No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, sometimes car accidents are simply unavoidable. In fact, there were over 6 million auto collisions in the U.S. alone in 2014. Of those, over 2 million people suffered personal injuries. Unfortunately, most of these accidents were the result of distracted driving as well as drivers under the influence of intoxicants. If you have recently joined the ranks of the many millions of people injured in a car accident each year, you may be wondering whether to pursue guidance from a personal injury attorney.
It is recommended that you contact a lawyer immediately if the other driver was at fault, or if the other driver attempts to blame you for the accident. In the case of the former, you may be entitled to receive appropriate compensation for damages including medical bills and lost wages. As for the latter, you may have to defend yourself against the other party’s claims that you were responsible.
In the infographic below, we outline some of the most commons causes and injuries surrounding auto accidents and explain how a experienced Houston personal injury lawyer can benefit you in accidents involving an injury.