Photo of two cars in a collision on the highwayIn May 2023, a father suffered his worst nightmare when he and his young son were involved in a head-on collision while traveling on an undivided two-lane highway. As the father drove safely on the road, he had no way of knowing that a driver heading toward the family would be distracted by looking at his phone. The distracted driver veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with the Wylie family’s vehicle.

The father had no time to react. The intense impact crushed the front part of the family’s vehicle, leaving it almost unrecognizable. The distracted driver’s dangerous mistake of checking his phone while driving would permanently alter the Wylie family’s life.

Thankfully, our experienced Texas car wreck lawyers at The Button Law Firm got justice for this family by securing a settlement that held the driver accountable for their negligence.

How a Distracted Driver Seriously Injured a Wylie Family

The father and son, in this case, suffered serious physical and traumatic psychological injuries. The collision caused the father to sustain a concussion and lose consciousness. When first responders arrived on the scene, he was dazed and complaining of severe pain. Paramedics extricated the father from the vehicle, fully immobilized him on a backboard with a cervical collar, and rushed him to the hospital. The father suffered major trauma: His immediate injuries included severe physical pain, contusions, abrasions, spasms, and a concussion.

In the rear seat of the vehicle, paramedics found his 3-year-old child visibly shaken, scared, and crying. Examinations revealed the child suffered a fractured clavicle, arm pain, and shoulder pain. In addition to physical injuries, a young child can experience severe emotional and behavioral issues when trying to cope with a car accident. Such was the case with this young child. He suffered from a high level of stress and anxiety after the collision and often experienced fear and anxiety when riding in vehicles. The child had to be constantly reassured by his parents that they would not be involved in another horrific collision anytime he was in a vehicle.

After the accident, the father completed physical therapy and rehabilitation at Plano-area medical facilities. It was a long road to recovery to reduce the pain in his knees, back, shoulders, hands, and wrists.  Doctors prescribed medications to alleviate the effects of the concussion, which included memory loss, chronic headaches, brain fog, and constant fatigue, as well as changes to his vision.

Fortunately, the Wylie family did not fight alone. Our personal injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm were there to support the family through every step of the process to recover from the car accident.

How the Settlement Secured by The Button Law Firm Helped the Family Move Forward

Our experienced car wreck attorneys at The Button Law Firm helped the family in this case quickly obtain a significant settlement to compensate for the life-altering injuries they sustained. The settlement provided our clients with monetary compensation to cover the cost of necessary medical treatments and severe physical and emotional pain. The settlement also helped compensate the family for how their injuries from the wreck hindered their ability to complete daily tasks, like household chores and activities necessary to raise a young child.   

Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm fought to ensure that our clients were fully compensated for the serious injuries they suffered as a result of the distracted driver’s actions. While we cannot reverse the damage caused, we can help you get everything you deserve if you have been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver. The Button Law Firm answered the call to help the Wylie family navigate the legal process.

The Button Law Firm Can Help After a Car Wreck Caused by a Distracted Driver

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, email us at [email protected], or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.

Russell Button
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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.