves, is responsible for the increase in pedestrian fatalities.

“I think the answer to it is really social patterns, you know, having very little to do with cars,” said Snyder, chair of the transportation design program at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies.

In the search for explanations for a dramatic rise in pedestrian deaths, Snyder is among those who believe that drivers or walkers not paying attention while in traffic, whether it is to glance at smartphones or elsewhere, are to blame. Pedestrian fatalities have risen 46 percent since 2009 while overall traffic deaths are only up 11 percent.

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Have you ever been forced into another lane, or off the road, by an 18-wheeler?

It’s a common occurrence and is one of the biggest reasons people contact the 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Reyes Browne & Reilley.

Big rig drivers have such large blind spots it’s not surprising that so many accidents involve tractor trailers.

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eggshell-300x292In personal injury cases, there are times where an injured party has had a pre-existing condition that was exacerbated by the accident.

As a result, the plaintiff’s injuries are more severe than they would have normally been had the plaintiff not had the pre-existing condition.

For example: suppose someone is rear-ended in a car accident. One week before the crash, the person had neck surgery.

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driving-in-summer-1-300x169Have you ever been behind the wheel of a vehicle and suddenly the sun becomes perfectly aligned to punch you right into the windows of your soul – so much so, it becomes difficult to navigate?

This moment is often referred to as “the Ray Charles” and can be very dangerous, especially on the busy roadways in the metroplex.

Just after sunrise and before sunset the sun can shine directly into drivers’ eyes, leaving many motorists driving with a glare. This glare can make it much harder to see the road ahead and potential hazards creating an added risk to drivers. When sun glare is an issue slow down and use extra caution especially while driving through school zones.

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elecscoot_750x348-300x139original article found on The Dallas Observer

No matter your walk off life, there’s a better than zero chance that when presented with cheap, two-wheeled motorized transportation on demand, you’re going to give in. There’s also a better than zero chance that once you’ve begun to scoot on your Lime or Bird scooter, you’ve wiped out.

Eating pavement, it seems, is an inevitable consequence for some scooter commuters, raising the question: Who’s responsible for paying for all of these inevitable accidents?

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