Motorcycle, 18-wheeler, drunk driving, and related automobile accidents can cause serious and debilitating injuries or in some cases, death. Whether an accident was the result of a distracted or inebriated driver, failure to observe traffic signs and signals, or product defects, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced personal injury attorney.

You may not know the extent of your medical injuries or expenses for months after an accident, and insurance companies are likely to try to reach a quick settlement to avoid paying compensation for lost wages and future medical expenses.

An attorney will make every effort to increase the amount of money the injured victim receives, and will also have a good idea of what types of compensation you should seek, how to start negotiations with an insurance company, and can help proceed with a lawsuit in the event that settlement negotiations fall apart.

Reynaldo L. Diaz Jr. P.C., Injury Attorneys excel in a variety of different practice areas, including, but not limited to the following:

Auto and Motorcycle Collisions and Accidents

The injuries that you can sustain from a road traffic collision can vary from back and neck injuries to fatal injuries such as head trauma or spinal cord damage. These injuries can be very damaging to you and your family’s life. You could be out of work, leaving you to struggle to meet basic daily expenses of feeding and providing for your family. This hardly seems fair, especially if the accident you were involved in was caused through no fault of your own. Common causes of auto collisions are as follows:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Texting or otherwise using a cellular device
  • Speeding
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Failing to stay in one lane while driving

18-Wheeler Collisions and Accidents

Collisions involving trucks often cause tragic and disastrous results. If you are involved in a truck collision and suffered injuries from it, the law requires the responsible party to compensate you for your loses. Common causes of truck collisions are as follows:

  • Inadequate driver training or qualifications
  • Driving over the speed limit
  • Driving too fast for road conditions
  • Excessive or prolonged driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving without getting enough sleep or rest
  • Unsecure loads
  • Loading trailers in excess of the max. capacity
  • Improper vehicle inspections
  • Unbalanced liquid cargo
  • Passing when unsafe

Construction Accidents

Construction site injuries are almost always a serious or permanently disabling injury. Loss of income or life will seriously impact you and your family’s life. This will make for a very stressful period. Often, construction injuries could have been avoided if management had taken the necessary health and safety steps to protect their employees. If you, your family, or friends have been injured in a construction site accident, please contact us. We can help.Common causes of construction injuries are as follows:

  • No job safety program at the job site
  • Violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules
  • Inadequate safety training for employees
  • Poor safety supervision at the job site
  • Fatigued workers
  • Unqualified safety personnel

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims are caused by negligence, recklessness, or inaction. Families of the deceased can file wrongful death claims on behalf of their loved ones. These civil lawsuits help families recover damages for termination of relationship with the deceased family member, pain and suffering, lost wages, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and medical costs. If you have lost a family member as a result of another person’s wrongful acts, please call us. Examples of wrongful death claims are as follows:

  • Drunk driver operating a motor vehicle
  • Truck driver operation while texting or on a laptop
  • Driving while using a cell phone
  • Reckless driving
  • Racing on the roadway
  • Poor medical care
  • Neglect or abuse of the elderly while in a nursing home
  • Bus, train, or airplane catastrophe
  • Exposure to hazardous work conditions or substances

Inadequate Security/Premise Liability

When you walk across a parking lot, visit your local supermarket, or enter a public building, you expect to be safe and free from hazards. You expect this because the owners have a duty of care towards you; the reason is that you are a customer who will be spending your money at their place of business. If you have been involved in an injury then you could be entitled to make a premise liability claim. Examples of premises cases are as follows:

  • Serving too much alcohol to persons visiting bars who kill or seriously injure another motorist after leaving the bar
  • Providing little or no security in areas that are known to have a history of criminal activity
  • Customers killed by a person who is allowed to enter a bar with a weapon
  • Failing to place warning signs on wet floors or slippery surfaces
  • Unsecure handrails
  • Unsafe doors or windows allowing an intruder to enter
  • Inadequate background checks on security officers
  • Unqualified management

Breach of Contract/Tortious Interference

There are many scenarios where a breach of contract may exist. Generally, if another person or company has promised to do something and they are no longer willing perform, this may give rise to a breach of contract action. Please contact us if you have any questions. Some examples are listed below:

  • Agreement to purchase or sell a business
  • Oil and gas lease
  • Construction of a building or home
  • Water damage to a building or home