Driving Conditions on Highways and Injuries in Auto Accidents

By Rocky Walton on March 30, 2017

Traffic on a highwayHighways offer the convenience of getting somewhere faster than surface streets, but highway driving presents unique hazards that can put drivers at risk, resulting in especially damaging car accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a highway car accident, there may be grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit can help injured parties gain compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages. To find out more about your legal rights regarding auto accidents and highways, contact the Arlington, TX law firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, P.C.

Injuries in Highway Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents on highways can result in minor to serious injuries that can lead to permanent disability or worse, death. Because highway driving tends to be at high speeds, accidents can be far more severe than driving on other roads. Some injuries that may occur as a result of an accident on a highway includes:

  • Brain injury
  • Whiplash
  • Head trauma
  • Broken neck or spine
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Bruises or abrasions
  • Severed appendages
  • Burns
  • Death

The Causes of Auto Accidents on Highways

There are many possible causes of car accidents on highways. High speeds and congested traffic in particular are unique to highway driving and can be significant contributing factors to the likelihood of having a car accident. Driving at high speeds and traffic congestion can also increase the risk and severity of damages to drivers, passengers, and vehicles involved in an accident. In addition to high speeds and congestion, other possible causes of car accidents on highways include:

  • Driver distraction
  • Driving above the speed limit or too fast for road conditions
  • Reckless driving
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Driver error
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Poor road conditions

Seek Legal Help to Recover Damages

When a car accident is caused by another person's negligence, it may be possible for injured parties to recover compensation for damages. Working with a personal injury attorney can help these injured individuals be compensated to the fullest extent in accordance with their injuries and other damages sustained in the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can help the client get compensation for all damages incurred in a car accident, such as medical costs, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Contact the Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, P.C.

If you have been the victim of a car accident and believe you were not at fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries or other damages. Experienced personal injury lawyer Rocky Walton can look into the details of your situation to help determine the best course of legal action. To find out if your case is grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, or to learn more about other legal options, please contact personal injury lawyer Rocky Walton at your earliest convenience.

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