According to the Department of Transportation, Texas has some of the most dangerous roads in the country. In 2016 throughout Texas, there were 14,194 serious injury crashes and 3,794 traffic fatalities. Of those deaths, 640 of them happened in or around Houston.
Car accident injuries can range from virtually non-existent to life-altering. If you’ve been injured or your loved one has been injured or killed as the result of a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. In this case, you should contact a Houston car accident attorney immediately to get started on your case.
You may have some questions wondering if hiring an attorney for your personal injury case would be worth it, or how much money you could end up receiving. Each case is very different, but here are some general rules of thumb to clear up any questions or concerns you may have.
Causes of Texas Car Accidents
Driver negligence can be deadly. No matter how safe you may be on the road, your life can still be changed for the worse because of the carelessness of other Texas drivers. Below is a list of the common causes of car accidents:
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Driving distracted
- Failing to stay in one lane or changing lanes unsafely
- Failing to stop at a stop sign or light
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
That last point is especially important. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that someone is hurt or killed in an accident involving a drunk driver once every 20 minutes.
Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents in Texas
Unfortunately, many people have come to my office in need of an attorney on behalf of their loved one who has been killed by an intoxicated driver. If this is the case, you will need to file a wrongful death claim to get started on fighting for compensation for your loss and your loved one’s pain and suffering.
Let me help you with the legalities so you can spend more time with your family and celebrate the life of the one you lost.