Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

firefighters assisting crash victimsAn injury caused by a car accident can affect a victim for years. Expensive medical bills and costly rehabilitation programs can devastate a family financially, while emotional problems like depression can linger for long after physical wounds have healed.

At Anderson & Cummings, we are dedicated to helping you and your family recover from all of the injuries caused by Texas auto accidents. Our compassionate and experienced Fort Worth auto accident attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve to pay your medical bills and make you whole after an injury.

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Common Injuries Caused By Auto Accidents

Whether a Texas auto accident victim gets injured in a collision usually depends on where he or she was sitting in relation to the point of impact. There are other factors that may impact the severity of an injury as well. For instance, did the vehicle have airbags and did they properly deploy? Did the victims hit anything hard inside the vehicle, such as a dashboard? Were the victims wearing seatbelts? Were there other passengers or pets involved? Although car accident injuries may be caused by multiple factors during the impact, there are several types of injuries that are very common after a car accident, including:

Spinal Cord Injuries

Regardless of how they occur, spinal cord injuries can forever impact your life. In most cases, victims of a spinal cord injury (SCI) can expect a lifetime of ongoing medical costs, in addition to the struggle of healing from the initial injury.

When you’re searching for representation, it is critical to look for an experienced personal injury attorney who also has courtroom experience. Anderson & Cummings has a reputation for success in litigating spinal cord injury cases. While we always strive to reach a settlement, we are also prepared to represent you in a trial if the insurance company is not willing to pay full and fair compensation.

Are you suffering with an SCI that was caused by another person’s negligence?

The Severity of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injury or paralysis can be caused by a severe blow to the spine. This can happen in a number of different ways. Irreparable damage to the delicate nerves in the spinal cord means victims could be partially or completely paralyzed; lesser injuries to the spine can still cause lifelong pain due to bulging or herniated discs.

Accident victims that sustained vertebral injuries may have suffered a compression fracture, sub-luxation, dislocation, or fracture-dislocation. If the spinal cord is damaged in any of these cases, it often cannot be healed.

Our attorneys are prepared to meet with you. In your initial consultation, which is completely free, we listen while you share about what happened. We also welcome your legal questions and what you can expect from this type of case. If your spinal cord injury was caused by another person’s negligence, we are ready to help you determine whether you should seek compensation through a  legal claim.

The focus of our job is to find out who is responsible for your injury. If you were hurt because of someone’s reckless behavior or a failure to prevent causing you harm, you may be able to seek damages for the SCI injury you sustained.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Texas, you are not alone in your frustration. Millions across the U.S. each year suffer TBI injuries and have to deal with ongoing and costly hospital bills, lost wages, as well as a potentially life-altering injury.

TBI victims have to face many challenges, dealing with the consequences of someone else’s reckless actions. This is why our attorneys are deeply committed to holding negligent parties responsible for their actions.

Were you diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury after an accident?

At the law offices of Anderson & Cummings, our Fort Worth personal injury lawyers are prepared to help fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. There are many costs involved in the treatments victims need after suffering a traumatic brain injury.

Why File a Claim for a TBI?

The cost of medical treatments, ongoing rehabilitation and lost wages all adds up to ongoing and increasing expenses. These costs can become an enormous financial stress on both the victims and their families, especially if they try to recover damages on their own.

Anderson Cummings has helped many traumatic brain injury victims recover the money they are entitled to for their injuries.

It is not uncommon for TBI victims to suffer from the following:

  • Brain damage
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Concussions
  • Emotional and behavioral issues
  • Contusions
  • Hematomas
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness

Filing a claim with Anderson & Cummings means taking the power back from the person who caused your injury. You cannot control what has already happened. However, you can take steps to seek compensation that will help to ease the financial burden on you and your family.

Passenger Injuries

Each day thousands of passengers are killed or seriously injured in auto accidents caused by a negligent driver.

Being a passenger in a vehicle often means that you trust the driver to be safe. However, sometimes the negligence of someone you trusted may end up causing you harm. Whether it was your own driver or another who caused your injuries, you should not have to pay for the medical treatments, lost wages and other damages.

Did you suffer an injury as a passenger in an accident that was not your fault?

The experienced auto accident attorneys in Fort Worth at Anderson & Cummings are ready to help victims injured in an auto accident recover the compensation they need.

Contact us today at (877) 920-9009 to schedule a free initial case consultation.

Common Passenger Injuries

The severity of passenger injuries may vary, based on the type of crash that occurred and whether safety equipment was used. Passengers, including those in the back seat, who opt not to wear seat-belts are more likely to be ejected and suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries.

Common passenger injuries may include:

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash

Children are much more susceptible to suffering serious injuries; especially if they are not properly secured in an appropriate car seat.

Auto Accidents

Every two minutes, someone in Texas is injured in an auto accident. If you or a loved one ever become part of that statistic, you need experienced, aggressive legal representation.

Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. When these types of crashes happen, they often result in multiple injuries due to the number of people involved.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving causes one out of every four crashes in Texas. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, you need experienced legal representation to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle accidents in Texas result in thousands of injuries and dozens of deaths each year. Due to the insufficient amount of protection motorcyclists have while riding, when they collide with a small vehicle or truck the results can be catastrophic.

Passenger injury claims can be difficult to handle as victims may be unsure of who to turn to; which drivers insurance company will help? If the driver at-fault does not have adequate insurance, will my insurer help me?

Having an experienced, reputable injury lawyer on your side can help to ensure your best interests are being protected.

Catastrophic Injuries

Although any accident can result in severe or disabling injuries, some of the most common happen because of construction site accidents, oil or gas well explosions and truck accidents.

Catastrophic injuries can include:

  • Amputation or loss of limb
  • Burns
  • Electrocutions

When you’ve been seriously hurt, you need serious representation. Our legal team has the skills and intelligence you need on your side if you’re ready to file a claim.

Passion, Integrity and Grit – Let Us Fight for You!

The attorneys at Anderson & Cummings believe that you deserve compensation for all of the injuries that you suffer after a car accident, whether the damage is physical, emotional, or financial. Our experienced Texas auto accident attorneys have the skills and resources you need in order to get justice and restitution after a collision.

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