There is nearly one car crash per minute on Texas roads, according to a 2018 TXDOT report. The level of focus, decision making, and impairment of every driver sharing the road matters. Even the briefest moment of driver negligence can change the course of a life forever. We often take for granted just how much driving we do, especially with life in a large metroplex as sprawling as ours here in DFW. Our days are filled with traveling back and forth to work, school, appointments, and other responsibilities. IT can be easy to forget that every time we enter a roadway, there are risks involved, particularly in these peak travel times where we often need to be on the road at its most crowded and chaotic.
Beyond the hazards that go with operating a vehicle, such as sharing the road and weather conditions, there are areas in every city that become notoriously dangerous. The DFW area is no exception, and McKinney specifically contains some notoriously dangerous roadways, highways, and junctions:
Sam Rayburn Tollway
W University Drive TX-380
N McDonald Street
When accidents occur, you need a car wreck lawyer to rigorously represent your best interests and fight for the justice you deserve. If you have recently suffered an injury or accident, contact Lion Law right away for a free case assessment for information about your options and your rights.
Injuries and Impairment Resulting from Car Crashes
Walking away with cuts and bruises is bad enough after a car accident. However, injuries resulting from these collisions can certainly be much more severe, and even those that appear minor can be serious under the surface. Some injuries take time to manifest, and you may have aches and pains, or worse, that appear after the initial shock and adrenaline of the crash have long since worn off. Accordingly, it is critically important to get checked by a medical professional after an auto wreck. Your health and healing are the most important matters after the accident.
Thompson Law’s compassionate team of legal counselors will help you every step of the way with managing your course of treatment and your post-accident considerations. Our experts have seen injuries across the spectrum, but some of the most serious injuries that result from auto accidents are:
Amputations and Dismemberment
Internal Injuries and Internal Bleeding
Soft Tissue Injuries
Cuts and Bruises
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Joint Trauma and Sprains
Muscle, Ligament and Tendon Injuries
Following an accident, you may be searching for a spinal injury lawyer or in need of a paralytic injury attorney – assistance you never dreamed of requiring. Personal injury law exists to protect victims of accidents with exactly these needs. The Lion Law team empathizes with your situation, and our passion lies is fighting for the rightful compensation you deserve in the wake of your pain and suffering. Please take good care of yourself and your loved ones, follow medical treatment prescriptions carefully and completely, and grant Thompson Law the opportunity to take care of all the rest. Call anytime at 844-308-8180 for your free consultation.
Trauma after a Collision
Although they can be incredibly devastating, physical injuries are not the only consequence to worry about following a car collision. Mental and emotional impacts are frequent results of these events as well. Being involved in a car accident can be one of the most traumatic life experiences. Personal injury is the sixth most stressful event according to the Life Change Index, a scale used to measure coping ability and predict likelihood of stress-induced illness. Personal injury ranks in 6th place out of the 43 most stressful events a person can endure. Plus, personal injury as a result of vehicular accident can result in even more of the listed stress factors, such as major changes to financial circumstance, changes to physical habits, or even death of a loved one, resulting in a sum of experiences that reach untenable levels.
Don’t let one tragic event avalanche into others. Let McKinney’s premier car accident legal team help you after the collision, so you can prioritize your recovery. With Ryan “The Lion” Thompson and his team fighting for you, you will not face the at-fault parties, insurance companies, and other culpable agents alone. The deep understanding of these traumatic events, and their far-reaching financial implications, is what sets Lion Law apart and inspires your Thompson team to battle for the justice and compensation you deserve.
When Thompson Law fights for your deserved personal injury settlement, the funds received at disbursement can help cover the immediate and long-term costs associated with:
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Reduced Quality of Life
- Legal Fees
From the slightest fender bender, to a thirty-car pile-up, any occasion in which a vehicle collides with another vehicle, or obstructing object, person, animal, or debris is considered a motor vehicle collision.
Often people have the impression that a traffic collision must meet a set of strict criteria to be considered for personal injury claim. In fact, a minor crash does not necessarily mean a minor injury. Our experienced car accident attorneys will review the facts of your situation with an expert eye. They can determine the best course of action to pursue for the compensation to which you are entitled, following your specific accident.
Causes of Car Accidents
McKinney specifically, and the 16-county North Texas area generally, has experienced many positive changes in recent years due to economic growth of the area, new national headquarters moving here, and the revitalization of sports and entertainment venues throughout DFW. However, with this growth has come very significant consequences to our local roads and bridges. Beyond road damage and construction, a few other contributing factors that are frequently seen in McKinney car accidents include:
- Speeding – Texas is home to the highest speed limits in the US
- Road Construction – over $143 million was spent on 2018 Collin County Construction
- Vehicle Design – faulty parts, failure to recall
- Road Environment – poor weather conditions, roadway debris issues
- Inebriated Driving – drunk, drowsy or distracted driving
- Commercial Vehicle Error – cargo over capacity, exceeding road time limits
- Road Congestion – entrance and exit from sporting venues, seasonal events or attractions
- Lane Change and Merge Error – common accident cause in dense urban and suburban areas