No one wants to be involved in a car accident. They cause trauma to our health and our means of transportation. Accidents result in high medical costs, time away from work, extended physical and emotional pain, and in some cases even death. With so many vehicles on the road each day, auto accidents are one of life’s regrettable realities. In best case scenarios they involve minor fender benders. In more serious cases, however, the results can be much more tragic. Over 400,000 people were injured in distraction-related car crashes in 2012 based on reports published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Auto injury accidents are one of the specialized fields that Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley – in Salina, KS successfully handles for clients. In order to understand the root of the problem, we need to examine the most common automobile injury accidents and why they happen.
Accidents aren’t 100% avoidable, but making sure we’re alert and free of distractions while driving can greatly help reduce their frequency. It’s no secret that mental and physical distractions significantly impair our ability to successfully drive an automobile. Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents, and is a term that describes texting while driving, talking on the phone, eating and other activities. Accidents are also caused by driving while intoxicated, severe weather conditions, and negligent driving. Auto accidents due to reckless driving are frequently caused by following another vehicle too close, not obeying the speed limit, changing lanes without looking and careless turning. Driver fatigue is also a major factor contributing to auto accidents. Driving without enough sleep is just as hazardous as driving under the influence or other forms of distracted driving.
Auto accidents can have severe consequences that result in several types of injuries.
Some of the areas of the body that receive the most injuries during an auto accident include: spinal cord and back injuries, neck or head injuries, and injuries to the face. Injuries to internal organs are also an unfortunate reality. The amount of force generated by a collision can result in damage to your heart, brain, kidneys, spleen, bowels and other irreplaceable organs. Call the professionals at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley – in Salina KS if you’ve been involved in an auto accident. We treat every client like an individual — you’re not a statistic or a number to us. It’s our job to take of your legal headaches, so you can direct your energy to getting healthy again. We’d love to discuss your case and how we can best help you win the compensation you deserve!