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Man in Critical Condition Following a 7-Vehicle Crash

Man in Cement Truck Crash

A man was driving a cement truck for Ernst Concrete when he crashed. The crash occurred  Jan. 8 2019 and involved a cement truck, three motorcycles, and three other vehicles. The cement truck overturned, entrapping the man beneath it.

Investigators are trying to piece together what caused the collisions. There are no indications any drivers were impaired at this early stage of the investigation

A detached license plate rested in the roadway about 15 feet from mangled motorcycles. A sedan’s crunched front end was analyzed by investigators; its left-turn signal appeared to still be blinking hours after the crash. An SUV appeared to sustain the least damage with a few dents.

If you or a loved one have been in a crash involving a cement truck call Alex R. Hernandez Jr today 1-888-HDZLAW-8

What is the Mental Health Effect of a Car Accident?

Emotions are High in a Car Wreck

When you think of a car accident you immediately think of words like “whiplash”, personal injury, property damage and the immediate effects of a car crash but what about the mental effects of the car wreck? Those things that you also recognize as “pain and suffering” and intentional infliction of emotional distress are also relevant factors in assessing the damages of a car accident and it’s effects.

Mental health is effected in a motor vehicle collision because you all of the sudden have a change in lifestyle.

You have an ambulance, fire truck and other emergency personnel showing up at the scene of the crash and your heart and mind are racing.

Are you hurt? Is your family with your ok? It’s not your fault will the adverse driver have insurance to help pay for what just happened?  Are you going to have to take time off from work? How will your personal bills be paid?

These are very strong questions that will affect your mental health immediately after a car crash.

Longterm Mental Health Issues

There are also longterm mental health issues that you have to resolve that may affect your lifestyle.

Is your injury more permanent than you thought? Is it affecting your mental well being on a day to day basis? How are you going to pay for mental health treatment?

These issues you can have a psychologist, psychiatrist or other mental health evaluation expert review to get you through.

If you have a mental health issue because of a car wreck then you need help of an expert in mental health and serious injury claims.

Call Alex R. Hernandez Jr. today 1-888-HDZLAW-8

Distracted Intoxicated UPS driver with Alcohol, Marijuana, Caused Multi-Vehicle Car Crash

A UPS truck driver is accused of having an open container of alcohol as well as marijuana Friday night when his truck hit three vehicles and causing a multivehicle car crash.

Passengers in the vehicles hit by the UPS truck were transported to various hospitals, police said. 

Charges against the UPS driver, whose identity was not revealed, are pending the results of laboratory tests, police said.

The accident blocked traffic for about 90 minutes on the highway. Long lines of traffic were backed up.

Distracted Driving Is As Dangerous as Driving While Intoxicated

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says distracted driving is dangerous claiming 3,450 lives in 2016 alone. The safety agency adds that 391,000 persons were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. NHTSA estimates that, during daylight hours, some 481,000 drivers are using cellphones while driving, creating “enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads.” Teens were the largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes. 

In fact states with legal marijuana laws have seen an increase in car crashes due to increased marijuana use.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a distracted driver call Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC first. 1-888-HDZLAW-8

Truck Accidents Differ From Auto Accidents

When someone is in an auto accident that involves a truck, they might wrongly believe that there is no difference between accidents involving cars and those involving trucks. When a truck is involved in a collision, it is typically more serious and the consequences are worse for both drivers. When you are hit by a truck, your risks for injury are much greater than they would be in the average car accident. There are seven major ways that trucking accidents differ from auto accidents.

18 wheeler accident lawyer1 Trucks have larger Insurance Policies

Due to the additional risks associated with a truck or 18-wheeler, truckers are required to carry insurance policies larger than an average car insurance policy.

2 They are guided by different laws

Trucks are monitored and governed by the Federal Motor Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation. That means that they are guided by different laws and standards of care than other vehicles. There are specific ways that trucks are required to be maintained, logbooks that need to be filled out, time limitations that they can work, and inspections that trucks must pass.

3 They cause more property damage

Due to the sheer weight of a truck, in an accident, there is almost always more damage done to property than when just cars are involved.

4 They have more severe injuries

Also due to a truck’s weight, in an accident, there is a greater likelihood that someone will be injured and that those injuries will be more severe and debilitating.

5 They have higher medical costs

Most people involved in trucking accidents need more than just whiplash and soft tissue injures. When you are hit by the weight of a truck, the injuries are usually more severe and come with higher medical costs and more medical treatment.

These are a few ways that truck accidents differ from car accidents but there are more that a car and truck accident attorney like Alex R. Hernandez Jr. can answer. Call 1-888-HDZLAW-8 today for a free no risk consult.

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