While driving during rush hour in February 2020, a Houston woman noticed traffic slowing down in front of her. She reduced her speed to avoid hitting other cars. Unfortunately, moments later, the driver in the vehicle behind her failed to take the same precautionary step and rear-ended her. This fleeting moment permanently changed the life of this woman, our client.
Safety Requirements for Texas Drivers
There are certain standards Texas drivers must follow when operating a vehicle. Information about these standards are easily available to every resident in the Texas Driver Handbook. Many of the standards required by state and federal law are so obvious and straightforward, they’ve become second nature to drivers. Being aware of the conditions around you, maintaining a proper speed consistent with the flow of traffic, and taking reasonable and necessary measures to avoid a collision are all minimum expectations of Texas drivers.
Because these standards are so obvious, they are often easy to disregard. But that is no excuse for failing to always adhere to them when driving. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to meet these basic requirements, resulting in 40,000 to 50,000 crashes on Texas roads every month.
What to Know About Rear-End Collision Injuries in Texas
When our client was rear-ended, she was placed in a neck brace at the scene of the crash and taken immediately to the emergency room. At the hospital, she communicated that she was experiencing severe neck pain, radiating from the right side of her neck all the way to her left shoulder, along with abdominal pains. These symptoms required a CT scan to check there weren’t more severe or potentially life-threatening injuries from the car wreck. Unfortunately, doctors found multiple herniations of her spinal cord in the neck area.
Because of the wreck, our client had to undergo months of physical therapy, an MRI, and multiple rounds of pain relief injections. Her injuries resulted in significant medical expenses for emergency care and ongoing treatment and therapies.
Pain and Suffering Damages in a Texas Injury Lawsuit
Our client’s medical treatments and the resulting bills weren’t the whole story of her experience after the accident. Car collisions like this can cause extreme stress, anxiety, and emotional anguish, along with physical pain. Our client’s physical injuries affected every aspect of her life as she learned to live with the daily pain. She experienced disruptions in her exercise routine and hobbies like biking and dancing, and she couldn’t get a full night’s rest. These were the challenges she faced because of the negligent driver who rear-ended her. That’s why we pursued the full amount of damages available to our client.
Money can’t wipe away a lifetime of pain, but nevertheless, we feel it’s our duty to pursue the maximum payment we can, with the hopes of mitigating a fraction of the pain and suffering experienced by a car wreck victim.
What Can You Do if You’re Injured in a Car Wreck in Texas?
If you’ve been injured in a serious car accident, contact our experienced and helpful attorneys at The Button Law Firm. We serve clients all over Texas from our offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list. We have experience working with clients who have suffered personal injuries, and we work hard to make sure you get all the compensation you deserve after a car accident where the other driver failed to follow the rules of the road. We will listen to your story, ensure you have all the necessary documentation, and relentlessly pursue justice for you. 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.