Car Accidents: Causes and Injuries

In Dallas, car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases.  Car wrecks are common and typically involve a negligent or reckless driver.  

Common Causes of Car Wrecks:

Speeding:  Driving above the speed limit is a common offense.  Although it is illegal, many people ignore the posted speed limits which can often lead to accidents and injuries of the drivers and passengers involved.  

Distracted Driving: Distracted drivers are drivers who are not paying full attention to the road.  Some examples of distracted driving are texting while driving, eating while driving, setting up and using GPS or searching Google Maps, talking on the phone, and adjusting or playing with your radio/music device.  Distracted drivers may veer off the road or into another lane, fail to see obstacles in the road and fail to stop quickly enough.

Fatigued Driving:  Driving while tired can cause accidents if the driver is fighting to stay awake.  They may start to veer in other lanes or have trouble steering.  In the most serious cases, they may even fall asleep at the wheel leading to potentially catastrophic accidents.

Intoxicated Drivers:  Drunk driving or driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cause accidents as the impaired driver is often slower to react to obstacles in the road and may swerve and have trouble staying in their lane.  

Types of Automobile Accidents:

Rollover: Rollover automobile accidents occur when the vehicle flips over.  It may flip over to its side, the roof, or even literally roll over and over down the road.  Larger vehicles like trucks, SUVs and vans are more likely to roll over because they have a higher center of gravity.

Head-On: A head-on collision is when the front of a car crashes directly into another object or vehicle.  In a single-car collision, the car may crash into any object, such as a pole, barrier, parked car, or even a building.  A head-on collision with another moving vehicle typically occurs when the vehicles are traveling in opposite directions, which may happen from a driver veering into the oncoming traffic lanes.

Rear End: A read-end collision is when the front of a car hits the back of another vehicle from behind.  This could happen when another driver behind you fails to stop at a red light or in slowed or stopped traffic.  

Side Collisions: Side impact collisions are sometimes called “T-bone” accidents.  This happens when one vehicle collides into the side of another vehicle, often at intersections or traffic stops.

Common Car Wreck Injuries:

If you suffered an injury after a car crash, it is important to seek medical care as soon as possible.  After you have received medical attention, you should contact us to explore your legal options. 

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Why You Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident Injury

Some people believe that they don’t need a lawyer for a car crash and believe they can handle it on their own.  They believe that if they play fair with the insurance adjuster, then their good faith will be returned.  However, insurers don’t make money by paying out on claims.  Insurance adjusters tend to twist any statement you make in order to save money, even your own insurance company.  They will scour your medical records for any minor detail that they can use to undermine your claims value.  This is why it is crucial to talk to us before speaking with anyone from the insurance companies.  If you have no medical coverage or cannot work due to your car accident injury, our catastrophic loss lawyers can help. 

Contact Winocour Law for Legal Assistance

At Winocour Law, we give personal attention to each and every case.  We are a small law firm which means that when you work with us, you are in direct contact with your lawyer at all times.  When you need something done, we get it done.  When we take your case, you can rest assured that it means as much to us as it does to you.  

If you have been injured in a car wreck and need legal assistance, contact us at 214-575-6060.