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Why Slow-Moving Texas Car Accidents Can Still Cause Serious Injuries

Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys in Texas know not all motor vehicle crashes must occur at a high rate of speed to seriously injure another vehicle’s occupants.

Low-speed car accidents — including side-swipe collisions, T-bone accidents, and rear-end crashes — that occur at intersections, in congested traffic, or even in parking lots can cause significant injuries that leave our clients with physical and financial damages that require long-term medical care and extended time away from work.

Our personal injury lawyers also know that because the collision occurred at a low speed, the insurance company will do all they can to undervalue, or even outright deny, the injured person’s financial recovery needs. We can help.

What are the Most Common Causes of Slow-Moving Vehicle Crashes in Texas?

Just like high-speed vehicle crashes are often caused by negligent drivers, so are low-speed collisions.

In fact, the slower the conditions, like being stuck in traffic or waiting for a light to turn green, the more likely drivers are to participate in negligent behaviors.

The following behaviors are equally dangerous, and lead to serious collisions that cause severe injuries at any speed:

  • Dozing off behind the wheel.
  • Driving distracted.
  • Failing to obey traffic signs or signals.
  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Talking or texting on cellphones.

If you were injured in a low-speed crash due to another driver’s negligence, the damage to your vehicle does not directly affect the severity of the injuries you sustained. Seek medical care immediately after the crash and contact our experienced car accident lawyers in Austin, Texas for help.

What are the Most Common Injuries Caused By Slow-Moving Vehicle Collisions in Texas?

While all injuries sustained in traffic crashes are unique to the collision, and the individuals involved in the crash, there are multiple types of injuries that are caused during low-speed crashes.

They include, but are not limited to:

  • Burn Injuries from Deployed Airbags
  • Seatbelt Injuries
  • Neck and Chest Injuries
  • Back and Spine Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries, including Whiplash
  • Shoulder and Other Joint Injuries
  • Nerve Damage
  • Torn Muscles, Tendons, and Ligaments
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you have been injured in a vehicle collision caused by another person or party’s negligence in Texas, call our skilled Austin personal injury 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.

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