Car Accident Lawyers, Austin, Texas
Dedicated legal advocacy for Texans injured in serious car wrecks
A serious car crash can affect you for weeks, months, even years. Auto accidents happen every day in Austin and across the state, with each one causing different levels of damage and injury. The majority of these wrecks happen due to negligence – whether from driver distraction, reckless driving, or defects in the car itself. When you or a loved one suffer injury from this negligence, you need a strong legal team to hold the wrongdoer accountable.
When you work with the car wreck attorneys at Slack Davis Sanger, you get access to decades of combined experience and a vast network of resources all dedicated to securing you the best possible outcome for your case. Our commitment to excellence and each and every client gives you the peace of mind to focus on your recovery while we concentrate on your case.
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How common are car accidents in Texas?
The Texas Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains, analyzes, and publishes motor vehicle traffic crash data each year. Their data for 2020 showed 12,107 serious crashes causing 14,656 injuries. The year saw 3,623 fatal crashes, which translates to one person killed in a motor vehicle accident every two hours and 15 minutes. One person was injured in a Texas car crash every two minutes and 34 seconds.
The Texas DOT also reports that, of all fatal crashes where restraint use was known, 46.54% of occupants were not wearing seat belts when the fatal accident occurred. Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities also increased from 2019 to 2020.
What are the different types of car crashes?
Car wrecks can happen in a wide variety of ways, and the type of crash in which you’re involved can have an impact on the type of injury you suffer – which also affects the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled. The attorneys at Slack Davis Sanger have experience in all kinds of motor vehicle crashes and collisions, including:
When you or a loved one are hurt in a wreck that wasn’t your fault, you have the right to seek accountability in the form of financial compensation from the party who caused you harm. Our team of Austin personal injury attorneys can help.
What are common serious injuries from auto accidents?
Depending on the kind of car wreck you experience as well as the severity of the accident, you may experience multiple or severe injuries. Common physical injuries from motor vehicle collisions and crashes include:
Back and neck injuries. Car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, can cause the body to “whip” back and forth, causing serious soft tissue injuries in the neck and back. These muscle and tendon issues can cause loss of motion and chronic pain.
Bone breaks and fractures. Some crashes will exert enough force on your vehicle to fracture or break your bones. In car accidents, typical breaks include arms and wrists, feet and legs, and collarbones. Some patients require surgery to re-set the bones.
Burn injuries. High-speed crashes or accidents involving hazardous materials or fuel spills run the risk of fires or explosions. Serious burn injuries cause extreme pain, scarring, potential infection, and in some cases, multiple hospitalizations.
Loss of limb. Some auto accidents and injuries are so severe that a body part cannot be saved, requiring an amputation. This is a life-altering and catastrophic injury that can leave the victim permanently disabled.
Spinal cord injuries. Another life-changing injury experienced in car crashes is spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Depending upon where on the spinal cord the injury occurs, a patient may experience loss of sensation and movement anywhere from the upper to lower extremities.
Traumatic brain injuries. Also known as TBI, brain injuries can range from concussion to coma. These types of injuries can also be difficult to diagnose, as a patient may not immediately show symptoms. TBI patients often experience long-term effects from their injuries.
At Slack Davis Sanger, our injury attorneys work to get to the bottom of your accident – what happened, who caused it, and how to hold them accountable.
Who is liable for my Austin car wreck?
Under the law, when another party’s negligent actions cause you or your loved one’s harm, you are eligible to seek financial compensation by filing a legal claim for your losses and damages. To prove fault, our lawyers will show evidence of negligence on the part of the liable party or parties, who can include the at-fault driver, the owner of the vehicle, the manufacturer of a defective auto part, or a government entity, if the accident was caused by dangerous road conditions.
We collect all evidence available – like police reports, medical documentation, witness accounts, expert opinions, and other data – to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. Our legal team can also call on accident reconstruction experts to show exactly who and what caused the car wreck and your resulting injuries.
What is my Austin car accident claim worth?
Determining the value of a car wreck claim is not a one-size-fits all affair. At Slack Davis Sanger, we treat every client and every case unique to the circumstances of their accident and injuries. Only you know the extent to which your injuries have affected your day-to-day life and how much you have lost due to your accident. Our job is to secure you the compensation that you deserve.
When we take your case, we consider every factor involved in your accident, and seek compensation for:
Medical expenses, current and future. This includes medical treatments, hospital visits, prescription medications, physical therapy, and any medical accommodations you may need in your home or vehicle for a disability.
Wage loss, to compensate for time lost from work. This also covers loss of future employment or an inability to return to your career.
Pain and suffering, which provides compensation for non-economic losses like your physical pain and emotional trauma.
In the event of the wrongful death of your loved one in a car crash, our legal team will also seek funeral and burial expenses, in addition to other damages.
Trustworthy Austin car accident attorneys
At Slack Davis Sanger, our attorneys offer decades of practical experience in car wreck cases. If you were injured by a careless and negligent driver, we can help. Our team of litigators protects your rights and works to secure financial compensation on your behalf. Let us help. To schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Austin, Dallas, or Fort Worth, please call 800-455-8686 or fill out our contact form.
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Austin, TX 78746
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