Should I call the police after a crash?

By Rad Law Firm | Jun 06, 2017

Is it always necessary to call the police immediately preceding a  car accident? Well the answer is, it depends. It depends on the severity of the accident in terms of damage to the vehicles (or possible physical surroundings, such as a pole, etc.), and any injuries to those who were involved in the accident. The matter of the fact is, car accidents are scary. Even a fender bender or even just a ‘close-call’ can leave you pretty rattled. It’s important to try and address the situation calmly and rationally, which can be very difficult, especially in states of shock or when…

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Truck Driver Fatigue Leading to More Crashes

By Rad Law Firm | May 16, 2017

When looking at the main causes of truck accidents, statistics show that 87.2% can be contributed to driver error. Most of the time, said driver error can somehow be traced back to truck driver fatigue. In a typical 8-hour shift, truck drivers are only required to take a 30-minute break during this time. According to New Scientist Magazine, “driving for just 80 minutes without a break can make motorists a danger on the roads.” A lack of rest in turn slows down a driver’s reaction time, and when behind the wheel of such a large and heavy vehicle, it’s pretty important…

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Texting and Driving: Is It Worth It?

By Rad Law Firm | May 08, 2017

As the modern age of technology continues to grow rapidly, so does our dependency on our smart phones. We live in an age where multi-tasking is prominently how we go about our day-to-day activities, and one of the most dangerous and common multi-tasking activities taking place is texting and driving. According to the National Safety Council, 1 in 4 automobile accidents is caused by texting and driving. These accidents add up to about 1,600,000 car wrecks per year, 330,000 injuries per year, and every day, 11 teens die as a result. Keeping in mind that many drivers would not admit…

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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

By Rad Law Firm | Mar 31, 2017

People are injured every single day in the United States, and for many different reasons. From slipping and falling at a restaurant to being injured in a preventable workplace accident, things happen. Another common incident that results in more injuries and deaths than many people realize is medical malpractice. In recent years medical malpractice cases have become increasingly common, and complicated. There are many different medical situations that can take place, resulting in minor injuries to far more serious problems. In some cases, the hospital or medical staff can be held liable for injuries sustained, but in other instances this…

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Steps to Take After a Workplace Accident

By Rad Law Firm | Mar 23, 2017

Being involved in a workplace accident that results in an injury can be a devastating experience, for both the worker and their loved ones. Unfortunately, many who are injured on-the-job make the mistake of failing to report the incident right away, which can cause numerous issues down the road. Regardless of whether you sustained a minor or severe injury, it is imperative that you report it right away. Many injuries do not show up right away or are not clear to the untrained eye. By seeking medical attention immediately and notifying your employer, you are already on the right track…

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Steps to Take in Your Premises Liability Case

By Rad Law Firm | Mar 20, 2017

Premises liability cases can be rather tricky, especially if you were injured at a local business. In most instances, premises liability cases occur when a business or property owner has been negligent and someone has been injured on their property as a result. Some of the most common types of accidents that are categorized as premises liability cases are slip and fall accidents. A few weeks ago we went over some of the most shocking statistics pertaining to slip and fall accidents, which we hope provided you with a little more insight on how serious these types of accidents can…

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DWI Accidents are More Common Than You Think

By Rad Law Firm | Mar 16, 2017

Millions of American drivers are at high risk of being hit by a drunk driver, considering how common driving under the influence is in the country. Alcohol impaired driving fatalities accounted for 29% of the total vehicle traffic fatalities in 2015. Just in Texas the total number of fatalities caused by drunk drivers was 1323. The total number of arrests made in Texas in 2015 of people driving while intoxicated (DWI) was 64,971. You must be thinking that’s a really small number of fatalities as compared to the number of people arrested. That is exactly the scary and dangerous part.…

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Can Social Media Affect your Personal Injury Claim?

By Rad Law Firm | Mar 14, 2017

More than 69% adults in the United States use social media today. Although most of these users tend to be young, usage by older adults has increased lately. Social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Snapchat are very popular with Facebook leading the way. Although, how much our social media reflects our real lives is hard to know, however, in today’s day and age an individual’s social media accounts are taken to be a true representation of their life, by most people. Your experiences, emotions, life events, interests and affiliations are all recorded once you put them…

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Eye-Opening Statistics About Slip and Falls

By Rad Law Firm | Mar 07, 2017

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common amongst people of all ages and physical ability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than one million slip, trip, and fall incidents in the United States every year and nearly 20,000 people die annually due to injuries from a slip and fall accident. While many slip and fall injuries are minor and don’t require medical attention, this is not always the case. In fact, slip and fall accidents account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths in the U.S., second only to car…

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Types of Construction Site Accidents

By Rad Law Firm | Feb 28, 2017

Construction site accidents and injuries happen on a regular basis and are oftentimes quite serious. Due to the nature of construction jobs, many who are involved in these types of accidents suffer life-changing injuries. There are many different types of construction accidents, many of which can be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 3.5 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses reported each year, 9 percent of which involve construction workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that nearly 5,000 construction workers sustain fatal injuries on the job every single year. While there are…

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