Last updated 7 years ago
An auto accident can be scary. Even after minor accidents, you will likely be shaken up and a little confused on what to do next. However, taking the right steps after your motor vehicle accident are crucial to receiving proper medical care and having your full medical bills and repair bills covered by the responsible driver’s car insurance company. Review these steps on what you should do if you have been involved in an auto accident so you will be prepared when and if the unfortunate happens.
- Report the accident - The most important thing you can do after an auto accident is to report it to the police. This way everything can be officially recorded and investigated. Reporting the accident immediately will help you avoid any insurance issues or problems with your personal injury case.
- Seek out medical care - If you have been injured, then it is vital that you seek out proper medical care. Oftentimes, motor vehicle accident injuries like whiplash can become worse over time and seeking out the advice of a doctor can help cut down on your future medical issues. Also, make sure that all personal injuries are thoroughly documented in case you need to fight for medical compensation.
- Gather information and evidence - If you are able to stay at the scene of the accident, then be sure to gather the important information you need to file your insurance claim or present your personal injury case. Write down the other drivers contact information and insurance information. Take pictures of the auto accident scene, car damages, and your own injuries. Also be sure to write down the police officers information and follow up to get the case number for your auto accident.
Contacting a personal injury lawyer, especially in the case of a drunk driving accident, is the best way to ensure you receive proper compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and auto accident repair costs. At The Carlson Law Firm our personal injury attorneys specialize in motor vehicle accident law. We can help you with your recent auto accident today! Give us a call at (888) 335-7492 for a free consultation. Someone is available to talk to you 24/7!
Last updated 7 years ago
There are plenty of laws out there designed to protect you as a driver, consumer, pedestrian, and as a general citizen of the US. Personal injury laws are frequently used to get people the compensation they deserve when they have been injured due to the neglect of another person. From a drunk driving accident to a slip and fall case, personal injury lawyers fight for their clients and help them cut past insurance red tape. If you have recently received a personal injury as a result of someone else’s actions, then you should read through this guide to learn more about your rights.
- What is protected under personal injury laws? A personal injury can be anything from a slip and fall on uneven sidewalk to an accident resulting from a defective product. Auto accidents are also a common area of practice for personal injury lawyers. The basis of personal injury law rests on the fact that property owners, businesses, and drivers are responsible for not causing harm due to negligence. Proving negligence is the foundation of any personal injury case.
- How can I prove negligence? Negligence simply means that a person or business knew that there was a problem and did nothing to fix it. In the case of a drunk driving accident, the driver was neglectful if they knew their impaired driving could hurt someone and then drove anyway.
- What does compensation cover? Compensation in a personal injury case can vary greatly depending on the situation. You will usually have your medical bills covered along with any wages lost while you were injured. Occasionally, you can also win compensation to cover mental duress suffered as a result of the situation.
Anyone hoping to settle a personal injury claim from an auto accident or other type of personal injury accident should contact a lawyer. The Carlson Law Firm has a number of great personal injury attorneys that specialize in motor vehicle accidents and other serious personal injury cases. Contact us today to speak to one of the personal injury lawyers about your case. (888) 335-7492
Last updated 7 years ago
Going to school without the fear of being bullied should be the right of every child; however this does not always happen. A Carlson Law Firm attorney, Leatrice Taylor, was recently featured on a 10 On Your Side segment on KWTX.
In this video Taylor recommends several legal steps you should take if you know your child is being bullied at school. Taylor says, “Your child has the right to receive and have access to education, and for that not to be hindered.”
Taylor recommends the following:
- Notify School Officials if your child tells you who the bully is.
- There may be certain restrictions about what kind of information the school is allowed to give you about the other child. So use careful wording when trying to get information.
- If the problem continues, make your way up the chain of command, eventually getting making it to the School Board.
- Keep a diary of all contact with all involved parties.
To get a more detailed look at how to stop bullying, click here to watch the segment in full:
The Carlson Law Firm has eleven locations in the state of Texas to serve all of your legal needs. With over 29 attorneys specializing in anything from life changing and debilitating accidents, devastating and unnecessary medical mistakes, unjust criminal charges, complicated and emotionally charged family disputes, and unexpected and overwhelming debt, we can get you through your legal problems, no matter what the issue is. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys call us at (888) 335-7492, or send us an email.
Last updated 7 years ago
There was a point of time in American Culture where one could say, “How about one more (drink) for the road?” and it was perfectly acceptable. Sometime within the past 25 years, the concept and danger of drinking and driving has become more well-known and the consequences of doing so have certainly become harsher along with more publicized thanks to teachers, law enforcement, and community awareness groups such as MADD.
Another driving hazard that is perhaps talked about less is “Drugged Driving.” The impairments caused by drugged driving are the same as drunk driving. Drugged driving impairs your motor skills, reaction time, and judgment. Though it’s only been within the last 25 years that drunk driving has taken center stage, it is now time to focus on drugged driving as well.
According to an article by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), found that an estimated 10.5 million people aged 12 or older reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs.” They also found that “Driving under the influence of an illicit drug or alcohol was associated with age. In 2009, an estimated 6.3 percent of youth aged 16 or 17 drove under the influence. This percentage steadily increased with age to reach a peak of 24.8 percent among young adults aged 21 to 25.”
So what are the consequences of Drugged Driving? Well, due to the lack in available testing, and the fact that drugs can linger in the body for weeks after being ingested, the laws are lagging behind in comparison to Drunk Driving Laws. The Carlson Law Firm knows, “Forty-six states including Texas have implemented programs to train police officers as Drug Recognition Experts. Police officers learn to look for signs in a person's appearance and behavior that may indicate drug intoxication. If drug intoxication is suspected, a blood or urine sample can then be taken for confirmation.”
If you find yourself in a situation involving drugged driving, drunk driving, or a car accident of any kind, contact The Carlson Law Firm. We have eleven offices in Texas, and we are skilled and aggressive when it comes to your defense. A DWI or a DUI can result in stiff fines, lengthy license suspension, probation, and jail time, so waste no time. Give us a call or send us an email for your free consultation.
Last updated 7 years ago
A hip replacement in itself is an orthopaedic success story, allowing hundreds or thousands of people to live a fuller more active lifestyle. However, five people from across the country have joined together in a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit that indicates they each suffered various complications from the metal-on-metal hip replacement, which is similar to the recently recalled DePuy ASR hip.
The issues came about when the DePuy ASR hip, made by Johnson and Johnson, was found to have certain design defects in the metal on metal construction which could possibly lead to “an increased risk of microscopic metal particles being shed as the metal parts rub against each other. This may increase the risk of metallosis, biologic toxicity and lead to a high failure rate,” according to an article written on March 28th on www.AboutLawsuits.com.
According to a Carlson Law Firm blog post, last year DePuy voluntarily recalled the problematic medical devices , when data revealed that within five years, one in eight patients required corrective surgery. Dr. Kevin Bozic, vice chairman of orthopedics at San Francisco Medical Center, explained that the 12 percent failure rate is roughly double the industry average. "It was a design failure that frankly wasn't picked up until they were implanted in thousands of patients."
If you or a loved one think you may have suffered from a DePuy ASR Hip replacement, contact us at The Carlson Law Firm. Whatever the nature of your legal need, the knowledgeable lawyers at The Carlson Law Firm can offer you the honest answers, sound legal guidance and dedicated representation you are looking for. Give us a call at (888) 335-7492 or contact us online for more information.