Many lawyers hold themselves out as personal injury attorneys, but what are the top 5 things to look for in hiring a personal injury lawyer? You’ll find all of those qualities here at Springer & Lyle. Here’s what we have that other "personal injury lawyers" don’t. Experience You want somebody who focuses his or her practice on personal injury law and is respected by judges, insurance adjusters and defense attorneys. Personal injury is a highly complex branch of the law. A medical malpractice case is much different from an 18-wheeler case, workers’ … [Read more...]
Will Not Wearing A Seat Belt Affect My Personal Injury Claim?
Wearing a seat belt can save your life, but can it also save your personal injury case? If you’re hurt in a car accident that’s not your fault, you would like to be compensated for your damages. You may have expenses from medical bills, lost wages, and therapy. The concern is who’s to blame for injuries from the car accident if you didn’t wear your seat belt. Here we’ll explore seat belt laws and how they affect your personal injury case. Seat Belt Laws There are safety belt and car seat laws to prevent and reduce accident related injuries with motor … [Read more...]
Why are Truck Accidents on the Rise in Texas?
According to a report by the American Trucking Association (ATA) released in October 2017, there is a serious shortage of truck drivers nationwide. ATA estimated the shortage would be 50,000 by the end of 2017 with the shortage to soar to 63,000 by the end of 2018, and to increase to 174,000 by 2026. At Springer & Lyle, we are concerned about this shortage. We fear that the shortage could result in trucking companies hiring drivers who are inexperienced or otherwise unqualified and thus more likely to be involved in vehicular crashes. This shortage may have a particular influence on … [Read more...]
Drowsy Driving Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2015, over 100,000 motor vehicle crashes are directly attributable to driver fatigue every year. Those are only the drowsy driving accidents that were reported. Many more went unreported. That means driver fatigue contributes to far more accidents than we realize. From the information that has been reported, over 1,500 deaths per year are connected with drowsy driving. Another 70,000 people are believed to be injured. The personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle are always available to answer your questions regarding … [Read more...]
Personal Injury Attorneys: Swimming Pool Accidents
The personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle are concerned about the number of drownings that have recently happened in and around Denton. While drownings have occurred in local lakes and ponds, the majority of drownings occur in private & public swimming pools. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), approximately 10 people die every day in non-boating drowning accidents. Approximately 20 percent of all those who drown are children younger than the age of 14. For every person who drowns, there are another five who are treated in an emergency … [Read more...]
Motorcycle Accident: What You Should Know
Motorcycle accident results usually end up worse than a car wreck. The level of protection drivers have around them is completely different. If your motorcycle wreck causes injuries that are not your fault, you deserve compensation. First you have to prove your case. Personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle have experience dealing with motorcycle victims. Here are a few things you should know before filing a claim. Get proper records at the scene of the accident Some people stereotype motorcyclist as being reckless or daredevils. That may make it more difficult to prove you’re the … [Read more...]
I Was In An Uber Car Accident, What Now?
Most people don’t think about an Uber car accident when they step foot in the vehicle. You’re just trying to get from point A to B. If you experience the unexpected, take advice from Springer & Lyle on what to do after an Uber accident. Contact Emergency Responders Make sure police are there to write an accident report. You can have that as a record of what happened and what caused the accident. An ambulance should also be there to aid and/or transport those with injuries. Even if you don’t feel hurt, get medical attention anyway. It’s always good to be checked out and you could have … [Read more...]
Do I Need To Hire An Attorney After A Truck Accident?
A truck accident can be costly for both parties. Personal injuries and damage may leave you wondering if you should hire an attorney. While you can file a claim for compensation on your own, it won’t always put you in the best position. Springer & Lyle shares several reasons why you may need to hire an attorney. Rules vary by state The law is rarely cut and dry. Rules can be different depending on the state or even the city. Some laws monitor how much you can get for personal injuries. Other rules may also have to do with the deadlines to file suit and provide notice. If you’re not … [Read more...]
Common Causes for Truck Accidents
Trucks, trailers, and tankers are some of the most massive objects on the roads of America. They are extremely heavy, which means that they can be difficult to maneuver, and they can do tremendous damage to objects and people simply by coming in contact with them. This is why driving a truck is so thoroughly regulated and commercial truck drivers are required to have so much specialized training. Nevertheless, despite the best efforts of truck drivers, government officials, traffic engineers and the public-at-large, truck accidents still occur. Here are some of the most common causes of a … [Read more...]
Never Represent Yourself In A Personal Injury Case
What are the ramifications if you choose to represent yourself for the injuries you sustained in an accident? Among other things, do you know how to draft an injury lawsuit that will withstand a motion to dismiss? Springer & Lyle drafts and litigates lawsuits. That’s just part of their job. Get Paid the Most for your Case Most injury cases arise from motor vehicle or on premises accidents. That means it’s highly likely that the person you’re claiming against has insurance. When the insurance adjuster tells you that they’ve handled thousands of cases like yours, it might not be an … [Read more...]