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Stand firm if you have suffered injuries to your soft tissues

As you begin your workday, you have mentally prepared yourself to tackle anything that comes your way. Unfortunately, before you even have the chance to punch the clock, another car strikes you instead, leaving you with injuries to your soft tissues, along with emotional trauma. All of your mental preparation could not have prepared you for this.

Fortunately, if the car accident that caused your soft tissue injuries was the result of another person's carelessness, you have the right to take legal action. Here is a look at what your options are if you have suffered injuries to your soft tissues in Texas.

Forklift operator fatally injured in workplace accident

When people are tasked with performing physical jobs at their work in Texas, they often receive extensive training to help them better understand the requirements of their job and how to perform them safely. Adjusting to the use of required safety gear and protocols may take time, but can do a great deal in keeping people safe and allowing them to perform their job with efficiency. 

In a recent accident in New Jersey, a forklift operator was involved in a serious accident at work that left him dead. The incident began when the man was operating a forklift inside the warehouse where he worked. Nearby was a ramp with a significant drop. The man drove the machine too close to the ramp and it teetered on the top. As a result, the man fell out and onto the ground and the machine fell on top of him. 

Various types of damages are possible following an injury crash

A fellow motorist recently hit your car, and your life has been anything but normal since. Not only are you feeling emotionally shaken, but you are also suffering pain.

Fortunately, if the accident was the result of the other motorist's carelessness, it is within your rights to seek to hold him or her accountable through the civil court system. Here is a look at a couple types of damages you can seek in court in this situation.

The purpose of an investigation after your work-related injury

When you have received an injury in a work-related accident, one of the first things that will happen is an accident investigation. Along with your version of events, this information will be utilized to help prevent similar accidents in the future. At Gamez Law Firm, we have been able to help many victims of workplace accidents in Texas. 

Accident investigations are critical in protecting both you, your employer and other employees of the company you work for. For you, an investigation may yield evidence that supports your story and enables you to receive compensation for what happened. For your employer, it is a way to clear the air of any misunderstandings and to identify areas that can be improved to avoid a similar circumstance from reoccurring. When protocols are put in place to provide higher protection for employees based on the findings of the investigation, you and your coworkers can be more confident in your ability to remain safe at work. 

Fatal car accidents on the decline in Texas

When a car accident proves fatal, the fallout can be devastating for the victim's loved ones. When someone else caused the accident, it can leave families reeling as they struggle to understand how this could have happened. If you've ever lost a loved one to a fatal car crash, you know that the tragedy can seem completely senseless.

However, the Insurance Council of Texas released new data that shows traffic fatalities dropped by 4% from 2017 to 2018. This is welcome news because the rate of fatal car accidents was otherwise on the rise since 2010. Even fatal pedestrian accidents dropped by 12%. Experts have several theories as to why this may have happened.

Bar serves teen who causes fatal crash

People in Texas know that the legal drinking age is 21. They also know that driving after consuming alcohol is dangerous and can be illegal if a person is under the age of 21 or has a blood alcohol content level exceeding 0.08%. Unfortunately, these facts seem to make no difference to some people out there as they simply wish to do what they want with no regard for the safety of others.

The responsibility to drive safely is generally thought to be owned by each driver. However, there are situations when other people or entities may have some responsibility in the actions of others. One example of this can be seen in the recent tragic death of a motorist in the wee hours of the morning along South Main Street in Houston.

You can prove fault in your injury crash in a couple of ways

You are taking a seemingly ordinary trip to town, looking forward to all of the shopping you will do on your day off. However, all of a sudden, another car makes its way into your lane. And in a split second, you hear a crash, followed by a rush of pain.

Sometimes, car accidents are the result of another motorist's carelessness, in which case you can seek compensation for your injuries. The question is, if you learn that the other driver caused your accident due to negligent behavior, how will you prove it in court? Here is a look at a couple of ways you can prove fault and thus strengthen your liability case following a car crash that was not your fault.

How can I avoid trucking accidents?

The dangers that large commercial trucks pose cannot be overstated. Though these big rigs are a vital part of our economy, getting into a car accident with one is often deadly. The sheer size of a commercial truck means that they can cause more damage than a regular passenger vehicle.

If you've ever had a close call with a tractor-trailer, you likely know how important it is to exercise caution around these vehicles. Fortunately, experts say that there are ways for both car and truck drivers here in Texas to avoid truck accidents.

What can I do to avoid road rage?

Many drivers often find themselves falling victim to road rage. This occurs when you let the frustrations of driving get to you, which can lead to some aggressive and dangerous behaviors. Avoiding road rage is crucial, whether it's curbing behaviors affecting your own driving or avoiding other motorists who are driving aggressively. Geico offers the following tips on how you can do just that. 

The first step is to understand what road rage entails. There are a number of behaviors that can be dangerous when behind the wheel, including tailgating. This occurs when one driver follows too closely behind another, which can lead to rear-end accidents. A driver may also cut off another vehicle on purpose or weave through lanes aggressively. Even yelling at another driver or making angry gestures constitutes aggressive driving, since it could ultimately lead to an accident or altercation. 

Accident photos may prove helpful following injury-causing crash

Another motorist has struck your car, and now, you are in pain. The accident has also left you emotionally traumatized. You quickly learn that the accident was the result of the other motorist's carelessness, but how exactly can you provide proof of this in Texas?

Taking pictures following your accident can be immensely helpful for documenting what took place during the crash. Let's take a glimpse at why capturing photos is a wise move following a crash, and how you can go about it.

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