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THE SHEENA LAW FIRM
Attorney & Counselor at Law

 

Car Accidents

Experienced

We handle all types of Motor Vehicle Accidents including Car, Truck, Bus, ATV, a and Motorcycle accidents at the Sheena Law Firm.  We know that every motor vehicle accident is different. That’s why we employ experts to help reconstruct the accident, document your injuries, and add value to your case. We have established relationships with many medical experts, and we are expertly versed in the use of medical terminology associated with motor vehicle crashes. We use these experts and our knowledge effectively to support your claim.

Knowledgeable

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident of any kind—car, motorcycle, bus, bike, ATV, or boat—you need an experienced and skilled motor vehicle accident attorney. The following are some examples of situations that our clients have found themselves in situations like these below. If you are in the same situation, call today for a free initial consultation.

  • Hit by uninsured/underinsured motorist

  • Suffered injuries caused by an inattentive driver

  • Hurt because of a reckless driver

  • Hit by a drunk or otherwise impaired driver Involved in a crash with an exhausted semi-truck driver

Flexible

Our skilled motor vehicle accident lawyers will analyze your case during the initial consultation. If needed, they make house calls or hospital visits. You are welcome to schedule an evening or weekend appointment to fit your schedule. There is no fee unless we make a recovery for you.


Unfortunately, at some time in our lives, most of us will experience an automobile accident. When you are in a car accident, even if you are not injured, there are certain things that you should and should not do.

If you are involved in personal injury litigation arising from a car accident, you will benefit from consulting a personal injury lawyer.

Stay At The Scene

If you are involved in an accident involving injury, or substantial damage to property, stay at the accident scene until the police tell you that you can leave. If you have any question about whether the damage caused by the accident is substantial, err on the side of caution -- when the law requires you to wait for the police, leaving the scene of an accident can result in driver's license sanctions and even criminal charges.

Safeguard The Injured

If somebody is injured, and you are trained in administering first aid, try to help. Do not move an injured person. Have somebody call the police to report the accident. The person who contacts the police should tell the police that people are injured, if possible also providing the number of injured persons, so that enough emergency personnel respond to the scene. If you are on the roadway, turn your flashers on, or use flares to warn approaching traffic of the accident.

Obtain Information

In any accident, you should obtain the following information about:

  • The other driver: Name, address, driver's license number, insurance information, and license plate number.

  • Witnesses: Name, address, and telephone number.

  • Police officers: Ask the police officer's who investigate the traffic scene to provide you with a business card, with the "incident number," so that you can obtain an accident report. Most officers will provide this information to you, even if you don't ask.

  • The location: You may wish to take notes about where the accident occurred, the road conditions, speed limits, traffic control devices, the weather, and the lighting.

  • The accident: You may wish to take notes about how the accident occurred, such as the direction of travel of the vehicles involved in the accident, and what the cars were doing at the time of the collision.

Be aware that if litigation results from the accident, you may have to share your notes with somebody that you are suing, or somebody who is suing you.

Do Not Admit Fault

Even if you think you are at fault, do not admit liability. There may be factors which you don't know, which played a role in the accident, and it may turn out that the other driver was more at fault than you.

Do not make statements to anybody at the accident scene, except for the police. When you speak to the police, tell them only the facts of what happened. Let the officers draw their own conclusion from the facts.

Get Medical Care (See a Doctor)

If you are in a state such as Michigan, where no fault insurance law covers medical treatment necessitated by an automobile accident, and don't seek medical care, you may later find that you are unable to obtain "no fault" benefits for your injuries - your insurance company may argue that your injuries arose from something that happened after the accident.

If you are injured in the accident and sue the other driver, you may similarly find that the other driver argues that your injuries were not related to the accident.

Also, the "adrenaline rush" from the accident can mask your symptoms -- a physical examination may reveal an injury that you do not yet feel.

Tell the doctor if you have any loss of memory, headache, blood or fluid in your ear, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), disorientation, nausea, confusion, or any other unusual physical or mental feeling.
Many people hit their heads, or suffer brain injuries in automobile accidents, and don't realize that they are injured -- it is best to be safe, by reporting your symptoms so that the doctor can rule out the possibility of a concussion or
brain injury.


Danny M. Sheena, P.E.

 
The Sheena Law Firm
2500 West Loop South, Suite 518
Houston, Texas 77027
 
(713) 224-6508 - Office
(713) 225-1560 - Fax
 

Email: Danny@Sheenalawfirm.com

 

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