A car crash occurs every 58 seconds. Nationwide fatal motor vehicle crashes caused 36,560 deaths in the U.S in 2018, the latest year such statistics are available.
Distracted driving is any activity that causes a driver to take his eyes off the road. Sending or reading a text, for example, causes a driver to take her eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds. If the car is traveling 55 mph, that’s the equivalent of driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.
Every 50 minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S. Approximately one-third of all traffic fatalities involve drunk drivers. In the state of Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol every 20 minutes.
When a large commercial truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the injuries that result may be catastrophic or even fatal.
Bus accidents result in injuries that range from minor to catastrophic. Trying to rebuild and move on with your life after such an incident can seem impossible, with mounting medical bills and lost earnings from missed work. A personal injury claim can offer you the opportunity to pursue and recover financial compensation for all of your losses – not just medical bills but also lost wages and even emotional trauma.
Medical providers have a responsibility to treat patients with a responsible standard of care. When a doctor or healthcare provider misdiagnoses a patient or fails to provide an appropriate level of care, they may be liable for any resulting injuries, medical conditions, illnesses, or death.
Motorcycles lack seat belts, airbags, and other safety features commonly found in cars. As a result, the rate of injury and death is significantly higher in motorcycle accidents.
When a vehicle hits a bicycle, the bicyclist is at risk of serious or catastrophic injury, due to the differences in size and weight, as well as the lack of protection on a bike. Injuries can result from seemingly minor crashes, resulting in medical bills and the inability to work. More serious accidents can result in traumatic brain injury, paralysis, or even death.
Accidents between motor vehicles and pedestrians cause catastrophic injuries and death. Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in Texas and the number of these accidents seems to be increasing. Dealing with the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that follow these incidents can be overwhelming.
When a property owner fails to maintain reasonably safe conditions, slip and fall injuries and other serious accidents may occur and the owner may be found liable.
Deaths caused by negligence, carelessness, or reckless actions are particularly devastating because they may have been preventable.
After a car crash, filing an insurance claim on the at-fault driver’s policy usually involves dealing with two different departments: the property damage department and the bodily injury department.
Catastrophic injuries impair major life functions. Long-term medical care may be required. The ability to earn a living wage may be compromised or eliminated altogether. Ensuring enough money is recovered to replace lost income and pay for future medical care is vital. It could be a matter of life and death.