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Even Minor Injuries or Damages Must be Reported

Posted by attorneyvictorcardoza@gmail.com on February 15, 2018 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)



If you have been injured in an auto accident, construction accident, or even a premises liability accident, one of the greatest mistakes you could make is not reporting your injuries to police or law enforcement immediately afterward. Many people assume that because they do not feel pain at the moment, they have not been injured. This is not always the case! Internal injuries, or even small cuts or scratches could become greater medical problems if left untreated, and because you did not report the accident, you would not be entitled to pursue compensation to help pay for doctor bills or medical treatments.

The first thing you need to remember in the event of any type of accident is that you must report it to the police. Even if you think you may be at fault, with the help of an injury lawyer, you could still have the chance of receiving recovery payments for your damages. If you do not report an accident and discover at a later time that you have sustained injuries or that more damage was caused to your car than originally thought, your insurance company could deny compensation for your claims. Do not wait until it is too late. You could have as little as 30 days to report an accident! The strongest advice we can give is quick and simple: Your rights are more protected when you report an accident and are represented by a lawyer.

Don't text and drive

Posted by attorneyvictorcardoza@gmail.com on January 22, 2018 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Before driving, secure your cellphone in a place such as the glove box where you will not be able or tempted to access it while driving.


1 - Make any necessary phone calls before or after driving. If you -must make a call while driving, pull over to a safe area such as a parking lot before making or receiving a call or texting. Note: do not park directly off to the side of the road to make a call. This is not safe due to the proximity to moving traffic.

2 - Seek out and install an application that blocks phone calls and texting while driving.

3 - Do not call someone who you know is driving at the time.

Remain focused on the road.

4 - Do not eat, apply makeup, reach across the vehicle for items or conduct any other distracting activities while driving.

5 - Ask a passenger to assist you with activities that may be distracting while you are driving, such as reading directions.

Information in a car accident

Posted by attorneyvictorcardoza@gmail.com on January 17, 2018 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

If anyone is injured in a Nevada car accident, the other drivers in the collision have a legal duty to render reasonable assistance such as carrying the injured person to a hospital. And in any car accident that results in death, injury or just property damage, all involved drivers are required by law to stop and exchange the following information:

Names,

Addresses,

Vehicle registration numbers, and

to show their drivers licenses (if someone so requests).

Nevada drivers are also required to give this information to any Las Vegas police officer investigating the accident and to surrender their licenses to the officer upon request. Neglecting the duty to exchange information and render aid can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges depending on whether the accident resulted in just property damage or also injury or death.


What to Do Immediately After a Slip & Fall Accident

Posted by attorneyvictorcardoza@gmail.com on January 10, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


What to Do Immediately After a Slip & Fall Accident


1 - Inspect the Immediate Area

Immediately after a slip and fall, inspect the area where the fall occurred. What caused you the fall? Did anyone see the fall? Was the floor dirty? Was there a crack in the concrete? Was there ice? All of this information is essential to creating a complete picture of the incident. Property conditions can often be altered after a slip and fall accident. An impression of the condition of the property as it was when the slip and fall occurred is a key piece of information when negotiating a settlement or arguing a case in front of a jury. If at all possible, pictures should be taken immediately; in the age of smart phones, obtaining instant pictures and video is both common and a good idea.

2 - Obtain Witness Contact Information

Once the locale of the fall has been recorded (mentally or otherwise), the next priority should be to obtain contact information from any and all witnesses. While people tend to avoid getting to involved in accidents, it’s an important step to at least try to get witness information, particularly in the case of a slip and fall in a public location such as a store. Store owners and/or managers will undoubtedly collect the same information, so a slip and fall victim will be at a disadvantage if they do not. Write down the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone in the vicinity where the incident occurred – both those who saw the fall, and others who were there after the incident. Even if a fall was unseen, witnesses could, if necessary, describe the pain the victim felt after the fall and the conditions of the floor, lighting, etc. immediately after the fall.

3 - Make a Record of the Incident

If the incident occurred in a store or place of business, speak with the manager or supervisor on duty. Have them make a record of the incident and be sure to obtain a copy of this record. If anyone (especially an employee, supervisor or manager) makes a comment suggesting that this has occurred before, or that they were aware of a condition causing the fall before the fall, make a mental note. Try to get the name of the person who made any such comment. As soon as possible, write down the name and what exactly the person said, and who else may have heard him or her make the statement.

4 - Contact a Legal Representative

Slip and fall accidents are unfortunate regardless of how or where they occur, and very often they are the cause of serious injuries. In any slip and fall situation, tend to any immediate injuries and then obtain as much information as possible. If and when a lawyer becomes involved, that information could make or break a case. Contact a local slip and fall attorney for more information on what to do in the case of a slip and fall accident.



When to Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Posted by attorneyvictorcardoza@gmail.com on January 9, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)


 

From a speeding violation to forgetting to use your turn signal, even the most routine traffic stop can add up quickly; thus, sometimes, hiring a traffic ticket lawyer can make a difference, especially regarding reduced fines, keeping points off your driver's license, and avoiding increased insurance rates.


Be aware of filing deadlines

Posted by attorneyvictorcardoza@gmail.com on January 4, 2018 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)


 

 

 

Make sure that you file your legal claim or lawsuit in a timely manner.

 

For most personal injury claims, you only have a certain window of time after the accident to file with the courts.

 

 

 

This is known as the “statute of limitations,” which can vary depending on the state and the type of accident involved.

 

 

 

Once the statute of limitations has expired, you might not be able to file your claim anymore.



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