Tens of thousands of commuters hit the highways of Houston each morning, often facing a challenging workday, projects to complete, customers and clients to impress, and money to be made—all in the name of paying the bills and staying engaged in what many refer to as the rat race. And while a positive attitude is what leads to success in so many cases, you may find that the stress of fighting through heavy traffic puts a damper on your mood before you even get started. This problem will not be resolved anytime soon, unfortunately, and you must drive more defensively than ever.
There are hundreds of fatalities on Houston roads each year, and exponentially more incidents involving injuries. Other motorists may be responsible for accidents that cause terrible and debilitating harm to others. Sadly, most of these accidents are completely preventable. Distracted driving is one of the top reasons crashes occur on the roads today, as the advent of the smartphone has led to a host of different temptations—from engaging in conversation to listening to and responding to voicemails, emails, and of course, the infamous texts that seem to cause so much trouble for motorists who cannot resist reading, typing back, and becoming too distracted overall to focus on the road.
Spinal injuries are common and can lead to paralysis, as well as ongoing neck and back issues. Head trauma may result in concussions and even traumatic brain injury. Broken arms and legs, and even amputations may be a result of traffic accidents, whether to those driving cars, motorcycles, bikes, or traveling on foot. But there are so many different types of wounds that can be disfiguring too and may result in the need for plastic surgery—especially injuries to the face.
Facial fractures are all too common in motorcycle accidents especially, as riders may hit the pavement full-force, with such action often resulting in road rash, and broken arms and legs too. Any type of traumatic road incident though could cause such extensive lacerations and damage that plastic surgery is required. While there could be complications and varying amounts of time required for recuperation, most plastic surgery is performed quickly and easily, repairing wounds and leaving very little scarring. Different types of treatment may be advised, but if you have been injured, seek medical treatment immediately.
If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others, this is not the time to go it alone! Please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible at (713) 748-7453 or visit AttorneySgtPike for a no obligation case review.