Although car accident fatalities in the United States are declining, more than 2 million people sustain injuries or disabilities in crashes every year, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. These victims often face overwhelming medical bills; some cannot return to work, which threatens the financial security of their families.
If you were injured by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for time off work, health-care expenses and other losses. Although no amount of money can undo the emotional hardship of an accident, a successful claim may help you avoid insurmountable debt.
If the collision happened in Texas, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm. Mr. Dow is an Austin car wreck lawyer who can evaluate your crash and determine if you have grounds for a claim. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation.
Read on to learn about the five most common car wreck injuries:
- Head Injuries
In severe cases, victims suffer life-long disabilities. Head injuries often require physical therapy, long-term medical care and ongoing checkups, which can cost a veritable fortune.
- Spinal Injuries
Common spinal injuries include herniated discs, nerve damage and broken vertebrae. Consult a doctor immediately if you notice:
- Muscle weakness;
- Tingling sensations;
- Or chronic leg and arm pain.
- Neck Injuries
- Chest and Torso Injuries
- Collapsed lungs;
- Broken ribs;
- Internal bleeding;
- And damage to the pelvis, internal organs or the abdomen.
- Facial Injuries
Contact an Austin Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Legal Options
If you were injured by a negligent or reckless driver, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm to discuss your legal options. Mr. Dow is an injury lawyer in Austin who will help you navigate the claims process. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation.