Car Accidents

“Car wrecks” are a daily occurrence. More than 32,000 people die in traffic accidents in the United States each year. From the middle of November 2010 to April 2011, the Houston, TX area saw over 20,000 car accidents. They are caused by negligent drivers who are either not paying attention, traveling too fast or intoxicated. In 2010 more than 3,000 people were killed in car wrecks caused by distracted drivers. People using cell phones are responsible for 1.3 million motor vehicle accidents each year. Other reasons for driver distractions include: reaching for an object; “rubber necking”; changing radio station channels or CD’s, and putting on make up. Multi-tasking never has its place when driving, no matter how many times its been done successfully before.


Other Causes of Accidents
Each year drivers running red lights are responsible for nearly 1,000 deaths and 90,000 injuries nationwide. The leading cause for running red lights is “being in a hurry”.
Drunk drivers cause over 10,000 fatalities each year. Of these deaths 10% are children. Drunk drivers are always responsible for the injuries they cause. However, the restaurant or bar that served the alcohol to the drunk driver may also be responsible for damages to the injured person.
Tire blowouts can be caused by many reasons such as: low air pressure; old worn tires; defectively manufactured tires. The owner of a car is responsible for maintaining his or her vehicle in a safe condition. However tire manufacturers have made in the past several years, tires which pull apart during normal use. Tire blowouts can cause serious injuries, particularly at high speeds.
If you or a loved one, are the victim of a negligent or intoxicated driver, you probably have many questions about how you can be compensated for your injuries. You should call us today for a free consultation. You are entitled to know your rights and have them protected. Remember, the insurance companies have to be made to compensate you fully.


Injuries which are caused by a Car Accident may be extremely serious, or even fatal, and may result in money damages which add up to HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, or even MILLIONS of DOLLARS!


MEDICAL BILLS:

When a Car Accident causes Serious Injuries, the “Medical Bills” for treating those Injuries may reach HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of DOLLARS. This may include long and repeated hospitalizations to stabilize the victim, multiple surgeries, prolonged physical and occupational therapy, and expensive medications. The client may be faced with huge Medical Bills, but without any way to pay them.


LOST WAGES:

Depending on what type of work the Client performed prior to the Car Accident, the loss of past and future wages may add up to HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, or even MILLIONS of DOLLARS. This is known as ”Past and Future Lost Wages.” The more the Client earned, the more the Past and Future Lost Wages may add up to be. Even if the Client did not earn high wages before the Car Accident, the Lost Future Wages may be substantial when the Client is very young.


DISFIGUREMENT:

Some Injuries caused by Car Accidents result in Physical Disfigurement. This means that there may be visible scars, crooked bones, or other visible evidence of a Serious Injury, despite excellent medical treatment. The law allows for the recovery of Money Damages for Physical Disfigurement.


PAIN & SUFFERING:

Injuries caused by a Car Accident may produce incredible Pain & Suffering to the Client. This may be from the initial injury caused by the accident, the surgery(s) necessary to treat the injuries, as well as the Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation the Client must undergo following medical treatment of the injuries. The law allows the Client to recovery Money Damages for PAIN & SUFFERING, which may be very significant.


MENTAL ANGUISH:

You may also be entitled to recover monetary damages for Mental Anguish associated with your injuries and traumatic experience.


Mental Anguish is much more than common worries about everyday life–it is the overwhelming concern about how to pay for huge medical bills, whether there will be a full recovery from devastating injuries, or whether you will ever be able to return to work.


When connected with a physical injury, mental anguish includes both the resultant mental sensation of pain and also the accompanying feelings of extreme distress, fright, and anxiety. As an element of damages implies a relatively high degree of mental pain and distress; it is more than mere disappointment, anger, worry, resentment, or embarrassment, although it may include all of these, and it includes mental sensations of pain resulting from such painful emotions as grief, severe disappointment, indignation, wounded pride, shame, despair, and/or public humiliation.


Injuries caused by a car accident may result in life altering consequences. The potential of your case depends on many facts which Judge Link will thoroughly review to help try and determine that potential.


When someone else is responsible, Judge Link vigorously represent victims who have suffered serious injuries following a car accident. If you, or a loved one has suffered a Serious Car Accident Injury, you probably have many questions about how you can be compensated for your injuries, so call SCOTT LINK LAW right now, @ 713-225-1118, or click here to submit a free and confidential evaluation form. PLEASE CONTACT US NOW AND TELL THEM WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU!