Car Accident Injury Lawyer in Laredo - What You Need to Know if Your or a Loved One Was Hurt in a Car Wreck
Nobody expects to be seriously injured in a car accident. But each year across Texas, tens of thousands of people are severely injured in car accidents. In an instant, you may find your life turned upside-down forever. One minute you may find yourself traveling I-35 or Clark Boulevard. The next minute, you're injured by a negligent driver preoccupied with his or her cell phone, driving drunk or speeding. Our Laredo car accident injury attorney knows many accidents are caused by negligent drivers. If you were injured or lost a loved one, you will need someone to protect your rights and help you fight for the compensation and closure you deserve.
At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we understand how devastating a car accident can be for injury victims and their families. You or a loved one may be unable to walk again or provide for your loved ones. Even a seemingly minor neck injury could result in months or years of painful physical recovery. We work hard on behalf each of our clients to obtain the compensation they need to get life back on track.
Facts about car accident injuries in Texas
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the state experienced 65,539 serious injury car wrecks in 2013. In that year, 89,270 people were seriously injured.
Serious accidents have serious consequences in Texas. Medical bills add up fast. You may be unable to go to work and collect a paycheck. Emotional trauma can last for years. With so much at stake, it's critical to have an attorney on your side, working diligently to fight for the compensation you deserve. That's why we're here. We know how to find the right evidence. We have experience taking on big insurance companies. You shouldn't have to pay for somebody else's mistakes.
People come first at the Law Office of John R. Solis. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive, results-driven car accident injury attorney in Laredo. Our experienced legal team is ready to stand up for you. Call 866-465-9093 today. We serve the legal needs of English and Spanish speaking clients in Laredo and across Texas.
Injuries to the back and neck are among the most common - and painful - injuries sustained in car accidents. These injuries can cover a wide range. Some injuries are relatively minor, such as bruises or neck pain, better known as "whiplash." Others can be much more severe. Accident-related spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis or even an accidental death.
At the Law Office of John Solis, we understand how devastating a neck or back injury can be. You may have done nothing to cause your accident, but now you have to deal with the consequences. You may have medical bills to pay, but insurance companies may try to force you into accepting a "low ball" offer before the long-term cost of your injuries is known. Just because the claims adjuster made an offer doesn't mean you have to accept it. We can help you pursue the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
What are common symptoms of neck and back injuries? Common warning signs of a back or neck injury include the following:
- Pain in your neck or back
- Headaches or dizziness
- Reduced range of motion in your neck
- Pain in shoulders, arms or hands
- Numbness, weakness in arms or hands
- Muscle spasms in your neck
After a car accident, it may not be obvious you hurt your neck or back. Some injuries could even take days or even weeks to become apparent. It's important to seek medical attention immediately after your accident. Insurance companies may be quick to downplay the extent of back and neck injuries. Having medical records proving the extent of your injuries may become critical in obtaining the compensation you deserve.
You have options after a car accident. The Law Office of John R. Solis is ready to help. We have over a decade of experience protecting the rights of car accident victims in Laredo and throughout Texas. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can help you fight for justice.
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At the Law Office of John R. Solis, our experience shows us that traumatic brain injuries are common in car accidents. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, half of all traumatic brain injuries received their injuries in car accidents. TBIs occur when someone suffers a violent blow to the head, leading to brain injury or damage. In a car accident, that blow can occur when a person's head hits a solid object inside or outside the vehicle.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in America each year. Of those who sustain a serious blow to their head, over a quarter million people are hospitalized and 52,000 die every year. Medical costs for survivals totaled more than $76 billion in 2000. Simply put, a car accident resulting in a brain injury can have a serious impact on entire families for the rest of their lives.
What are symptoms of a head injury? A list of potential symptoms is long and distressing. The Law Office of John R. Solis urges accident victims to visit an emergency room or doctor immediately following their accident or if symptoms occur. Common physical and cognitive symptoms of a head injury include:
- Blurred vision
- Speech impairments
- Short-term memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Depression or mood swings
If you or a loved one suffered a head injury in a Laredo car accident, contact us as soon as possible. We can help you fight for the compensation you need to get life back on track after your accident.
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Broken bones and fractures are among the most common injuries sustained in car accidents. They are also some of the most serious. A bone break or fracture can have adverse consequences that may last a lifetime. A child's growth and development may be affected by the injury. In other cases, a broken bone may not heal properly, resulting in extensive medical treatment or the implantation of metal plates.
At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we understand how devastating car accident injuries involving broken bones and fractures can be for victims. Depending on the severity of your fracture, you may require months - or years - of painful rehabilitation. Medical bills add up fast. You may be forced to take time off from work. The resulting losses can be significant. To make matters worse, you may have done nothing wrong to cause your car accident.
