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A severe personal injury can have a significant impact on your life. Beyond the injury itself, you have to deal with medical bills, paperwork, and insurance companies. It can be overwhelming, especially when you are trying to focus on recovery.

A victim of a personal injury has to enter into a legal battle with the defendant, and the insurance company to receive full compensation for Injuries sustained which is impossible without the able guidance of a competent and experienced personal injury lawyer.

TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A LAWYER!

If you have been hurt in an accident, a personal injury lawyer can help and guide you with what to do next.

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More than 14 million children in the country are in some form of day care each day. Children deserve the safest and healthiest environments where they can learn and grow. Parents need to take extra precautions by interviewing caregivers and examining facilities carefully before leaving their child at a day care provider.

Negligence in a day care setting is the breach of the day care provider’s duty to the children, which is to treat them with reasonable care. This duty includes keeping children safe and providing for their physical, emotional, and psychological needs, including proper food, rest, and appropriate activities within a secure environment.

Facts about Childhood Injuries

  • More than 12,000 people between the ages of 0 and 19 die from unintentional injuries each year.
  • More than 9 million people in the same age group are seen in emergency rooms for injuries each year.
  • Children between the ages of 1 and 4 had the highest rate of nonfatal falls.

When parents and guardians drop their children off at daycare or put them on the bus in the morning, they do so with the assumption that the adults in charge of their care will keep them safe. No parent expects a phone call during the workday telling them that their child has suffered an injury after being involved in an accident. Unfortunately, these phone calls are made every day throughout Texas.

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Walking on streets in TEXAS is becoming increasingly dangerous with each passing year. The Governor Highway Safety Association had predicted that in 2019, there would be 6,600 pedestrian deaths in the country. This figure was the highest number of pedestrian deaths recorded in more than 30 years. The report also projected that pedestrian deaths would account for 17% of all traffic related deaths in 2019.

Most victims of pedestrian accidents require months or even years of intensive medical treatment and rehabilitation before they recover. Pedestrians have no protection if they are involved in an accident unlike motorists who have seatbelts and airbags, or motorcyclists and bicyclists who wear helmets and other protective and safety gear.

GROUPS OF PEOPLE MOST LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS.

While any pedestrian is in danger of being involved in an accident, certain groups of people are at a higher risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following are most at risk:

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Bicycle riding is a popular year round activity in Texas. Residents here cycle for commutation, exercise and fun. This popularity also puts bicyclists at a higher risk of getting injured in an accident. From 2007 to 2012, there have been 12,789crashes in Texas involving bicycles, resulting in 12,132 injuries and 297 fatalities. Over one-quarter (27%) of cyclists involved in crashes are younger than 15; another 25% are between 15 and 24. Males represented 81% of bicycle crash victims.

Other studies have revealed eye-opening facts about bicycle accidents such as:-

  • Bike accidents are most likely to occur between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Males are more likely to be involved in bicycle accidents compared to females.
  • Alcohol is a contributory factor in 37% of all fatal bicycle accidents.

For most victims of bicycle accidents, pursuing a Bicycle Accident Claim can be intimidating. Many victims doubt that their case is not strong enough or their injuries not serious enough for them to hire a lawyer to represent them. Others fear that the entire process will be an expensive exercise.

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Holidays are meant to be a time for celebrations, giving and spending time with loved ones. There are many hazards such as dangerous motor vehicle accidents, slips at stores, falls off ladders and home fires that occur during the holiday season.

It is important for you to know the steps to take immediately after a holiday accident which can significantly help your case. Following an accident you should:

  • Call emergency services and get medical attention.
  • File a police report.
  • Contact your insurers.
  • Take photographs of the scene of the accident or obtain video footage of the accident occurring.
  • Obtain witness statements from anybody who saw the accident happen. This could include friends or family who were with you at the time, but independent witnesses add more credibility to a claim.
  • In case of a motor vehicle accident, you should obtain the other driver’s details.
  • Do not admit fault.
  • Keep a record of medical expenses.
  • Contact an experienced Houston personal injury attorney.

If you are seriously injured, seek medical attentions as quickly as possible. But if you have a choice, consider waiting until the morning after a holiday or for a few days more.

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