Glen Larson Law Personal Injury Attorneys in Austin, Texas know that vehicles are not the only things that collide during a car accident. Whether it is a rear-end collision, head-on crash, T-bone accident, or a pile-up that can occur during the seldom but extremely dangerous black ice occurrences in the winter, the impact leads to more than just property damage.
The people inside the vehicles suffer bodily collisions, too, which can lead to significant personal injuries.
Here are the three collisions that occur during a car crash in Texas.
The Vehicle Collision
The most obvious collision during a crash is the vehicles involved. When the negligent motorist hits another car, truck, or SUV, the force of the collision is going to lead to significant property damage. While newer cars may have more safety features to absorb the energy of the crash, the occupants may still not be fully protected.
The Occupants Colliding with the Vehicle
When individuals inside the vehicle are in a car crash, their bodies can collide with the seatbelts, airbags, steering wheel, windows, windshield, headrest, or roof, causing catastrophic head, neck, and spine injuries.
The Human Body Colliding Internally
Even in the safest vehicles, where the driver and passengers are fully restrained during a crash, the human body is not built to sustain that type of sudden impact. The force of a collision can lead to a moving car coming to a sudden stop, which can cause whiplash and other soft-tissue injuries, internal bleeding and organ damage, and traumatic brain injuries.
Each of these injuries may require extended medical care and time away from work, which can place you and your family in significant financial trouble while you recover. We want to help.
If you have been injured in a vehicle collision caused by negligence in Texas, call our skilled Austin car accident attorneys at (512) 699-1382 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. We pursue dedicated, driven results for our clients, and there is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready to help you.