Car accidents are a fact of life, especially in a big city with high traffic volumes like Austin, Texas. Every day there are dozens of accidents in different parts of the city that you likely won’t hear about, since the news only reports major accidents. While most road accidents are not fatal, many result in at least some soft tissue injuries, cuts and bruises. Having said that, a considerable number of accidents result in serious injuries every year, many of them leading to the death of the injured.
The following are some of the most common injuries occurring in auto accidents:
- Brain and head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Facial injuries, and
- Psychological injuries
Most of these injuries occur when the driver and passengers are violently thrown forward and collide with a hard object during an impact (steering wheel, head-rest, or windshield). Some injuries, such as brain, back and internal injuries may not be apparent at first. Depending on the type of accident, force of impact and the safety measures taken, these injuries can be minor cuts and bruises to highly debilitating injuries. Another overlooked but very important component of any accident is the psychological impact the accident has had on you and your family’s life. Have you had an increase in anxiety, sleeplessness, restlessness, stress, following an accident? You are not alone, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is one of the most common diagnoses following a car wreck. When we make a claim to the insurance company, pain & suffering and mental anguish are an important component of your claim.
If you are injured in a car accident in Austin through no fault of your own, contact Funk & Associates to find out how you can seek compensation from the negligent party. We are a reputable Austin law firm with many years of experience in auto accidents. If the accident occurred due to reasons other than your own actions, such as a drunk driving or negligence on the part of another driver, please call us for a free consultation.