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Interview with Accident Attorney Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr
1 Why did you choose the legal practice of Personal Injury, especifically representing Auto Accidents and Work Accidents cases? (instead of other legal practices just as immigration, etc.)
Most of us have a childhood moment that inspires us to think about who we would be when we grew up. When I was seven years old, I accompanied my uncle to a consultation with an attorney. Not only was the attorney very vague about my uncle’s rights, he wanted to be paid first, in cash, and would not even give a receipt! I was worried that the attorney would not help my uncle, and might even steal from him. I will always remember that moment. That is why GA Injury Advocates treats each and every person who comes to us for help like they are a best friend. Learn more about Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr.
2 How important do you think it is that your clients can communicate with you and your staff in their language preference, whether that is English or Spanish?
People that are Spanish-reliant often tend to avoid reaching a personal injury lawyer after a car crash because they don’t feel comfortable discussing the matter in a language other than their native tongue, Spanish. At Georgia Injury Advocates, we are bilingual accident attorneys and are ready to discuss all the difficult legal matters in the clearest way possible to our clients, and that includes language of preference.
3 Is the number of pedestrian deaths in the state of Georgia associated with texting and driving or checking our smartphones while walking and crossing the streets?
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in the passenger seat. In fact, 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, during the 10-year period from 2009 to 2018, the number of pedestrian fatalities increased by 53% (from 4,109 deaths in 2009 to 6,283 deaths in 2018).
Cell phone distraction rates are incredibly high. That’s why at Georgia Injury Advocates, we’ve recently developed a communication campaign about the dangers of texting and driving.
With “Ramiro and Tachi” we aim at creating awareness about the importance of avoiding the temptation of using your phone while you are driving, among other relevant tips.
4 You have vast experience as an attorney representing work injury cases. What would you say are the most common causes of work accidents and how we may prevent them?
In my experience, the total number of injuries per 100 full-time workers increases as employers fail to provide a safe workplace.
Employee safety is perhaps one of the most important things that any company should be focusing on to prevent work injuries,” said Marietta accident lawyer Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr.
Every employer in Georgia with three or more employees is required to cover employees for on the job injuries. They MUST purchase Workers’ Compensation Insurance or self-insure their company to cover their employees’ work-related injuries.
It is of vital importance that the workers know about their rights and what to do in case of a work injury. That’s why I wrote about all the information people need to know about work accidents and how they can win their case. The good news are that you can download it for free on my website: https://gainjuryadvocates.com/download-our-free-ebook-on-workers-comp/
5 What do most people mistakenly do after suffering a work accident and what should they do instead?
Many people panic and run to their homes and try to restore and heal themselves. My professional advice for those who suffer an accident at work is simple:
- Make an Accident Report
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Keep detailed records
If you don’t realize you’re injured immediately, you could run into problems. Many states and cities have a very short time frame to report an incident to cover compensation for workers.