Midland Injury Lawyer
Danger Lurks in Many Forms in Midland and Across Texas: A Look at the Most Common Types of Accidents and Injuries
Every year, a significant number of Midland residents are injured in different types of accidents caused by the negligence of someone else. In many instances, these accidents result in serious and even permanent injuries. An alarming number of Midland accidents result in fatal injuries, tragic and even horrific occurrences that take the lives of people who truly are innocent victims.
The most commonplace types of injury causing accidents in Midland, and throughout the Lone Star State, include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Automobile accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Explosions and industrial accidents
Midland Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents represent some of the most commonplace types of accidents in Midland, across Texas, and throughout the United States. In the U.S., well over 1 million suffer serious injuries in slip and fall cases caused by the negligence of someone else. These injuries include broken bones, including hip fractures. Falls account for the largest number of traumatic brain injuries in Midland, in Texas, and elsewhere in the United States.
Midland Automobile Accidents
Midland automobile accident injuries are a major issue every year. Indeed, automobile accidents caused by the negligence of someone else represents a major source of injuries in Texas annually. In 2018, the last year a full set of data is available, 15,000 serious automobile accident injuries occurred in Texas, most as the result of a negligence or careless driver, as reported by the Texas Department of Transportation. In addition, over 3,600 lost their lives in fatal Texas car accidents.
The more common causes of Midland car accidents include:
- Inattentive driver
- Impaired of intoxicated driver
- Failure to obey traffic signals and signs
The most common types of non-fatal Midland car accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts, puncture wounds, and other skin damage
- Traumatic brake injury
- Internal injuries
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Permanent disability
- Permanent disfigurement
Construction Site Accidents
Construction site accidents represent another type of commonplace injury-causing occurrences in Midland and across the state of Texas. The most frequently occurring construction site accidents in the Midland area include:
- Burns (fire, chemical, explosion)
- Falling objects
Falls consistently are ranked as the most frequently occurring types of Midland construction site accidents year after year. Construction site accidents associated with falls include:
- Scaffolding failures
- Roof accidents
- Ladder failures
- Crane incidents
- Holes in flooring
- Tools and equipment improperly stowed
- Elevator shafts
As is the case with other types of falls, the most frequent type of resulting injury from a construction site fall is traumatic brain injury.
Explosions and Industrial Accidents
Explosions come in many forms in the Midland area, including at industrial sites but also in the very heart of the community, in otherwise peaceful neighborhoods. For example, in recent months, a gas pipeline crossing through a Midland residential neighborhood suffered a major failure, resulting in a major explosion that caused multiple injuries, including area residents that were admitted to hospital burn units. The reality is that gas pipelines crisscross the city of Midland and the county to a greater extent than is found nearly anywhere.
In addition, every year people in the Midland area are injured in explosions and other accidents at industrial sites. These include devastating incidents at chemical and petroleum processing facilities.
Midland Accident Injury Lawyer: Protect Your Rights and Get Justice in Your Case
If you’ve been harmed as a result of the negligence of someone else, the best course to protect your vital legal interests and to obtain justice in your case is to retain the services of a tireless, experienced Midland accident injury lawyer, like a member of the legal at The Doan Law Firm.
We’ve established an injury hotline (432) 653-0000 for people involved in accidents of different types in and around Midland. We staff the hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, including on all major holidays.
We can schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a Midland accident injury lawyer any time convenient for you. Our offices are located conveniently at:
4500 West Illinois
Midland, Texas 79703
We can schedule an appointment at your home, at the hospital, or even online as your needs require. There is no charge for an initial consultation. In addition, we make a promise to you. We never charge an attorney feel unless we win for you.
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