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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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If you suffered serious injuries and sustained a lot of damages in an accident such as a car wreck, winning your personal injury claim can make or break your future. Therefore, it’s of utmost importance to take care when pursuing your claim. Get professional legal advice and follow all legal procedures carefully to avoid wrecking your case.

Below are five ways you can benefit your personal injury case and increase your chances of winning and getting the settlement you need.

#1: Collect Every Shred of Evidence

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When you are injured, your choice of a personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference in your financial recovery. Many lawyers handle personal injuries, but choosing the right one can be difficult. When you are trying to decide who to hire, ask these five questions first.

  1. What Kind of Personal Injury Experience Do You Have?

Some lawyers may bill themselves as personal injury lawyers, but their practice may also handle family law, estate law, and a handful of other types. If they handle more cases of family or estate law than they handle personal injuries, they might not have enough experience.

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Car crashes are mysteries. Even though roughly 6 million of them happen each year in the United States alone, we seldom learn much. When we do drive by a crash in Dallas, we often slow down to have a look. But there’s never much to see. Two crumpled cars. Maybe one upside down. An ambulance closing its doors.

Without the details of how crashes happen, we tend to dismiss them as the work of “idiots”—drivers who occupy the lower echelons of driving skill and common sense. But while humankind’s measured intelligence is increasing, so is the number of deadly car crashes. After a lifetime of improvement, we saw an 8 percent jump in crash fatalities during 2015, the largest in 50 years. That number rose again in 2016, when more than 40,000 people died in collisions.

In a landmark study published in 2008, researchers at the University of Michigan combed the scene of 6,950 crashes to give us a more detailed analysis of what happened during each crash. Naturalistic driving studies are now equipping cars with accelerometers, sonar, sensors that track driver inputs, and lots of video cameras. Drivers sign up to participate in these studies, and they sometimes crash, leaving researchers with valuable data. We’re also benefiting from the rise of road cams—dashboard-mounted video cameras owned by everyday drivers, aka cammers, who cruise around, record crashes, and then post them on websites like Reddit.
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bigstock-164389268Negotiating a personal injury claim with an insurance company is a delicate process. If you make a mistake during the negotiation process with the claims adjuster, you can cause irreversible damage to your claim. This is one of the many reasons working with a personal injury lawyer offers accident victims the best chance at securing a fair settlement.

When discussing your personal injury claim with a claims adjuster or any other insurance company representative, keep these insurance settlement negotiation tips in mind.

Do not agree to give a recorded statement

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bigstock-Film-Mri-Magnetic-Resonance-100746725Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries that can have significant short- and long-term consequences for victims. As a common injury resulting from blunt force trauma, our legal team at the Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm has worked with many clients who suffered concussions in car accidents, truck wrecks, slip and falls, and other types of preventable accidents.

Because we have seen the serious nature of these injuries, and because we have helped guide many victims and families through their legal journeys, we want to provide the information victims need to know when they suffer concussions.

  • Concussions should be taken seriously – All brain injuries should be taken seriously. This is because even seemingly minor injuries can pose risks of serious and life-threatening complications. By making your health a priority after any head injury, you can ensure any serious issues are promptly addressed and that you receive the needed treatment to make a recovery.
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Importance-of-Hiring-a-Personal-Injury-Lawyer-and-How-to-Find-the-Best-One-300x199If you have suffered a physical, emotional or mental injury, one of the first things that you need to do is seek out legal advice. You might be tempted to wait until you feel better but, the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to obtain the right retribution. When you go to court, mediation or arbitration, you will need an excellent personal injury lawyer by your side. Only such a professional can ensure that your case will have the desired outcome, with proper compensation for the damages you have suffered.

Advantages of using a personal injury lawyer

Like many other areas of the law, personal injury requires both specific knowledge and experience. Only a lawyer who is specialized in this area of the law can deal with complex personal injury cases, ensuring that your rights are respected and that you are given the chance to fight for your case and the best possible outcome.

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For most counties in Texas, students went back to school in August. Teachers, parents, and kids of all ages likely geared up for the summer to fall transition for weeks.

Returning to school not only means getting back in the classroom, but also the return to playgrounds, gymnasiums, forms of travel, and sports. While recess and extracurricular activities are often referred to as the “fun” part of school for many, they are also the setting for the potential of numerous accidents and injuries.

According to research conducted by the National SAFE KIDS Campaign (NSKC), an estimated 2.2 million children ages 14 and younger sustain school related injuries each year.

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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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