In a report released by the Texas Department of Transportation, 205,498 persons were in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2020. As a result of the immense forces typically involved when a car or truck collides with another object, the resulting injuries and damages can be life-threatening for each party involved.
The government compiles data on the top ten causes of injuries that result in visits to the emergency room. Car collisions are the third cause of ER visits for the age group of 15 to 24. However, the group with the highest ranking of car crashes causing ER visits are for those between the ages of 25 and 34, for whom this is the second most common reason. Car and truck accidents remain in the top ten most common reasons for ER visits for those from 35+.
Common Causes of Car versus Truck Accidents
So, the odds of you or someone you love will be in a car or truck accident are extraordinarily high. If this likely accident is due to another driver’s negligence, the injured victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries. Thus, hiring the services of an experienced personal injury attorney can significantly increase the chances of securing a higher, favorable settlement.
More often than not, car and truck accidents are due to negligent driving practices, typically from both vehicle drivers. Generally, a trucker spends extended time on the road leading to exhaustion and inevitably an accident. Most commonly, if a car driver is involved in an accident, it’s due to distractions in their vehicle and not paying attention to the road and their surroundings.
Other types of recurring incidents that result in accidents include:
- texting and driving
- truck equipment malfunction
- car drivers staying in the blind spot of a truck
- truckload shift
- car drivers stopping unexpectedly in front of the truck
- tire blowouts
- speed causing loss of control
Numerous factors contribute to the eventuality of a truck or car accident. However, we’d be remiss not to highlight the most common and primary cause of collisions: driver error.
An Austin Car Accident Lawyer can help with these types of crashes
If you find yourself in an accident, it’s most likely going to fall into the following categories:
- trailer jackknife crashes
- side-impact crashes
- underride accident
- rear-end collisions
Depending on speed and velocity, these types of crashes often lead to substantial personal injury. Not to mention the damage of property to object(s) in the path of the accident.
Unfortunately, the injuries sustained by both drivers and passengers from a car or a truck accident are significant. Regardless of the heightened safety mechanics on modern vehicles, the sheer energy generated by car or truck collisions are devastating. Cars and trucks can only withstand a limited amount of force; therefore, some are broken apart at the point of impact.
Consequentially, a victim of a car or truck accident is likely to suffer from the following common personal injuries:
- internal organ damage
- broken bones
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal cord damage
- facial injuries
Contact an Austin Car Accident Lawyer for Compensation
From the point of impact through the recovery process, medical costs and other associated expenses are a significant financial burden to the victims and their families.
Therefore, AZ Law Firm is here to help recoup and recover from serious car and truck accidents. We believe that negligent drivers must be held accountable for their actions. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to fight for fair settlements and verdicts for our clients. Rest assured, we will fight to receive the maximum injury compensation for you and your family.
To find out how we can help you, contact one of our Austin car accident lawyer at 512-400-7070 or send us a message
. We will schedule an initial client consultation to review your case details and lay out a game plan for your personal injury case. Additionally, we will not charge you for our services unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for your case. Whether you are dealing with an uninsured motorist, the manufacturer of a defective product, or an insurance company, AZ Law Firm will pursue the legal action necessary to secure justice and financial restitution for you and your loved ones.
- evaluating and explaining to you the pros and cons of your individual case
- discussing with you any available options and our proposed strategies as it relates to your case
- providing guidance and recommendations regarding any proposed settlement offer
- quickly and effectively communicating with you during each step of the process so that you are not left in the dark
- taking your case solely on a contingent fee basis
- and aggressively protecting and defending your rights
We understand times are tough and that there probably hasn’t been a tougher time in your life. Although we could get away with charging exuberant amounts, we prefer not to as we are a law firm by the people, for the people. We do not want you to worry about whether you can afford to hire an attorney to protect and defend your rights. Call us and be surprised at the quality you receive compared to what other law firms will quote you!
Accordingly, the attorneys at AZ Law Firm will always provide you with a free initial consultation. During this initial consultation, one of our personal injury attorneys will evaluate your case, inform you of any legal options that may be available, and allow you to ask any questions that you may have. AZ Law Firm offers affordable rates for all our clients and will work with you on payment plans. Our firm accepts checks, debit cards, and most major credit cards to cover the costs of your legal representation.