I Was Involved in a Serious Car Accident, What Should I Do?

I Was Involved in a Serious Car Accident, What Should I Do?

In Texas, accidents are common on busy highways. Injuries range from whiplash to internal damage. Read on to learn more.

April 7, 2023

According to the Texas Department of Transportation System (TXDOT), there are more than 3,200 miles of interstate highway system in Texas.  Millions of drivers—both out-of-state and in-state—use these highways on a daily basis for personal and commercial use.  Not surprisingly, there are hundreds of accidents that occur each day on the Texas roadways.  While not all accidents result in injuries, many do.  

What Are Some of the Common Types of Car Accidents?

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Side-impact collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rollovers
  • Single-car accidents
  • “Chain reaction” or multi-vehicle pileups
  • Hit-and-run accidents

What are Some of the Common Injuries that Result from Car Accidents?

  • Whiplash – are common in rear-end and head-on collisions
  • Traumatic brain injuries – can occur in sever motor vehicle collisions where there a significant impact was sustained
  • Shoulder injuries – are common in rear-end accidents and are caused when the shoulder comes into contact with the seatbelt (e.g., a driver’s left shoulder)
  • Leg and knee injuries – can be caused when your vehicle has been struck hard from head on, behind, or t-boned
  • Head injuries – can occur in serious motor vehicle accidents and are often caused when the person’s head comes into contact with an object (e.g., the steering wheel) inside the car
  • Internal injuries – can occur to the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, and may not be apparent from the outset of the incident

What Should I Do If I Was Seriously Injured in a Car Accident?

If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, you should contact the car accident attorneys at Daws & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation to discuss your rights moving forward.  The car accident attorneys at Daws & Associates, PLLC are experienced in handling personal injury claims against insurance companies that only have their best interest at heart.  If you want to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how Daws & Associates, PLLC can help you, please call (832) 644-2777 or contact us online today.

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