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McAllen Car Accident Attorneys

Helping Injured Texans Recover

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that there were 2,161 motor vehicle accidents in McAllen in 2011 that took the lives of 8 people and injured 2,384 more. While some of these accidents can only be attributed to chance, bad weather, or other circumstances, a large percentage of them were directly caused by some type of carelessness or recklessness on the part of one of the drivers. For example, the most recent TxDOT statistics reveal that fully one-quarter of all traffic collisions statewide were caused by drivers who were texting on their cell phones or who were otherwise distracted. Drunk driving accidents are also common. Based on the fact that 40 percent of all traffic deaths in this state occur in alcohol-related collisions, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ranks Texas as fourth in the nation as one of the worst states for drinking and driving.

If you believe that the car accident which caused your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one should have been prevented, contact a McAllen car accident attorney at Farah Law now for a free consultation to find out whether you have a case. Our firm has nearly three decades of experience, and we have a long history of results which includes millions of dollars recovered for our clients. We can investigate the police accident reports, witness statements, and any other evidence which may be available, as well as potentially hiring accident recreation specialists to testify in the case and help prove your claim for damages.

Don't let the negligent driver escape liability for causing your injuries or the death of a loved one. Contact us for a free case evaluation online or at (956) 435-0589 so that we can begin working on a strategy for recovering the compensation you deserve.

Common Car Accidents & Injuries

Car accidents can occur at any time and for a variety of reasons, both on the highway and in a parking lot, but there are several common types of car accidents that result in injuries.

Common kinds of accidents our lawyers deal with include:

  • Rear-end collisions: According to the NHTSA, rear-end collisions are the most frequent type of accident occurring on U.S. roads, as they comprise 29 percent of all accidents. Rear-end collisions occur when one car collides with the car in front of them, and can be caused most often by speeding, which prevents drivers from slowing down or stopping in time. Distracted driving can also cause rear-end collisions.
  • T-Bone crashes: Also known as a side-impact collision, this accident occurs when a car crashes into the side of another car, and most often happens at intersections when a car is making a left turn. These can happen due to the turning car not having the right of way or misjudging how fast incoming traffic is.
  • Head-on collisions: The most dangerous type of accident, these occur when the front ends of two cars collide, often causing serious head and brain injuries. This can happen when a driver loses control of their car and spins out, or when a distracted or intoxicated driver drifts over into opposing traffic lanes.
  • Crashes while merging: When merging onto a busy street or highway, some drivers fail to check their blind spots or properly signal, resulting in car accidents that can cause serious injuries.

Some people are able to walk away from a car accident without suffering serious injuries of any type, but many are not so fortunate. Motor vehicle collisions are reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being the cause of 17.3 percent of all cases of traumatic brain injury, as well as 46 percent of all spinal cord injuries such as paraplegia and quadriplegia. According to the TxDOT statistics, nearly a quarter of all the car accidents in McAllen resulted in serious injuries, as opposed to minor bruises or cuts. Even whiplash, which is relatively minor in comparison, will still often leave the victim suffering severe headaches and chronic neck pain and restricted range of motion for years or even a lifetime. Other common types of injuries that can occur in a car accident include sprains and fractures, broken bones, burns, and internal bleeding.

Call our McAllen car accident attorneys today to relieve you of your financial debts so you can focus on healing at (956) 435-0589. We offer free consultations and services in English and Spanish.

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