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Automobile Accidents

Automobile Accidents

Fighting for Injured Car Accident Victims

In 2015, one person was killed every 2 hours 29 minutes and one person was injured every 2 minutes 8 seconds due to auto accidents in Texas alone…

While the above statistics may be shocking, they are completely true and have been consistent for years and years. Sadly, many could say those statistics could be much worse. Serious car accidents are traumatic and life altering, if not life ending. In 2015, there were no deathless days on Texas roadways, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

WHAT ARE THE TOP CAUSES OF AUTO ACCIDENTS?

  • Speeding
    • Speeding is one of the most prevalent causes of car accidents in the United States. Between 2003 and 2012, speeding was a contributing factor in at least 30 percent of all fatal crashes. In 2012, there were 10,219 speeding-related fatal crashes.
    • Speeding and alcohol involvement go hand-in-hand when it comes to fatal car accidents. In 2012, 42 percent of speeding drivers were also legally drunk – having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
  • Distracted Driving
    • Distracted driving has become of the most notorious causes of car wrecks in the United States. With the advent and popularity of smartphones and other digital devices, distracted driving-related crashes have increased over the past decade. In 2013, there were 3,154 people killed and an estimated 424,000 people injured in car crashes involving distracted drivers.
    • Eighteen percent of all injury car crashes were reported as a result of a distracted driver in 2013. In addition, in 2013, ten percent of the fatal crashes were reported as distraction-affected crashes.
  • Drunk Driving
    • Drunk driving accidents continue to plague the roadways, causing more than $44 billion in damage each year and claiming the lives of 28 people every day. In 2014, there were 9,967 deaths in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Thirty-one percent of all traffic-related deaths are caused by drunk driving.
    • One of the most deadly car crash causes is also one of the most preventable, and oftentimes it is our most vulnerable population that is affected by drunk driving. In 2014, 19 percent of traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 involved a drunk driver.
  • Reckless Driving
    • Reckless driving covers a number of actions and deals with a general disregard for traffic regulations and safety, whether it be intentional or accidental. This can include failing to adhere to stop signs or other posted traffic signs, unsafe changes of direction or lane changes, or failing to keep proper look out.
    • Although the definition of reckless driving may vary from state to state, the dangerous nature is the same. Reckless driving can result in serious injury, property or vehicle damage, or oftentimes death.

MOST COMMON AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES

In 2015, an estimated 2.44 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes — that’s 6,693 people per day. Injuries from auto accidents can range from minor to severe and can leave you with long-term effects on your physical and mental health. No matter the severity, our attorneys work tenaciously to get injured clients the compensation they deserve. Here are the most common types of auto accident injuries:

  • Soft tissue injuries
    • Whiplash
    • Strained ligaments
    • Back muscle sprains
  • Scrapes and Cuts
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Chest Injuries
    • Bruising
    • Contusions
    • Broken ribs
    • Internal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Jaw injuries
  • Loss of teeth
  • Neck injuries
    • Crushed larynx
    • Crushed trachea
    • Broken neck
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Penetration injuries

HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED?

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