According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012, the medical cost of traffic accidents in the United States surpassed $18 billion for both immediate and long-term care. The average figure for the average traffic accident victim’s emergency and long-term treatment and hospitalization was more than $57,000. Always seek medical attention immediately if you are involved in a traffic collision. Some injuries may seem trivial immediately after an accident, but later, those injuries may emerge as serious. For example, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries are often easy to brush off at first, but they can eventually become severe and life-changing medical conditions.

If you got involved in an accident

Thanks primarily to seat belts, air bags, and an increasing awareness of the dangers of impaired driving, the streets and highways of Texas are safer than they used to be. Of course traffic accidents still happen, and thousands are still injured every year. If you are injured in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in a crash with a distracted, negligent, or intoxicated driver, arrange to consult at once with an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney. You are entitled to full reimbursement for your medical treatment, but you’ll have to prove that you were injured by negligence, and you’ll need the help of a good personal injury lawyer. Get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the other driver(s), passengers, and witnesses after any traffic accident with injuries. Be certain to obtain the other driver’s license plate number, driver’s license number, and insurance information. Do not count on the police to obtain this information for you. Take or have someone take photographs of your personal injuries and vehicle damage.

After a traffic accident – but before you sign any insurance forms or accept any settlement – consult with an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys know what the real, long-term costs of a personal injury can be. If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or anywhere in Texas, discuss your rights and options immediately with an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney.