With over 32 years experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, attorney Roxane Guerrero and the Guerrero Law Office have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to obtain a favorable settlement or verdict in your automobile accident claim.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 2,000,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2009, and over 30,000 people died. While some accidents may be unavoidable, the sad fact is that many injury-causing collisions are the result of negligent or reckless driving. In other words, many accidents could have been avoided if the other driver had been more attentive or careful.
All of us are required by law to drive with a certain degree of care. When a driver falls below that standard, and this negligence causes injury to another person, the negligent driver may be held accountable for his or her actions by being required to compensate the injured person for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by the negligent or wrongful conduct.
Serious Accidents, Serious Injuries
An automobile accident can lead to serious personal injuries or even wrongful death. If you are a motorcycle rider or pedestrian and are struck by a motor vehicle, the injuries are potentially more severe or deadly. Also, any collision involving a semi-truck is likely to cause catastrophic injuries.
Bone fractures and internal injuries are common results of automobile accidents. There are many different types of fractures requiring different levels of treatment. Some fractures heal in such a way as to produce lasting pain or loss of mobility. It is important to retain an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for different types of injuries and can communicate these facts to the judge or jury.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is possible in any front-end or rear-end collision. Even if the head is not physically struck, a severe shaking motion (whiplash) can cause permanent brain injury. Spinal cord injury is also a likely result of such impacts. An injury to the neck or back can cause permanent paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, depending upon where along the spinal column the injury occurs. A rollover accident and resulting roof crush has the potential to cause TBI or spinal cord injury as well.
Car fires and explosions can occur in car crashes as well, causing significant burn injuries. Serious burns often require a lengthy recovery period involving multiple surgeries and skin grafts. Unfortunately, the consequence of some burn injuries is a lifetime of lingering pain and/or disfigurement.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
If you have been injured in an automobile accident due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, you deserve to be compensated for the medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you have endured. Roxane Guerrero has over 32 years experience litigating and settling such claims throughout North Central Texas, and she can help you obtain the recovery you deserve. In Denton, Dallas, Tarrant, and the surrounding counties, contact the Guerrero Law Office for a free consultation regarding your auto accident claim.