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27Nov 2020

Calculating the claim value of your physical injury can sometimes be as easy as just calculating your medical bills. But in most cases, personal injury cases are never so simple. Calculating the cost of your pain and suffering can be a great deal more complicated.

Pain and suffering can be the emotional trauma or physical pain following an accident or an injury, which otherwise would not have occurred. Pain and suffering are neglected in cases often as most victims may focus only on the physical injury itself. Compensation for pain and suffering is a key factor in your compensation and road to recovery.

There isn’t always a perfect road map to establish the cost of your pain and suffering in your claim but you can use the list below for some guidance on how to substantiate your claim.

  • Documentation of any and all medical visits which include counseling/therapy.
  • Documentation by either a counselor, medical professional, or therapist establishing the after-effects following the injury and how it will serve to be a hindrance in your everyday life.
  • 3rd Party reviewal of the above documentation to further corroborate the significance of the damages.
  • Testimonials by colleagues, co-workers, friends, and family to shed further insight on the extent of your injury and how it changed you and your daily routines.
  • Documentation and journaling by you which establishes the pain you are feeling, the effects on your mental well being, and how it has affected your day to day routine.

Documentation may help you in your personal injury case as it creates a clear and factual depiction of what you are truly experiencing and is not just hearsay. Though it may seem like a tough task, it is crucial for you to gather and acquire as much documentation as possible.

Following the above step taken on your behalf, you may be wondering, how the following is then calculated. Although there is no set formula, we can establish some of the many variables that get factored in to establish the monetary value of pain and suffering damages:

  • Level of negligence shown by the defendant in the event of an accident/case.
  • The severity of injuries experienced by the victim.
  • Impact on the emotional/mental being of the victim due to the accident/injury.
  • Affect on employment and the ability of you to perform tasks of employment.
  • Recovery time for the injury and limitations caused by it.

All personal injury cases are different and the above should is only to help better understand personal injury cases. It is always recommended to hire a seasoned personal injury lawyer.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident of any kind and has suffered the after-effects of pain and suffering, call our Hadi Law Firm Office at (832) 433-7977 to have a representative assist you immediately. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for you and the justice you deserve.

19Nov 2020

Ever got into a wreck and wondered if it was your fault or the other parties. It can be tricky but understanding a few simple laws will help. Remember it is never a good idea to accept or assign blame after an accident. Talk to your personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. They will help you understand the next steps you should take in your case.

Vehicle Right of way laws in Texas are:

  • When merging from an unpaved road to a paved road, you must yield to traffic on the paved road.
  • Drivers turning left or right must yield to both pedestrians and oncoming traffic
  • Trains have right of way – ALWAYS.
  • Intersections without signs, drivers should yield to traffic that is already crossing the
  • intersection.
  • If you are approaching a main road from a private road, alley, or any other road type, you must
  • yield to the traffic on the main road.
  • Emergency vehicles (with sirens or lights on) and school buses are to be yielded for.
  • Four-way intersections yield to through traffic.

Pedestrian Right of way laws in Texas are:

  • Yield to pedestrians even if they are not crossing through a proper intersection.
  • Yield to pedestrians when they cross a green light with no “walk” sign.
  • Yield to pedestrians if crossing an intersection and the light turns from green to red.

With the above stated, right of way laws are to protect both pedestrians and motorists on the road. Understanding the above breakdown of the law will help keep you and others safe on the road. It’s best that you always practice these methods on the road as in the unfortunate instance an accident does occur, it would be easier for both an officer and insurance agencies involved to determine fault. Do keep in mind, pedestrian right of way laws are heavily favored for the pedestrian since they are at a significant disadvantage if an accident does occur. It is crucial to make sure you take twice the precautions on busy foot traffic intersections.

Unfortunately, despite all preparation, we understand that accidents do occur. If you or a loved one has been in an accident where the other party failed to abide by the right-of-way laws, please call (832) 433-7977 as we here at the Hadi Law Firm, have experienced personal injury attorneys in Houston ready to fight for you. We will do everything to get you the proper compensation you deserve and make the process as seamless/stress-free as possible.

9Nov 2020

Pregnancy can be a beautiful but very difficult time in a woman’s life. During pregnancy, there are more than a few precautions women must take to keep themselves and their babies safe. Car accidents pose a grave threat to pregnant women since they are particularly vulnerable to severe injuries. Having a better understanding of the complications that may arise from an accident and what you can do to prevent accidents may help you better deal with safety during your pregnancy.

When in a car accident or some other form of a collision the following can occur due to the various levels of shock and absorption the body takes:

  • Birth defects
  • Premature labor
  • Miscarriages
  • Bleeding
  • Separation of the placenta
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Psychological problems & trauma

Given the heightened state of vulnerability of pregnant women, any form of sudden movement i.e. steering wheel pressing on the stomach, tightening of the seatbelt, or general impact, can lead to serious consequences. It is crucial that pregnant women understand the precautions they can take when they drive or ride in any vehicle.

There is a lot of misinformation about seat belts and if they are dangerous for pregnant women. Wearing your safety belt is the safest way to travel. It is important to understand how pregnant women should wear a seat belt.

  • The seat belt should never go across your belly
  • Always use a shoulder belt
  • The lap belt should be worn under your belly, but firm around your hip
  • While driving, maintain a safe distance of your belly from the steering wheel and increase the distance as your belly grows

Ideally, the further along you are in your pregnancy, the less you should travel or be on the road. In the instances you do have to be on the road, try to ride as a passenger in the back seat. Public transport or drive sharing services might also be some viable options if needed.

If you are involved in a car accident and experiencing any of the following, please call 911 immediately.

  • Pain in the belly
  • Blackouts
  • Pain in the pelvis region
  • Leaking of fluid

Even if you take every precautionary measure, accidents do happen. In the unfortunate situation you are involved in a car accident in Texas while pregnant, please call The Hadi Law Firm at (832) 433-7977. We have expert personal injury attorneys on standby ready to fight for the full compensation and justice you deserve.