Lenahan Law Firm Blog
Most truck accidents are disastrous. When a heavily loaded commercial truck collides with a smaller vehicle, serious or fatal injuries are almost inevitable. How could any ca be expected to hold up against a vehicle that weighs upwards of 80,000 pounds? After a truck accident you may pin the blame on driver error, but that isn’t always the case. Sadly, in some cases, big-rig accidents are the direct result of a failure to inspect and maintain the truck as required by law.
Accidents happen. A car accident, physical assault, or a slip or trip and fall can leave you injured and in pain. You may recognize the signs of a broken bone, a deep bruise, or a twisted ankle, but what you may not initially realize is that you have suffered internal trauma. Specifically, internal bleeding. Internal bleeding is invisible to the naked eye, but if left undetected and untreated, it can lead to permanent disability or even death.
Speeding is a fact of life for many people. So few bother with speed limits these days, unless they know they’re a police officer for reckless drivers. As cars get faster, so do their drivers, and more and more people are willing to push the limits of driving. However, speeding is incredibly dangerous.
After being involved in an accident, you may assume that the insurance provider of the at-fault party will immediately give you exactly the amount of compensation that you are owed. Unfortunately, that is not how things go. Insurance companies care more about their own profits than they do about what they owe you. That means they will do everything they can to pay you as little as possible. This means that you have to be prepared to do everything you can to maximize your compensation.
When you buy an insurance policy and pay your premiums faithfully, you expect to be protected in case of a covered loss. But when something happens, and it’s time for the insurance company to pay out, it may not go as smoothly as anticipated. Insurance providers are in business for profit and far more concerned with their own bottom line than about your health. In bad faith cases, insurers may fail to pay, devalue, or fail to handle a valid claim in a timely manner.
Before cell phones, distracted driving was usually limited to having a particularly chatty passenger or driving by something truly attention grabbing. But in this current age of technology, our rates of distracted driving accidents have skyrocketed, especially with teen drivers. Distracted driving poses a serious risk for teen drivers and passengers as it is a leading cause of car accidents and traffic fatalities among teenagers. Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. That is why you should always make sure your teen understands the risks of distracted driving before you let them get behind the wheel of a car.
Driving is dangerous at the best of times, but if you encounter an aggressive driver, the risks are even higher. The number one cause of death for people between the ages of 3 and 33 years old is automobile collisions, 50% of which involved aggressive driving. Watch for the signs of aggressive driving, so you know what to do and are able to remain calm, in control, and safe when sharing the road with an aggressive driver.
Losing a limb is one of the most severe, life-altering types of injuries. Not only will you live with significant physical disability, but the pain and trauma associated with an amputation is horrific. You may assume that after your intense surgeries, your long physical therapy classes, and much needed time off of work, that your amputation injury would finally heal and you could try and move on with our life. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. You may be among the many amputation injury victims that develop phantom pain.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently released a report covering the causes of car accidents across the state, including the number of accidents each situation caused. Driving can be incredibly dangerous, and car accidents rarely end with no damage or injuries. That is why we at The Lenahan Law Firm compiled the top three causes, so that you would know what to be on the lookout for while driving throughout our state.
When you’re at home, you should feel safe and secure. We all expect that our place of residence is the one place we can truly relax and unwind. But that isn’t always the case. Sometimes the person responsible for your safety, the property owner, doesn’t do their job, and you end up being the one who suffers.