In a report recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it was noted that there were more than 32,000 deaths on U.S. roads in 2010 alone.
While there are often a variety of factors that can contribute to a serious auto accident, it’s important to note that many of these collisions are caused due to driver negligence.
If you or a loved one has become the victim in an auto accident that was caused by the actions of another motorist, that individual may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries, which can include medical and outpatient therapy costs, pain and suffering, emotional trauma and other expenses that are associated with the treatment of the injury.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the “CONFIDENTIAL EVALUATION” form on this page.
Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Collisions
With an estimated 254 MILLION registered passenger vehicles here in the United States, and the diverse road and weather conditions that many drivers face, there can be a large variety of factors that can contribute to a serious motor vehicle accident.
However, over the many years that collision data has been collected, there are certain actions that drivers demonstrate consistently that are proven to be the most common sources of vehicle collisions.
Some of these include (but are not limited to):
- Texting and driving
- DUI / DWI
- Driver fatigue
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Bad weather conditions
- Reckless driving
- Failure to obey traffic signals and signage
It’s worth noting that while driver error is generally a main contributing factor to a collision, there can be other reasons why a collision occurs. In these instances, the driver that is injured still may be eligible to receive compensation from their insurance policy.
Due to the forces involved in most auto accidents, the resulting damage can be very costly for all parties involved, with loss of transportation becoming a major obstacle for many accident victims.
Some common types of crashes can include:
- Rear end
- Head on
- Side impact
- Side swipe
- Hit & run
A common-sense driving tip to help minimize the chances of being in a collision can be to simply drive in a defensive manner. By obeying the traffic laws and being aware of the vehicles around you, a motorist can often avoid a potentially hazardous driving situation.
Types of Car Accident Injuries
When driver negligence and other variable factors like the weather are combined, the resulting collisions can be life changing – not just for the injury victim, but also for the at-fault driver.
Some common types of injuries from auto accidents can include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Spinal damage
- Internal bleeding
- Facial damage
- Dental injuries
- Skull fractures
- Herniated discs
- Nerve damage
- Limb amputation
….amongst many others.
As with any serious personal injury, it’s important for the victim to seek immediate medical care from a licensed medical practitioner.
Injury Victim? Contact Our Auto Accident Lawyers Today
Recovering from a serious auto accident can be a traumatic experience for not only the injury victim but also for their family members and other dependents.
The entire team of legal professionals at Arguello, Hope & Associates understands the hardships that many injury victims face after a collision, and can help to fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation by providing the experience and determination to guide you through the entire personal injury litigation process.
With our head office located in Houston TX, we proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel to auto injury victims throughout the United States including the following cities:
….and most of the cities and towns surrounding those areas.
To find out how we can help you, contact us today at 1-888-CLAIM-68 (1-888-252-4668) and a member from our intake team will answer your call and quickly connect you to one of our attorneys that is best suited to handling your specific case.
For those that would prefer to start immediately, simply fill out and send the “CONFIDENTIAL EVALUATION” form located at the top of this page – it’s strictly confidential and 100% CONFIDENTIAL.