Cinco Ranch Auto Accident Attorney
Most of these incidents aren’t “accidents” at all. The A-word implies that the vehicle collision was unavoidable and no one could do anything to prevent it. But driver error causes about 95 percent of the car wrecks in Houston. Dangerous impairment, such as fatigue or substance abuse, causes about half of them. Operational errors, like speeding or making an illegal turn, cause the rest.
Although today’s cars are much safer than the ones on the road in the 1900s, high-speed vehicle collisions cause serious injuries. In fact, car crashes are the leading cause of injury-related death in Texas.
Car crash victims need and deserve fair compensation for their serious injuries. At the West Law Office, our dedicated Cinco Ranch auto accident attorneys work hard to obtain it. We quickly review your case and explain your legal options. Then, we collect evidence which supports your claim for damages. Then, we stand up for you in court.
Car Crash Injuries
Vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure millions of Americans every year. Safety systems, like air bags and seat belts, can only absorb so much force. Some common injuries include:
- Head Injuries: Trauma, motion, or noise cause most of the head injuries in the United States. Most high-speed car crashes combine all three of these things. Many car crash victims hit their heads on solid objects. Furthermore, the violent motion of a car wreck causes the brain to slam against the inside of the skull. Finally, the explosion-like noise of a wreck triggers a shock wave that disrupts brain functions.
- Exsanguination: Excessive blood loss, from a combination of external and internal injuries, is usually the official cause of death in a fatal auto accident. The aforementioned trauma usually causes deep surface wounds. And, the aforementioned motion causes internal organs to grind and bump against each other.
- Broken Bones: These wounds normally aren’t life threatening. But they are usually serious and often permanent. Doctors must use metal pins and other parts to set these bones during surgery. As a result, the victim usually suffers some permanent loss of use, even after physical therapy is over.
The medical bills in such cases often exceed $50,000. Most health insurance companies refuse to pay these expenses, for liability reasons. Furthermore, most families cannot pay them out of pocket.
So, a Cinco Ranch auto accident attorney from the West Law Office usually sends a letter of protection to medical providers. Since this letter guarantees payment when the case is resolved, the provider charges nothing upfront. As a bonus, we have professional partnerships with top-notch car crash injury doctors. These physicians know how to diagnose and treat complex vehicle collision injuries.
Evidence in Car Wreck Claims
Compensation is usually available if a victim/plaintiff proves negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.
Proof in a car wreck claim usually includes medical bills, the police accident report, and witness statements.
If this proof is insufficient, lawyers often look to electronic evidence, such as a vehicle’s Event Data Recorder, to fill in the gaps. A vehicle’s EDR is a lot like a commercial jet’s black box flight data recorder.
Evidence is also important in terms of damages. Usually, there’s a relationship between the amount of evidence the victim/plaintiff presents and the amount of damages Harris COunty jurors award.
Reach Out to a Diligent Fort Bend County Lawyer
Personal injury victims deserve fair compensation for their serious injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced Cinco Ranch personal injury attorney, contact The West Law Office. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.