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Nueces County personal injury lawyerOne of the first things most people want to know after being injured in a motor vehicle accident is whose fault it was. The problem with car crashes caused by motor vehicle defects is that it can make it very hard, initially, to figure out who is responsible for the accident. It may look like the other driver was responsible if brake failure caused him to run a red light. It may look like the crash was your fault if your tire blew and sent you careening into oncoming traffic. In both cases, it is quite likely that neither driver was at fault - however, a driver who knowingly fails to maintain his vehicle in a safe condition may be at least partially liable.

If something seems off about your accident and you suspect that a defective car part may have played a role, it is worth investigating further. Our attorneys can help with this. 

What Common Defective Car Parts Lead to Crashes?

After a crash caused by a motor vehicle defect, you may have more than one option for pursuing compensation. Anyone from the original manufacturer of the part that failed, to a mechanic who carelessly installed it so that it would not function correctly, to a driver who failed to perform repairs they knew their vehicle needed could be liable. Common dangerous vehicle defects include: 

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Texas motorcycle accident injury lawyerDrivers in cars or trucks should be well aware that they are sharing the roads with motorcyclists. Now that the weather has warmed up, more people are using motorcycles to get around or even just riding for enjoyment. With the current gas prices, motorcyclists may even manage to save a bit of money considering the fuel efficiency of a bike compared to a car. However, there is one major disadvantage to riding a motorcycle - it can be considerably more dangerous than driving a car. When a motorcycle crashes, the person or people on the bike have no protection other than the gear they are wearing. 

Unfortunately, not all drivers are as attentive as they should be when it comes to preventing motorcycle accidents. If you were injured by a negligent driver while riding a motorcycle, we may be able to help you recover full compensation. 

How Careless Drivers Put Motorcyclists at Risk

When drivers are alert and mindful that there are bikes around them, most crashes can be avoided. A few careless habits some drivers have that put riders in danger include: 

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Corpus Christi car crash injury lawyerThe answer to this question largely depends on whose fault the car accident was. In many cases, single-car accidents are not the fault of the driver, in which case you may be able to recover compensation in one of several ways. In some cases, even if your single-car accident was your fault, you may have options for recovering funds from your own insurance company. If you were not at fault for your crash, then you may be able to recover compensation.

There are several parties who could potentially be on the hook for compensating you, ranging from the party responsible for your crash to your insurance company through uninsured motorist coverage. Identifying the party who is liable to you and then proving it can be complicated in single-car crashes, so you will need the help of an experienced attorney. 

What Causes Single-Car Accidents and Who May be Liable for Them?

It is important to identify the exact cause of your single-car accident before your lawyer can determine who might be liable. In some cases, it can be difficult to prove what happened. Witnesses often play an important role. Some common causes of single-car accidents include: 

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Corpus Christi personal injury lawyerStaying in a hotel while traveling can be a lovely experience. When a hotel stay goes nicely, it can feel like being in a home away from home. Many people prefer having their own space in a hotel room to staying with friends or relatives during a visit. However, a hotel stay can also be disastrous. Hotel operators have a duty to keep their rooms and common areas reasonably safe for their guests and visitors. Not all hotels take this duty as seriously as they should.

Whether you are staying in a budget roadside motel or a five-star resort, you deserve safe accommodations. In many cases, the hotel could be held financially liable for the harm that came to you while you were staying there under premises liability laws. A lot will depend on the specific situation that led to your injuries. If you were injured in a hotel, you will need to contact an attorney who can assess your case. 

What Types of Accidents and Injuries Are Common in Hotels?

There are quite a few potential sources of danger when you are staying in a hotel, from dangerous appliances in the rooms to food poisoning in the breakfast buffet. A few common dangers hotel guests may be susceptible to include: 

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Corpus Christi Rear-End Collision LawyerGetting rear-ended can be a very startling event. Most people are not looking backward and do not see the car crash coming. Rear-end collisions are often impossible to avoid for the driver in front. Depending on how fast the vehicle in the back was going, and the relative sizes of the two vehicles, these crashes can be very dangerous. Even if the damage to the vehicle you were in does not look too bad, the damage to you can be severe. If you get rear-ended, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. The sooner you seek care, the sooner you will have a complete picture of what injuries you have sustained. It is important not to wait too long to seek care. Your next step should be to contact an attorney. 

What Serious Injuries Can Rear-End Collisions Cause?

It is easy to think of most rear-end crashes as minor accidents. However, the forces involved in these collisions can cause serious injury, particularly to the brain and spinal cord. Injuries that are frequently sustained during rear-end collisions include: 

  • Brain injuries - People who are in a vehicle that gets rear-ended often describe being thrown forward and then back into their seats. This sudden and harsh motion can shake the brain and lead to injuries like contusions and other traumatic brain injuries. 
  • Neck and spine - The same motion that tends to cause brain injuries can also harm the spinal cord or neck. These injuries sometimes lead to long-lasting and debilitating pain. 
  • Arms and hands- The driver of the car that is struck from behind often has their hands on the wheel. The sudden force associated with rear-end crashes can cause injuries to the arms, wrists, and hands. Losing the use of an arm or hand even temporarily can create a serious disruption in your life, forcing you to take time off from work or causing you to struggle with basic household tasks. 
  • Facial injuries - If the accident was bad enough to throw you forward into the steering wheel or seat in front of you, you may have suffered a facial injury like a broken bone or disfigurement. 

The injuries people can sustain during rear-end crashes should not be brushed off, and they almost always warrant some type of medical attention. 

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