Should I mediate my case?
What is a mediator?
Should I mediate my case?
What is a mediator?
On May 10, 2016, Eric Reyes was nominated by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the “Top 10” attorneys in personal injury in the state of Texas for 2016. This award celebrates the attorney accomplishing the highest degree of professional achievement in his field of law and an impeccable client satisfaction rating.
Consumers seeking legal representation are often at the mercy of the attorney’s self-serving statements in websites and other forms of advertisements. Attorneys that have been recognized by an impartial third party organizations based on the attorneys documented excellence in their field of law, helps the consumer find the appropriate lawyer for their problem.
The American Institute of Legal Counsel is an impartial third party attorney rating organization consisting of six departments from criminal, DWI, personal injury, family law and litigation, lawsuits and disputes. This attorney rating organization concentrates on recognizing attorneys that have achieved the highest degree of professional achievement in their field of law and the attorney’s success in client satisfaction. Membership in this organization is an exclusive honor that only few attorneys achieve and enjoy.
On October 30, 2015, Eric Reyes received his Board Certification in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy ( NBTA). He is already Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board Of Legal Specialization (TBLS). A person injured in an auto accident or other type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence in the Fort Worth and Dallas area can rest assure that Mr. Reyes is fully qualified and highly trained to represent them regarding their claim.
What is civil trial law? First, civil trial law includes the body of law that regulates the legal duties and responsibilities between individuals and corporations. This includes personal injury litigation which he is already board certified in by the TBLS. Second, civil law normally involves monetary damages that are in dispute.
The NBTA is the first American Bar Association-accredited attorney board-certifying organization. The NBTA offers board certification in civil trial law, civil pretrial practice, criminal trial law, family trial law and Social Security disability law.
According to the Dallas Police Department, a Nissan Sentra crashed causing the vehicle to turn upside down on the roadway on the southbound exit ramp. Two motorcyclists who were traveling behind the Nissan Sentra when they were unable to avoid the collision with the disabled vehicle and crashed into the Sentra.
One of the motorcyclists was killed in the collision and died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Nissan was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center of Plano with serious injuries. The other motorcyclist was taken to Baylor Hospital in Plano also with serious injuries.
Despite a local crackdown on tractor trailers regulations, just this past March, a Lares Trucking semi tractor trailer transporting an unpermitted over-height load on Interstate-35 near south Fort Worth caused the death of a southbound pickup truck driver. The driver of the eighteen-wheeler, who was himself unharmed, failed to comply with signs indicating the maximum load height for a local bridge that was then under construction, and was traveling at a high speed when the load secured to the trailer struck the bottom portion of the bridge. While such an impact would be unlikely to cause any damage to a completed bridge, in the bridges state of partial construction, the impact was sufficient to knock loose several beams on the west side of the bridge. While there were no significant injuries on the east side of the bridge, Irving resident Clark Davis was killed traveling south when one of the beams crushed much of his vehicle. Furthermore, preliminary investigations show that Lares Trucking failed to obtain proper permitting for the load.
In yet another tragic reminder of the dangers at hand for cyclists and pedestrians, a Haltom City cyclist was struck and killed by a motorist driving a large sports utility vehicle off of East Belknap Street this past week. According to the witness who called 911, the accident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. The witness further told law enforcement that driver stopped briefly after striking the cyclist and may have even got out of the vehicle, but drove off shortly after. A vehicle matching the description given by the witness was found little more than a mile from where the incident occurred, near the junction of Texas 183 and U.S. 377. Continue reading →
Statistics have show time and time again that highways are far safer per mile than other routes, due in no small part to the lack of intersecting traffic. Indeed, a great number of collisions on highways and interstates involve only a small difference in speed; as long as other drivers are cautious, these accidents are often less severe than those that occur on urban and suburban streets. The speeds involved in interstate driving are only and tragically realized when lost, exhausted, or intoxicated drivers fail to notice a number of warning signs and pull into a highway headed the wrong direction. In these cases, collisions occur at the equivalent of well over 120 miles per hour, and the crumple zones and safety cages that are designed for impacts at 80 MPH and below can fail catastrophically.
Why is it important to hire a board-certified lawyer?
The legal profession, like the medical profession, contains a very large body of knowledge that makes it impossible for one lawyer to concentrate in all areas of the law. The Texas State Bar that regulates the legal profession does not require an attorney to complete any formal board certification or training to practice in any particular field of law. In Texas, the attorney’s decision to be board certified in any area of the law including personal injury law is purely voluntary.
The medical profession by comparison has embraced specialization for over a hundred years. Over 94% of all doctors are board-certified in their area of expertise. Consumers therefore have the confidence that the doctor treating their condition is truly qualified to treat their health care problem.
This case illustrates the importance of wearing seatbelts while in a motor vehicle. On July 23, 2015, Plano police reported that a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe erupted in flames after violently crashing into a traffic signal pole at the intersection of Preston Road at Tennyson Parkway in Plano, Texas in this single car accident. Plano is located in North Dallas County. Alger Ben Baker, the driver of the vehicle, died at the scene but his passenger Daniel Payton Mushock was rescued from the vehicle before it erupted into flames. Yoel Gebremicael was driving behind the Mr. Baker vehicle when he witnessed the accident. He was able to rescue Mr. Mushock from the vehicle at the scene. Plano police stated that neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing seatbelts. However the good Samaritan, Yoel Gebremicael disagreed . Yoel Gebremicael stated that he had to unbuckle Mr. Mushock while trying to rescue him from the burning vehicle.
“How can I be injured if my car bumper only seems to have some cosmetic damage? “
“My airbag didn’t deploy, so that must mean that the accident wasn’t serious enough to get really hurt, right?”
“My car doesn’t look very damaged, doesn’t that mean that a judge or jury won’t believe that I was actually hurt in the accident?”
After a car accident, questions like these can run through the minds of the victims. After all, the other driver may seem entirely unaffected by the incident, and may likely be pressuring the victims to accept a cash payment for the damages to their vehicle or to simply handle reparations in the future. Despite any temptation otherwise, however, it is important that you call the police and proceed to handle the accident as if it were just as severe as any other–since it very well might.