West Virginia Family Injured in Wreck Can Move Forward Thanks to The Button Law Firm
A family of four in West Virginia was seriously injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver. Fortunately, the family can move forward after the knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at The Button Law Firm fought to secure a settlement that holds the driver accountable and compensates the family for their injuries and damages.
In October 2019, a man, who turned his attention away from the road while driving, caused a car accident when he slammed his vehicle—traveling at 60 mph—into the back of a family’s car. The immense impact crushed the trunk of the family’s car into the backseat, shattered the rear windshield, and seriously injured all four family members.
The family contacted our team of experienced car wreck attorneys to hold the negligent driver accountable for causing the accident. The settlement secured by our personal injury attorneys will help each of the family members heal by covering medical treatments, emotional damages, car expenses, and other financial burdens that they experienced because of this accident.
How Were the Family Members Hurt in a Car Wreck?
As you can imagine, the impact from the negligent driver traveling 60 mph not only disabled the family’s car but seriously injured all four family members, including two children.
The mother’s physical injuries resulted in the following:
- Bilateral knee and shoulder pain
- Effusion to the left knee
- Full body aches
- Hypertonicity to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
- Muscle spasm
- Neck and back pain
- Paraspinal and vertebral tenderness
The father received the following medical treatments and diagnoses:
- Broken spinal cord stimulator
- Chronic pain syndrome
- Knee replacement due to decreased range of motion, weakness, and pain caused by hitting his right knee on the dashboard of the car from the accident
- Lumbar radiculopathy and spondylosis
- Muscle tightness and spasms
- Permanent disfigurement
The older daughter was treated for these and other ailments:
- Bruising from her seatbelt
- Muscle spasms
- Severe pain in her shoulders, collarbone, neck, leg, and left foot
- Tenderness over her anterior lateral acromion, pectorals, and paraspinal region
- Tendinitis of her left rotator cuff
The youngest daughter experienced physical trauma that included:
- A head injury resulting in dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, and headaches
- Chest and abdominal pain
- Heart palpitations
- Loss of balance and memory
- Numbness to the left hand and arm
The serious nature of the injuries caused by the car accident negatively impacted their daily lives and routines as well. For example, the dad’s injuries caused him to lose his independence, which disrupted many of his friendships and the relationships he has with family members. The mom experienced mental anguish and stress as the sole driver for the family and primary caretaker for her husband and children. The youngest daughter’s frequent and severe headaches forced her to home-school as she was unable to keep up with her classes while managing her pain. Lastly, the older daughter could no longer wear sneakers and other types of shoes worn by her peers, and became terrified of driving, causing her to lose interest in getting her driver’s license.
How Did the Settlement Secured By The Button Law Firm Help the Family?
After the car accident, this family went through many hardships while adjusting to their new normal. Our team fought to ensure that this family recovered all that they physically and emotionally lost from the crash. Thanks to the settlement secured by our legal team, this family was able to recoup expenses, find closure, and move forward with their lives.
Schedule a Free Consultation with The Button Law Firm After a Car Accident
If you or a family member is seriously injured in a car wreck involving a distracted driver, contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm. With attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we will listen to you, assess the situation, and fight to hold negligent drivers accountable. We strive to make roadways and communities safer across the Lone Star State by advocating for our clients. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a serious auto accident. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form below for a free consultation.