Bone breaks and fractures can be categorized in a number of different ways, including:
- A complete fracture breaking a bone in two.
- An incomplete fracture partially breaking a bone.
- A compound fracture in which a bone tears through the skin.
- A simple fracture known as a hairline crack.
Broken bone injuries may be sustained in a number of different types of car accidents, such as head-on collisions, rollover accidents and T-bone accidents. But broken bone injuries are not just limited to people in cars. Pedestrians and bicyclists also commonly sustain broken bones or fractures when struck by a car or truck. No matter how your accident occurred, we can help protect your rights. We can help fight for the compensation you need to get your life back on track after your accident.
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Scarring and Disfigurement
Car accidents can cause all types of catastrophic injuries, including serious injuries resulting in scarring and disfigurement. Not only may your injuries require months of physical rehabilitation after your accident, but you may be facing difficult psychological and social challenges. What's more, additional reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery or skin graft procedures may be necessary years after the accident.
The Law Office of John R. Solis fully understands the long-term physical, emotional and financial impact that disfiguring injuries can have on accident victims and loved ones. You may feel confused, frightened or even angry. You may have done nothing wrong to cause your accident. But the person who caused your accident may deny wrongdoing. Even worse, their insurance company may try to do everything possible to keep your compensation to a minimum.
How do car accidents cause injuries resulting in scarring and disfigurement? A potential list of injuries is long and distressing, including the following:
- Burn injuries leaving scars on the hands, face and neck
- An explosion leaves victims with burn injuries covering their body
- A defective airbag leaves an accident victim with injuries to the face
- Deep cuts or lacerations
In car accidents resulting in disfigurement, every scar serves as a reminder of your accident. Scarring and disfigurement can have a serious impact on your quality of life. Your injuries may affect your ability to get a job. You may be unable to enjoy recreational activities with your family. Even running simple errands may become much more difficult than before. We can help. Let us put experience and resources to work for you. Call 866-465-9093.
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Internal injuries are among the most serious injuries sustained in car accidents. That's because a serious blow to someone's midsection can result in severe damage to internal organs such as the liver, pancreas, stomach or spleen. A broken rib could even puncture the lung or some other internal organ. However, accident victims may fail to realize the severity of their injuries, leading to potentially fatal consequences.
We urge victims in accidents to seek immediate medical attention, even if they don't believe they have an injury. Some internal injuries are not immediately apparent. The injury could turn grave with time if you don't get examined by a medical professional. After you've visited an emergency room or doctor, it's important to contact an attorney immediately to discuss your legal options. Medical bills add up quickly. You may be unable to work. If you did nothing to cause your accident, you shouldn't have to foot the bill alone.
How do internal injuries occur in Laredo car accidents? The following represent some of the most common types of internal injuries sustained by accident victims:
- Internal bleeding due to blunt force trauma
- Broken ribs
- Torso injuries
- Pneumothorax (when the lung is punctured due to a broken rib, causing it to collapse)
- Ruptured spleen
- Organ damage
Internal injuries often occur as a result of blunt force trauma to part of the body or penetrating trauma to an internal organ. After a car accident it's important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of internal organ damage. An accident victim suffering from abdominal pain, dizziness, confusion, shallow breathing, paleness, skin discoloration or a rapid pulse should visit an emergency room or doctor immediately.
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Car accidents can leave victims facing a physical recovery lasting months or years after an accident. But the psychological impact of a serious car accident can linger even after the physical wounds have healed. You may have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident. You may have sustained serious burn injuries in a T-bone crash caused by a distracted driver. While you may find your body heals, you may face severe emotional distress after your accident that seriously affects your quality of life.
At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we know injury victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and other losses related to a physical injury. In addition, accident victims may also be entitled to compensation related to the emotional impact of the accident. However, emotional distress is an umbrella term that varies from client to client. Recovering damages for emotional distress can be difficult without an experienced attorney on your side who knows how to negotiate with insurance companies.
What are examples of emotional distress after you were involved in a car accident?
- Sleep loss
Knowing what to do after an accident can be difficult. Insurance companies may try to downplay the emotional impact of your accident. That's because they typically want to keep your compensation to a minimum. But you can take an aggressive stand. That's why we're here. We're ready to take on insurance companies so you can focus on what matters most - getting your life back on track after an accident.
Leave the details to us. Contact the Law Office of John R. Solis today to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive, experienced car accident injury lawyer in Laredo. We're ready to stand up for you. Call 866-465-9093. We serve the legal needs of English and Spanish speaking clients in Laredo, across the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio and across Texas.