Traumatic Injury Car Accident Attorney

Traumatic Injury Car Accident Attorney

Have you been involved in a car crash due to reckless or distracted driving? Have you been left with an injury that has lasting effects on you physically or emotionally? The legal team at the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers is here to help you. Attorney Caruthers is an experienced auto accident attorney who cares about the outcome of your case.

What Is A Traumatic Injury?

Traumatic injury is a term which refers to physical injuries of sudden onset and severity which require immediate medical attention. The insult may cause systemic shock called “shock trauma”, and may require immediate resuscitation and interventions to save life and limb. Traumatic injuries are the result of a wide variety of blunt, penetrating and burn mechanisms. They include motor vehicle collisions, sports injuries, falls, natural disasters and a multitude of other physical injuries which can occur at home, on the street, or while at work and require immediate care.

Types of Traumatic Injuries

Some common type of traumatic injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spine fractures
  • Amputation – traumatic
  • Facial trauma
  • Acoustic trauma
  • Crush injury
  • Concussion
  • Broken bone
  • Jaw – Broken or dislocated
  • Skull fracture
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Collapsed lung
  • Myocardial contusion
  • Burns
  • Electrical injury
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Subdural hematoma

In addition to these physically traumatic injuries that can result after a vehicle accident, there are also emotional injuries that can make it difficult to complete daily tasks to move forward with your life. Personal injury attorney Beverly R. Caruthers will work with you to get compensation for more than your medical bills and property damage, but for the long term effects you face after becoming injured in a car accident. Our team takes on your car accident case to ensure you are fairly compensated taking into account lost wages, emotional trauma, future medical expenses, and more. We work with you through the process of filing a claim to ensure you do not make any mistakes while communicating with insurance companies.

What Does Emotional Trauma Look Like?

According to some national estimates, around nine percent of those who survive a car accident eventually develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is significant considering that it may not account for other medical conditions that can arise after a crash such as depression or anxiety.

You may be able to identify suffering from emotional trauma by some of the common symptoms, which often include:

  • Sleep loss or sleep disturbances
  • Nightmares
  • Disordered or confused thinking
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Moodiness/irritability
  • Depression
  • Feelings of loneliness, embarrassment, or being overwhelmed
  • Compulsive or obsessive behaviors
  • Chronic fatigue or exhaustion
  • Social withdrawal

The severity of your emotional trauma and symptoms can depend on several factors. Trauma affects individuals in different ways. An example of some of these factors, which can arise before, during, or after a car accident, include:

  • Existence of any pre-existing medical conditions
  • Degree of physical injuries involved in the accident
  • Potential life-threat of an accident
  • Death or injury of significant others in an accident
  • Low rate of recovery after an accident
  • Reduced social support/coping mechanisms

How Can Emotional Trauma Affect Your Case?

Most jurisdictions allow car accident victims to recover for their emotional distress in the form of non-economic damages. Unlike economic damages which refer to specific costs resulting from your injury, non-economic damages cover losses like pain and suffering that don’t easily convert into specific dollar amounts. Because of this, some jurisdictions impose caps on the amount you can recover for mental anguish.

When determining how to compensate victims for their emotional trauma, juries will look to:

  • The underlying physical injuries and their severity
  • Any formal medical diagnoses relating to emotional trauma
  • The frequency and severity of the symptoms
  • Whether the trauma can be treated in the future

When it comes to both establishing your emotional trauma and recovering mental anguish damages, it’s more likely if your accident also resulted in physical injuries.

Establishing Your Emotional Trauma After a Car Accident

Your ability to recover damages for emotional trauma may depend on documenting the trauma and its symptoms. If you’re seeing a medical provider for your emotional trauma, they will also want you to accurately document your symptoms as this will help ensure a more accurate diagnosis.

You should keep a log documenting when you experience your symptoms, such as nightmares about the car accident, and how long they last. If these symptoms are severe enough to keep you from going to work or performing other social activities, that’s also important to document. Your employer will also likely maintain a record of your absences or days when you were late or had to leave early due to your symptoms.

Spanish Speaking Car Accident Lawyer in Houston, Texas

Spanish-speaking individuals can have a more difficult time seeking justice in their personal injury cases due to language barriers. This causes them to not take action against those who have left them with financial devastation and physical trauma. At the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers, our team refuses to let a language barrier affect your right to justice and compensation. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident and is in need of Spanish-speaking legal advice, our team is here for you.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston, Texas

If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident and suffered an injury, experienced loss of income, or are unable to work due to a car accident, you can benefit from the services of a Houston car accident expert in your personal injury case. Whether you missed work due to an injury or due to not having access to a vehicle, Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers can help you!

