Any car accident can be a stressful ordeal. When a wreck causes an injury, drivers and passengers can face the additional stress of medical bills and other costs. Victims often have many questions after a car accident. If your accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, they may be liable for the resulting damages. While on the roads, even a seemingly minor act of negligence can cause a major accident and serious injuries. This is why it is important to contact Corpus Christi car accident lawyers to discuss your options.
Causes of Car Accidents can include:
- Distracted driving – Texting, talking on phone, etc.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to yield
- Failing to obey traffic signs
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Failing to use turn signals and other indicators
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 2 million people were injured in car accidents in 2013. With over 4 million miles of road in the United States according to the Federal Highway Administration, even a fender-bender or other minor incident can cause lasting and serious injuries.
The impact of a wreck can cause a wide range of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Head trauma
- Skull injuries
- Brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Facial injuries due to impact with the dashboard, steering wheel, or airbags
- Burns, including those caused by air bags
These injuries can lead to overwhelming costs, including medical care, lost wages from missed work, and rehabilitation. If you have been seriously injured, insurance companies may offer you a settlement amount to close your claim. This amount may sound like a large amount, but remember that any amount you receive must cover your long and short-term costs. If injuries require lengthy care, such as surgery, medications, physical therapy, or medical equipment like a wheelchair, your costs can quickly add up to more than the offered settlement amount. A vehicle accident lawyer can help you determine what amount will truly cover all of the costs incurred as a result of the other driver’s neglect or after a single vehicle accident that occurred as a result of outside negligene.
Legal Counsel for Victims of Car Accidents
The personal injury attorneys of The Gutierrez Law Firm have years of experience in pursuing car accident compensation for those who have been harmed by another’s negligent driving. No matter the extent of your injuries, we can analyze your situation and help you determine the best steps to take after a car accident.