Experienced Legal Representation in Texas

Texas is an at-fault state for motor vehicle wrecks. If you have been hurt in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you are entitled to hold liable parties accountable for your damages. Our experienced team of car accident attorneys have the resources and legal skills to address even the most complex car accident cases.

What Are the Most Common Types of Car Accidents?

Auto accidents can happen in any number of ways. The following are some of the most common types of collisions:

Rear-End Collisions:

A rear-end accident occurs when a vehicle collides with the rear of the vehicle ahead. This type of wreck is common in high-volume traffic, often occurring at red lights or stop signs when drivers are distracted or impaired. Rear-end collisions can also happen at highway speeds, particularly when drivers are tailgating.

Side-Swipe Accidents:

When two vehicles travel in the same direction, and the left side of one vehicle collides with the right side of the other, it is called a side-swipe collision. This type of accident is common with unsafe lane changes. Side-swipes can also occur when the sides of two vehicles traveling in opposite directions make an impact. This can happen when drivers are distracted or fall asleep at the wheel.

T-Bone Collisions:

Also known as a side-impact accident, this type of collision occurs when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another. It gets its name from the “T” shape formed by the vehicles at the point of impact. T-bone accidents are common at intersections when drivers run red lights or stop signs.

Head-On Collisions:

When two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide head-on, it can cause serious injuries to the occupants of both vehicles. Head-on collisions can occur when a driver is going the wrong way on a one-way road, driving on the wrong side of the highway, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or asleep at the wheel after driving fatigued. 

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What Are the Main Causes of Car Accidents?

Motor vehicle collisions may have many contributing factors, including mechanical failure, inclement weather, animal crossings, construction zones, and dangerous roads. However, most car accidents are caused by a driver’s negligence. Common causes include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drug or alcohol-impaired driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Failure to obey traffic signals or signs
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Wrong-way driving
  • Illegal or improper turns

What Types of Injuries Can Car Accidents Cause?

Motor vehicle collisions can cause a wide variety of injuries, ranging in severity from minor to fatal. Because of the adrenaline and shock of the crash, you may not be aware of your injuries immediately afterward. It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after a car accident to ensure hidden injuries do not go undetected. Common car accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Facial fractures and lacerations
  • Dental fractures
  • Eye damage
  • Broken ribs
  • Internal organ damage
  • Whiplash
  • Heart attack (triggered by the stress of the accident)
  • Fractured bones
  • Dislocations
  • Severe bruising
  • Torn ligaments
  • Sprains and strains
  • Amputation or limb loss
  • Penetrating injuries from loose objects
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What Types of Compensation Are Available for Car Accidents?

If someone else caused your accident and injuries, you have a right to seek compensation from the at-fault party. Compensatory damages you are entitled to claim will depend on the circumstances and the nature and extent of your injuries. Common damages in car accident cases include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages or earnings
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish

If the driver who caused your accident was extremely negligent or guilty of outrageous conduct (such as running a red light at 80 mph), you may be entitled to punitive damages designed to punish the defendant for wrongdoing and to deter similar actions in the future. Contact McCraw Law Group after a serious wreck. Our seasoned car accident lawyers can assist you immediately to help with your recovery. We have a proven process that gets better results faster. Our firm is not a mill; our clients never fall through the cracks or feel ignored. We offer compassionate counsel from actual trial attorneys who focus on achieving fast results.

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If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in North Texas, please contact the team at McCraw Law Group today. We are ready to help you in a broad range of serious accident and injury legal issues, and offer multiple ways to reach us.

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If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in North Texas, please contact the team at McCraw Law Group today. We are ready to help you in a broad range of serious accident and injury legal issues, and offer multiple ways to reach us.

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