While the Texas DOT limits its definition of serious injuries, we understand that any injury may be serious to the injured person.
Texas DOT statistics for 2017 showed 14,299 serious injury crashes, with 17,546 people sustaining a serious injury, and 3,794 deaths. According to the Texas DOT in 2018, one person was injured every 2 minutes and 7 seconds on a Texas Roadway.
Car accidents can have many causes but the most common include:
- Distracted Driving
- Drowsy Driving
- Driver Inattention
- Drunk Driving
- Aggressive Driving
When car accidents happen, the resulting injuries can be serious. A serious injury can include everything from soft tissue injuries, bumps and bruises, fractures, torn ligaments, the loss of a limb, loss of the use of a limb, injury to the brain, paralyzation or death. Even in the case of minor injuries, any injury is serious that disrupts a victim’s life.
In addition to the physical pain, parties sometimes experience emotional distress, unexpected costs, and an inability to work. As the injured party, you may be able to take legal action in order to get reimbursed for these damages and to level the playing field with insurance companies who have their own interests in mind. Since navigating the legal process can be overwhelming, our team of experienced attorneys can help.