Car accidents might seem rare, but all it takes is one serious wreck to cause a life-changing injury. Sadly, collisions are far more common than many people realize: According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, nearly 2.35 million people are hurt, maimed or disabled in car crashes on U.S. roads every year.
The vast majority of these accidents involve human errors. If you were injured by a drunk, distracted or otherwise negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for health-care expenses, lost income and non-economic damages.
If the incident happened in Texas, contact The Robson Law Firm. An Austin personal-injury lawyer will evaluate your crash, gather evidence, interview witnesses and help you pursue the highest possible settlement. If your case goes to trial, we have the litigation experience to represent your interests in court.
Call 512-345-8200 today to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also visit http://car-accident.usattorneys.com/texas to learn more about car accident injury lawsuits in Texas.
Common Injuries in Car Wrecks
A serious crash can injure any part of your body, and even a slow-speed collision can cause neck and back problems. These four injuries are particularly common in motor-vehicle accidents:
- Spinal Injuries
Car accidents often cause herniated disks. According to WebMD, the symptoms of a herniated disk include tingling sensations, chronic arm and leg pain, and muscle weakness.
Damage to your spine can also lead to widespread issues with your nervous system. Victims often report reduced sensation and control of their feet, legs, arms and hands.
A severe spinal injury can cause permanent paralysis. Victims often face exorbitant bills for medical care, mobility equipment and adjustments to their homes. However, these people often can recover their financial losses by making personal-injury claims.
- Head Injuries
The impact of a crash can cause drivers and passengers to hit their heads on the steering wheel, dashboard or side windows. However, a direct impact is not always necessary to cause a traumatic brain injury. Sometimes all it takes is a violent jolt of the neck to cause a concussion.
- Chest Injuries
The seat belt remains one of the most essential pieces of safety equipment in any vehicle. However, it can cause chest injuries such as collapsed lungs, broken rips, internal bleeding and severe damage to internal organs, the abdomen and the pelvis.
- Facial Injuries
Facial injuries may not be fatal, but disfigurement can cause adverse psychological effects such as depression and anxiety. Many accident victims choose to undergo cosmetic surgery, but these operations can cost tens of thousands of dollars. In certain cases, accident victims can recover compensation for physical disfigurement.
If you were injured by a negligent driver, then you should not have to pay for medical bills and lost wages out of your own pocket. An Austin accident attorney from The Robson Law Firm will evaluate your case to determine if you may be entitled to compensation. Call 512-345-8200 to schedule a free consultation.