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Houston, TX 77027
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In the aftermath of an accident that leaves you or a loved one injured, it is crucial to know where to turn for support and justice. The Caruthers Law Firm stands as a beacon of unwavering commitment to the cause of pursuing justice for injury victims. With a track record that speaks volumes about our dedication to excellence and passion for our clients, we have garnered recognition throughout the Houston area as a trusted name in the legal community. When you or a family member suffers an injury due to the negligence of another, the need for an attorney who is not just competent but also recognized for their excellence becomes paramount. The Houston personal injury attorney at The Caruthers Law Firm fits that bill precisely. We have earned accolades and trust from our clients because we don not just handle cases; we champion causes. Our cases frequently involve traumatic, life-altering events, such as the loss of a loved one, and our relentless pursuit of justice ensures our clients receive the compensation necessary to secure their financial future. Our dedicated efforts have successfully secured over $50 million in settlements for our clients, and our commitment to excellence has brought us national recognition, particularly in fields like birth injury law. Whether your life has been upended by a tragic accident or the negligence of another party, you can confide in Caruthers Law Firm to handle your case with the utmost skill, dedication, and compassion in your time of need. Every case we undertake is treated with the gravity and importance it deserves, and we strive to provide the best possible representation to our clients. At Caruthers Law Firm, our attorneys boast an impressive array of knowledge and expertise in various practice areas, including personal injury, criminal defense, wrongful death, and more. We fully acknowledge that each case is unique, and we value the individual concerns and needs of our clients. This understanding leads us to craft tailored legal strategies that address each case is distinctive challenges. When you choose Caruthers Law Firm as your legal representation, you can expect a high degree of professionalism, unwavering integrity, and an unparalleled commitment from the beginning of your case to its conclusion. We are not just lawyers; we are advocates for your rights, dedicated to securing the justice you deserve.

For over three decades, Beverly R. Caruthers has been on an unwavering mission to provide her clients with top-notch, tenacious, and compassionate legal services and representation. Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers has not only amassed extensive experience but has also consistently delivered high-quality legal assistance to those who have sought her counsel. Her journey to legal expertise began with academic distinction, having graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Tougaloo College, followed by the acquisition of her Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. With a primary focus on Personal Injury, Criminal Law, and Business Law, Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers has honed her legal acumen in these pivotal areas. Complementing her knowledge and skills, The Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers is fortified by a collaborative team of seasoned and highly qualified attorneys. Together, they work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes for each and every client they serve. In the Caruthers family, the pursuit of legal excellence seems to be a cherished tradition. Briona Caruthers, following in the footsteps of her older brother and colleague, hails from Missouri City, Texas, where she graduated from Elkins High School in 2015. Venturing outside her hometown, she spent four years at Hofstra University in New York, where she diligently earned her Bachelor Degree in Legal Studies in Business in 2019. After her academic journey in New York, she returned to her roots in Houston, Texas. There, she attended the same illustrious institution where her mother, Beverly R. Caruthers, and her brothers, Eddie and Parker Caruthers, had studied—the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. In 2022, Briona graduated Cum Laude from TSU, thereby continuing the family legacy. Beyond her legal pursuits, Briona finds solace in retail therapy and enjoys exploring the world through her travels when she is not in the office, fervently advocating for her clients rights. Parker Caruthers, another member of the Caruthers family, was born and raised in Missouri City, Texas, where he completed his high school education at Clements High School in 2012. His educational journey took him to Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing in 2017. Parker commitment to legal studies led him to the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at TSU, from where he graduated in 2021. During his time in law school, Parker legal prowess shone through as he secured victory in the Helen Dawn Williams Mock Trial competition, all while gaining valuable experience through internships at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Opting to take a different path by not pursuing prosecution, Parker joined Caruthers Law Firm in 2021. Beyond the legal realm, Parker passions extend to sports fandom and his role as a proud dog owner. At the Caruthers Law Firm, we take a refreshingly transparent and candid approach when assessing our potential clients circumstances. We believe in clear, honest, and direct communication, leaving aside the legal jargon to speak in terms that our clients can readily understand. Each client is treated as a unique individual, receiving personalized and attentive care throughout their legal journey with us.

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