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Whiplash injuries require serious attention

There are a variety of different types of injuries that car accident victims can suffer including soft tissue injuries and whiplash injuries. It is important for car accident victims to be familiar with the legal resources available to them when they have suffered one of the many injuries commonly suffered in a car accident.

Legal protections available to victims of car accidents can help them with their physical, financial and emotional injuries. Just as it is helpful for injured victims to be familiar with the legal remedies available to help them with their damages, they should also be familiar with the signs and symptoms of injuries they may suffer in an unexpected car accident such as soft tissue injuries and whiplash injuries. Whiplash injuries are serious injuries that occur when the victim's head is thrust violently back and forth in a car accident.

Texas drivers urged to stay off their cell phones while driving

Distracted driving is a serious concern in most communities these days. One large Texas community northeast of the Edinburg area was named by one study as the worst place for distracted driving in the nation. Medical professionals in the area who treat and care for victims of car accidents recently urged drivers to put down their phones while driving. Distracted driving is to blame for one out of every five accidents in the area.

Texting while driving is illegal in Texas and some hope that there will soon be a statewide ban on cell phone use while driving. Others have focused on incentives to keep drivers in the area off their phones while driving. Distracted driving can result in car accidents that cause serious injuries and death that can harm mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and other loved ones. As a result, it is essential for victims of car accidents and their families to be familiar with the legal resources available to protect them.

When can I be charged with a drug offense?

Because of the seriousness of drug charges, it is essential for accused individuals to carefully consider the criminal defense options available to them. Whenever an accused individual finds themselves facing drug charges, it is important for them to first understand the charges they are facing. Knowing the answers to those questions can help them prepare their criminal defense representation.

It is illegal to possess marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD and some other types of drugs. It is also be illegal to possess drug paraphernalia, manufacture or cultivate drugs or traffic or distribute drugs. Drug charges can vary based on the type of drug allegedly the possessed, the amount of drugs allegedly possess and the geographic area where the drugs were allegedly sold.

Legal remedies protect truck accident victims

Though every car accident is serious, the size disparity between commercial trucks and other passenger vehicles make truck accidents the most serious type of accident which can result in serious and catastrophic injuries to victims. As a result, it is essential for victims of truck accidents and their families to be familiar with the legal options protecting them when they have been harmed in a truck accident.

The significant impact of a truck accident can be felt by victims for a long time following the accident. Victims of truck accidents can suffer injuries ranging from back injuries to traumatic brain injuries that can require ongoing treatment and care. Truck accident victims may also be unable to work to support themselves and their families after being injured in an unexpected truck accident. Personal injury legal protections are available to help victims of truck accidents, just like they are available to protect victims of car accidents, through their difficult time following a truck accident.

Making the decision to accept a plea bargain

A majority of criminal cases are resolved through the plea bargaining process which is a common part of the criminal justice system that accused individuals should be familiar with. Whether the accused individual is facing drug charges or other serious criminal charges, it is essential for accused individuals to be familiar with the plea bargaining process.

The decision to plea bargain is a big one that involves the accused individual waving certain rights, such as the right to a criminal trial, so it is essential for accused individuals to be able to make the decision that is best for them. Common reasons that the accused individual may plead guilty include that they are pleading guilty to a lesser charge, that related charges will be dropped or in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Legal protections for victims of drunk driving accidents

Drunk drivers may be liable to their victims for the damages they have suffered in a drunk driving car accident. Drunk drivers may face both criminal penalties and civil consequences for harming victims in a drunk driving car accident they caused.

A personal injury claim for damages against a drunk driver can help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in car accident. Damages that may be available can help with medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering or emotional damages. Additionally, damages may be available for future medical care expenses and lost-earning capacity. This can help car accident victims with the daily challenges they face following an unexpected car accident caused by a drunk driver.

Watch out for people booze cruising on the summer roads

Summer is a time for recreation and relaxation. Kids are off from school, and many adults plan vacations during the warmer months to coincide with the end of class. There are also several popular social holidays during the summer, like the 4th of July. That means parties, trips to the beach and, inevitably, overindulging in food and drink.

Most people are able to enjoy the summer safely, but some people turn their celebrations into risky situations for others. People who have too much to drink at a party may choose to get behind the wheel, creating danger for everyone else.

Texas man facing drug charges after anonymous tip

Help is available to individuals facing drug charges in Texas. In a Texas community northwest of the Edinburg area a man was recently arrested on drug charges based on an anonymous tip. According to authorities, they received an anonymous tip about an alleged drug dealer. The anonymous tip led to the arrest of a 30-year old man for allegedly selling drugs out of an apartment. Authorities searched the man's home and allegedly found 21 baggies containing cocaine in the man's vehicle.

While searching, authorities allegedly found 32.8 grams of cocaine with an estimated value on the street of $3,672. Authorities noted their belief that because of how the drugs were packaged, they believed they were going to be sold on the street. The man was charged with possession of a controlled substance and other charges as well. As this blog has discussed in the past, drug charges are serious criminal charges and based on how the drugs are found and if there is any paraphernalia found, drug possession and drug trafficking charges may follow.

Legal help for victims of distracted driving

Unfortunately, the fact is that one in five car accidents involves driver distraction. The use of a cell phone while driving creates an increased risk of a car accident which is why it is important for drivers to understand what distracted driving includes and that it leads to car accidents.

Distracted driving is dangerous so it is also important that victims of distracted drivers also understand the legal resources and protections available to them when they have been harmed in a distracted driving-related car accident. Victims can receive help with the physical, financial and emotional injuries and harm they have suffered. Victims may be able to pursue compensation for their damages from the distracted driver responsible for the harm they have suffered.

The importance of knowing how to defend against a DWI charge

Drunk driving charges can result in lasting consequences for accused individuals and also commonly carry significant penalties including jail time, fines and loss of driving privileges. The long-term consequences of DWI charges can also mean a criminal record and can impact the accused individual's personal and professional lives for some time to come after the charges they are facing.

Because of the significant impact of a DWI charge, it is useful for accused individuals to know how to defend against the DWI charges they are facing. There are certain specific categories of drunk driving defenses that include defenses based on necessity, duress, entrapment, mistake of fact and involuntary intoxication. These defenses, like most criminal defense strategies, are unique to the situation and circumstances the accused individual is facing so it is helpful to know which defense options might apply to the accused individual's situation.

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