Severe Injuries After a Road Construction Accident in Corpus Christi Tx
Drivers in Corpus Christi, Texas are familiar with the sight of construction zones as they make their daily commutes in and around the city. This growing region sees more cars on the road each year and more construction projects altering the flow of traffic. That combination of congestion and construction increases the likelihood for car accidents all over the city.
According to 2021 data from the Texas Department of Transportation, almost 8,000 drivers in Corpus Christi were in reported car accidents; approximately one in every ten of those accidents occurred in a construction zone. It’s important to know the law when driving in a Texas construction zone because car accidents in these places are especially dangerous and victims often require significant medical care for the variety of injuries that can result from a car crash:
- Brain/head injuries
- Neck/back injuries
- Injuries to the chest or abdomen, including the ribs and pelvis
- Injuries to the extremities, especially the legs
- Emotional pain/mental anguish
If you or a loved one were involved in a road construction accident in Corpus Christi, you should consider seeking the experience of the Texas car accident injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw. Our team has been helping Texans after serious car accidents for decades.
We also offer free case reviews and initial consultations—there’s no commitment in reaching out to us, and we don’t get paid until we win your case. We welcome you to look at Carabin Shaw’s client reviews to learn more from other Texans we’ve worked with.Symptoms of Serious Car Accident Injuries
No matter how small you believe your injuries to be, you should seek medical help as soon as possible following a road construction accident. This will not only ensure that you’re getting timely care but also will make it easier to document a timeline of your recovery, which our Corpus Christi, TX, car accident lawyers can use to seek the fullest compensation for your bills and expenses.
It’s important to take note of your symptoms in the days and weeks following your road construction accident. You will be able to stay ahead of any serious internal injuries and you’ll have a stronger case in court.
The Mayo Clinic lists the following physical symptoms for traumatic brain injuries, which are common in serious car accidents:
- Speech problems
- Dilated pupils
- Weakness in the extremities
- Clear fluid (cerebrospinal) draining from the ears or nose
Any combination of these symptoms could suggest a brain injury that could worsen without proper treatment.
Neck and spinal cord injuries present with more complex physical symptoms:
- Full or partial loss of movement
- Altered sensations (changes in touch and temperature sensitivity)
- Spasms or other exaggerated reflexes
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty controlling the bladder or bowels
- Pain or stinging sensation
You should communicate your post-accident symptoms with your doctors as well as your personal injury lawyer in Corpus Christi. You can focus on recovering while your legal team focuses on the compensation you need to stay on the road to recovery.What Can a Lawyer Do for You?
There are many factors at play when a car accident occurs in a construction zone. Multiple parties can be at fault depending on the circumstances of the accident. Sometimes it’s as simple as proving how one party’s negligence contributed to an accident; other times, manufacturing errors and mismanaged work zones tell a more complicated story of who is to blame, and therefore, who owes damages to the plaintiff. Carabin Shaw’s skilled attorneys can keep you from accepting a lower offer than is fair for your case by looking at all the details of your accident.
When you’re ready, we welcome your questions. We have both English and Spanish-speaking representatives available 24/7 to help you learn more about what we can do. Our toll-free number is 800-862-1260.
The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Our Corpus Christi telephones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 361.444.1111.