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Understanding whiplash injuries

If you injure your neck or back in a Texas car crash, you stand a good chance of receiving a whiplash injury. This is particularly true if the crash results from another vehicle rear-ending you. Spine-Health.com explains that a whiplash occurs when the impact of your crash makes your head and neck violently jerk forward and backward, thereby injuring their nerves and tissues.

Can a car crash paralyze you?

If you become the victim of a Texas car crash in which you injure your back, the unfortunate answer to the title question is “yes, a car crash can paralyze you.” Where the paralysis occurs depends on which part of your spine becomes injured.

How social media could damage your car injury case

Many people today eagerly share many aspects of their personal lives over social media. However, posting too much information can be a problem if you are the victim of a car accident on a Texas road and are in the midst of a legal case. The reason is because disclosing the wrong information online could be perilous to winning the proper compensation for your injuries. 

What does loss of consortium mean?

If you or your spouse becomes injured in a Texas car crash or if (s)he dies as the result of someone’s negligence or misconduct, you have the right to sue the responsible person and/or entity. As FindLaw explains, one of the things for which you can sue is loss of consortium, i.e., your loss of the intangible benefits (s)he provided you or you provided him or her prior to the accident.

How much is your pain and suffering worth?

If you become the victim of a Texas auto accident, you can sue the negligent driver or entity that caused your accident. As FindLaw explains, you can recover money damages if you prevail in your lawsuit, including those pertaining to your pain and suffering resulting from your injuries.

Top 3 Tips After a Car Accident

Car accidents can be terrifying, traumatic experiences. However, in the aftermath, it is important for you to retain control and not just let events unfold. You may need to depend on a personal injury claim to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages and other issues you may end up facing as a result of the accident.

Car collisions and avoidance systems: An idea whose time has come

At the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, PC, in Texas, we know what grievous injuries you and your passengers can suffer in a car crash, particularly one involving a head-on collision with another vehicle. What if you could reduce your risk of not only head-ons but also single-vehicle and sideswipe accidents by 11 percent? Would you do it?

When a car wreck results in catastrophic burn injuries

At the Law Office of Roland R Esparza, PC, in Texas, we know the devastating burn injuries you can receive in a car crash. Burns are some of the most painful injuries you can suffer, and burn victims sometimes die from their injuries. Luckily, vehicle fire fatalities are much rarer than home fire fatalities. The American Burn Association reports that in 2016, 3,275 Americans died from fire or smoke inhalation, but only 310 of them died in a vehicle.

The damaging costs of spinal cord injury

When Texan residents get into a serious car crash, they could end up facing damage to the spinal cord. Spine-related injuries are some of the most complex and potentially debilitating that a person can suffer from. They may have a significant impact on a person's daily living.