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Texas accident lawyer, Texas car crash attorneyIn recent years, law enforcement and safety agencies have realized the significant dangers drowsy driving poses on U.S. roads. Many Americans are not getting enough sleep each day for a variety of reasons. Some adults simply stay up too late while others work odd and long shifts. Teenagers often get too little sleep because of extracurricular activities and homework on top of the school day. Others, of all ages, suffer from sleep disorders. Whatever the reason behind drowsy driving, it puts drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk for serious and fatal car accidents. If you were a victim of a crash caused by an overly tired driver, contact our office today. We understand how devastating a collision can be, physically, emotionally, and financially. Our number one priority will be to help you receive compensation for your injuries.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

People might not think drowsy driving is all that bad. However, the effects of drowsy driving can be just as serious as drunk driving. In both situations, individuals are driving in an altered state and are not as alert as they should be behind the wheel. Whether they are inebriated or tired, people are less likely to notice a problem up ahead and think clearly enough to avoid a crash. Ultimately, drowsy driving puts the drivers and others at risk of an accident and injury. Some of the specific dangers of drowsy driving include:

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Texas car crash lawyerRecently, a three-year-old girl, who was not in a car seat or wearing a seat belt, was left behind on the floor of a crumpled vehicle after a serious crash. The girl was riding in the back of the vehicle driven by a 28-year-old man who lost control of the vehicle due to his speed, rear-ending one car and sideswiping another. He and another passenger, a 12-year-old boy, both told responders there were no other passengers in the vehicle.

The Odessa Fire Rescue, the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety all responded to the scene and failed to notice the little girl on the floor of the vehicle. The little girl was found by a tow truck driver three hours later. She was immediately taken to the hospital, but family reports that she suffered bleeding in her brain and partial paralysis.

The injured girl’s situation is a clear reminder of the importance of children riding in the appropriate safety seat. Her injuries may have been prevented or mitigated had she been buckled into a car seat. Emergency personnel, who checked the child safety seat in the back of the vehicle, would also have found her quicker and been able to give her immediate medical attention. If your child was hurt because a babysitter or guardian did not properly buckle him or her into a car seat, you may have a personal injury claim against that adult.

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Texas accident attorney, Texas injury lawyerOn Nov. 2nd, Texas actress and country artist Savannah Welch was struck by a vehicle while at a local Wimberley farmer’s market. The vehicle was attempting to leave the market when the driver may have confused the brake and gas pedals, ultimately running into a vendor area, hitting a van, and striking Welch and another individual. Due to the extent of her injuries, physicians had to amputate Welch’s right leg. Amputations following auto accidents are relatively common. In many situations, an individual’s limb may be too damaged to heal correctly and allow that individual adequate function and mobility in the future. In order to protect that person’s life and wellbeing, doctors will amputate the limb.

If you suffered a traumatic amputation because of a collision, you may have the right to bring a personal injury claim against the driver who caused the accident. For more information on filing a personal injury lawsuit in Texas, contact an attorney today.

Limb Loss in America

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Texas car crash lawyer, Texas whiplash attorneySimilar to other types of injuries that drivers experience as a result of car accidents, whiplash is an injury that can slowly creep up on us as the days and weeks following the crash unfold. Not all of the symptoms are apparent initially, making it difficult for us to be sure we are in fact truly unharmed after the collision. Rear-end accidents, in particular, are infamous for causing cases of painful whiplash. If you have recently been in a car accident, keep an eye out for the following three telltale signs that indicate you may be experiencing whiplash injury:

1. You notice an increase in stiffness or pain in the neck.

If you notice decreased range of motion in your neck or pain that is steadily increasing as the hours after the accident pass, you may be feeling the early effects of whiplash damage. Tenderness or pain in the arms or upper back may also accompany the neck pain.

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The sooner you call, the sooner we can build your case, secure evidence and get maximum compensation for your injuries.

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