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Common Car Accident Injuries in Texas

car headlights with the caption: "common car accident injuries found in texas"Every year, thousands of individuals are involved in an auto accident, with hundreds of deaths as a result. Most car accident cases are preventable because they are often caused by another who was reckless or negligent. Have you or your loved one sustained injuries in an auto accident? Our Dallas car accident attorneys can help you file your claim for compensation.

When it comes to personal injury claims, taking action immediately following your accident is critical in finding the maximum possible recovery. Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers is recognized for proven results, relentless pursuit of justice, and meticulous approach to the claims process.

An Experienced Dallas Car Accident Attorney Can Help  with Your Personal Injury Claim

Every car accident case will differ from the next though there are many similarities between the types of injuries that victims suffer. If not treated promptly, the injuries can have a substantial impact on one’s health for quite some time. In fact, some of the symptoms may not even surface until many years later.

In car accidents involving no or minor injuries, some individuals may hesitate to hire an attorney to assist them. The fact of is, though, that having an attorney early on can ensure you are making the right decisions and prevent any mistakes.

As an example, in Texas, the statute of limitations for filing an injury claim is two years, and you must file within that time period. A lawyer can ensure that all of the necessary paperwork has been filled out appropriately and filed by the


At Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers, we have handled auto accident cases involving a wide number of injuries, and we are prepared to help you get the best possible results for your personal injury case. Call to schedule your no-obligation consultation with an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney at Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers today.

Car Accident Injuries in Dallas, Texas

Dallas is no stranger to car accidents and car accident injuries. The best way to avoid car accident injuries in Dallas is to be aware of their frequency and stay alert while driving on city streets and highways.

There were 37,837 car accidents in Dallas in 2021, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This is around 107 car accidents per day.

These car accidents resulted in 15,977 injuries, including 1,270 serious injuries. There were 243 fatalities.

Severity of Car Accident Injuries

Car accident injuries may range from minor bruising to fatal internal and external trauma. The types of injuries received by a car accident victim depend on crash factors, including but not limited to:

  • The size and make of the vehicles involved in the crash;
  • The speed of the cars;
  • The type of crash (roll-over, sideswipe, head-on collision, t-bone accident); and
  • The use of safety equipment by vehicle occupants.

Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists do not have the same protections as passengers in vehicles. They often suffer more significant bodily damage than those traveling in cars.

Types of Car Accident Injuries

No two car accidents are alike, and every car accident victim’s injuries and journey to recovery are unique. The following are frequently cited car accident injuries.  To learn more about your car accident injury or discuss your Dallas car accident, speak with an experienced attorney at Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers.

Commonly cited car accident injuries include:

Bruising and lacerations

Bruises and cuts are rarely severe and generally heal within weeks. However, some can penetrate to the bone. Bruises that linger and accompany nausea, headaches, ongoing pain, vision problems, or blood in the urine need immediate medical attention.

Internal bleeding

Abdominal or head bruising may be a sign of internal bleeding. Blunt trauma to these areas can cause an organ to rupture and bleed. Internal bleeding can be deadly if not addressed.

Scarring and disfigurement

Severe cuts and burns can cause scarring and disfigurement, requiring plastic surgery or even amputation. Emotional and mental pain and suffering can accompany the physical pain and suffering of disfigurement.

Broken bones and fractures

Broken bones and fractures can include broken ribs, and bones can penetrate vital organs. Shattered bones may be difficult or impossible to set and adequately heal, resulting in lifelong pain.

Facial injuries

Car accidents regularly leave victims with facial injuries from glass, other debris, and contact with airbags. Broken facial bones, cuts, bruises, eye injuries, burns, tooth loss, and facial deformities are common. All of these can require plastic surgery and cosmetic reconstruction.

Neck injuries

The rapid back-and-forth motion or snapping of the neck in a car accident may cause whiplash and other neck injuries. Whiplash can cause lifelong pain or heal within months.


Whiplash is the most common car accident injury and is typically the result of rear-end collisions. The signs of whiplash include neck stiffness and pain, neck loss of motion, headache, dizziness, tinnitus, and worsening pain with neck movement.

Loss of limb

Car accidents may cause a limb to sever from the body or need to be removed due to irreversible damage. An accident victim may need a prosthesis and home and vehicle modifications for daily activities.

Wrist and hand injuries

Wrist and hand injuries are often the result of a protective reflex to cover the face. The wrist and hands may be cut, bruised, burned, or broken.

Foot and leg injuries

Feet and legs are ahead of the body when driving a car and can suffer the full force of a crash. Toes may be amputated, and foot bones may be crushed or broken. Leg breaks, cuts, and bruises are typical crash injuries.

Traumatic brain injury or TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result from any blow or trauma to the head, including shaking. TBI may take weeks to appear and must be diagnosed by a medical professional. A delay in diagnosis could cause TBI to worsen.


Car accident victims should be monitored for concussions, as repeat concussions can damage the brain permanently. As with TBI, signs of concussion are difficulty concentrating, changes in sleep patterns, mood swings, depression, and memory problems.


Hot fluids and debris may cause mild, moderate, or severe burns to car accident victims. Severe burns are life-threatening and can be fatal. Severe burns require extended hospital stays, isolation, and intense reconstructive and plastic surgery.

Mental and emotional distress

Serious car accidents may leave victims with mental and emotional distress and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Signs of PTSD are nightmares, accident flashbacks, depression, and anxiety. It is typical to need counseling or therapy after a serious car accident.

Back injuries

Back injuries can partially or permanently disable a car accident victim. Back injuries may present as back strain, sprain, a slipped or herniated disc, a ruptured disc, a pinched nerve, or nerve damage.

Spinal cord injuries and paralysis

Spinal cord injuries may cause temporary or permanent paralysis. Paralysis occurs below the point of the spinal cord injury and may include body systems and the arms and legs. Paralysis from car accidents most often includes quadriplegia, the inability to move from the neck down, and paraplegia, the inability to move from the waist down.

If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer any of the above injuries, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related losses. A car accident attorney at Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers can explain the personal injury claims process and tell you if you qualify to file a claim.

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Regardless of how severe or not you believe your injuries are, it is in your best interests to hire an attorney who is knowledgeable in handling auto accident claims. You will be faced with many obstacles and it always helps to have someone on your side rather than going it alone.

Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers is committed solely to your needs, and we are prepared to fight and take cases all the way to trial if necessary. Contact us online today for your free case evaluation where you will learn what options are available to you.