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Blog Posts in 2016

  • Should I Say "Sorry" after an Accident?

    Two vehicles collide in an intersection after a truck driver runs a red light. The motorist who was following the law gets out of their vehicle and says that they are sorry to the trucker. Even though the driver who ran the red light may be 100% at fault for the car accident , the act of apologizing may end up hurting or lengthening the other driver’s injury case. How Can Saying “I’m Sorry” Affect ...
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  • What Are Common Causes of Car Accidents?

    Driving can be dangerous. While you may practice good driving habits, there is no guarantee that the other drivers on the road will be doing the same. In fact, there are numerous factors which are often beyond your control that may lead to a car accident. Below, our blog outlines several of the common causes of car accidents as well as what you should do if you are involved in a wreck. Distracted ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Whiplash typically refers to the soft-tissue injuries to the back and neck suffered when a victim’s head is suddenly and violently thrown back and forth. No two injuries are the same and whiplash affects each victim differently. With less severe cases, symptoms may clear up in as little as six weeks. Other times, a person may be left to live with the condition for years, even while receiving care ...
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  • Driving Tips to Help You Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

    Did you know that Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous times to be out on the road? Millions of Americans get behind the wheel to visit relatives each year and the surge in traffic often brings with it dangerous driving conditions. If you plan on traveling, whether across town or across state lines, it is important to stay safe. Below, we have compiled a list of the top four driving tips to ...
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  • Have You Been Injured in a Cat Attack?

    When many people think of animal attacks, their first thought is usually of an unleashed dog or a larger animal becoming violent. But what about cats? Cat bites and attacks can be just as serious as those from dogs, causing severe puncture wounds, scratches, and bacterial infections which can sometimes require hospitalization. As such, cat owners can often be held liable for any damages that their ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor after a Car Accident?

    If you have been involved in a car accident, it is critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Paying a visit to the doctor can be difficult on its own, and when you’re injured, it can be downright intimidating. While it may feel better to follow a doctor’s lead during an appointment, it is important to be prepared with questions of your own. Below our blog outlines four areas which ...
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  • Beware of Swimming Pool Accidents This Summer

    September has officially arrived and many people are looking to get in a few more pool days before the summer season comes to an end. While going for a swim can be a great way to relax and cool off in the heat, the use of public pools also comes with a risk. The warmest months of the year are also when the greatest number of pool-related injuries occur. Issues such as overcrowding and the ...
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  • Why are Takata Airbags Being Placed in New Cars?

    If you are starting to get frustrated with how often Takata Corporation of Japan ends up on front pages for its dangerous defective airbags, you are not alone. Upset motorists all across the country and the world have found themselves in even more danger due to the company’s handling, or lack thereof, of its wide scale recall. It has recently been discovered that rather than putting a different ...
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  • Why Should All Brain Injuries Be Taken Seriously?

    After taking a blow to the head, being in a car accident , slipping and falling, or even suffering from a persistent high fever, a full medical examination is crucial. Even if you are feeling fine and vigorous after such a dangerous incident, your brain’s health could be in jeopardy. Due to the subtly of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), it is important to take any situation that could have caused ...
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  • Can I Hold Alcohol Providers Accountable for Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers?

    When people choose to drive under the influence (DUI), it greatly increases the risk of an accident for everyone on the road. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in every three traffic deaths in the U.S. involves a drunk driver. With the great potential for harm associated with DUI, can alcohol providers and sellers, such as barkeeps, be held ...
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  • Virtually Travel Through Southeast Asia

    My son, Michael Reiner, recently completed a video that captured his travels through Southeast Asia. His trip took him to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Myanmar. Rather than simply hopping on a couple of planes to get to his destination, he chose the “road less traveled” and decided to backpack using motorcycles, trains, buses, and bikes for transportation. Sometimes, we just ...
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  • Keep in Contact with Eliot Reiner APLC

    Eliot Reiner APLC has successfully represented injury claims that range from car and bicycle accidents to dog bites and catastrophic injuries. There is no claim too complex for our law firm to handle, and we make it our aim to maximize the value of a claim. As a former insurance defense lawyer, our lead attorney, Eliot Reiner, knows the insurance industry inside and out and uses that knowledge to ...
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  • Settling My Car Repair Claims Before My Injury Claims

    After you have been in a car accident that left you injured and your car considerably bashed up, you might not be able to get to work, school, or other functions easily, or at all. On the off-chance that the other driver’s insurance adjuster accepts liability for the damages and offers you a settlement, should you take it? What if you are also suing the driver for your personal injury damages? Can ...
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  • Defective Airbags: Failure to Deploy

    Back in 2014, the public became aware of a serious airbag defect in many of General Motors’ (GM) automobiles. Evidence suggested that ignition switches could randomly malfunction and disable the power steering and the airbags. The results were allegedly 13 or more fatal car accidents that should have not resulted in passenger death if the airbags had not failed to deploy. The National Highway ...
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  • 5 Common Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents injure more than three million Americans each year. While the resulting injuries from a car accident can be influenced by a myriad of different factors such as the wearing of seatbelts, speed, and location of impact, certain injuries that are more common than others. 1. Soft-Tissue Injuries: Soft tissues, such ...
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