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Why We Need Personal Injury Protections

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In a recent community blog post, we touched on the newly finalized NHTSA safety rule that requires light trucks and cars to have automatic emergency braking starting in 2029. Though this rule is in place specifically to address the issue of roadway safety, it is one of many that are intended to increase safety precautions and protect individuals and groups overall in the event of an accident. Indeed, accidents can occur at any given moment, and the last thing you want is to experience one without knowing what your options for legal recourse and compensation might look like. In today’s community blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys take a look at the importance of protections for individuals affected in personal injury claims and how our team can best represent you.

Injuries and Accidents are More Common Than You’d Think

When it comes to car and automobile accidents alone, Texas is in the lead with accidents occurring every two or so minutes and major automobile-related deaths occurring roughly every two hours. Add to this the accidents and injuries that occur in specialty fields, on other people’s premises, and major catastrophes that occur on the job, it goes without saying that the rate of incidence is much higher than a person might initially be led to think. 

Back in January of this year, an innocent bystander lost his leg after being struck by a vehicle. It was found that the driver who struck the bystander was intoxicated following New Year’s Eve festivities and hit two other vehicles prior to crashing into a man standing next to his motorcycle on the sidewalk. Though the injured person was able to escape the fray with his life, his future has completely changed as he had to adjust to life with one less limb. This is just one of many instances that happen in Dallas, and just goes to show that accidents can occur at any time.

A Need for Governing Doctrines

To help reduce incidents and protect individuals who have been injured as a result of one, laws and governing doctrines exist and cover a wide range of situations and lay out a person’s rights. An example of this would include rules such as the NHTSA’s finalized Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

Without something in place to outline and detail such protections, nobody would be held accountable for accidents caused due to their own negligence. What’s more? An innocently injured individual would be left to incur the burden of all medical bills and visits, the stress and anxiety of not being able to work and therefore provide for one’s home, and more. The problem arises, however, in that most cases do not fit the protections outlined precisely, and as such, must be argued before a judge. such as the NHTSA’s finalized Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 

Learn More Today

Personal injury law is intended to help distinguish who  —  if anyone —  is at fault when an injury occurs, as well as how an injured person can be protected under the law. Contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 to learn more about this practice area and what our team can do to help you get started on your claim.

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Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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