Rear-end accidents are frequent occurrences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 28% of all crashes are rear end collisions. Frequently, these accidents cause broken bones and other injuries. It’s important to have legal help to recover losses from rear end accidents.
Common Broken Bone Injuries after a Rear-End Collision
There are several types of broken bone injuries occurring from rear end collisions. Many of these can be painful and life-threatening. Types of fractures that occur in rear end collisions are complete fractures where the bone cracks in two separate places, single fractures where the bone cracks in only one place, and compound fractures. Compound fractures are serious because these are open fractures where broken bone pierces through the skin. Bleeding and infection are frequent problems in compound fractures. Minor fractures are simple fractures with hairline cracks, transverse breaks, or stress fractures. While hairline cracks may seem insignificant to young adults, these can be difficult for the elderly who lack the ability to mend quickly. Read the rest »
Did you know that rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident in the U.S.? According to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 2.5 million rear-end accidents occur each year. And while it is a common belief that the rear driver is automatically at fault for such an accident, the truth is that Texas is what is known as a comparative negligence state. That means a jury has the right to apportion liability between the drivers or find none at all. Read the rest »
Last week’s tragedy in Nice is just one more reminder of the turbulent and senselessly violent time we live in. It’s also a reminder of how a single individual can injure the lives of so many others. We, at the Law Offices of WT Johnson in Dallas, would like to express our sorrow at all of the recent violence that has occurred in our country and throughout the world. Our condolences go out to the injured in Nice and the families of those who were lost. Such an event only reinforces the fact that no one is free from the threat of violence. Read the rest »
Rear end car accidents can be terrifying, especially because we rarely see them coming. While driving, our eyes are trained to fixate on what is in front and to the side of us, but it’s often what is behind us that can be the most dangerous.
These types of accidents can occur due to negligence, either from the car behind or in front. Most of the time, it is the car behind that commits the infraction, as they are the one that is held responsible for what is in front of them. Read the rest »
In the aftermath of a serious car accident, it can be tough to be patient, especially if you or a loved one has experience significant injury or trauma because of it.
Unfortunately, patience is what you’ll need. In any intersection car accident, both parties must comply with a police report, and if significant injuries occur, there will likely be a lengthy investigation. After this investigation takes place, the police will decide whether to press criminal charges against one or both of the parties involved. Read the rest »
When it comes to facing danger out on the road, intersections pose one of the greatest risks for Dallas drivers. Though car accidents can happen anywhere, these locations where two or more streets meet and cross one another tend to be particularly difficult for people to navigate through safely. Intersections generally experience quite a bit of action going on all at once, increasing the chances of a driver making one wrong move and becoming involved in an incident resulting in injuries. Read the rest »
When driving in Texas you will encounter a variety of intersections, crossings, signals, signs, and markers. Studies have indicated that the most commonly confused, misinterpreted and misunderstood aspects of the laws associated with operating a motor vehicle relate to determining who has the right-of-way and who must yield when encountering another vehicle. Intersections are defined as essentially points or junctions where two or more roads intersect. Read the rest »
Medical devices, from tongue depressors to computerized brain implants, are used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. When a device is defective, however, serious injuries or even death may result. Here are some common injuries that Texas defective medical device lawyers see in clients who have been harmed by a medical device: Read the rest »
Many defective products cases involve medical devices that malfunction, do not work as intended, or can cause serious or even deadly side effects. Often, the device being scrutinized did not pass through the Food and Drug Administration’s formal approval process, but was permitted to be sold on the grounds that it was “substantially similar” to an approved device that was already on the market.
Experienced Texas medical device injury lawyers frequently talk to clients who were injured by devices like the following: Read the rest »
Any type of accident that results in damage to the spinal cord can cause paralysis. A car accident, a fall, a workplace accident, or any other incident may do damage to the spinal cord. The extent of the paralysis and the specific medical problems it causes – such as loss of sensation or coordination – depends on which part of the spinal cord is damaged.
If you’re facing symptoms of paralysis after an accident, take the following steps as soon as you can: Read the rest »
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