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More than six million car accidents occur in the United States every year. Many of them only involve superficial property damage, but it is still a jarring, emotionally taxing experience to go through.

But what if you suffer an injury? Do you know how to protect yourself and receive the medical attention you need? If you happen to get injured in a crash, the key is to remain calm and follow a few simple steps to ensure your own safety.

Seek medical help

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Perry of Dallas, Texas, shares his Reyes Browne Reilley experience and level of satisfaction with our staff and customer service while helping him recover from damages stemming from a side swipe car wreck in Dallas.

“My name is Perry Mitchell. I was sideswiped by a gentleman that decided he wanted to run. And when the accident actually happened, it had– I sustained injury to my wrist and once calling 911 to get the officers there, I really didn’t know what to do. So I called Angel Reyes and Associates and they took on my case, sent me to my doctor, said I needed to go to. And it’s been I don’t know, probably been about two and a half years, but here I am today. The case has been won on my behalf I’m guessing. And it’s pretty much– without them I wouldn’t be sitting here today winning what I did win. Other than that, that’s pretty much basic story.”

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Hip-Death-1024x768When Dr. Stephen Tower’s right hip gave out in 2006, he asked his surgeon to implant an artificial one — specifically, a metal-on-metal hip called the ASR XL, made by Johnson & Johnson. He knew what he was asking for, but what he knew wasn’t enough to protect him from a defect in the device.

Five years after his surgery, and in excruciating pain, Dr. Tower underwent more surgery, this time to have the device replaced. When the surgeon sliced into his hip, what he saw looked like a crankcase full of dirty oil. Tissue surrounding the hip was black. Cobalt leaking from the ASR hip had caused a condition called metallosis, destroying not only local muscle, tendons and ligaments, but harming Dr. Tower’s heart and brain as well.

Johnson & Johnson withdrew the ASR XL model from the market in 2010, but continued to sell another similarly problematic model, the Pinnacle, until 2013.

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medical_exam-300x199If you are filing a personal injury claim, be aware that your medical history may have an impact on the outcome of your claim. Having a prior injury similar to the injury for which you are filing a claim might give the defense an opportunity to try to discredit or reduce your settlement. Speak to a personal injury attorney to discuss your case and to start gathering the medical evidence necessary to prove your accident-related injuries.

Having a Prior Injury Doesn’t Automatically Nullify Your Case

Having a prior injury does not mean you cannot win your claim. You will just need to prove that your injury is related to your accident, or that your accident aggravated a previous injury. Your lawyer can help you accomplish this by gathering medical evidence to support your case and speaking with medical experts.

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Ford Motor Co. is warning owners of nearly 3,000 older Ranger pickup trucks not to drive them after learning that a driver was killed last year when a defective air bag made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. ruptured in a crash.

Ford said the death happened on July 1 in West Virginia and was reported to the auto maker on Dec. 22. Ford inspectors confirmed days later that a faulty Takata air bag inflater ruptured, “resulting in a driver fatality,” the company said in a statement.

The fatality brings the death toll from defective Takata air bags to 15 in the U.S. and 21 globally, along with hundreds of injuries. Defective inflaters cause the air bags to rupture with too much force, spraying shrapnel inside the vehicle.

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Sra. Puerto Caballero de Dallas, Texas, nos dice como Angel Reyes y el personal de el Bufete de Abogados de Reyes Browne Reilley le ayudó a ella recuperarse de daños sufridos de un accidente de auto.

“Mi nombre es Dora Alicia Puerto Caballero, les voy a narrar el accidente que tuve más o menos como en el mes de junio. Estaba parada haciendo el stop en el Abelain, en la 183; cuando viene un muchacho y me pega por atrás.

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031814-5-common-ways-to-lose-a-pi-lawsuit_173305826-300x214If you have been injured, you may have grounds to bring a personal injury action against those you believe may be responsible. And while you may have grounds to bring action, there are a number of things you can do that will sabotage your chances of winning your personal injury claim.

From contributing to the accident itself, to ignoring your obligation to take vital legal steps – there are steps you must take in order to preserve the integrity of your case.

Here are five important things you need to make sure you DO NOT do that could put your case at risk from the start.

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Dishwasher-on-fire-300x200Manufacturers create and market hundreds of dangerous consumer products every year in the United States. In fact, each year manufacturers or the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls 400 and 450 products. Here are seven unlikely consumer products that may cause injury or death of which you should be aware.

1. Drop Side Cribs

In 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned drop side cribs, but many of them are still being sold at garage sales or through individual sellers. Because the moveable side is droppable, the drop may result in suffocation of a baby. In fact, the cribs were associated with approximately 32 deaths since the year 2000, according to a 2012 article on ConsumerReports.org.

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bigstock-Car-Crash-Irony-4324875-1024x683Though vehicle crash fatality rates have been steadily creeping upward with more cars – and especially trucks – hitting the road in the post-recession years, today’s models aren’t scrimping on the safety features. As many as 10 airbags are spread around a new-vehicle’s cabin these days to provide maximum occupant protection in a collision, with a growing number of cars and trucks now offering advanced safety systems that can help drivers avoid getting into crashes in the first place.

But until perhaps all vehicles on the highway drive themselves, cars will still get into collisions, some due to weather conditions, others because of mechanical issues, but largely because of driver error. And while all vehicles are required to meet a set of complex federal safety standards and most cars get good grades in crash tests, as insurance loss statistics released by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) illustrate, some vehicles inherently protect their occupants better than others in a crash.

https://www.reyeslaw.com/blog/2016/12/cars-talk-to-one-another/

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shutterstock_157986236-300x200Car accident fraud isn’t something that the insurance companies make up in order to justify higher premiums. It is a real thing. In fact, it is such a problem that at one point Los Angeles County received a $6.9 million grant in order to crack down on the number of staged car crashes and fraudulent insurance claims since it has been recently been dubbed the fake car accident capital of California, and possibly even the country.

When it comes to fake car accidents, most of us think of a staged rear end accident involving a few individuals looking to make a few extra bucks or get a new car, car accident fraud is much more sophisticated than that. There are car insurance fraud rings that include the perpetrators of the accidents, crooked doctors diagnosing fake injuries, fake eye witnesses testifying to incorrect details and even unethical personal injury lawyers who fight the fake claims in court. These rings have accident fraud nailed down to a science and bilk insurance companies out of millions of dollars each and every year. These losses ultimately get passed down to consumers who purchase insurance policies and pay higher premiums for coverage.

So, what can you do to stop this rampant abuse?

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